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Old 05-26-2012, 11:15 PM   #1
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Thumbs up memorial day

Ok ya'll who is honoring our soldiers and how. I would like to take a second to thank all oof our soldiers past present and future thank you so much . Also if anyone knows of any or wants.to put together a wounded warrior or fallen hero's memorial ride please let me know thanks ya'll

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Old 05-27-2012, 02:05 AM   #2
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I'm relaxing with my family on Monday, then leaving Tuesday for D-Day anniversary events around Normandy and conducting Airborne ops on the 6th. As a paratrooper this is one of those once-in-an-assignment opportunities I've been looking at for a while now. I'm very honored to be a part of it and looking forward to learning more and experiencing some of the history around those parts. Hard to top it...

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Old 05-27-2012, 05:51 AM   #3
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Every Memorial Day I place a Rose on my towns Viet Nam Vets Monument. I knew a lot of the guys whose names are on it, we all served around the same time.
I was luckier than they were...
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:35 AM   #4
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My ex Marine son in law is the commander of our local VFW and we will attend their ceremonies on Monday.
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:58 AM   #5
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We'll see how this "sub tropical storm" works out here in SE Georgia, but I thought I'd take the family to either Fort Pulaski or Old Fort Jackson here in Savannah. I did take the kids on to the flight line yesterday and let them sit in one of my Apache helicopters. They loved that.

As an active duty soldier who has seen and done more than I ever wanted of war, I'll more than likely stay away from a lot of the celebrations and quietly reflect on my fallen friends while enjoying the day with my wife and two children.

Memorial Day reminds me of how it was when I was a medic in 1-325 Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division a few years ago. It's painful at times, but it's good to remember the good times you had with the people who aren't with us anymore.

Remember what the day is for......
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:04 AM   #6
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I am taking my TJ and the black dog to the cemetery with the family plot and a handful of flags & flowers. My father was in the Airborne during WWII and my uncle was on a Pacific battleship. Living in the midwest after many years on the left coast is refreshing. The boy scouts put flags on every grave that indicates US military service. Some locations are awash in the red bars waving.

sidebar: wocraig I visited Ft. Pulaski many times in the mid-seventies while stationed at Benning & Gordon. I found a civil war era "tunic" button at Pulaski which I still have. I used to head over to the beach from there and the Coasties would let me tour the lighthouse.
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:12 AM   #7
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Unfortunately have to work. Just like I have for the last 24 years of Memorial Days, Labor Days (and July 4ths and New Years Days that fall on a weekday). I am attending a memorial service today though. Where I work we take off two days a year, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I now have two kids and college and have never spent a holiday besides those two with them, except for the evening hours after work. Sucks, but its steady secure work.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:44 AM   #8
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:57 AM   #9
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Ok ya'll who is honoring our soldiers and how. I would like to take a second to thank all oof our soldiers past present and future thank you so much . Also if anyone knows of any or wants.to put together a wounded warrior or fallen hero's memorial ride please let me know thanks ya'll

I'm on the East coast and we are doing our thing over here to honor the brave, but I wish I was in TX...I'll be ridin' with you guys in spirit brotha...
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we (in Michigan, ThumbJeeps) will be running in the parade tomorrow in Mayville. Flags out, full thank you mode all around.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:22 AM   #11
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Will be heading to Arlington Cemetery tomorrow to honor those I served with and my family members there. As well all of those who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice...God Bless!
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I'm relaxing with my family on Monday, then leaving Tuesday for D-Day anniversary events around Normandy and conducting Airborne ops on the 6th. As a paratrooper this is one of those once-in-an-assignment opportunities I've been looking at for a while now. I'm very honored to be a part of it and looking forward to learning more and experiencing some of the history around those parts. Hard to top it...
I can relate. I was a C-130 Loadmaster assigned to the 37th Squadron in the '90s and we did a formation drop for the 50th anniversary. Thanks for doing what you do, I'd rather stay in the aircraft. I can't imagine what it would have been like in 1944.

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"Some people spend a life time wondering if they made a difference. A veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces doesn't have that problem."

Thanks to all that served!!

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Old 05-27-2012, 11:52 AM   #14
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My salute to all my fellow military veterans out there. And my hat is off to those, as well as my tears, to those true heroes who gave their all or came back wounded and scarred in defense of America.

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Bump to keep this thread active for those who gave their all.
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:40 PM   #16
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the ultimate sacrifice, for God, family, country and freedom.
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:24 AM   #17
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And don't just honor them once a year, and then forget about it, especially those who paid the ultimate price for us.

Thank them everyday in anyway you can for what they did and do for us.
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I spent my day in Galveston topless riding on the sand dunes then stopped to get gas and saw a group of usmc motorcyclers and I got out and thanked them all individually for their service.
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God Bless all our fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters who serve this great nation and keep us free and safe no mater what uniform they wear!
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I had a quiet hour at home, so I sat on my front porch hugging my Retired Military Working Dog thinking of my fallen friends while my eyes and nose leaked like a sieve.

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