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Thread: Remembering Veterans this day.

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    Default Remembering Veterans this day.

    To all Veterans, past, present, and future, thanks for your service, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. Special thanks and gratitude to the families whose loved ones made that ultimate sacrifice for us!

    Wynn
    USAF Retired '88, NRA Life Member. Wife USAF Retired '96
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    Frédéric Bastiat’s essay, The Law: http://mises.org/books/thelaw.pdf

    Thomas Jefferson said

    “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.”
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    "Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".

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    Here's to you brothers and sisters.

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    There's plenty of vets in our families. I remember them most every day. I need to tell 'em more often tho. Thanks Wynn.
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    Very good, Wynn! Thanks!
    Remember Muggsy. RIP Salty Dog. And the Tman

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    Thanks to all the vets, particularly those on this forum!

    My Hubby was infantry in Vietnam, and I am retied AF.

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    Yup, thanks to all my brothers and sisters that served and are now. I spend a bit of time at the VA hospital in Fresno CA and see a lot of vets with missing limbs. Makes me sad thinking of how their lives have been changed by the dirty rotten politicians. Also surprised to see how many WW2 vets walk around. Some covered in caps and patches declaring their service but many others quietly getting by. Parking is so scarce that I try for afternoon appts and get there by 12:30 giving me a lot of time to chew the fat with quite a few of them. We don't talk about what outfit or the nastys of battle, just how they get by now. One quiet one had a little PTSD dog and was proud of it so a couple of us talked about the dog and fussed over it putting a smile on his face. You'd think many would be bitter about what they face but seldom do I encounter that. Mine is a quality site and not at all like those ion the press.

    Also, thought I'd mention that Ollie North was the Grand Marshall of today's Veteran's Parade in Fresno/Clovis and the guest of honor at the Marine Ball. The CEO of the company my son works for is a disabled vet and heads up the parades and most other events. Was the MC of today's parade (again).

    Like the Fourth of July, Veteran's Day depends of where you live. I'm fortunate to see the excitement and turnout for these events.
    •"Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end." - O. L.
    • "America's not at war; her military is. America's at the mall."

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    Thanks for your service, OldLincoln, and everyone else. Veterans mean more to my wife and me every day. I ran around the house yesterday trying to cobble together a light stand for my green light to illuminate Our Flag for last night. I finally got that set up and took a few pictures, sharing one on Facebook.

    I've "found" many old acquaintances... yeah, we're all getting old... with the various groups on Facebook. I "waste" a lot of time on there and a few chat rooms... KahrTalk and GlockTalk. I share stuff between the sites when I can... funny and informative, sometimes.

    It's not all negative, but you have to learn to deal with what you don't like. I block sources for some of my "friends" when i don't like the content or the frequency of their posts. Some people do spend all day posting pictures of food or pets or religious memes. When it gets excessive, especially with tacky half-naked women and the like, I usually can block their source.

    Anyhow, I've been getting reacquainted with guys from the 60's... classmates and military... and high school and college and military in the 70's-'80's, as well as family and friends.

    I would love to see a "Like" option here so that it's easy to support or acknowledge someone and their posts.

    Wynn

    I captured our waxing moon, too.
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    Avatar: Wynn re-enlists his wife Desiree, circa 1988 Loring AFB, ME. 42nd BMW, Heavy (SAC) B-52G's
    Frédéric Bastiat’s essay, The Law: http://mises.org/books/thelaw.pdf

    Thomas Jefferson said

    “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.”
    and

    "Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".

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    MIL is in the local nursing home, so we attended Veterans Day festivities there yesterday. There are two WWII veterans there, and all the veterans where well honored. I felt privileged to be there!
    Remember Muggsy. RIP Salty Dog. And the Tman

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    On Veteran's Day, I sent a text message to a certain liberal/socialist friend of mine, asking that they remember the Veteran's who served, and fought to keep our country a free republic that it is, even for the right to burn the flag, and protest election results.

    The response was predictable, a string of remarks made in a tirade of verbosity that filled three text messages to their capacity in return.

    I won't defile a honored vets here, with those remarks, but instead offer my humble thanks and gratitude for their own service, and admitting my underlying social regret for not serving, having been in a place that did not find it very fashionable to serve when I was of age to do so.

    Thank you to each and every Veteran of the United States Armed Forces, and the Coast Guard.

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    Was I asleep when they moved the coasties to DoD? I keep hearing people listing them as armed forces, but nope, until recently it was they fell under DoTransportation, and DoTreasury in wartime. I know they went DHS, but when did they become armed forces?
    Attitude: it takes 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile...and 3 for proper trigger squeeze.

    The olive branch is considered a symbol of peace, and good will. Last time I checked, it's still a switch.

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