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THANK YOU to our veterans!

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by cheesey, May 25, 2008.

  1. cheesey

    cheesey Cheesehead

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    To all the men (and if we have any women here) that have served this country, and helped us to remain free, a huge THANK YOU from Cheesey!

    If any of you can, take the time to thank our vets of all wars. The suffering they have gone through to help America remain free should be appreciated by us all.
    I myself try to thank veterans every chance i can, not just Memorial day. I watch for people wearing "Veteran" hats, or Vet license plates, and go up to them and thank them for what they have done for us. Alot of these brave people have gone through things we can't even imagine.
    To give you an example, a few years ago I saw a man with a Vietnam Vet hat on. When he and his wife left the restaurant we were at, I went outside and thanked the man for his service to our country. The man had tears in his eyes. His wife came up to me and whispered "Thank you for doing that! In the 35 years since he came home from Vietnam, you were the first person that ever thanked him!"
    It shouldn't be like that. They should be treated like the heroes they are!
    Don't get me wrong.........i don't like war at all, but you have to stand up against the bullies of the world, or you will be overthrown by them.
    Even if you are dead set against war........realize that the freedom that you have to speak up against war is BECAUSE of the men and women that have fought for you to be able to HAVE the freedom to speak your mind.
    Our freedoms are free to us, but they cost many people a heavy cost. Some gave their very lives for us to be able to have "free speech".

    Thank you Veterans!!!
     
  2. DGB454

    DGB454 Cheesehead

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    THANKS :bow:
     
  3. PackOne

    PackOne Cheesehead

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    Thanks for posting this cheesey.
     
  4. Heatherthepackgirl

    Heatherthepackgirl Cheesehead

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    Thanks Cheesy for the reminder, I have always tried as well to thank our veterans whenever I can. :)
     
  5. Heatherthepackgirl

    Heatherthepackgirl Cheesehead

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    In Honor of all Veterans

    They come from all corners of America,
    sons and daughters of factory workers,
    truck drivers, housewives, professionals and farmers.

    Veterans are of different age, race, sex, color and creed.
    Some are short or tall, others thin or stout,
    but all are willing to sacrifice their life
    to protect our country, fellow citizens and world freedom.

    They join the military, some with no training,
    hoping that they can in some way make a difference.
    Little do they know that each individual’s sacrifice
    makes a distinct impact in the preservation
    of what our forefathers fought for.

    A veteran is one who cries when his fellow soldier dies,
    but continues on with the mission assignment.
    They heal the wounded … some bury the dead.
    There are those who plan the missions
    and others who seek out the enemy.

    Some must transport them to battle, along with those
    who provide support and cover in their journey.
    There are Commanders, who must give orders for war,
    and Chaplains who pray for them all.

    The veteran returns from battle, some injured,
    others mentally scarred for life.
    All are very humble, matured and not willing to share
    the death and destruction they may have witnessed,
    there is no need to cause others despair.

    Deep inside their hearts the Veteran know
    their goal of sacrifice,
    was to serve their country proudly and
    help bring peace for all that will follow.


    W. Robb Robichaud
    Vietnam Veteran
    November 11, 2002
     
  6. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    With the meaning of the holiday sometimes commercially lost in the profits... it is a nice to remember why it is here instead. Thanks.
     
  7. Cerradura

    Cerradura Cheesehead

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    Thank you vets
     
  8. wischeez

    wischeez Cheesehead

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    Thanks to all my brothers in arms, the ones that came back and the ones that were not so fortunate.


    <------ U.S. Air Force
    1973- 1985
    Vietnam Veteran
    F-4 Phantoms


    BTW, thanks for starting the thread cheesey :thumbsup:
     
  9. cheesey

    cheesey Cheesehead

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    You are VERY welcome!!!
    And THANK YOU for your service to protect us!!!

    Today they had a small parade in our town. It was maybe 10 minutes long. But having the chance to see the vets proudly holding the colors, and allowing us to applaud these heroic people was wonderful!
     

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