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Memorial Day Observance
Freedom is not FREE!

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Msg#: 3349704 posted 2:01 pm on May 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

Traditional obervance of Memorial Day has diminished over the years. Many of us have forgotten the true meaning and traditions of Memorial Day.

On this Memorial Day, I'm going to take a couple of hours and honor our American Soldiers both fallen and living.

Whenever I see an American Soldier, I'm going to thank them from the bottom of my heart. I remember what they stand for and what they represent. They fight for our freedom to say what we want. They fight for us to share our beliefs.

Yes, I'm ex-military. My entire family has served in the military. Many in my family were hard core lifers. I remember growing up as a kid and seeing all the medals, honors, and watching my Uncles put their uniforms on. I always wanted to be like them.

So, come this Memorial Day, please take a few moments and honor those who continue to protect our great country.

For all of those who have served, are serving, and will serve our country, my family and I thank you very much for allowing us the freedoms that we enjoy each and every day. Especially on the Internet!

Please, no political stuff!

I heard the sound of Taps one night,
when everything was still
I listened to the Bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
That Taps had meant "Amen"
When a flag had draped a coffin
Of brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children,
Of mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
with interrupted lives.

I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington...

No, freedom is not free.

Author Unknown



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Msg#: 3349704 posted 7:42 pm on May 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

Not much more to say, (but I manage to do it anyway,) well put!

I have a 22 Y.O. daughter who is a Sergeant, her husband was just redeployed and will be spending this Memorial day in Bagdhad. My stepson missed the birth of his first son last month, he is under way in the Pacific. These are not great times for the military or how it's used, but each of them is serving their country and the sacrifices are far greater than most imagine.


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Msg#: 3349704 posted 8:18 pm on May 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

I have been very lucky in my lifetime to have never had to fight in a war and can only thank those who have been involved in fighting and died for our liberty and also for those who are still now fighting on behalf of their country .
( political views on if it is right or wrong to be in those places ) should not come into the respect and thanks for those men and women who are doing the fighting and dying on behalf of a nation they respect and love and wish to protect and serve.



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Msg#: 3349704 posted 12:57 am on May 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

My thanks go out to our boys (and girls) in uniform! Good work guys. Come home safely.

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