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 Post subject: A Salute to Veterans
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:15 pm 
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In the U.S. we are recognizing the personal sacrifice and effort that those who served in our military provided over the years. We call it "Veterans Day".

I know that other countries celebrate and give thanks to those who stepped up to the plate and served them in times of strife as well.

So I'd like to thank the Veterans for their service and sincerely hope a day will come when we can all live in peace and freedom around the world and an end will come to violence and war. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: A Salute to Veterans
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 Post subject: Re: A Salute to Veterans
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I am a veteran, but I have always tried to help people rather than harm, though I know that there are many, many situations in the violent world where violence is necessary. My first go around in the military, during Vietnam, I was a medic. After I got out of the Air Force I went into the Coast Guard, aviation search and rescue. No matter how many lives I helped save, there were always the ones I couldn't. I am sure that the same feelings apply for those in the military who fought to save others, and could not save them all. Many of those soldiers went on to become firemen, policemen, emts, nurses etc. Mankind helping mankind is far better than someone deciding that he or she is far superior to the rest of mankind, and treating them as such.

I applaud the bravery and dedication of every human being who has tried to help the downtrodden and abused.

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 Post subject: Re: A Salute to Veterans
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I am a veteran. Mankind helping mankind is far better than someone deciding that he or she is far superior to the rest of mankind, and treating them as such.


Hats off to you Mel. A million miles away from the simplistic bullshit.

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Yesterday some guy in line behind me at a stop light left his car, ran up and rapped on my window screaming THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! Scared the crap out of me, you just don't do that in my town. Relieved he wasn't totally mental I remembered the decal on my tailgate but that was the first time someone made such an extraordinary effort to thank this old soldier in traffic. Next time I will be a little more aware of such things I hope.

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Yesterday some guy in line behind me at a stop light left his car, ran up and rapped on my window screaming THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! Scared the crap out of me, you just don't do that in my town. Relieved he wasn't totally mental I remembered the decal on my tailgate but that was the first time someone made such an extraordinary effort to thank this old soldier in traffic. Next time I will be a little more aware of such things I hope.


It was nice of the guy to do that. . .slightly crazy. . .but nonetheless a positive gesture of appreciation. 8)

I find myself always thanking Vets for their service as well. Although I wasn't in that long myself due to a medical discharge I still feel that they appreciate the fact that at least I tried. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: A Salute to Veterans
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I think making an effort counts. If you go in with the intention of doing your best, in any organization, then I think you deserve a pat on the back for making the effort.

Unfortunately, I knew some soldiers who tried for a medical discharge right after boot camp because they were disillusioned. I don't know what they expected but the military is not some boys club that you can quit because you don't like the rules.

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Rules? Sounds like this woman

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I don't know what they expected but the military is not some boys club that you can quit because you don't like the rules.


Know what you mean. I saw some quite awkward stuff. Not everyone has the mindset or character to deal with a military way of life. The sad thing is that some of the recruits were basically living on the streets before they volunteered and I think they may have gone in with the idea of 3 squares a day and a place to call home. Once they started into the regimental life style the filtering process began and the ones who couldn't handle it were beginning to show signs of stress and regret. I'll leave it there. . .. :geek:


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WN - Another memorable vid. Private Benjamin was great. . .talk about rain! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: A Salute to Veterans
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Yep, that's another PCX150Rider ;) Embarrassed. Then later on, :? stuff happens

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 Post subject: Re: A Salute to Veterans
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WN - Another memorable vid. Private Benjamin was great. . .talk about rain! :lol:

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A JELLY DOUGHNUT! o_O



FMJ. One off my favourite movies ever.

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