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Old 05-30-2016, 04:00 AM   #1
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These heroes are dead.
They died for liberty – they died for us.
They are at rest.
They sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines.
They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest.
Earth may run red with other wars – they are at peace.
In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death.
I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead.
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Old 05-30-2016, 05:16 AM   #2
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That's Beautiful, Mike,
Thank you for posting it. Here in Fresno, we have the LARGEST Veterans' Day Parade in the country!
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Old 05-30-2016, 06:23 AM   #3
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Thanks for the post Mike, beautiful!!
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Old 05-30-2016, 07:10 AM   #4
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Thanks for the post Mike , and everyone have a SAFE and enjoyable day , AND , THANK YOU TO ALL VETERANS .
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Old 05-30-2016, 07:39 AM   #5
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Thanks Mike. Very appropriate and very touching! Their efforts and bravery will live forever! Wayne
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Yes God Bless them!
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:28 AM   #7
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Thank you Mike.
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:59 AM   #8
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Thank you Mike and for stating what is important.

God bless America!
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Old 05-30-2016, 09:15 AM   #9
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WE had a crowd of over a 1000 last night here in Sun City Texas to listen to the US Army band do a tribute. Also, a large acapella group sang tribute to all branches and the individuals all rose by group (WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, all terrorist actions) to be recognized. There are a lot of veterans living here.
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Old 05-30-2016, 09:28 AM   #10
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Mike - Thank You for the pertinent as well as moving post!!

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Here is an interesting history of Memorial Day:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Day
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Thanks Mike, very much appreciated.
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As a retired vet (USN, 30 yr), I have come to appreciate the respect the general public is now offering our current service personnel (not the case in the 60s!).

I am attaching a link (legitimate, short video) that sums up a lot of feelings, listen closely for references to our politicians … enjoy


https://www.youtube.com/embed/eEs4ke..._detailpage%25

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Old 05-30-2016, 11:25 AM   #14
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Thank You Mike, you said it all. Thanks you. God Bless all our fallen young people.
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Have a Nice and Safe Memorial Day!Thanks to those serving and those that sacrificed for our Freedom. U.S.N. Ret 22yrs Seabees
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God Bless All that gave their Life for Our Freedom in America
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On behalf of those that cannot be heard, I thank you.

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Thank you Mike V, you are a good man for posting this. Our site needs more people like you! Wayne
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Old 05-30-2016, 01:54 PM   #19
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Just got back from the memorial service at Bellevue cemetery Ontario, California. What a wonderful service. Thank you to all our servicemen and women, past and present.
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Thanks Mike !
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