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Cassiopeia
05-29-2007, 04:15 AM
I just wanted to thank those of our board members who have served in the armed forces and those who continue to do so.

My heart goes out to the families with their sons and daughters, husbands and wifes, sisters and brothers currently serving in posts overseas.

It is because they stand to post that many find the world a safer place to live and I offer them my heart felt gratitude.

So, let's raise a glass and thank those who serve, those who have served before and to those who will take their place.

*here's to you*

God bless you!

Kim

rubarbb
05-29-2007, 04:23 AM
And may God bless America. Ken (U.S.Navy CT3 1962-1966) :D

Little Red Barn
05-29-2007, 04:27 AM
Here's to all our service men and women, the peace makers as well as the Emt's docs, police and all 1st responders making sure we have a safe a happy Memorial.
Cheers~

ETA: and to their families who so generously share them with the world.

SpookyWriter
05-29-2007, 04:29 AM
Here's to all our servuce man and womaen, the peace makers as well as the Emt's docs, police and all 1st responders making sure we have a safe a happy Memorial.
Cheers~Dang woman, put the bottle down before replying. :roll:

Little Red Barn
05-29-2007, 04:31 AM
Dang woman, put the bottle down before replying. :roll:
Ohhh Jon-tis sweet tea, I sweeerrr! ;) damn spelling police

Cassiopeia
05-29-2007, 04:33 AM
I hope we will keep this thread on topic. It is meant to be a tribute. :)

aliajohnson
05-29-2007, 04:39 AM
I posted a thank you and a brief personal tribute on rubbarb's Memorial day thread (er. . .should they be combined?) But I'll say thank you again, because really, it can't be said often enough--on any day of the year.


Thank you!

Cassiopeia
05-29-2007, 04:45 AM
I am humbled to think that there are people willing to risk their lives to keep mine and others safe.

I can't imagine a greater sacrifice on their part and the families they leave behind.

rubarbb
05-29-2007, 04:53 AM
Cassiopeia, it was an honor to serve my country. This is the greatest country in the world, and our freedom comes at a cost. Many have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. To those I can only say "thank you" and say a silent prayer in there memory.

Susie
05-29-2007, 04:55 AM
What the others have said and my thoughts & prayers go out to everyone who is serving our country and keeping us safe. Thank you!

Cassiopeia
05-29-2007, 04:58 AM
Cassiopeia, it was an honor to serve my country. This is the greatest country in the world, and our freedom comes at a cost. Many have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. To those I can only say "thank you" and say a silent prayer in there memory.My heartfelt thanks to you rubarbb. :Hug2:

whistlelock
05-29-2007, 05:30 AM
You're welcome, Ma'am. Proud to have been of service!

Cassiopeia
05-29-2007, 05:40 AM
You're welcome, Ma'am. Proud to have been of service!
Ahh, bless your heart. *hugs*

rubarbb
05-29-2007, 05:42 AM
My heartfelt thanks to you rubarbb. :Hug2:


Aw gee, it was nothin'...;)

dub
05-29-2007, 01:21 PM
thanx

JJ Cooper
05-29-2007, 01:33 PM
To my American and coalition friends who I had the pleasure of serving with during the initial ground war Iraq 2003, and in other theatres in times a past, your courage and the times that bound us together as one will always be with me. For those still serving - be strong, be safe.

JJ

kg_crow
05-30-2007, 09:18 PM
Great thanks to Kim for starting this thread, and to all those who have said such nice things.

I, too, had the privilege of serving my country. I volunteered, '69-'72. The Army sent me to Germany. I got to go on a military sponsored tour of Berlin and spent a full day behind The Wall. I wrote about it here (http://www.dailysoft.com/berlinwall/memories/memories_02.htm).

For those interested, you can read about many of our nation's greatest heroes here (http://www.medalofhonor.com/).

There's a novel in every citation. Maybe if we learn about real heroes, and the sacrifices they make--and the scars it leaves on them, their families and our nation--we won't be so eager to send our young men and women into the jaws of such horror.

Rich
05-30-2007, 09:30 PM
'58 to '60--Germany. Fortunate enough to fall between wars.

We're seldom eager to send our folks to horror. Sometimes reality makes it happen.

And sometimes stupidity.

Rich
05-31-2007, 12:09 AM
Oops. '58 to '61.

The older I get the more forgetful I get.

Kate Thornton
05-31-2007, 12:10 AM
'78-2001 - glad to be here, proud to have served. Got to go to Desert Storm.

War is the scariest thing I have ever seen.

Gary
05-31-2007, 12:13 AM
Rich, looks like we're the oldtimers here. USAF 1959-1963, USAFR 1963-1966, 1972-1991

Haggis
05-31-2007, 12:39 AM
66-69. US Army. South Korea. I know. I know. There was another little conflict going on then, but I just went where I was told. Spent the following year in Maine. Someone had to guard the border against those pesky Canadians.