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PBNA-Boosher
11-11-2007, 12:58 AM
On behalf of all those serving and those who have served, thank you for your sacrifices and your continuing dedication! Today we honor you!

HotelBushranger
11-11-2007, 01:16 AM
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It's also me nanna's birthday, Happy 70th nan!

polak5
11-11-2007, 01:50 AM
A happy bday to bushranger's nana and a good day to all the vets, must call my grandfather tomorrow. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Oh, just say on the news about a WW1 veteran still alive, hes going to met the queen of England tomorrow, wow. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Choctaw111
11-11-2007, 06:42 AM
I was going to start this thread last night. I am glad that someone else did it first.
I think of all my fellow veterans, not just on this day, who are still serving, in harms way, back at home, or have finished with their military service and have resumed, or are trying to get back to what most consider normal lives. One thing is for certain. A soldiers military service changes their life forever to one degree or another. For those combat veterans, everyone must remember that no one comes back unhurt. Even if not physically wounded, the psychological effects also last a lifetime. Here is to all the veterans on this day set aside in their name.

SeaFireLIV
11-11-2007, 06:58 AM
I hope everyone had their 1 minute silence of respect.

VF-17_BOOM
11-11-2007, 07:06 AM
S'Thank You Vets http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Monterey13
11-11-2007, 08:33 AM
We had our Veterans' Day Parade yesterday. We also will have a Memorial service today at our courthouse. Our guest speaker is an 84 year old B-24 pilot. I will be posting one of his stories for all of you to read later today.

For such a small town, we sure do have alot of Vets here.

Stay tuned...

BlitzPig_DDT
11-11-2007, 09:36 AM
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BillyTheKid_22
11-11-2007, 10:17 AM
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Vetrans Day!!



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I miss My Dad lots!!! I honored My Dad!!

I am VERY honored My Greatfather retired Mangum Chief Police and U.S Army WW2 and Heart purple.



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My Dad !! 155 Howitzers (towed)

Wepps
11-11-2007, 10:42 AM
Originally posted by BillyTheKid_22:


My Dad !! 155 Howitzers (towed)

Ah, the big gun in the family.

Respects to vets, a little late with that here.

avimimus
11-11-2007, 10:53 AM
I have always been disturbed by the confusion of pseudo-nationalistic honoring of veterans and remembrance. Both ought to be done - but separately. Anyway, I spontaneously posted this in the DCS forum.


Let us remember:

- our allies

- the resistance

- civilians who died

- those caught in the partisan conflict

- those who died in rushed production

- those killed in accidents behind the lines

- victims of western and eastern betrayal

- those killed in proxy wars

- political opponents, aid workers, those killed in chosen non-military roles

- Finally, enemies who need to be remembered, if never condoned


Four different times:

- Wounded knee and My Lai or another reminder that it is not only the enemy but the dehumanisation involved warfare that must also be fought.

- The 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month when the "war to end all wars" stopped.

- 1962, misunderstanding of the "Soviet Menace" and the several points where everything came down to a single person's decision

- Wars world wide, our soldiers today who will die, our enemies and those caught in between


Lest we forget,

avimimus
11-11-2007, 11:04 AM
Originally posted by Choctaw111:
I was going to start this thread last night. I am glad that someone else did it first.
I think of all my fellow veterans, not just on this day, who are still serving, in harms way, back at home, or have finished with their military service and have resumed, or are trying to get back to what most consider normal lives. One thing is for certain. A soldiers military service changes their life forever to one degree or another. For those combat veterans, everyone must remember that no one comes back unhurt. Even if not physically wounded, the psychological effects also last a lifetime. Here is to all the veterans on this day set aside in their name.

S! This I remember.

Cajun76
11-11-2007, 11:51 AM
I'll be calling my dad later today. =Salute!=

Bearcat99
11-11-2007, 11:57 AM
<span class="ev_code_RED">~!</span>S <span class="ev_code_BLUE">!~</span>

Monterey13
11-11-2007, 12:15 PM
When doing your Holiday cards this year, take one card and send it to this address. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these wonderful special people who have sacrificed so much would get.
A Great Idea!!!

When you are making out your Holiday card list this year, please include the following:

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue,NW
Washington,D.C. 20307-5001


And please, no sarcastic or anti-soldier remarks here please.

S!

Divine-Wind
11-11-2007, 12:46 PM
S! And thank you to all the vets here who've served.


And please, no sarcastic or anti-soldier remarks here please.
QFE

willyvic
11-11-2007, 01:28 PM
My fellow veterans, I salute you.

WV

MB_Avro_UK
11-11-2007, 01:51 PM
Prince William places a wreath of Poppies at the 'Tomb of the Unknown Soldier', Whitehall, London today at 11 am. His mother the Queen was also present.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/MB_Avro/PrinceWilliamPA_468x530.jpg

We will remember them..

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

Enforcer572005
11-11-2007, 06:03 PM
Ditto. Thanx to all the US and allied soldiers in all our wars who got going when the going got tough.
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jadger
11-11-2007, 11:25 PM
let's also remember those who died fighting for their countries, not just the allies, but those brave men and women who fought for the safety of their own families and nations.

na85
11-12-2007, 12:54 AM
My grandfather on my dad's side lived in Holland until the war's end in a small town outside Arnhem. When Holland was invaded, he joined a cell of the Dutch Resistance in Arnhem. Killing 2 German soldiers and an SS officer who was in the wrong place at the wrong time (or the right place at the right time?), they managed to get some minor intelligence to an Allied informant before the cell was broken.

My grandfather was sent to a POW camp, but escaped a year or so later. In so doing, he jumped off a train and hid in a barn. The barn turned out to belong to my then-to-be grandmother's family.

Interesting how history works. If it wasn't for Hitler, I most likely wouldn't exist.

woofiedog
11-12-2007, 03:14 AM
May God Bless!

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<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">We Shall Keep the Faith

Oh! You who sleep in Flanders' fields,
Sleep sweet to rise anew;
We caught the torch you threw;
And holding high we kept
The faith with those who died.
We cherish, too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valour led.
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies,
But lends a lustre to the red
Of the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders' Fields.
And now the torch and poppy red
Wear in honour of our dead
Fear not that ye have died for naught
We've learned the lesson that ye taught
In Flanders' Fields.</span>

And the Band Played Waltzing Matildia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1grNs_U7oT0