Veterans Day 2019

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Veterans Day 2019

Post by Racing Stuff » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:46 pm

On the 11th day, of the 11th month at the 11th hour, 100 years ago today, WW1 ended.
A slow hand salute to all you military veterans, on this day set aside to honor you for your service, past, present and in the future.
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Re: Veterans Day 2019

Post by Bruce Race » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:33 pm

Hear Hear!!!!!!!

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Re: Veterans Day 2019

Post by VLVTLVS » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:09 am

As a veteran, I always appreciate the gesture and remembrance, that Honor the Past, Present and Future Soldiers, that have and will continue to protect the Freedoms, we so often take for granite. For those that sacrificed for this honor I Thank Them - for those that remember - I Thank You - THANK YOU!

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Re: Veterans Day 2019

Post by surratta » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:48 am

"thank you for your service"

how do you guys feel about that phrase, coming from someone who doesn't know what it means to serve in that capacity (like me)? does it sound canned? does it sound canned-but-better-than-nothing?
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Re: Veterans Day 2019

Post by Racing Stuff » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:53 am

Andrew,
I don't care how someone phases their Thanks, it's the gesture that counts (to me).
Not everyone was in a battle, some may have never left our shores, yet they all were important parts of the whole.
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Re: Veterans Day 2019

Post by VLVTLVS » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:02 am

Regardless of how "Canned" it may sound - no different than "Hey, How You Doing?", when one really doesn't care. It is still the thought that counts. Knowing that you are sincere guy, we know that is not just the words, but the heartfelt meaning. And We Thank You, all the same.

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Re: Veterans Day 2019

Post by surratta » Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:15 pm

yes, I do mean it.
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Re: Veterans Day 2019

Post by mcoppola » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:22 pm

Great topic to start Keith. My father was a WWII vet. He passed away in 2012.
I'll be 60 myself next month (doesn't seem possible), and I often remind others that people of our generation are the last living link to the greatest generation of Americans that have ever lived. The world, and ours especially, would be a different place if it wasn't for them, and the sacrifices they made.
But perhaps I even applaud those who have VOLUNTEERED to serve, even after the draft was abolished, as they made a conscious choice to leave a comfortable world, and put their lives at risk for us, when they didn't have to.
Each generation of veterans has shared and differing qualities, but they all have one thing in common - they deserve the utmost in respect, gratitude and honoring from ALL of us who have benefitted because of their sacrifices. A heartfelt THANK YOU to those who have served!
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