A big Thank You to our Veterans today


November 11, 2008, 06:47 AM
I'd just like to offer a THANK YOU to all the veterans out there.

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November 11, 2008, 06:53 AM
I second that!

November 11, 2008, 07:13 AM
A respectfull salute to all the soldiers (including americans) who fought in the trenches 90 years ago ! This is a commemorative day.

I have a Italian great grandfather who emigrated in the US in 1910's and came back to fight with the American troops. He was decorated. He then died in a mine in Wisconsin, in the 20's.

November 11, 2008, 07:29 AM
My thanks as well.

-- John

November 11, 2008, 07:31 AM
My grandfather had dual citizenship, was an inch too short for service in the Canadian Corp so he enlisted in the US army (second world war).

Rememberance day in Canada this year should be good, everyone take a moment at 11 to remember all the kids my age who never made it back from a foreign battlefield.

Pte. McDonald

November 11, 2008, 08:04 AM
I am putting out my flag right now to show honor and respect. I am also proud to be veteren :cool:

November 11, 2008, 08:50 AM
My thanks to all who served!

Ala Dan
November 11, 2008, 09:19 AM

To All Who Have Served, In The Service Of Our Great Country

Especially the forgotten veterans of the Viet-Nam War~!

November 11, 2008, 10:08 AM
Happy Veterans Day to all of our brave men and women who have served this country.

November 11, 2008, 10:09 AM
Ala Dan...Thanks for mentioning Nam.

November 11, 2008, 10:31 AM
Unfortunately it's so cold, wet and raining here in Kansas ceremonies are getting cancelled or postponed.

In Emporia, where the first Veteran's Day idea was realized and made a holiday, today's parade's been cancelled due to thunderstorms.

In Hutchinson, the B-17 they brought in for a flyby and plane rides is grounded due to weather.

November 11, 2008, 12:03 PM

November 11, 2008, 12:04 PM

We owe more to our Veterans than can ever be paid.

Big sweeping tip of the hat, a firm handshake, and a heartfelt "THANK YOU!" to all that have served, or are now In Harm's Way protecting us and our way of life.

And a long moment of very reverent silence for those that gave all, or otherwise are no longer among us.

November 11, 2008, 01:09 PM
Agreed, to bad I have to work today, this should be a day off.

November 11, 2008, 02:57 PM
God Bless all veterans, especially those who fought in WWII and kept this country free.

November 11, 2008, 03:09 PM
Thank you for making this post. I'm not sure how many people know what 11 November is anymore, other than us Veterans? There are times I think the only people who care about Veterans are us Veterans, hope I'm wrong.

I have got to be one of the few people of 37 who call today Armistice Day. My parents were from the WWII Generation and I always heard them call today Armistice Day, so I still do.

In the three generations that the part of family I'm with came to the US from England, most of the men have Served, including me also. None of us have died whilst Serving the U.S.

From what I could find out so far, I'm fairly certain that I have had family members give their lives for England. My Dad has mentioned having an ancestor who was an officer during the Boer War as well. In light of that, I'd like to say to any members of this board from the British Commonwealth nations to have a good Remembrance Day as well.

Here is a photo of my Dad taken before going to the Pacific in 1944, and a photo of Dad and I at Memorial Day Ceremony in 2002.


Thank You

November 11, 2008, 03:25 PM
It didn't really fit in with the spirit of my earlier post, so I'll put it here: To those that disparage our fine Men & Women that rise each and every day by picking up the gauntlet of defending freedom, I have nothing for you except for endless raging contempt....and an open invitation to live somewhere else.

November 11, 2008, 03:34 PM
Good Thread. I also Thank You !!!

November 11, 2008, 03:57 PM
I say Thanks to all that have fought for my Freedom! and am Proud to have served myself.

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November 11, 2008, 04:47 PM
Thank you!

November 11, 2008, 05:28 PM
We definitely would not enjoy the liberties that we have without them. Thank you!

November 11, 2008, 06:22 PM
a thank you, very profoundly, to all veterans of the armed forces of the USA who honorably served...be it during so-called peacetime, or during any war....thank you for serving and...it is my hope everyone out there remember today to Thank a Vet!

This is not exactly about guns but hope the moderators will indulge me this one time.

Moe.....United States Navy 1960-67, Gulf of Tonkin 1965, Veterans of Foreign Wars Life Member, NRA Member

November 11, 2008, 06:27 PM
From a veteran to all the past and current veterans Thank You for your sacrifices. My deepest appreciation to one who willingly, but unknowingly gave his life for my friend's. I salute you SPC Kyle Brinlee. God Speed.

November 11, 2008, 06:54 PM
I fully concur Moe,

To all those who have served in the name of freedom, thank you.

(RAAOC - CPL - 1982-1990)

November 11, 2008, 08:13 PM
Highest thanks and praise to our veterans from here.

November 11, 2008, 08:54 PM
Amen! Thanks to all and their families!


November 11, 2008, 10:13 PM
DEFINITION OF A VETERAN: A Veteran - whether Active Duty, Retired, National Guard or Reserve - is someone who at one point in their
life wrote a check made payable to "The United States of America", for an amount of "up to and including my life." That is Honor, and there
are way too many people in this country who no longer understand that. --Author Unknown

My hats off to you Men and Women doing what some dont.....:cool:

p.s. Elitism is the belief or attitude that those individuals who are considered members of the elite — a select group of people with outstanding personal abilities, intellect, wealth, specialized training or experience, or other distinctive attributes — are those whose views on a matter are to be taken the most seriously or carry the most weight; whose views and/or actions are most likely to be constructive to society as a whole; or whose extraordinary skills, abilities or wisdom render them especially fit to govern [1]. Alternatively, the term elitism may be used to describe a situation in which power is concentrated in the hands of the elite.

Those opposed to elitism are considered "anti-elitism", "populism," and the political theory of pluralism. Elite theory is the sociological or political science analysis of elite influence in society - elite theorists regard pluralism as an utopian ideal.

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