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How did you celebrate Veteran's Day?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Ehtereon11B, Nov 13, 2012.

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  1. MJD

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    That's a damn shame, bikerdoc.

    Welcome home.

    Thank you for your service.
     
  2. dfsixstring

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    I worked - nobody said a word. That's the way it has been for the past 25 years since I've been out.

    No sour grapes, just the way it is.


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  3. Tim the student

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    I spent it with some of my brothers in arms.

    We went to Ft. Sam and laid a wreath at a building that is named for one of us that did not come back.
     
  4. Nushif

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    Local Vodka, Local Gin and a wife who beat me from being a Veteran to serving again. 8)
     
  5. ole farmerbuck

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    Then I'll say it. Thank you and welcome home. And yes, I mean it.:)
     
  6. 2zulu1

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    Welcome home doc. :)

    Went to church, bought some groceries while in town, worked the dog for a short time and watched the crazy NASCAR race. Too cold and windy to go to the range.

    Reflected on the events of 40+ years ago.

    Brown water navy, Mekong Delta.
     
  7. Warp

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    I went to an Appleseed.

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  8. Sapper771

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    I worked 12 hours :( then went home and reloaded some ammo :)

    I got thanked once. I thanked about 5 or 6 vets that I know. I usually go out of my way to thank the Vets I see , thats the way I was raised.
     
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  9. Just One Shot

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    MrDig, sorry to hear of your situation, prayer sent to the Father on your behalf.

    Like some others I spent the morning in the Lords House. The Pastor (retired Air Force) had all us vets stand up to be recognized and ask the congregation to give us a hand for our service (not needed but a nice touch anyways). Stayed behind after service and fellowshipped with my brothers and sisters at our monthly carry in dinner.

    Went home and watched my Bengal team finally win a game as they dismantled the Super Bowl champion Giants, daughter brought the 2 1/2 yo twins over for the wife and I to watch while her and her husband continue moving into their new house. Ate some Taco Bell with the twins, they left and the wife and I did our nightly devotion, prayed together then watched a little tv before hitting the sack.

    All in all it was a great day!
     
  10. papaairbear

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    Sunday being Veteran's Day, my son and daughter-in-law took me to breakfast, then I spent the rest of the day routinely with the exception of time spent in thoughtful prayer and thanksgiving for what we have in this great country, for surviving my service, for those who did not survive theirs, for all of us who share the freedoms and rights paid for by the those who served and are serving.

    Bikerdoc....welcome home bro! I got your 6, man!
     
  11. Kristensdaddy

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    Had my pastor, his son and his 3 grandsons over to shoot on my range. Burned two bricks of 22. a couple boxes of 45acp, some 44 mag and some 357sig. Ate hotdogs and thanked God that we (at the moment) still live in a country free to do such things - all thanks to our veterans.

    remembered Dad (US Army Aircorp - WWII) and Father in Law (US Navy, WWII ).
     
  12. Erik M

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    I spent some time in silence at my grandfathers grave. I brought the shadow box with his burial flag, medals/insignia, and fired shell casings from his 21 gun salute with me. I also contacted my friends who are still serving, some deployed and left them messages.
     
  13. zdc1775

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    Being a Marine I have the Marine Corps Birthday and Veterans Day back to back. To me I personally celebrate the Birthday more so than Veterans Day. That being said I spent the Corps 237th talking to several of my good friends from the military and by having a ceremonial toast as has became our yearly tradition. Veterans Day I called my Grandfather, Uncle, and Great-uncle who were all Veterans and thanked them for their service. I then finished painting the dining room of my new house and then sat around and did nothing but drink beer and watch war movies.
     
  14. ZGunner

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    Took the fiance out to lunch at Texas Roadhouse and while she was at work I helped my father inlaw fix the golf cart and strip some cane. It was a good day.
     
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    I was on call and had to work both days. I spent some of my time remembering my grandfather (WWI Army Vet) and how much I miss him, also my uncle (Korean war Navy).:( Tried to call my other uncles that are Vets and they were off doing something.:cool:

    My turn to say THANK YOU to all the Vets, especially here on THR and that your sacrifices have been much appreciated.
     
  16. Saakee

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    Oh, and like every year (since i was sixteen), I read the Bixby letter.
     
  17. hayes1966

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    I cleaned 3 Ruger MkII's and 2 MKIII's. The latter I had to swear at to get them back together. I talked to my kids about the day and what it means. Took them and my father-in-law (vet) out to breakfast.
     
  18. Steve CT

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    Went to work, a day pretty much like any other, EXCEPT

    My son called, his cutter just got back to Miami after an extended patrol operating out of Puerto Rico and USVI.

    I thought a lot about Dad, Uncle Bob, cousin Edward John, all gone now.

    Said a Prayer of Thanks that my friend Ron made it home a few months ago from Afghanistan.

    Realized how different my life would be without all they do.

    A day pretty much like any other.
     
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    I stood in the snow for two hours watching the Veteran's Day parade and program here. I still cannot stop my eyes from tearing up when they play the national anthem at these events.
     
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    Went to church. Then my son and I did five hours of yard work. Took a shower and a nap then loaded some .357 to test next range trip.

    Was never in the service...deferred in '68...medical. So, may I say thank you to all service men here on THR.

    Mark
     
  21. DammitBoy

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    I sold, traded, and bartered firearms all day at a gun show.

    We had a prayer service for our troops before the doors opened to the public. Then we pledged allegiance to the flag.

    I thanked veterans for their service when I saw them, pretty much the same as every day.
     
  22. ktmmudd

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    Took my youngest son who served two tours as a Marine in Iraq shooting at a local range.
     
  23. Apachedriver

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    I'm getting close to retirement so I called my son who is in the USAF. I let him know how proud and appreciative I am of his decision to carry on the standard.
     
  24. Tinpig

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    Drove down to NJ to see my 97 year-old mother who still doesn't have the power back on her street. She was pretty cheerful, considering. But her generation lived through the Depression and WWII without feeling sorry for themselves so they're not going to come apart because of a hurricane.

    She's not a veteran, but for all of WWII she raised my sister and me by herself while my Dad was at sea. Those on the Home Front deserve a lot of thanks, too.

    On the drive through the wastelands of NJ I went by two former haunts, Fort Dix and Fort Monmouth, and spent some time thinking about former days and the people I shared them with.
    Last year I went to my Battalion Reunion for the first time...amazing how the other guys have all grown old since 1968.;)

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  25. MutinousDoug

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    I got up and made coffee and bacon and eggs for my wife and me.
    Then I exchanged emails with some veterans of my acquaintance.
    Then I answered an email from the grand niece of a P-40 pilot that lead the 75 RAAF Squadron fighter cover for my dad's USAAF 3rd Bomb Group A-24 dive bombers against Lae, Salamoa and Buna in New Guinea in April and May of 1942.
    I apologized to her again that my dad had no more to say about his experiences than her grandfather had said to her grandmother: "I almost made you a widow twice". Her grand uncle and his P-40 did not survive Milne Bay in August '42. My dad, on the other hand, retired from the USAF after 33 years and passed in 2009 at the age of 96.
    It was a good day to reflect.
    Garryowen
     
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