: Happy Memorial Day ! ! ! !



Flyboy
05-28-07, 09:11 AM
Let's all remember our friends and family serving and fighting for us all around the world. I served in the Air Force during the Vietnam era and can kinda' relate to all the BS going on right. The Women and Men NEED our support and prayers.

ahahnu
05-28-07, 09:27 AM
Yeah thank you to all the service men and women. Attend a parade in their honor.

Florian
05-28-07, 10:33 AM
a personal "Thank You" to all those who have served our great country.

F

Hockeydad
05-28-07, 10:47 AM
Greatful thanks and God speed to all that have and are serving.

Joe

MSgt, USAF (ret)

V-Love
05-28-07, 10:54 AM
Thanks, praise, honor, and respect to all that gave their lives for us.:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: .
Love, prayers, and understanding to their families.

Kmajecki
05-28-07, 11:20 AM
We had a German guy in town last week to do some installation work for a project we are doing. While driving out to a jobsite i asked him if they celebrated memorial day....oops, touchy subject for the Germans i suppose. He was cool about it and started talking about how long it took for anyone to be proud of the country after that. He said it wasn't until about 30 years later that anyone was proud enough to even wave their flag at a soccer tournament. Kinda put things into perspective of how proud we are of our country because of the military. Just made me think of where we would be or how we would feel if we didnt win that war. Also realizing how hard it must have been to win on foreign soil where the enemy has a significant advantage. Anyways small story but certainly helped me to appreciate the military even more than before. :thumbsup:

rheagrimm
05-28-07, 11:43 AM
From a Vietnam era sailor who served in the U.S Navy for 10 years, my thanks and prayers go out to all who are currently serving, those who have previously served and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. May we never forget those who have given so much.

RightTurn
05-28-07, 11:47 AM
May we never forget those who have given so much.

Indeed. :patriot: :patriot: :patriot: :patriot: :patriot:

wildwhl
05-28-07, 12:14 PM
:worship:

WW

CIWS
05-28-07, 12:28 PM
I just can't use the term "happy" with this day.


http://www.ciws.net/smiles/tearflag.gif http://www.ciws.net/smiles/salute.gif

theloanman219
05-28-07, 01:18 PM
the only thing I have to say is thanks to all the men and women who risked their lives so we can be free. Also to the men and women today that are fighting for freedom across the globe!

Hats Off!

rand49er
05-28-07, 01:39 PM
Yes, THANK YOU !!! in spades. Dad was in WWII, and I missed 'Nam by the skin of my teeth. War is scary as hell. Our kids over in Iraq and Afganistan right now have all my respect and support. Let's get that thing over the right way and git 'em home! :thumbsup:

Chef
05-28-07, 09:34 PM
Thanks Flyboy for starting this thread -

We get so caught up in trying to make more dough, getting laid or just wanting to do what we want to do without a hassle and never think about the true meaning behind the "why" & "how" as it relates to our country and the ones that put their lives on the line for us to even have these simple thoughts and ideas of "prospect" not to mention freedom...

It's about the busboy in my world who makes me look good not me. It's about the crew that's on the wall/front line that we need to praise...Recognition and support is free...

http://www.youtube.com/v/ervaMPt4Ha0&autoplay=1 (http://www.youtube.com/v/ervaMPt4Ha0&autoplay=1)

Chef

Playdrv4me
05-28-07, 09:36 PM
Isn't HAPPY Memorial Day kind of an oxymoron?

Chef
05-28-07, 09:49 PM
Isn't HAPPY Memorial Day kind of an oxymoron?

Two contradictory words that are placed together for some kind of effect....

If you're "effected" than yes. There's nothing happier than freedom yet the effect of the pursuit is in most cases not. This is life.

I am sad. I cry. I am happy. I am free....

We can go to the East for the Ying/Yang introspection....

VCAT
05-28-07, 09:56 PM
some of the finest friends i ever made was in the military, and hate the thought of loosing any one friend, thank you all!

whisler151
05-28-07, 10:07 PM
What branch were you in?

VCAT
05-28-07, 10:10 PM
AF, don't laugh, i was'nt a pencil pusher.

whisler151
05-28-07, 10:18 PM
My Dad was in the AF...so I can kinda respect that. ;-) At least you weren't a Sailor...we already have enough of them on this forum. :stirpot: (just kidding CIWS)
Gotta love the armed forces rivalries :highfive:

Dallas Military V's: USMC (Whisler151 & CTS2NV) NAVY (CIWS) AF (VCAT)

Am I missing anyone?

bossplayer
05-28-07, 10:35 PM
Oh yeah? My grandpa was a captain of one of the bombers on the Hiroshima run, supporting role. My dad only works for BAE, which is fun to see the Aberdeen proving grounds.

CIWS
05-29-07, 07:33 AM
My Dad was in the AF...so I can kinda respect that. ;-) At least you weren't a Sailor...we already have enough of them on this forum. :stirpot: (just kidding CIWS)
Gotta love the armed forces rivalries :highfive:

Dallas Military V's: USMC (Whisler151 & CTS2NV) NAVY (CIWS) AF (VCAT)

Am I missing anyone?



AHHHHH JARHEADS !!!!



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