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User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2473 times:

I'm sure it's been posted several time before, but it's worth posting again. Regardless of how you feel about this war, please take a moment to think about the troops and the sacrifices they're making. We may not all agree about why they're there, but that does not diminish their service and sacrifice.

I just wanted to take a moment to thank the armed forces of many nations for all they do for us. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.


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[Edited 2006-11-03 07:17:21]

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User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

In the quiet misty morning when the moon has gone to bed,
When the sparrows stop their singing and the sky is clear and red.
When the summer’s ceased its gleaming,
When the corn is past its prime,
When adventure’s lost its meaning,
I’ll be homeward bound in time.

Bind me not to the pasture, chain me not to the plow.
Set me free to find my calling and I’ll return to you somehow.

If you find it’s me you're missing, if you’re hoping I’ll return.
To your thoughts I’ll soon be list’ning, and in the road I’ll stop and turn.
Then the wind will set me racing as my journey nears its end.
And the path I’ll be retracing when I’m homeward bound again.

Bind me not to the pasture, chain me not to the plow.
Set me free to find my calling and I’ll return to you somehow.

In the quiet misty morning when the moon has gone to bed,
When the sparrows stop their singing,
I’ll be homeward bound again.


Songs and Lyrics by Marta Keen


User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2441 times:

Along them lines...I was reminded of this song in another thread...my father cries everytime he hears this song (30-year veteran who just medically retired last summer)

These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be
Some day you'll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And you'll no longer burn
To be brothers in arm

Through these fields of destruction
Baptism of fire
I've watched all your suffering
As the battles raged higher
And though they did hurt me so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
My brothers in arms

There's so many different worlds
So many different suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones

Now the sun's gone to hell
And the moon's riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die
But it's written in the starlight
And every line on your palm
We're fools to make war
On our brothers in arms


Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

"Duty," "Honor," "Country" — those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you want to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.

The unbelievers will say they are but words, but a slogan, but a flamboyant phrase. Every pedant, every demagogue, every cynic, every hypocrite, every troublemaker, and, I am sorry to say, some others of an entirely different character, will try to downgrade them even to the extent of mockery and ridicule.

His name and fame are the birthright of every American citizen. In his youth and strength, his love and loyalty, he gave all that mortality can give.

I do not know the dignity of their birth, but I do know the glory of their death. They died unquestioning, uncomplaining, with faith in their hearts, and on their lips the hope that we would go on to victory. Always for them: Duty, Honor, Country. Always their blood, and sweat, and tears, as they saw the way and the light.

The code which those words perpetuate embraces the highest moral laws and will stand the test of any ethics or philosophies ever promulgated for the uplift of mankind.

The long gray line has never failed us. Were you to do so, a million ghosts in olive drab, in brown khaki, in blue and gray, would rise from their white crosses, thundering those magic words: Duty, Honor, Country.




Excerpts from General Douglas McArthur's farewell speech to the Troops, United States Military Academy at West Point.


http://www.keytlaw.com/Greatwords/macarthur.htm


User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2372 times:



WrenchBender



Silly Pilot, Tricks are for kids.......
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

Steve,

Your message is very much appreciated, thank you Big grin

I'll be sure to email this thread to some of my buddies on the front line  Smile



Lee



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