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User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3708 posts, RR: 12
Posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2102 times:
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Well a weekend of family time is upon us. Right now millions of Americans are traveling for the long weekend. They will enjoy going to the beach, boating, playing catch, watching the Indy 500, ect. I hope that everyone takes the time to reflect what this weekend, and Memorial Day is truly about. We need to honor the millions of men and women who have put their lives in harms way to defend our country, and those who could not defend themselves. Many of these men and women did not come home, and on this Memorial Day there will be millions of people who have lost a father, mother, brother, sister, nephew, niece, grand father or grand mother. I personally would like to offer my gratitude to them for making their ultimate sacrifice. May God bless them, and America.

"From Valley Forge to Vietnam, from Kuwait to Kandahar, from Berlin to Baghdad, brave men and women have given up their own futures so that others might have a future of freedom. Because of their sacrifice, millions here and around the world enjoy the blessings of liberty. And wherever these patriots rest, we offer them the respect and gratitude of our nation." - George Bush



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

Salute to every person that ever served an honorable day in military uniform . . . .





Some fun times for sure:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/csmpep/AirborneAbrams.jpg

Some not so fun:



Some enduring motivators:



I proud to say I served . . .



. . . and that these will never run . . .

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User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4903 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2079 times:

A salute today to all in the Armed Forces - its to easy to forget them in times of peace and prosperity - they keep the put their lives on the line, keeping wolves at bay so the rest of us can lead happy lives and fulfill our dreams.

I was especially moved last night watching a Coast Guard rescue operation from a trawler in the Bering Sea by Helicopter - what courage and risk of life by the crew to airlift just one woman to hospital in ANC.


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 1):

Can we start a pool on when the first photochop using that photo will appear?  duck 

There are several towns that I drive through on my delivery route that have crosses and flags set up along the sides of the road of the names of locals who had died and what conflict they were killed in. It makes you think when you see multiple crosses with the same last name that died either in the same conflict or by generation (WWI, WWII, Vietnam) because in these small towns, these people were more than likely related. One of the towns I go through actually has someone listed who died in the Revolutionary War and in another town, the War of 1812; I found that interesting since this part of the state was at that time, still primarily Cherokee and Creek territory. In the same town that I see the cross for a solider that died in the War of 1812, there is also one from Beirut and another for Panama (Operation Just Cause), and I also believe there is at least one for Iraq. But for the most part, the World War 2 and Vietnam are the conflicts most seen on these crosses, with the Civil War and WWI being following. These same towns also put these displays up for Veteran's Day as well; it's a very fitting and moving tribute to those who gave their lives while fighting for our country.


User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2045 times:

Quoting AirTran737 (Thread starter):
May God bless them, and America.

Well said! Here's to the American dream!



User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3708 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2024 times:
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Quoting Flynavy (Reply 4):
Well said! Here's to the American dream

It is still a very good dream to have.



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User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2024 times:

Rest In Peace my brothers and sisters.

User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2005 times:

Quoting AirTran737 (Thread starter):
Posted Sat May 26 2007 09:43:56 your local time (1 day 4 hours 10 minutes ago)

And yet, only six posts (or seven if you count mine) so far. This saddens me.  crying 


I think President Kennedy said it best:
"And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country."


To all of those who have answered the call , you have me deepest graditude and sincerest thanks.

Phillip M. Overgaard
2nd Lt. Civil Air Patrol


User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

I will definitely be calling my grandfather (WWII vet) and EMailing my friend's brother (somewhere in the middle east... can't give it up for OPSEC reasons) to thank them for their efforts

Thanks to all those who have given their lives for this country, and may all those currently in the line of fire get home safely...



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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7365 posts, RR: 85
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2001 times:
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My grandfather is coming over tomorrow. We are grilling outside and watching some war movies!  bouncy 

He's an 84 year old World War II veteran. Served in the 5th Air Force, 387th Squadron, 312th Bomb Group. He was a combat fighter pilot in the South Pacific flying 65 missions. He was shot down over the beaches of New Guinea on his 49th mission. He managed to save his gunner's life but wasn't able to locate the Crew Chief on his A-20 bomber. He wasn't aware the guy was flying with him until after he had taken off that day.

He was rescued by a Navy PBY after 4 hours of floating in the water. He recovered from his injuries and made it back to the fight and flew another 16 missions before being sent home. He received a Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, and the Purple Heart for his bravery and service to his country.

He's the reason why I want to serve my country in the not to distant future.  yes 

Hats off to all veterans this Memorial Day!  highfive 


User currently offlineBwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1380 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1990 times:

There was a ceremony overhere as well, honouring those who fought and died in the both World Wars...




Let their sacrifice never be forgotten, or taken lightly, or abused...



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

I salute to all who have served in the military.

Hunter



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User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3708 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1986 times:
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Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 7):
And yet, only six posts (or seven if you count mine) so far. This saddens me.

I agree, I really hope that my fellow Americans are not as disconnected as I am begining to think that they are

Quoting FXramper (Reply 9):
My grandfather is coming over tomorrow. We are grilling outside and watching some war movies!

I miss doing that with my grandfather, growing up we always watched movies like, "Where Eagles Dare, Kelly's Hero's, Bridge Over the River Kwai, The Green Beret's, ect. I miss those days, my grandfather passed a few years back, but his stories and memory will always be with me.



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

And the resting place of one of the Greatest Military leaders in Modern U.S. history . . .



User currently offlineGunships From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 574 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

Remember the families, also.

The wives, parents, and kids often have the toughest job in the military.

To all who have served and are serving, thank you.


User currently offlineUH60FtRucker From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

Thanks AirTran for the thread. I'm disappointed that there are so few replies to this thread.

I'm on my way out the door to attend a Memorial Day service. This one will touch a little closer to home, because between today and last year's Memorial Day, I lost some very good friends in Iraq.

Thanks and remembrance to all of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. *SALUTE*



-UH60


User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1930 times:




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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2776 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

God bless all the men and women that have served in the armed forces! May all those killed rest in peace.

KPDX  Smile



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User currently offlineAirportSeven From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1915 times:



PFC Travis Haslip
1st Battalion 5th Cavalry Regiment
20, Ooltewah, Tennessee
Killed by enemy forces in Baghdad, Iraq
19 May 2007

PFC Haslip will be laid to rest in Chattanooga National Cemetary today. He has been awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

"I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom."



User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3708 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1913 times:
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Quoting AirportSeven (Reply 18):
"I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom."

A great letter written by Abraham Lincoln.



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User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

Air Tran I love that Linclon clip... just Awsome .

I am really trying to be reflective today, I just did not feel like drinking beer and eating steaks . Although I know thats what the boys would want us to do.

I am not sure what else to say ,, its all just two much to think of people dying so we can live in peace and freedome.



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User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3708 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1898 times:
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Quoting AGM100 (Reply 20):
I am really trying to be reflective today, I just did not feel like drinking beer and eating steaks . Although I know thats what the boys would want us to do.

I am not sure what else to say ,, its all just two much to think of people dying so we can live in peace and freedome

I think that it's perfectly ok to drink the beer, and eat the steaks, as long as you know why you have the day off today. I am one who didn't have the day off. I spent my work day coordinating military charters that we are coming and going from the war, so I have definately taken time to reflect today. When I called March AFB Ops this morning, I thanked the SGT for his service. I think that he was a bit surprised to hear it, but I am glad that he took the compliment. Thanks again to all who are serving, who have served, and to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.



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User currently offlineAdopim88 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 2007 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

I send my deepest thanks to those who serve our country in the military branches. My thoughts go to them and their families. And I salute them for everything they (in the past and the present) have done for this country.

I also want to take the time to extend thanks to those soldiers in other corners of the world who have stood up with us in difficult times. And all the rest who have stood up and done their job for their own country to protect or gain freedom.

"I'm proud to be an American - American Soldier Tribute"


[Edited 2007-05-28 20:09:58]


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User currently offlineAllstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 15):
Thanks AirTran for the thread. I'm disappointed that there are so few replies to this thread.

I think, UH, in part, it's due to the fact that the thread was started on Saturday. I saw it up here then, but thought(and maybe I'm wrong) it best to share my thoughts on the actual day. I'm proud of you guys in uniform now and all that have gone before us. The military was long on my mind when I was younger, and it's still on my mind now (perhaps Navy Corpsmen, but, as in times past, I couldn't decide whether that, Marines, a/c mechanic, ground pounder or something else, but anyway). When I think of ANCflyer, MDorBust (I think he was in the military) and others who are/were in the military and/or a police officer, I think it's the most thankless job on the planet (well, alongside being a preacher who tells/lives the truth and gives a care and also being mom/wife - not that I've been either  sarcastic , but I've seen quite a few of the good ones, like my mom). So, anyway, my hats off to you guys. Sick to see that the only guy standing in that pic was the guy in the wheelchair.

-R


User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7365 posts, RR: 85
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1871 times:
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Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 12):
Where Eagles Dare, Kelly's Hero's

Just watched "Where Eagles Dare" and we are watching Midway, 12 O'Clock High, and Kelly's Heros tonight!

Started the grill a bit ago, got a fresh beer!

Happy Memorial Day all!


25 KaiGywer : Great videos.
26 Post contains images Confuscius : A great letter written by Abraham Lincoln. Probably written without help from speechwriters unlike recent presidents. Just watched "Where Eagles Dare"
27 SNCntry32 : I am proud to say my father served in the Army for 24 years. He retired a master sergeant and he has taught me that even thought I may no respect the
28 AGM100 : Did not mean to imply that AirTran ,, Thanks for your service to man , have a good one.
29 Post contains images DavestanKSAN : You know, it's hard to put it into words what this day means to me, and what I think it means to most people. There are always far too many funerals,
30 Post contains images Falcon84 : Hey Pep, why so small with the Navy/Coast Guard flags? You afraid to swim? Seriously, we remember today those who fell in defense of the freedom of t
31 Halls120 : He's just jealous. Excellent video. I have the music on frequent rotation on my Ipod. A haunting but fitting tribute to those ho have given the full
32 Mir : Many in this thread have said it more eloquently than I could, but thanks to all the current and former members of the military who have fought bravel
33 Post contains images NWOrientDC10 : "Our Country! In her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be in the right; but right or wrong, our country!" Commodore Stephen Decatur God
34 Gunships : I attended a very touching and well done Memorial Day ceremony at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery today. Several speeches from the Governor and memb
35 Dw9115 : I think one of the best ways to sum today up is what Gen. George Patton said during a Memorial Day service, 'In my mind, we came here to thank God tha
36 Miamiair : Damn sad... My house was the only one on my street flying the Stars & Stripes. I had the POW/MIA flying as well. It pisses me off that Memorial Day on
37 Post contains images Falcon84 : My flag is always up, day and night. Lighted up at night, of course.
38 Post contains images HAWK21M : Amazing pic.So true of the Majority of people today. Out here the Armed forces are very respected."They gave their today for our Tommorrow" Does this
39 Falcon84 : It includes honoring all those who have served in uniform. In most parades, fomer and current soldiers are present, and do march in those parades. Ob
40 AGM100 : I flew the POW MIA as well, with the 2 soldiers still missing in Baghdad I flew it for them especially. Something about the missing guys that really
41 Post contains links and images ANCFlyer : I don't know. I copied them onto photbucket from the individual service website . . . maybe it's just shrinkage - you know - cold water will do that
42 Post contains links and images Miamiair : I went again last October and took my soon to see it. He's at the age where he should see it. A few years back I went to Arlington on Memorial day. T
43 Post contains images KaiGywer : I saw this back in 2001. Unfortunately though, they were doing maintenance on the actual tomb, so there was a big plywood fence around it
44 Confuscius : I hope everyone enjoyed their day off yesterday...and the Memorial Day Sale.
45 FXramper : Very touching.
46 HAWK21M : Nice to hear that. regds MEL
47 BaylorAirBear : Spend as much time as you can with these great men. I can't impress that enough. My grandfather served initially in the Army/Army Air Corps, then in
48 KaiGywer : Good post BAB. Sorry to hear about your grandpa. They always have such great stories.
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