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Memorial Day

Postby shunsui » Sun May 24, 2020 10:01 pm

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Re: Memorial Day

Postby JD Spydo » Mon May 25, 2020 3:47 am

I had many uncles in WW II and Korea. Both sides of my family were big in the military. Sad to say many people just don't realize what Memorial Day and the 4th of July are all about.

For all you guys who are veterans I just want to say that I personally appreciate your service.

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Re: Memorial Day

Postby MacLaren » Mon May 25, 2020 6:27 am

My family was in the Civil War, My Grandfather in World War 1
My Uncles in World War 2, extended family in Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf Wars. I want to thank all that have served this Memorial Day.

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Re: Memorial Day

Postby Doc Dan » Mon May 25, 2020 10:19 am

Memorial Day is for those who gave their lives for our country. Here's to them.
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Re: Memorial Day

Postby SkullBouncer » Mon May 25, 2020 11:47 am

A Solemn and Somber Memorial Day / Remembrance Day Observance and Contemplation wished for all, particularly those Loved Ones / Friends and others whom have served in combat and paid the ultimate price in the defense of Our National Homes here in the United States and abroad.

My VFW Home Post is still under quarantine, but the State of Colorado and others are now slowly opening many churches and places of faith, and in great concern formerly 'non- essential' businesses comprising a large part of our economy. We have to be very careful in particular concern for protecting our most senior members who will be gathering and sharing again once our home post is safely coming off of lock down.

Later today I will be going to Fort Logan National Cemetery near me here in SW Denver to pay homage to those interred in that Hallowed Ground and to pay my respects for them all, and especially the grave sites of those I had known personally for many years like Brothers and Sisters.

So everyone -- enjoy your time off and those BBQs with family and friends if you can, all along bearing in mind the reason for this holiday, and please take pause today for a moment of silence in honoring those whom have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms that a lot of people simply overlook.

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Re: Memorial Day

Postby MacLaren » Mon May 25, 2020 12:19 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 10:19 am
Memorial Day is for those who gave their lives for our country. Here's to them.
Man, I screwed up. Perfect example of what Joe was talking about. None of my people died in any of those wars.
Darn, I hate to admit it, but I just flat forgot that Memorial Day was for those that died in War for our Country.
I mean I knew it was, but just slap screwed up. Sorry gang.

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Re: Memorial Day

Postby wrdwrght » Mon May 25, 2020 1:23 pm

Good on you to own up. It’s easy to forget, what with all the online sales leveraging this “Happy” day.

This day reminds me that some 15 guys I knew and liked did not come home from Vietnam (as I did) to have a wonderful life (as I have). Fifty or so years not lived spells out for me what is meant by “paying the highest price”.
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Re: Memorial Day

Postby MacLaren » Mon May 25, 2020 1:38 pm

wrdwrght wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 1:23 pm
Good on you to own up. It’s easy to forget, what with all the online sales leveraging this “Happy” day.

This day reminds me that some 15 guys I knew and liked did not come home from Vietnam (as I did) to have a wonderful life (as I have). Fifty or so years not lived spells out for me what is meant by “paying the highest price”.
Thank you, Marc
And, I agree. With all the sales and stuff they do make it seem like a happy day.

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Re: Memorial Day

Postby Doc Dan » Tue May 26, 2020 8:51 am

I am a veteran and I am happy for people to celebrate veterans (far different from when I was in). However, we should remember the fallen. We need to remember we are free because they paid the price since 1776.
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Re: Memorial Day

Postby Water Bug » Tue May 26, 2020 3:18 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 8:51 am
I am a veteran and I am happy for people to celebrate veterans (far different from when I was in). However, we should remember the fallen. We need to remember we are free because they paid the price since 1776.

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Re: Memorial Day

Postby SpyderGrill » Tue May 26, 2020 11:44 pm

God Bless the USA

My grandpa was in WWll on a Navy ship. I remember telling him when he retired from his factory job, years after he was home, that he should buy a boat to go fishing. He laughed and said hell no, I spent enough time on the water. He reminded me of U Boats circleing around.

My dad was young and was drafted. He told me many nights he was scared and cried in his tent, bombs going off close by. Takes a man to tell his young son he cried,,,he could have told me a rambo story

Never forget what others did for your freedom

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Re: Memorial Day

Postby SpyderGrill » Tue May 26, 2020 11:47 pm

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forgot to add a boy was welcoming my dad with a USA salute

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my dad, young kid being drafted

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Re: Memorial Day

Postby Doc Dan » Wed May 27, 2020 12:07 am

My father was a crewman on a B17. He said most of his squadron never came home. That’s all he would say. It was enough.
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