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pottz

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05-27-2019 03:11 AM

here I am looking at another memorial day and just thinking about how lucky I am live in a free country with the opportunities ive have and not have to worry about whether my town will be blown up while I sleep as is the case in many parts of the world.and then I realize all this would not be possible without the huge sacrifices made by our past and present members of our armed forces seving in countries all over the world making sure we will be able to have a nice time BBQing with our family and friends.so id like to take this time to personally thank all the lj’s here that have served or are serving this great country we call home.thank you all from the bottom of my heart,may god bless you and your families,thank you!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.


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builtinbkyn

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#1 posted 05-27-2019 03:26 AM

Couldn’t agree more or said it better Larry. Though we eat, drink and celebrate this weekend as the beginning of the Summer season, we must remember for what reason this “holiday” exists. Men, willingly or not, risked and gave all for the freedoms we enjoy. We must honor their sacrifices, what ever they may be, and feel fortunate for our lot. Nothing is worse than war.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#2 posted 05-27-2019 03:56 AM

My best to you too, pottz. You’re a good man and a very talented craftsman.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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#3 posted 05-27-2019 04:10 AM

bill,rich thank you and I hope you have a nice memorial day.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 05-27-2019 04:49 AM

Well said Pottz, I agree entirely.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 05-27-2019 05:23 AM

My only fear is that if and when we forget the past or deny it, what will happen? Here in Canada it seems that if we do not agree with every Political Correct cause we are labeled and face the possibility of criminal charges.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#6 posted 05-27-2019 06:15 AM

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#7 posted 05-27-2019 06:36 AM



My only fear is that if and when we forget the past or deny it, what will happen? Here in Canada it seems that if we do not agree with every Political Correct cause we are labeled and face the possibility of criminal charges.

- Andre

+1
To you and others a recent Gallop poll stated that 4 of 10 Americans prefer socialism…
As for Canadian Memorial services in Windsor, Ontario

Dieppe Gardens are named in memory of the many members of the Essex-Kent Scottish Regiment who lost their lives during the World War II landing at Dieppe, France in 1942. The park is heavily planted with brilliantly coloured annuals and perennials. It features many monuments, including monuments to the Canadian Army, Navy and Air Force.

For years, the property was used as a docking site by the Detroit-Windsor Ferry Company, and several cottages, retail stores, hotels and other businesses were established. In the late 1950s, these buildings were purchased and demolished by the City so that the site could be developed into a major riverfront park.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#8 posted 05-27-2019 06:46 AM

Final post for now- how do we keep up the traditions of Memorial Day and what it means…
FYI-
https://www.npr.org/2019/05/25/726965544/rolling-to-a-halt-memorial-day-motorcycle-rally-ends-30-year-tradition

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#9 posted 05-27-2019 02:36 PM



Final post for now- how do we keep up the traditions of Memorial Day and what it means…
FYI-
https://www.npr.org/2019/05/25/726965544/rolling-to-a-halt-memorial-day-motorcycle-rally-ends-30-year-tradition

- Desert_Woodworker

Heard this, too. I was an awesome tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to this country. Perhaps, somehow, they will find a way to continue.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 05-27-2019 03:07 PM

Pottz, just saw this. Thanks for reaching out to the many who served and are serving. They need to know how much they are appreciated. I never served, my draft number was 327 so I was never called upon. Those old enough will recall what I’m referring to.
Clare

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#11 posted 05-27-2019 03:40 PM

Thank you Veterans!

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#12 posted 05-27-2019 04:47 PM

This old man is truly humbled by thoughts of those who gave all.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#13 posted 05-27-2019 05:46 PM

Bless all those that gave their all for giving us all we have!
It’s a shame that our government can’t seem to help those that served and now live in physical or mental pain.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#14 posted 05-27-2019 05:53 PM



Bless all those that gave their all for giving us all we have!
It s a shame that our government can t seem to help those that served and now live in physical or mental pain.

- oldnovice


i agree it’s a sad crime in my opinion that any vet should live homeless or need medical they cant afford,we owe them that much.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#15 posted 05-27-2019 06:28 PM

Just hung Old Glory up using a piece of Saltcedar AZWoody sent to me after one of his Fun Lumber ID Quiz threads. I promised I’d post what ever I made from the wood. Doing it here in honor of Memorial Day, our Vets and the good spirit of the LJ community. Thanks Charles. The Saltcedar mills beautifully! I have a few plans for the rest :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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