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Forum topic by Allison posted 05-26-2008 07:35 PM 1192 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-26-2008 07:35 PM

I am not trying to start a topic or start anything political. It’s just that I was thinking how wonderful it would be if there never was a war and then there would never have been a memorial day. That’s all, Just a thought!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#1 posted 05-26-2008 07:56 PM

Allison, As a Vietnam vet and the son of a WWII/Korean War vet- I totally agree.


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

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#2 posted 05-26-2008 08:02 PM

Allow me to use the space to thank all that served and remember those that paid the ultimate price.

Thank you for freedom!

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood!,

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#3 posted 05-26-2008 08:31 PM

Allison, as a former Marine and presently father and grandfather…...I also agree. I pray each and every day for men and women across the world who are in harms way. I also pray that my own children and grandchildren will never have to experience first-hand the horrors of war. And yet, that being said I also hope that I have instilled upon them a respect for those who have perished in the pursuit of thier beliefs and freedoms. I believe it was Jimmy Dean who said “There is no glory in a battle once you’ve seen it’s dreadful cost.”

God Bless!

-- Evil can only thrive when good men do nothing.......E. Burke

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#4 posted 05-26-2008 08:45 PM

Unfortunately, there will always be evil men, and like Dave’s signature line says, there will always have to be good men to do something about it. I also thank those that have given the ultimate sacrifice, and those that have, and are serving, so that we can have the liberties that we enjoy in this country.

“If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you’re reading it in English, thank a Veteran.”

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#5 posted 05-27-2008 12:43 AM

Well I am the daughter of not one parent but both parents of WWII. My father AND mother BOTH were in the service and that is where they met. But I am the mother of a IRAQ War combat veteran, 16 months of hell for me but I am sure more hell for him.
Sooo now my secret is out on why I sign everything

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#6 posted 05-27-2008 02:03 AM

Allison, Noah may have been an amateur woodworker, but he worked for a shop owner who’s shop sign read “Nil Sine Numine” . Ok, perhaps Noah did not read Latin, I just don’t know how it’s spelled in Hebrew… LOL.. Heck, I don’t even know if I spelled it right in the latin. Anyway, it roughly translate to “Nothing without devine guidance. Thanks for your thoughts of Peace on Earth and please thank your combat veteran for his/her service to us all.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#7 posted 05-27-2008 06:03 AM

Dave Semper Fi!! Allison thank you for remembering.

-- Pretzel L8agn

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