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05-23-2009 05:52 AM

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I am sure a lot of you have received this or something similar in an e-mail, but I think with the Memorial Day weekend coming, I personally would like to share it here.
First I would like to say I hope each and everyone of you have a great and SAFE weekend.
In doing so please remember WHY you are having this weekend.
We ALL of us must never forget.
And PLEASE let’s not forget our brothers and sisters on who are on foreign soil as your reading this.

Have a wonderful weekend!

It is the
not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.

It is
not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.

It is
the VETERAN, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is
not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is
the VETERAN, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is
the VETERAN, not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the
salutes the Flag,


It is
who serves
under the Flag,

And Thank You to all my fellow’s that have served. You have my sincerest gratitude.

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

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#1 posted 05-23-2009 06:11 AM

Thank you so much

Rick Kruse USMC ‘85-89

And a HUGE thank you to all those Men and wonen who have gone before me Semper Fidelis

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 05-23-2009 07:01 AM

We in Australia had our ANZAC Day last month to remember the men and women who have served in all wars
I served over 20 years under the Australian flag serving in Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam wars. Wish you all the best on your memorial Day.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#3 posted 05-23-2009 07:27 AM

Thanks Allison,

USN 63-66

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

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#4 posted 05-23-2009 07:44 AM

That’s a great poem for the day we remember vets, which is Veterans Day.

Monday is Memorial Day.

USN Submarine Service 81-91.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#5 posted 05-23-2009 11:10 AM

Thanks Allison,

USN 65-69

-- Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else

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#6 posted 05-23-2009 01:19 PM

Thanks Allison. And thanks to all you other Vets.

MSG USAR 1969-1992

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#7 posted 05-23-2009 02:42 PM

Thanks Allison. And thank you to all veterens, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

USN 85-90, ARNG 97-2004 (911 & OIF)

-- I came, I sawed I fixed it. (well sort of)

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#8 posted 05-23-2009 06:22 PM

@ Derek Lyons, I apologize, I suppose I should have been more “proper” But for myself I will be remembering all those that fought for our country and still are on this “Memorial Day”. Of course I do that on a daily basis, They are a part of my prayers,

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

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#9 posted 05-24-2009 01:11 AM

Thanks Allison and all fellow VETERANS.—-VIETNAM VET (69-70)


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#10 posted 05-24-2009 03:29 AM

My thanks too
USAF 63-71 Viet Nam 69-70

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#11 posted 05-24-2009 03:33 AM

Thanks Allison
We need to remember what this holiday is all about. enjoy your week end.

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#12 posted 05-24-2009 04:31 AM


Thank you VERY MUCH for remembering us.

U.S. Army … Viet Nam 68-69. It means a great deal that you honor us. THANK YOU !!!


-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#13 posted 05-24-2009 05:00 AM

Thanks Alllison for remembering us VETS.

USAF 1961-1968

-- waroland, Mount Juliet, TN

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#14 posted 05-24-2009 05:16 AM

thanks allison for your thoughts and prayers .
i tried to join the service in my youth ,
but they didn’t want me .
but i to am proud to be an american ,
and am thankfull of the sacrifices that have been made ,
that we may live as we do .
and thank you all ,
bless you and yours !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#15 posted 05-24-2009 05:21 AM

Salute to freedom, and the memory of those who fought to keep it!


-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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