A Message For Our Troops.....

“Ridin' The Devils Little Horse”

Since: Mar 08

Straight To Hells Door

#3696 May 30, 2011
Denny:
Tell your son I said Thank You..
Congratulations on raising a young man who understands duty and honor..
@}-'--,---

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#3697 May 30, 2011
God Bless our men in uniform, past present and future. Your always in my prayers

“TEXAS ... SECEDE”

Since: Feb 08

REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

#3698 May 30, 2011
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Nice post Rose. My grand son is in Marine boot camp now
then please thank him for us and may he have a safe journey back home real soon ... SEMPER FI ~ FC

“TEXAS ... SECEDE”

Since: Feb 08

REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

#3699 May 30, 2011
As we prepare for a well deserved 3-day weekend, in observance of Memorial Day, I wish to take a moment to ask each of you to consider the relevance of this holiday. Whether you have served in our Armed Forces or not, whether you have a friend or family member who has served, or whether you know someone who is active in our military, it’s important to recognize their service to America .



As an amateur historian, I’d like to share the following account of bravery and heroism with you.



An excerpt from a radio broadcast as addressed by President Franklin Roosevelt –“ Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan…With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God!”



With that, America was thrust into the middle of World War II. After several years of embittered battles with the Germans on the European front, along with the Japanese in the Pacific theater, in February of 1945, a fleet of American warships, including 100,000 Marines, Navy personnel, and Coast Guard units, found their way on a four thousand mile journey across the Pacific towards an eight-square mile island about six hundred miles south of Tokyo. Their destination was a barren and harsh environment composed of black volcanic ash named Iwo Jima (meaning sulfur island). On this island, a demonstrative figure, known as Mount Suribachi , looms skyward. The lava flow from this extinct volcano formed the remainder of the island. Had this great war never occurred, Iwo Jima would have remained an anonymous island in the great Pacific Ocean . Alas, Iwo Jima became infamous for the fury that was to come.

“TEXAS ... SECEDE”

Since: Feb 08

REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

#3700 May 30, 2011
Part 2

The importance of this island was critical for both the Japanese and the Americans, as there were two Japanese airfields on Iwo Jima . The Americans saw it as a strategic base for landing damaged planes, as well as a base for fighter planes escorting American bombers. The Japanese knew that they must defend Iwo Jima , at all costs, due to its proximity to the homeland. In preparation of the American’s impending attack, the Japanese created sixteen miles of catacomb-like tunnels throughout the rocky island, primarily on and surrounding Mount Suribachi. Additionally, it was the most heavily fortified defensive position in the history of war, according to most historians. There were quite literally hundreds of fortifications, fire trenches, open artillery emplacements, and minefields strewn across this wasteland. 22,000 elite Japanese men were dug in…deep.



Prior to the arrival of the fleet of American warships, beginning in December of 1944, the Army bombed Iwo Jima for seventy-two consecutive days, in an attempt to soften up the Japanese defenses. The American military anticipated that this would “level every defense, no matter how strong, and wipe out the garrison”, according to Marine Corps Lt. General H.M.“Howlin’ Mad” Smith. Unfortunately, that was not the case. The Japanese simply waited out this bombardment, biding their time until the inevitable landing by the Americans. The impending combat would become historic. In fact, the first four days was the bloodiest battle that America had experienced since Gettysburg . For several weeks, the Americans fought an invisible and well-shielded foe. The Japanese were well-schooled in warfare of this kind, had nowhere to go, little food to subsist upon, and knew that the Emperor would not support them with reinforcements. They were instructed to kill as many of their enemy, while suffering an honorable death in battle, rather than to allow the embarrassment of surrender to the Americans. It was almost a hopeless task for both sides.



On D-Day, February 19, 1945, seventy thousand Marines geared up for their landing on the black beaches of Iwo Jima . When the Battle of Iwo Jima ended on March 26, 1945, scarcely 200 of the 22,000 Japanese survived. The American Marines suffered over 26,000 casualties, including 6,800 killed in action. Our Marines fought in World War II for forty-three months. Yet in one month on Iwo Jima , they suffered one-third of their total deaths. Left behind was what became the largest cemetery of the Pacific theater. A message was chiseled outside of this cemetery for those of us to remember what these brave men gave to us:



When you go home

Tell them for us and say

For your tomorrow

We gave our today



Thanks to all of our fighting men and women…past, present, and future.



~Blaine

“TEXAS ... SECEDE”

Since: Feb 08

REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

#3701 May 30, 2011
Part one ... sorry for the boo-boo ... it all means the same ...

As we prepare for a well deserved 3-day weekend, in observance of Memorial Day, I wish to take a moment to ask each of you to consider the relevance of this holiday. Whether you have served in our Armed Forces or not, whether you have a friend or family member who has served, or whether you know someone who is active in our military, it’s important to recognize their service to America .



As an amateur historian, I’d like to share the following account of bravery and heroism with you.



An excerpt from a radio broadcast as addressed by President Franklin Roosevelt –“ Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan…With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God!”



With that, America was thrust into the middle of World War II. After several years of embittered battles with the Germans on the European front, along with the Japanese in the Pacific theater, in February of 1945, a fleet of American warships, including 100,000 Marines, Navy personnel, and Coast Guard units, found their way on a four thousand mile journey across the Pacific towards an eight-square mile island about six hundred miles south of Tokyo. Their destination was a barren and harsh environment composed of black volcanic ash named Iwo Jima (meaning sulfur island). On this island, a demonstrative figure, known as Mount Suribachi , looms skyward. The lava flow from this extinct volcano formed the remainder of the island. Had this great war never occurred, Iwo Jima would have remained an anonymous island in the great Pacific Ocean . Alas, Iwo Jima became infamous for the fury that was to come.

“TEXAS ... SECEDE”

Since: Feb 08

REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

#3702 May 30, 2011
The importance of this island was critical for both the Japanese and the Americans, as there were two Japanese airfields on Iwo Jima . The Americans saw it as a strategic base for landing damaged planes, as well as a base for fighter planes escorting American bombers. The Japanese knew that they must defend Iwo Jima , at all costs, due to its proximity to the homeland. In preparation of the American’s impending attack, the Japanese created sixteen miles of catacomb-like tunnels throughout the rocky island, primarily on and surrounding Mount Suribachi. Additionally, it was the most heavily fortified defensive position in the history of war, according to most historians. There were quite literally hundreds of fortifications, fire trenches, open artillery emplacements, and minefields strewn across this wasteland. 22,000 elite Japanese men were dug in…deep.



Prior to the arrival of the fleet of American warships, beginning in December of 1944, the Army bombed Iwo Jima for seventy-two consecutive days, in an attempt to soften up the Japanese defenses. The American military anticipated that this would “level every defense, no matter how strong, and wipe out the garrison”, according to Marine Corps Lt. General H.M.“Howlin’ Mad” Smith. Unfortunately, that was not the case. The Japanese simply waited out this bombardment, biding their time until the inevitable landing by the Americans. The impending combat would become historic. In fact, the first four days was the bloodiest battle that America had experienced since Gettysburg . For several weeks, the Americans fought an invisible and well-shielded foe. The Japanese were well-schooled in warfare of this kind, had nowhere to go, little food to subsist upon, and knew that the Emperor would not support them with reinforcements. They were instructed to kill as many of their enemy, while suffering an honorable death in battle, rather than to allow the embarrassment of surrender to the Americans. It was almost a hopeless task for both sides.



On D-Day, February 19, 1945, seventy thousand Marines geared up for their landing on the black beaches of Iwo Jima . When the Battle of Iwo Jima ended on March 26, 1945, scarcely 200 of the 22,000 Japanese survived. The American Marines suffered over 26,000 casualties, including 6,800 killed in action. Our Marines fought in World War II for forty-three months. Yet in one month on Iwo Jima , they suffered one-third of their total deaths. Left behind was what became the largest cemetery of the Pacific theater. A message was chiseled outside of this cemetery for those of us to remember what these brave men gave to us:



When you go home

Tell them for us and say

For your tomorrow

We gave our today



Thanks to all of our fighting men and women…past, present, and future.



Blain

“Crude, Rude, and Lewd!”

Level 7

Since: Jun 08

Sayonara Falls.

#3703 May 30, 2011
We haven't forgotten you. Praying for your safe return, one and all.

“TEXAS ... SECEDE”

Since: Feb 08

REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

#3704 May 30, 2011
Mitzi wrote:
At the train station, my brother hugged me goodbye.. I stood there crying, baby doll in my arms..waved til he was out of sight..I cried, "MOMMY I THINK my heart is breaking!"..Icy fear gripped my soul, yet my heart overflowed with love and pride...
At the airport, my husband hugged me goodbye..I stood there crying, baby son in my arms..waved til he was out of sight..I cried, "MOM I THINK my heart is breaking!"..Icy fear gripped my soul, yet my heart overflowed with love and pride...
At the bus depot(deployed to Iraq), my son hugged me goodbye..I stood there crying, arms empty now..waved til he was out of sight..I cried, "GOD I KNOW my heart is breaking!"..Icy fear gripped my soul, yet my heart overflowed with love and pride...
God bless the troops and their families...Mine came home..some never do...
Thanks to all of our fighting men and women … past, present, and future.

“Mess with me.”

Level 2

Since: Dec 09

I like it.

#3705 May 30, 2011
To all the good men and women in the service of our country. We do appreciate you and won't forget. Thank you for giving your all. God bless you and your families. Thank you.

“Ridin' The Devils Little Horse”

Since: Mar 08

Straight To Hells Door

#3706 May 30, 2011
I Just posted this to a friend on a different thread but I felt it should be posted here as well...
I hope that you all don't mind but this is true and it bears repeating....

I hope that you had a really good day today and that it was a time for your family to gather and share memories of the Brave Men and Women in your family who have proudly served in the Military...
My Sister told me a very sad story of her neighbor today.. Well at least I felt is was saddening...
She has new neighbors on the left and The man came over to her yesterday and asked her if it would be OK if he hung up an ***AMERICAN***Flag!!.....
Turns out he is a Marine who gave 8 years to the service of this Country.. Yet he felt he had to ask if he could display the Flag... It gave me goosebumps... and it really showed me How Much RESPECT That MAN had for his FREEDOM and that of his fellow HUMAN BEINGS... It also Made me think that NO ONE IN AMERICA!!!! NO ONE!!! Should EVER Have to ask that question....
I had a wonderful day today at my Sisters Home...and I actually got to meet that young man and his family... They have 3 really cute little Chihuahuas... 2 with long hair and one with a slick coat...So we bonded...hahahaha
@}-'--,---

“Ridin' The Devils Little Horse”

Since: Mar 08

Straight To Hells Door

#3707 May 30, 2011
Troops
I know I haven't been here on this thread in a while but my opinions and feelings haven't changed one single bit.. I will always believe that those who serve our nation in the name of Human Rights and Freedom are the best of us all...
Stay Safe, Stay Strong and Remember we are all here waiting for you to come home...
@}-'--,---

You are a Dork

“Temple Bar”

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#3708 May 31, 2011
Wildbluerose wrote:
I Just posted this to a friend on a different thread but I felt it should be posted here as well...
I hope that you all don't mind but this is true and it bears repeating....
I hope that you had a really good day today and that it was a time for your family to gather and share memories of the Brave Men and Women in your family who have proudly served in the Military...
My Sister told me a very sad story of her neighbor today.. Well at least I felt is was saddening...
She has new neighbors on the left and The man came over to her yesterday and asked her if it would be OK if he hung up an ***AMERICAN***Flag!!.....
Turns out he is a Marine who gave 8 years to the service of this Country.. Yet he felt he had to ask if he could display the Flag... It gave me goosebumps... and it really showed me How Much RESPECT That MAN had for his FREEDOM and that of his fellow HUMAN BEINGS... It also Made me think that NO ONE IN AMERICA!!!! NO ONE!!! Should EVER Have to ask that question....
I had a wonderful day today at my Sisters Home...and I actually got to meet that young man and his family... They have 3 really cute little Chihuahuas... 2 with long hair and one with a slick coat...So we bonded...hahahaha
@}-'--,---
Post it as often as you like, it will never lose it's beauty or it's meaning!

“Ridin' The Devils Little Horse”

Since: Mar 08

Straight To Hells Door

#3709 Nov 11, 2011
Raise the Flags and Salute With Your Hearts...
@}-'--,---

So many times people see a flag and forget to remember the meaning.. What that flag stands for and just who protects the freedom it represents...
Today Is veterans Day and It is with a deep appreciation for Our Troops that I type these words..
Where would we be without our fighting men and women.. Speaking German or Japanese..
I am so proud of our Men and women in uniform.. They have stood up and taken the falls so that we as a people can enjoy our freedom without the constant fears that plague so many other countries...
So today and everyday I am grateful to them...
Our Veterans,To Those now serving, To the MIA's and to those who made the greatest scrafices of all.. Laying down their lives so that others may someday know the wonderful freedom that we have here in the USA..

Thank you from the depths of my heart and soul for all you have done and continue to do to make this the best Country in the World...

To our active Troops....Stay Safe, Stay Strong and Remember we are all here waiting for you to come home...
Thank You...
@}-'--,---

“ASPIRE 2 INSPIRE B4 U EXPIRE”

Level 8

Since: Jul 08

USA

#3710 Nov 11, 2011
thank you to all the men and women who have or are serving with honor in the armed services of the free world.
may your days be safe and peaceful.
warrior's, come home soon to those who love and miss you.

“CANDY IS DANDY”

Level 8

Since: Oct 10

BUT LIQUOR IS QUICKER

#3713 Nov 23, 2011
To the Brave Individuals serving this Holiday, Thanks for what you're Giving, may your Thanksgiving be Blessed with Safety and the knowledge that you recieve the deepest Gratitude and Respect from all of true America.
You'll be in our hearts and prayers as we gather around the Dinner table!

We miss and love u my Nephew Billy B. Godspeed my man!
~~~Go Airforce~`

“It's the American Dream!!”

Level 3

Since: Nov 11

Operation Desperado

#3714 Nov 23, 2011
Congrats on defending/offending this country. We owe you a deep gratitude that gifts and words can't express. Your names shall be remembered and past down for many generations as you, alone, made history.
Only downfall; taxes.

“Ridin' The Devils Little Horse”

Since: Mar 08

Straight To Hells Door

#3715 Nov 24, 2011
May this Thanksgiving Day give all pause to remember that it was for Freedoms sake this country was founded and it is for Freedoms sake that our brave men and women stand and fight.
Wishing All of OUR TROOPS a Very Happy Thanksgiving..
Stay safe, Stay Strong and Remember we are all here waiting for you to come home...
Thank You...
@}-'--,---

“Ridin' The Devils Little Horse”

Since: Mar 08

Straight To Hells Door

#3717 Nov 12, 2012
My thoughts and prayers remain stedfast in regard to all of our Enlisted personel...
Stay Safe, Stay Strong and Remember we are all here waiting for you all to come home....
@}-'--,---
THANK YOU to each and every member of the Armed Forces of America and a Very Special Thank You to all Of Our Veterans for you service and sacrifice..
Wishing each one... Peace, Love, Health and Happiness...
@}-'--,---

“you're not the boss of me!”

Since: Jan 08

the road less traveled.....

#3718 Nov 22, 2012
Thank you to the troops (and all those that have served in the past, too, for that matter),

this is a group of people that have chosen to sacrifice time from their personal lives to serve their country..now, in a time of war, also placing their lives in peril. It is debt that we owe you,

I hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful and that your families also enjoy it, and maybe will have contact with you...thanks and stay safe.

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