thank you to the men and women of the...

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

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Hoosierville

#3545 Aug 21, 2013
Thank you 'my' fine fellow for bringing this thread
up, I didn't bother to go back and look for it:

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/weird/T2C3GSE...

“ASPIRE 2 INSPIRE B4 U EXPIRE”

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USA

#3546 Aug 21, 2013
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
Thank you 'my' fine fellow for bringing this thread
up, I didn't bother to go back and look for it:
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/weird/T2C3GSE...
Saw your thread this AM and copied the poem to my VFW facebook page

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

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Since: Nov 12

Hoosierville

#3547 Aug 21, 2013
didn't say who wrote it but they should be commended!
Tells it better than anything I've read!

PS: Seems to 'me' our veterans are getting the short end of =several sticks=!
Obama needs one =stuck= to get it right!!!
Bet he wouldn't bow to Muslims then!

“Insert useless statement here.”

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#3548 Aug 22, 2013
Dear service men and women,

I want you all to know how important you are to our freedom. You are doing a fantastic job and I am extremely grateful to you for this. As a child of veteran parents I know what you do is so important to this nation. As an American I am so proud and when you come home we will welcome you back with open arms. May God Bless each and everyone of you. The word thank you will never be adequate in my life.

“ASPIRE 2 INSPIRE B4 U EXPIRE”

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Since: Jul 08

USA

#3549 Sep 19, 2013
The Stranger

One lovely summer day
As I was walking through the grass
Reflecting on the very fondest
Memories of my past

I past an unfamiliar place
And stopped a while to see
Completely unsuspecting
Of the change this place would bring

I stood before a wall of names
Two hundred and fifty-one
Engraved upon a monument
That pierced the shining sun

And though, to all these names
I was a stranger passing by
I looked upon these names
And there was one that caught my eye

It may have been a moment
Or an hour, or a year
I walked up to the name
And leaned in close so I could hear

I closed my eyes and listened
To the pure and priceless truth
And came to understand the love
Of which, this wall is proof

It's said that he who bears
The very greatest love of all
Will sacrifice his life
Before He'll see a dear friend fall

Though people often wonder
Whether such a man is real
I see him now
Through these engraven letters that I feel

He's sitting with his brother
telling stories as they laugh
Of the greatest game's he'll ever pitch
Of the biggest fish he'll catch

He's standing by his colors
On a hillside far away
He's diving through the amber fire
While others run away

I search through all my memories
Of the noble and the grand
The courage and the truth
That I've been taught to understand

Of all the stories that are told
This shall be told of you
Dear Soldier, How you gave your life
For those you never knew.

This poem was written by Callie Crofts, Firth High School class of 2004.
Sunday, March 27, 2005

“ASPIRE 2 INSPIRE B4 U EXPIRE”

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USA

#3550 Sep 19, 2013
Freedom

To all our Soldiers past and present, God Bless

Glory to the American Flag, long may she wave
So many have been covered with her when they've
gone to their grave

So many of us have taken for granted that our
freedom will always be
We tend to forget those who have kept that
right for you and for me

A Soldier will stand and fight all night to
keep us from harm
While some of us sit at home and refuse to
lift an arm

Some sit around and complain all day how
wrong this war must be
While a Soldier pushes that aside to continue
to fight for you and me

Some sit around and complain about the food
their going to eat
While a Soldier works straight through
hungry and weary on his feet

While you sit around and complain about what
you have or where you live
Remember what a Soldier somewhere for you is
about to give

A Soldier stands tall and proud and ready for
the fight
We must stand strong behind them through
their hard and arduous plight

“ASPIRE 2 INSPIRE B4 U EXPIRE”

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USA

#3551 Sep 19, 2013
This Soldier poem taken from The Wall USA site...

There is discipline in A Soldier you can see it when he walks,
There is honor in A Soldier you hear it when he talks.
There is courage in A Soldier you can see it in his eyes,
There is loyalty in A Soldier that he will not compromise.
There is something in A Soldier that makes him stand apart,
There is strength in A Soldier that beats from his heart.
A Soldier isn't a title any man can be hired to do,
A Soldier is the soul of that man buried deep inside of you.
A Soldier's job isn't finished after an 8 hour day or a 40 hour week,
A Soldier is always A Soldier even while he sleeps.
A Soldier serves his country first and his life is left behind,
A Soldier has to sacrifice what comes first in a civilian's mind.
If you are civilian - I am saying this to you.....
next time you see A Soldier remember what they do.
A Soldier is the reason our land is 'Home of the free',
A Soldier is the one that is brave protecting you and me.
If you are A Soldier - I am saying this to you.....
Thank God for EVERY SOLDIER Thank God for what YOU do!
~ by Angela Goodwin ~

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Since: Jul 08

USA

#3552 Sep 19, 2013
ONLY A SAILOR

HE'S ONLY A SAILOR ON THE BOUNDLESS DEEP,
UNDER FOREIGN SKIES AND TROPICAL HEAT.
ONLY A SAILOR ON THE ROLLING DEEP,
IN SUMMER RAIN AND WINTER SLEET.

HE'S ONLY A SAILOR FOR UNCLE SAM,
FAR FROM HIS HOME AND NATIVE LAND.
HE'S ONLY A SAILOR SOME FOLKS SAY,
HE CAN MAKE A LIVING NO OTHER WAY.

THEY SAY, "HE'S A SAILOR OF THEM BEWARE,"
NO MORE OF HIM THAN A DOG DO THEY CARE.
HE'S ONLY A VAGABOND WHO'S NEVER BEEN BORN,
AND IT'S BECAUSE HE WEARS A NAVY UNIFORM.

YOU MAY CALL HIM A PAUPER OR A GOVERNMENT BUM,
BUT REMEMBER FOLKS HE'S THE MAN BEHIND THE GUN.
AND WHEN EVER WAR CLOUDS ARISE IN THE PEACEFUL SKY,
'TIS HE NOT YOU THAT GOES FORTH TO DIE.

'TIS HE THAT STANDS IN HIS SUIT OF BLUE,
TO DEFEND HIS HOME AND YOU.
'TIS HE THAT WALKS THE DECKS OF SHIPS,
'TIS HE THAT WOULD DIE WITH A SMILE ON HIS LIPS.
WHILE YOU ENJOY THAT WHICH HE HAS DONE,
CAST HIM OFF WITH A SNEER AND CALL HIM A BUM.

IF IT WERE NOT FOR HIM, WHOM YOU DESPISE AND HATE,
FOREIGN POWER INVADING WOULD MAKE YOUR FATE.
THEN YOU WOULD CRY ALOUD FOR THE BOYS IN BLUE,
BUT IF THERE WERE NONE PRAY, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

AND A SAILORS WIFE WHO TRAVELS THE WHOLE WORLD OVER,
TO BE WITH HER MAN ONE DAY OUT OF FOUR.
IS SNUBBED AND SHIED BY THE BEST IN EACH TOWN,
WHEN THEY SO NEED A SMILE THEY SEE ONLY A FROWN.

THEY REFUSE TO BELIEVE THAT SHE IS TRUE,
TO HER MAN, HER COUNTRY, THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE.
THE APARTMENT HOUSE LANDLORD SAYS, "NO NAVY ALLOWED,"
AN INSULT TO HER HUSBAND OF WHOM SHE IS PROUD.

THEN REMEMBER WE TO OUR FLAG ARE TRUE,
SO PLEASE TRY TO GIVE THEM THAT WHICH IS DUE.
FOR BEFORE THEY ENLISTED TO WEAR THE SUIT OF BLUE,
THEY WERE CIVILIANS THE SAME AS YOU!
~ Author Unknown ~

“Insert useless statement here.”

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#3553 Sep 20, 2013
THANK YOU to all of our men and women of our armed forces for your service and dedication to your/our Country

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

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Arcadia, LA.

#3554 Sep 20, 2013
Wanted to share this Facebook page. Has some great tributes to our fallen heros:

https://www.facebook.com/ #!/pages/Seal-of-Honor/1822499 54768?hc_location=stream

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

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Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#3555 Sep 20, 2013
Ugh. Can't get the link to work.

In the Facebook search box, look for Seal of Honor.

“Proud to be a Wiccan Priest”

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Jonesboro AR

#3556 Sep 20, 2013
Published September 20, 2013, 02:33 PM
Medal of Honor recipients meet in Gettysburg
Nearly half of the 79 living Medal of Honor recipients are in Gettysburg for their annual convention.
http://www.jamestownsun.com/event/article/id/...

"GETTYSBURG, Pa.(AP)— Nearly half of the 79 living Medal of Honor recipients are in Gettysburg for their annual convention.

The Medal of Honor Society convention gives the general public a chance to meet the men who've been honored by Congress for risking their lives beyond the call of duty in combat.

A major focus of the organization these days is its character development program for middle school and high school students promoting values such as courage and sacrifice. Recipients are meeting Friday with local students.

The Medal of Honor Society drew dozens of autograph seekers to a signing session near the battlefield park Thursday.

Other scheduled events are a town hall forum at Gettysburg College and a concert on the Gettysburg battlefield on Friday. Next year's convention will be in Knoxville, Tenn."
These are truly heroes..

“Proud to be a Wiccan Priest”

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#3557 Sep 20, 2013
sorry for the double post..

“Insert useless statement here.”

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#3558 Sep 23, 2013
Your freedom is brought to you courtesy of the outstanding Men and Women who serve and have served this country with honor, dedication, pride and sacrifice!

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

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Rockin' USA ;)

#3559 Sep 24, 2013
Chris - PSL wrote:
Your freedom is brought to you courtesy of the outstanding Men and Women who serve and have served this country with honor, dedication, pride and sacrifice!
AND they continue to this..KNOWING when the Government Shuts Down for a spell..THEY WON'T BE RECEIVING A PAYCHECK!!

So, acknowledge a Service member with a SMILE and a sincere THANK YOU!!

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#3560 Sep 24, 2013
Colorado Chick wrote:
<quoted text> AND they continue to this..KNOWING when the Government Shuts Down for a spell..THEY WON'T BE RECEIVING A PAYCHECK!!
So, acknowledge a Service member with a SMILE and a sincere THANK YOU!!
Without them in the past, present, and future, we don't exist.

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#3561 Oct 1, 2013
My hat is off to our soldiers. They stand TRUE even when they don't receive much praise and have to serve in horrid conditions.
The average person has no idea what they have to go through.

“Truder 3/4 mile, call the ball”

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#3562 Oct 4, 2013
As a vet and a retired Naval Officer, It's humbling to see things like this. To this I firmly believe that I speak for all of us going into, living in, getting out of, veterans of and the families of military service members, from the bottom of our hearts... We couldn't do it without you. All of you.

Alan Mitchell
Commander, United States Navy (Retired)

“ASPIRE 2 INSPIRE B4 U EXPIRE”

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Since: Jul 08

USA

#3563 Oct 4, 2013
BASHER505 wrote:
As a vet and a retired Naval Officer, It's humbling to see things like this. To this I firmly believe that I speak for all of us going into, living in, getting out of, veterans of and the families of military service members, from the bottom of our hearts... We couldn't do it without you. All of you.
Alan Mitchell
Commander, United States Navy (Retired)
From one swab jockey to another, thank you for your service.

“Truder 3/4 mile, call the ball”

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Truder 505 ball, 2.5

#3564 Oct 5, 2013
REDNECK HIPPIE wrote:
<quoted text>
From one swab jockey to another, thank you for your service.
You too brother.

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