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#2078 Nov 11, 2012
Good day to you & much thanks RH.....for your own service and for continuing to honor those who have served.

“Crude, Rude, and Lewd!”

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#2079 Nov 11, 2012
Thank you all for serving. We're always praying for your safe return. We do not forget it is you who keep us safe and free!

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#2080 Nov 11, 2012
Thanks from the bottom of our hearts go to the Men and Women serving abroad and here at home, we should all take a moment this Veterans day to reflect on the Sacrifices the common Soldier is making to protect this Great country. Regardless of political and religious veiws, without these great Warriors we'd have neither.

And to those who have already served goes the biggest debt of Gratitude, without you great men and women this great Nation wouldn't be what she is today. May peace and happiness find all our Vets
if only for a moment.

And to all the Military wives and familes, know that you're in our thoughts and prayers as well, many, many thanks for your sacrifices also.

If you can help a wounded Warrior please do so, even if its only time you have to spare.

I Am Enzo - The Baker

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#2081 Nov 11, 2012
On this Veterans Day, my thoughts are with all who served with Honor, especially the dwindling numbers who served in WWII. I believe my life as a free American would not have been possible without their values of Duty, Honor, Country and the sacrifices they made.
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#2082 Nov 11, 2012
SLY WEST wrote:
Thanks from the bottom of our hearts go to the Men and Women serving abroad and here at home, we should all take a moment this Veterans day to reflect on the Sacrifices the common Soldier is making to protect this Great country. Regardless of political and religious veiws, without these great Warriors we'd have neither.
And to those who have already served goes the biggest debt of Gratitude, without you great men and women this great Nation wouldn't be what she is today. May peace and happiness find all our Vets
if only for a moment.
And to all the Military wives and familes, know that you're in our thoughts and prayers as well, many, many thanks for your sacrifices also.
If you can help a wounded Warrior please do so, even if its only time you have to spare.
This is GREAT! ;o)

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#2083 Nov 11, 2012
I Respect and Honor All , including their families and friends.............. Thank You...

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#2084 Nov 11, 2012
whatimeisit wrote:
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Thank you Redneck Hippie, I appreciate your post.
Your Welcome

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#2085 Nov 11, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
Good day to you & much thanks RH.....for your own service and for continuing to honor those who have served.
Good day to you too Quinn and thank you.

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#2086 Nov 12, 2012
Most people are proud to see a military man, whether they have a relative who served or not. They represent all that is honorable and patriotic, and they are dedicated to our great country. Too many have died for us.
I appreciate their service.

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#2087 Nov 12, 2012
Richard D. Preston
DESTINY

Time flies when you’re having fun
So it seems to appear to some
The days and months drift swiftly by
Not thinking about the where or why

Seasons come and seasons go
First the spring and then the snow
The autumn leaves so crisp and bright
Fall to earth upon the dead of night

They lay piled upon the ground
Winds blowing briskly making crackling sounds
Frosty mornings make for hearty souls
Breath blowing crystals during the morning stroll

Winding roads through fields of stone
That God-awful feeling of being alone
Footprints crunching upon sacred ground
Creaking trees are the only sounds

The mind dims and the memory fades
Thoughts once flourishing no longer parade
And the drums grow silent near the amber grass
While reaching for the marker just beyond my grasp

The epitaph read,“This Marine served well
He left his home and family, to serve in hell
He fought not for fortune, nor fleeting fame.”
Then as I touched the stone I saw my name

Was I truly the last to know?
Was this the destiny of the autumn stroll?
Could this be, am I insane?
Did I live my whole life in vain?

I stood bewildered upon the grave
Not wanting to run, not wanting to stay
Then others like me gathered round this place
I saw more than one familiar face

Countless friends lost in a war torn land
I hugged their necks I shook their hands
We formed our ranks and we stood up straight
And then marched a-shoutin’ through the pearly gates

©Copyright October 8, 2005 by Richard D. Preston

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#2088 Nov 12, 2012


When You Come Home (Salute to Troops)

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#2089 Nov 12, 2012
A heartfelt thank you to all that has served and serving...

:o)

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#2090 Nov 12, 2012
REDNECK HIPPIE wrote:
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Thanks.
The next couple of days are gonna be real busy, with Veterans Day events and Buddy Poppy distribution, but then i will be back to posting poems and videos.
I bought mine on Saturday - never miss a poppy distribution.

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#2091 Nov 12, 2012
Just make sure we get our rememberances straight:

Memorial Day - Remembering and honoring those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

Veteran's Day - Remembering and honoring those who served our proud nation.

Armed Forces Day - Honoring all of active troops in all services.

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#2092 Nov 12, 2012

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#2093 Nov 12, 2012
milwaukee69 wrote:
Just make sure we get our rememberances straight:
Memorial Day - Remembering and honoring those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
Veteran's Day - Remembering and honoring those who served our proud nation.
Armed Forces Day - Honoring all of active troops in all services.
Thank you for your service and everyone else who served and are serving for our nation.
Yesterday was Veteran's Day in the USA and Rememberance Day in Canada.

“Crude, Rude, and Lewd!”

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#2094 Nov 12, 2012
milwaukee69 wrote:
Just make sure we get our rememberances straight:
Memorial Day - Remembering and honoring those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
Veteran's Day - Remembering and honoring those who served our proud nation.
Armed Forces Day - Honoring all of active troops in all services.
Thanks for the clarification. Some folks get these mixed up.

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#2095 Nov 12, 2012
MeanandNasty wrote:
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Thanks for the clarification. Some folks get these mixed up.
I had a Marine buddy that was a stickler for detail and hated it when someone would say, "Thank you for your service" on Memorial Day.

Me? It really doesn't matter - afterall, the dead don't care anymore and all of us old timers are too old to give a sh!t...lol

But on a common note, I think we all can be grateful someone stayed the watch so that the rest of us could sleep in peace.

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#2097 Nov 12, 2012
Terra Rosa wrote:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ozpdBvB0hekXX&feature=rel ated
Beautiful video T R, thanks for sharing it.

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#2098 Nov 13, 2012
Richard D. Preston
EMPTY BOOTS

Walk a mile in another man’s boots?
I don’t think it’s possible.
Yeah we have pounded the same ground.
… but each journey is different.

In Vietnam, each man walked his own destiny.
… Destiny maps out longevity.

Unlike men,
Boots were alike for sure.
Black leather
Green canvas…
Caked with red mud

… But the man,
The Soldier
… often lay Caked with red Blood.

The Warrior experiences War.
… War will suffocate the experience of life.
… Boots are removed.

The journey has ended for the man.
… Even so

… His boots remain,
Age has no effect.
… His journey continues in the hearts
Of the Brothers of war.

The boots are empty.
… But our hearts are full

We continue to walk in sorrow.

Alas,
we could not walk in freedom
If not for the empty boots.

©Copyright March 9, 2002 by Richard D. Preston

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