Thanks for being the first to post and for starting the thread....and thank you to everyone on this forum that have served in the past and the many that are currently serving...Kustomkaps said:atriot:
Thank you to all those people, and their families, who are serving or have served our country. I know you don't get told very often, but we do appreciate what you have sacrificed to help keep us safe and free.
lchrisns said:Thanks for the post. Our daughter just called at 0600 from DLI in California, as she sat watching the sun come up over the Monterey Bay. They had their ceremony on Friday for the Lost Soldier for those graduates of DLI who had been lost in the current war. Rollcall went for about 15 minutes, she said. Sobering. She graduates in November with deployment in early 2007. We are very proud of her.
that pic says it all...they and you have served, so grandpas can hold new babies that are healthy,happy and free...life is goodErnest said:atriot: atriot: atriot: atriot: As a Veteran of Viet Nam I salute all the brave men and women who have served and sacrificed, some with their lives so we can enjoy this great country and it's freedoms. As I sit here today and see the folded flag in it's case that draped my Father's casket a few month's ago, It makes me think of him and others who have served and done it right. God bless all veterans, servicemen & women, past, present and future, and the wonderful country that I love!!!!!:thumbs: :thumbs:
Rock on...I have a family member that has struggled with getting spit on upon his return to this soil, when as a 17 year old he saw horrors in Nam, just doing what he was told to do...TexSon said:Thank you. As a retired AF officer who grew up in AF family during the Vietnam era and saw how the vets of that war were treated, it is great that those who serve to keep this great land of ours free are getting the respect they deserve. Churchill's speach after the Battle of Britain, "never have so many owed so much to so few" still rings true today. There is a lower percentage of those who serve and have served in the military in the population than at any time in our history. My family is an exception as my Father, brother, and I have served (my brother is about to retire), my wife is retired Navy (had a mixed marriage there - AF and Navy), her sister is in the Navy reserve, and my nephew is in the AF. San Antonio has always been a military city and treated its military members with respect, even when other parts of the nation didn't. It is good to see the military getting respect and the politicians who put them in harms way, now receiving comtemp. The difference is, the folks in the military never deserved it. I'll get off my soap box now.