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Remembrance/Veterans Day


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#1 KoanYorel

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 02:01 PM

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."

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And so I say thanks to all my brother veterans.
The only easy day was yesterday.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 03:14 PM

R.I.P To all who Died!

Never Forgotten
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Posted 11 November 2007 - 07:13 PM

The following was signed on November 11th, 1954:

Whereas it has long been our customs to commemorate November 11, the anniversary of the ending of World War I, by paying tribute to the heroes of that tragic struggle and by rededicating ourselves to the cause of peace; and

Whereas in the intervening years the United States has been involved in two other great military conflicts, which have added millions of veterans living and dead to the honor rolls of this Nation; and

Whereas the Congress passed a concurrent resolution on June 4, 1926 (44 Stat. 1982), calling for the observance of November 11 with appropriate ceremonies, and later provided in an act approved May 13, 1938 (52 Stat. 351), that the eleventh of November should be a legal holiday and should be known as Armistice Day; and

Whereas, in order to expand the significance of that commemoration and in order that a grateful Nation might pay appropriate homage to the veterans of all its wars who have contributed so much to the preservation of this Nation, the Congress, by an act approved June 1, 1954 (68 Stat. 168), changed the name of the holiday to Veterans Day:

Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do hereby call upon all of our citizens to observe Thursday, November 11, 1954, as Veterans Day. On that day let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.

I also direct the appropriate officials of the Government to arrange for the display of the flag of the United States on all public buildings on Veterans Day.

In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans' organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to wish to join hands in the common purpose.

Toward this end, I am designating the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs as Chairman of a Veterans Day National Committee, which shall include such other persons as the Chairman may select, and which will coordinate at the national level necessary planning for the observance. I am also requesting the heads of all departments and agencies of the Executive branch of the Government to assist the National Committee in every way possible.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and cause the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington this eighth day of October in the Year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-ninth.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER


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Let us remember that Veterans day was created to honor all veterans, living, fallen, those currently serving and those whom have already served, those wounded and those helping the wounded-all fighting or have fought for our freedom.

War produces veterans, wounded both physically and mentally. They have sacrificed for us.....and it is now our job to help these veterans, as they have already helped us in ways we will never know, in ways that we cannot fathom, and in ways that we take granted every day.


War produces veterans, wounded both physically and mentally. They have sacrificed for us.....and it is now our job to help these veterans, as they have already helped us in ways we will never know, in ways that we cannot fathom, and in ways that we take granted every day.
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Posted 11 November 2007 - 07:38 PM

To all those who served before me,

with me,

and after me,

I salute you.


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Posted 11 November 2007 - 09:06 PM

Some were dads
Most were kids
Now, some are sisters
Yet they all were brothers

Did it for you
And did it for we
Did it for Mom
And all did their duty

Some don't come back
Some do different
Most are OK
Tho' all have memories

I remember you all
Tip my hat and salute
Find the cost of freedom
Hold it tight and close

A momma will cry
Today for her child
I'll thank God I'm alive
You thank whoever you can

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 03:01 PM

We must never forget the sacrifice of those who have died in battle.
Nor should ever ever forget those who still live among us.
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Posted 12 November 2007 - 11:21 PM

My sincerest Thanks and Gratitude to those who served before, with, and after me . Take care and God Bless. Semper Fi !!

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."

"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster"

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 07:48 AM

Thanks to all those who served, are serving, and will serve.

Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for another.




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