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Happy Veteran's Day


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#1 Pandy

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 11:13 AM

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the Veterans for the work they do to protect our liberty. Thank you for the sacrifices you have made for the good of everyone.

Please take a few moments today to remember and realize how fortunate we are to have our freedom and the blood, sweat and tears it takes to protect it.


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Posted 11 November 2009 - 07:40 PM

As a veteran I thank you for your kind words. I wish our service members everywhere thanks and gratitude as well and a safe return home to their loved ones.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 07:58 PM

A very safe return home and soon!!
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Posted 11 November 2009 - 08:28 PM

God Bless Ya Veteran's :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 08:29 PM

Thanks Pandy and all the rest of the brothers and sisters. I went to see the new vessel today. USS New York LPD 21

http://www.ussnewyork.com/wordpress/uss-ne...-image-gallery/

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 08:56 PM

From the son of a vet....

I say Thank You to the veterans and the servicemen whom are doing their duty as I write this. Your work allows us to enjoy the country we live in and the freedoms it affords us. Without the sacrifices of both veterans and active servicemen, I could not be doing this now.

Thank You.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 01:03 AM

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I too pass on my Best Wishes to all the Veterans, not only in America, but throughout the World.

Veteran's Day is also Celebrated throughout the World under different names, but each Country has the same meaning. We Honour our Dead and Maimed for their Sacrifices, even though we some times have been Enemies, during the Years, before and since, this momentious occurence on the 11th Day of the 11th Month in 1918.

1918 : World War I ends
At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends. At 5 a.m. that morning, Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with imminent invasion, signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compiégne, France. The First World War left nine million soldiers dead and 21 million wounded, with Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary, France, and Great Britain each losing nearly a million or more lives. In addition, at least five million civilians died from disease, starvation, or exposure.


http://www.history.co.uk/this-day-in-histo...6AD13F5.public1

More here,

THE HISTORY OF VETERANS DAY

1918
World War I, then normally referred to simply as The Great War (no one could imagine any war being greater!), ended with the implementation of an armistice [temporary cessation of hostilities?in this case until the final peace treaty, the infamous Treaty of Versailles, was signed in 1919] between the Allies and Germany at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of November, 1918.



1919
November 11: President Wilson proclaims the first Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country?s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations?" The original concept for the celebration was for the suspension of business for a two minute period beginning at 11 A.M., with the day also marked by parades and public mettings.


http://www.history.army.mil/faq/vetsday/vetshist.htm


No Matter from what Country you come from, Let us Remember Them ALL and Pray that we may have Peace on the Earth.

EDIT. You may like the Picture and Story that I Posted here under Post 89, it is unusual, but it just goes to show the Power of Prayer and the Training that our Soldiers get in survival.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...ml#entry1496410

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Edited by Abacus 7, 12 November 2009 - 01:54 AM.


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Posted 12 November 2009 - 08:02 AM

From a son of a Navy veteran:

I thank you for the sacrifices you guys make to protect our country and to help those in need.

And in the words of a Marine: Semper Fi.

(Don't ask. I'm not military.....I just always wanted to say that :D)

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 11:28 PM

Out of the 200+ people that I work with, only one came up and thanked me for my service...and he's Canadian! Thank you to all the members of this community that recognize the sacrifices that our active duty military, as well as the veterans, have and do endure.

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 11:44 PM

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In Australia, we say, "Lest we Forget".

Can I say both to you as a Vet?

"Semper Fi" and "Lest we Forget"

Love to have a Beer with you, Mate.

It is really a Special Day that is being forgotten by many all around the World.

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 11:56 PM

Lest we forget.......I'm afraid that the majortiy of the young free world inhabitants have.

November 10th and 11th are both special days for me. On November 10, 1775, the Marine Corps was "born" in Tun Tavern (how fitting) in Philadelphia. As you know, November 11 is Veterans Day....48 hours of drunken celebration and remembrance.



"WE STOLE THE EAGLE FROM THE AIR FORCE, THE ANCHOR FROM THE NAVY AND THE ROPE FROM THE ARMY.

ON THE SEVENTH DAY WHILE GOD RESTED, WE OVERRAN HIS PERIMETER, STOLE THE GLOBE AND WE'VE BEEN RUNNING THE WHOLE SHOW EVER SINCE."

Edited by rangecoach, 13 November 2009 - 11:57 PM.

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 01:07 AM

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Aw, Mate, I cracked a Beer on that one.

I would get into terrible Trouble if I said what the Aussies have done?

Just wonderful to share a Beer with you, Mate.

Did you ever Serve in an area with Aussies?

We are a bit unusual, but great Mates.

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Edited by Abacus 7, 14 November 2009 - 01:13 AM.





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