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 Post subject: Happy Veterans Day
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:05 am 
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Remember those who have and are serving this AWESOME country of ours.

To those who are, we thank you with all our hearts.

To those who have, we honor you.

To those who have died, we will never forget your sacrifice.


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http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/

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The History of Veteran's Day


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:40 am 
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Amen brother.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:18 am 
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Hug a vet and tell him or her THANK YOU!

True 501st Spirit : CELEBRATE - PROMOTE - CONTRIBUTE
Proudly serving the Empire since 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:30 am 
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Yes indeed.

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“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” —Plato


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:09 am 
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Not only that, but hug a soldier's husband, wife, or kids and say thank you, too.

To our soldiers and vets - Thank you. May God blass and protect you and bring you home.

Christy Giles - TR/DZ 4780

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:24 am 
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A heartfelt Amen to all the sentiments echoed here.

We will fight on the beaches, we will fight on the landing grounds, we will fight in the streets and in the fields. We will never surrender. Winston Churchill

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:19 am 
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This might be a Canadian/British thing...but wear a Poppy too.

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In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
**John McCrae

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:07 am 
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Hear, hear! I couldn't agree more! :D

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:11 pm 
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Jared, I really appreciate that you always remind us of important days such as this one. I enjoyed all of the other comments also.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:30 pm 
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my heart is full this day. Thank you veterans, for everything.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:35 pm 
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A lesson that should be taught in all schools . . And colleges

Back in September, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a social studies school teacher at RobinsonHigh School , did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with the permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she removed all of the desks out of her classroom.

When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that there were no desks.

'Ms. Cothren, where're our desks?'

She replied, 'You can't have a desk until you tell me how you earn the right to sit at a desk.'

They thought, 'Well, maybe it's our grades.'

'No,' she said.

'Maybe it's our behavior.'

She told them, 'No, it's not even your behavior.'

And so, they came and went, the first period, second period, third period. Still no desks in the classroom.

By early afternoon television news crews had started gathering in Ms.Cothren's classroom to report about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of her room.

The final period of the day came and as the puzzled students found seats on the floor of the deskless classroom, Martha Cothren said, 'Throughout the day no one has been able to tell me just what he/she has done to earn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily found in this classroom. Now I am going to tell you.'

At this point, Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it.

Twenty-seven (27) War Veterans, all in uniforms, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. The Vets began placing the school desks in rows, and then they would walk over and stand alongside the wall... By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place those kids started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their lives, just how the right to sit at those desks had been earned..

Martha said, 'You didn't earn the right to sit at these desks. These heroes did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. Now, it's up to you to sit in them. It is your responsibility to learn, to be good students, to be good citizens. They paid the price so that you could have the freedom to get an education. Don't ever forget it.'

By the way, this is a true story.

Please consider passing this along so others won't forget that the freedoms we have in this great country were earned by War Veterans.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:52 pm 
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That is AWESOME Sharon!! Thanks for posting that.
And thank you for your service as well. 8)


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