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Posted: 8/13/2001 9:54:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 10:12:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2001 10:11:37 AM EDT by MelonPopper-M1A]
I've always wondered why there was no National memorial to the veterans of WW2. The US gov't has really kind of let them down. While on funeral detail at Ft Hood, we did a funeral in a small town in TX for a guy who had survived Bataan. You shoulda seen it; damn near the whole town showed up for this guy. I saw a show on Normandy awhile back, and a British veteran put it the best I've ever heard. He said "They gave away all their tomorrows for yor today." People who don't think ALL our veterans don't deserve to be recognized should remember that their freedom is provided by these people who serve, past and present. This includes the families, who spend endless days and nights in fear for thier loved ones' safety. We should have a National holiday for Gold Star Mothers. My hat's off to Rhode Island.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 11:03:54 AM EDT
Retain, Retain! and double, NO TRIPLE the hotdogs and BEER! [beer]
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 11:12:29 AM EDT
My Dad and 4 uncles served in WW2, all came home. We had a friend that survived the Bataan death march. My flag flies everyday My one son serves now. My mother was in Hawaii and at the Pearl Habor Monument, a group of Japanese tourists were making fun of the attack. She turned to them and said, Remember Hiroshima! I will make it a point to fly my flag on VJ and VE day.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 11:28:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 11:49:15 AM EDT
Thanks, she is Finnish.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 11:52:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2001 11:56:53 AM EDT by Sixtus]
The Wind, Good for your mother, America needs more like her. At National Monuments foreigners should be bitch slapped to a state of reverence if necessary, respect and common decency have no borders. Your story makes me feel good, thank your mother for me please, she is a great American.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 11:54:57 AM EDT
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