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For months I've had something planned to put up on here on this day. In light of the recent tragic event at Ft. Hood, however, that would not be appropriate. Perhaps another time.

 

Instead, please turn on you sound, look and listen to this. A small tribute to the veterans of our armed forces -------

 

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i want to say a huge THANK YOU & GOD BLESS to all of our military...past and present!! y'all make our country what it is and we all APPRECIATE ur devotion and sacrifice for us!!

and, everyone please take a moment to remember not only the fallen at ft. hood, but ALL of our fallen....

 

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^^^^that's what it's all about!!!

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...... THANKS BUD ......ITS HARD TO SAY HAPPY VETERANS DAY WHEN SO MANY TERRIBLE THINGS HAVE HAPPEND LATELY ....... THOUGH I AM NOT A VET . I HAVE SO MUCH RESPECT FOR OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN OUR ARMED FORCES ......WE OWE OUR FREEDOM TO ALL VETS ,, EVEN TO THOSE WE LOST THIS WEEK TO A COWARD ON OUR OWN GROUNDS ...I FELT LIKE I LOST BROTHERS AND SISTERS . BUT FOR WHAT ITS WORTH......................

 

 

........................ HAPPY VETERANS DAY ..............................

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As a veteran of the U S Air Force, I was suprised to find out that alot of folks don't really know the meaning of Veterans Day (other than a day off for some). So here is a little info I found. In our travels thru this day remember the Veterans and our Military Forces that are currently serving to provide our freedom. Lenny66 B)

The 11th Hour: The Date Behind Veterans Day

 

While most know that Veterans Day honors those who have served in the military, the meaning behind its exact date (November 11) may not be so familiar. Here's the backstory:

 

Back in 1918, in the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, a stop to hostilities was declared, ending World War I. An armistice to cease the fighting on the Western Front was signed by the Allied powers and Germany.

 

President Woodrow Wilson immediately proclaimed the day "Armistice Day," kicking off the annual commemoration on November 11. But over the years, with veterans returning from World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day — a day reserved to honor veterans returning from all wars. But 11/11 still represented the end of the Great War in the public's mind, and the date stuck.

 

In 1921, unidentified dead from the war were buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., Westminster Abbey in London, and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The tradition to honor those killed in the war but never identified continues every year in the U.S. The ceremony is held at 11 a.m. at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

 

Congress designated Veterans Day as a legal holiday in 1938, and since then, most Americans have come to know it as a day for store sales and parades. Yahoo! Searches on the holiday have already surged on the Web. People want to know "veterans day history," "veterans day closings," veterans day sales," and "veterans day free meals."

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Thank you to all the Vets and their families.

 

My oldest son (19) just graduated from Marine Boot Camp on 10/30/09 and I could not be prouder of his decision to serve this country. It was an awesome sight seeing all the young men standing tall and proud on graduation day.

 

Thank you to all the vets and all of those currently serving this country.

 

My thoughts and payers go out to those affected by the Ft Hood Shooting.

 

Happy Veterans Day

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I'm a veteran (Vietnam Era), but I always feel a little uneasy on Veteran's Day. Not that I didn't serve honorably and or make sacrifices, because I did.

 

But, to me, this day should honor those who lost their lives or came home badly wounded and disabled to insure our Freedom. I had buddies who arrived home in body bags. I had buddies who went down with their plane whose remains have never been recovered. Visit any VA hospital to understand the pain that some of my fellow service members still endure because of their dedication to serving our great country.

 

You and I are enjoying our Freedom because of their sacrifices.

 

The best tribute we can make to our war heroes is to stand up to those who would erode our Constitutional Freedoms whether they be terrorists, a hostile country, an extremist organization or even those in our own country who would take us down the path towards Socialism or plot to impose a world government on us all.

 

Nick

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...... NICK those last eleven words are important ..that is where our new found higher up in office and his cronnies are trying to take america ..... the insurance bill has already been voted in by them .......... thanks again for your service ..

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I'm a veteran (Vietnam Era), but I always feel a little uneasy on Veteran's Day. Not that I didn't serve honorably and or make sacrifices, because I did.

 

But, to me, this day should honor those who lost their lives or came home badly wounded and disabled to insure our Freedom. I had buddies who arrived home in body bags. I had buddies who went down with their plane whose remains have never been recovered. Visit any VA hospital to understand the pain that some of my fellow service members still endure because of their dedication to serving our great country.

 

You and I are enjoying our Freedom because of their sacrifices.

 

The best tribute we can make to our war heroes is to stand up to those who would erode our Constitutional Freedoms whether they be terrorists, a hostile country, an extremist organization or even those in our own country who would take us down the path towards Socialism or plot to impose a world government on us all.

 

Nick

 

AMEN.

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I particularily enjoyed your tribute video Buddy. Good one which I have kind of learned over the years is kind of your trademark on doing things. And Buddy you are a Veteran too, so I salute you my friend. Veterans Day was intended to honor ALL those who served, regardless of when or how, or what branch, or even if they were active or not on active duty. A reservist or National Guardsman had as much responsibility towards the security of this great nation as the member who served on the front lines. Our military, all branches combined, are the mightiest best organized military machine in this entire world and it is that way because of the coordination and cooperation of every single man and woman who wears a uniform. I feel very honored to have been able to serve my country and would do it again if they would let me. I always try to keep Veterans Day to honor all who served throughout the history of this country and also as a time to honor those who are doing that job of protecting this nation that we all had done some time ago. As a military veteran there are two days which I honor every year, Memorial Day and Veterans Day as they hold the most meaning to all the great men and women I had the priviledge of serving with throughout my long military career. On those two days, I try my best to spend that time with fellow veterans to honor those who are no longer with us and those who will someday join our ranks as veterans. Thanks to all of you that have served, those that are still serving, and God Bless all of those veterans who are no longer with us. And I would never think of ending this without giving a heartfelt Thanks to all those citizens of this great nation who have supported our military throughout our nations history. God Bless America.

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For months I've had something planned to put up on here on this day. In light of the recent tragic event at Ft. Hood, however, that would not be appropriate. Perhaps another time.

 

Instead, please turn on you sound, look and listen to this. A small tribute to the veterans of our armed forces -------

 

Click HERE

 

Gave me goosebumps. Thank you.

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thank you to all who serve and have served. thanX to all the family members that sacrificed time, in years and months of being without that 'special' person. to those that did not live to see home again, bless you.

special thanX to my grandfather. my hero, my mentor, my best friend. ......CAN DO!

 

" i pray that i'm worth dying for " - lyle lovett

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buddy...

i was in a hurry this morning when i put my post on here and i didn't get a chance to check out the video.

it's very moving...'thank you' is in no way enough for what you did for us...and you, Nick, and all the others who have served and are serving...but y'all will always have our love and gratitude for it!

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