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Old November 11th, 2010, 08:50 AM
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A quick word of thanks to all the veterans and active duty personnel out there.
Thanks for your service!!!

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Old November 11th, 2010, 09:17 AM
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Old November 11th, 2010, 09:28 AM
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Definitely thanks to those who get shot at every day!
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Old November 11th, 2010, 09:35 AM
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Sorry - lost me on this one. Thank us for ???? I joined up in '85 because the government stole (taxed) my parents so heavily it was the only way I could afford college. Then I get sent overseas as a mercenary during Iraq Conquest #1. Got out ASAP after I came to the realization that I was cannon fodder for a government that wants to play world policeman.

So, are we thankful for veterans stopping the Afghan naval fleet from hitting our shores? Or the Iraqi hordes at our border? They have done a decent job of shooting American teenagers here in Texas. Wait a minute, I know - "A standing army has always been used by despots to enforce their rule and to keep their people under subjection" (Thomas Jefferson).
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Old November 11th, 2010, 09:48 AM
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Sorry - lost me on this one. Thank us for ???? I joined up in '85 because the government stole (taxed) my parents so heavily it was the only way I could afford college. Then I get sent overseas as a mercenary during Iraq Conquest #1. Got out ASAP after I came to the realization that I was cannon fodder for a government that wants to play world policeman.

So, are we thankful for veterans stopping the Afghan naval fleet from hitting our shores? Or the Iraqi hordes at our border? They have done a decent job of shooting American teenagers here in Texas. Wait a minute, I know - "A standing army has always been used by despots to enforce their rule and to keep their people under subjection" (Thomas Jefferson).


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A quick word of thanks to all the veterans and active duty personnel out there.
Thanks for your service!!!

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I for one thank you for the "thank you." I have a hard time with people coming up to me and thanking me as I feel I am just doing my job. I am proud to serve and protect, no matter what the mission is.
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Old November 11th, 2010, 10:06 AM
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In reply to micheal67 above - While I often do not agree with what the government choses to do with the people who serve, and certainly have issues with taxes/government/monetary system/questionable wars......

I salute those who serve and appreciate them fully!
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Old November 11th, 2010, 10:30 AM
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Never mind. Typed a response to michael67's post that was indicative of my feelings but not particularly appropriate for this fourm. As a veteran I offer a heartfelt thank you to all those who have served and are currently serving.
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Old November 11th, 2010, 11:00 AM
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Hey, its OK. Not even every one of us in the military agrees with every policy or use of military force, or even the fact that we spend a huge amount of our GDP on our military industrial complex.

I guess all the stuff about leadership, discipline, duty and all that amounts to nothing if armed forces are committed to conflicts you don't agree with.

I'm a cynical guy, but bamn, even I'm not so cynical as to believe that great officers, NCO, and soldiers don't bring a great deal back to their country, communities, and families.
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Old November 11th, 2010, 11:31 AM
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Your welcome! I am a third generation Vet!


I will also say Happy Veterans day to other Vets!

I will be heading out to Outback for a drink and an Onion later on tonight!
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Old November 11th, 2010, 11:37 AM
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Just an echo here...

Thank you for your service!!!












and thanks to all the responders in this thread for keeping it positive and on track
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Old November 11th, 2010, 11:42 AM
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Veteran's Day is the day to support those who served...Thank You.

Election Day is the day to hold the politicians responsible for their actions. I also believe we would not have the freedoms we have if it wasn't for those who served. Again...Thank You!
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Old November 11th, 2010, 11:55 AM
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Well, I can't keep my mouth shut and everyone knows I don't give a crap about politically correct, but DAMN , Veterans are far more than the recent wars.

I know I know,, that silly thing called the 1st amendment.

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Old November 11th, 2010, 01:50 PM
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interesting thread seeing it from outside, so there is a mixed feeling about how legitime is the war against terror among citizen and vets.
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Old November 11th, 2010, 07:10 PM
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NY parade

well i had the pleasure of seeing some of the parade today in New York and seeing the young and the old together, it was quite a sight. Just like we have our rigs and love of difficult high maintenance vehicles in commom they have a dedication to service in common. You got to respect a large group of Americans, which numbers 23 million with something they can share together.
My hats off to all of you and I wish you all the best and thank you for all you do to keep my family and friends safe. Bravo

PS thanks Mike for reminding us
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Old November 11th, 2010, 09:22 PM
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As a veteran I offer a heartfelt thank you to all those who have served and are currently serving.
What he said!
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Old November 11th, 2010, 09:28 PM
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I am grateful for the men and women who have and are serving. There are few things more noble than defending our country.

As for the first amendment and the comments on the government, it is vets who fought and died for us to speak English and not German.

Just a thought....
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That time of year has again come for Soldiers and civilians alike to take a moment and remember the fallen hero's of this nation. Many over the years have paid the ultimate price for our country, our way of life and our freedoms. Make sure to thank a vet today, for all that you enjoy, and take a moment of silence for those we can't thank.

Thank you to all my brothers and sisters that defend this nation and are around the globe in harms way. I know over there it's just another day, in the suck but we're thinking of you.
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Old November 12th, 2010, 12:12 PM
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interesting thread seeing it from outside, so there is a mixed feeling about how legitime is the war against terror among citizen and vets.
Why? Does everyone in your country agree on every political issue?
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Old November 12th, 2010, 07:16 PM
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Why? Does everyone in your country agree on every political issue?
not at all, but war is a serious matter and, from outside, we generally get the feeling that the huge majority of us citizen backup the war so seeing a vet dissentient is imo unusual.
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Old November 12th, 2010, 08:19 PM
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Wow, we should all be thankful that there are people willing to join and serve. Most wars are not popular. I am thankful for their service. Even if I don't always agree with our countries policies.
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