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    My youngest came up to me yesterday when he got up and just out of the blue he say's "Hey Dad,thanks for being a veteran,I guess I never fully understand what this is." So now I'll pass it along to say thanks to all the veterans of not only the wars but to all that have served their country in the name of freedom..




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    And thank you to you too Crazy and to all the other guys here that have served.

    And to my grandpa who passed on almost thirty years ago from a very tragic death. He served in the Navy in WWII.
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    It's too bad that the government never came through with it's promise of full Social Security for those veterans. Those " notch babies" had been cheated out of the benefits that they earned by answering the call to defend our country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2631 View Post
    It's too bad that the government never came through with it's promise of full Social Security for those veterans. Those " notch babies" had been cheated out of the benefits that they earned by answering the call to defend our country.
    So true..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    And thank you to you too Crazy and to all the other guys here that have served.

    And to my grandpa who passed on almost thirty years ago from a very tragic death. He served in the Navy in WWII.
    I come from an Air Force family myself.

    Both my parents (though Mom had to quit when she married Dad), an uncle, all my brothers and I served. Only one that didn't was my sister.

    And here's to all of those that served or are serving, in any capacity.

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    All this BS of "We support are Troops" is just that BS, in Holyoke Mass, there is a what we call the "Soldiers Home" a Va hospital, i don't think it even has central air and there is always talk of cutting staff, personally i think each one of these men should have there own personal nurse, but it all about money. Just look at the latest House Vote "Pay increase for combat vote down"
    Voting 185 for and 233 against, the house voted on May 26, defeated a bid by DEMOCRATS to increase the existing pay bonus for U.S. troops "under hostile fire" or "in imminent danger" from $225.00 to 325.00 per month.

    Ya, right we support are troops, as long as it cost us nothing, just like 9/11 never forget, am sure the CEO's on wall street have already forgotten, it's all about money in this Country.

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    On another note and in the spirit of this thread did anyone see this great story on 20/20? The medevac pilot went against Army regulations and risked his crews life to fly a wounded GI to the aid station. The surgeons and the EOD NCO risked their lives to operate on him with a live explosive device lodged in his body.

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    Unexploded Bomb in Soldier's Body: Could Docs Save Him? Field medical team faced possible death if they tried to save wounded soldier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2631 View Post
    On another note and in the spirit of this thread did anyone see this great story on 20/20? The medevac pilot went against Army regulations and risked his crews life to fly a wounded GI to the aid station. The surgeons and the EOD NCO risked their lives to operate on him with a live explosive device lodged in his body.

    Watch '20/20' Friday Nights at 10 p.m. - ABC News

    What an absolutely amazing story!!! Thank you for sharing that with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayheykid View Post
    All this BS of "We support are Troops" is just that BS, in Holyoke Mass, there is a what we call the "Soldiers Home" a Va hospital, i don't think it even has central air and there is always talk of cutting staff, personally i think each one of these men should have there own personal nurse, but it all about money. Just look at the latest House Vote "Pay increase for combat vote down"
    Voting 185 for and 233 against, the house voted on May 26, defeated a bid by DEMOCRATS to increase the existing pay bonus for U.S. troops "under hostile fire" or "in imminent danger" from $225.00 to 325.00 per month.

    Ya, right we support are troops, as long as it cost us nothing, just like 9/11 never forget, am sure the CEO's on wall street have already forgotten, it's all about money in this Country.
    I can remember when it used to (appear) to be the other way...Democrats were against war, and Republicans were the hawks and supported the military. What happened?

    Apparently, it's the slow takeover of the Repubs by the corporations. Groups like ALEC, the Cato Institute, etc. that are "sponsored" by "charitable donations" by the likes of the Kochs and DeVoses. (Just like the "charitable donations" by the Kochs that buy themselves economists at Florida State University, West Virginia University, etc.).

    We have the best legislature money can buy! Sometimes I think politicians should be required to wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers, so we know who their corporate sponsors are...

    At least we can remember our veterans. As long as one person remembers the sacrifices made, then the memory is still alive and kicking.
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