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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Bassmedic46, May 24, 2018.
Oh kind sir, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
God bless all that have gone before and all that continue.
Wonder what Kerry is doing on Memorial Day ? . . . . Rewatching his Hearing testimony. . . . . ? With Hanoi Jane no doubt . . . .
I take a knee for all those that have gone before and all those that follow in the name of freedom.
I set my forefathers flags in sequence to fly on that day.
God bless and keep.
9 mins... Unknown Soldier Changing of the Guard.
"On behalf of a grateful nation."
Words no family should have to hear.
Nice job you guys. Thank you for this thread.
Hand salute in bound.
God bless all of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
And God bless their families and loved ones too.
Thinking of all Brothers in Arms
We owe it to them to make the best of our lives that we can.
I think of the friends and family that never had a chance to do and have what I have.
Some lost their lives at 19-20 years old and never even really had a steady girlfriend , never mind fall in love or raise a family.
I was glad I was alone when I saw this scene for the first time and it still gets me every time.
God bless them all. We owe the men and women who gave all so much more than we can ever possibly repay.
I'm not too proud to admit that I cry like a baby every time I watch this scene
what did you guys do to my screen? (It's all blurred)
RIP to all those that gave their all and made the ultimate sacrifice for us:
I had that same thought when I attended one of the first wakes I had ever been to . . . a 19 yo US Marine who transferred to my high school in senior year, enlisted and was sent to 'Nam shortly after graduation. IIRC, he was killed only a short time after he arrived "in country". I had probably spoken to him a handful of times in that one year that I knew him, but felt compelled to show my respect for his sacrifice.
I always find Echo Taps gives me an eerie feeling. I look forward to it, but it really gets to me each and every time.
Brothers and sisters all . . . . . Bowing to none .
God Bless all the brave men and women of our armed forces, past, present and those hero's who are yet to come.
While visiting some cemeteries you may notice that headstones marking certain graves have coins on them, left by previous visitors to the grave.
These coins have distinct meanings when left on the headstones of those who gave their life while serving in America's military, and these meanings vary depending on the denomination of coin.
A coin left on a headstone or at the grave site is meant as a message to the deceased soldier's family that someone else has visited the grave to pay respect. Leaving a penny at the grave means simply that you visited.
A nickel indicates that you and the deceased trained at boot camp together, while a dime means you served with him in some capacity. By leaving a quarter at the grave, you are telling the family that you were with the soldier when he was killed.
According to tradition, the money left at graves in national cemeteries and state veterans cemeteries is eventually collected, and the funds are put toward maintaining the cemetery or paying burial costs for indigent veterans.
In the US, this practice became common during the Vietnam war, due to the political divide in the country over the war; leaving a coin was seen as a more practical way to communicate that you had visited the grave than contacting the soldier's family, which could devolve into an uncomfortable argument over politics relating to the war.
Some Vietnam veterans would leave coins as a "down payment" to buy their fallen comrades a beer or play a hand of cards when they would finally be reunited.
The tradition of leaving coins on the headstones of military men and women can be traced to as far back as the Roman Empire.
As a child of the 60s and 70s, like many I knew too many who didn't come home. I wonder what their lives and families would be like today in a different world. Maybe just a cold beer on a Friday night.
Just left the Rhode Island Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Much respect to those who have came before us and served.
Thank You to all vets.....
Today I used my convertible in the small parade in my town. The local commander who has been organizing the parade for 35 years rode with me, it was an honor. He is a Marine, and a great guy. I had volunteered to carry vets, the few others that were present walked.
Bourne national cemetary is a somber place today. I've known so many people who are buried there. It takes a full day to visit them all. Had a nice chat with my WW11 veteran dad.
my parents are there as well. i knew i wouldn't be able to make it today but drove down not long ago for a visit.
I was there t
I was there today....very somber
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