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Old 07-30-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: California
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The word 'ancestors' should give you a clue.
So what? 1776? haha. I wonder what percentage of this country has "ancestors" that fought back then.

I had family in Vietnam, even WW2. But wayyyyy back then?
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:43 PM
 
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So what? 1776? haha. I wonder what percentage of this country has "ancestors" that fought back then.

I had family in Vietnam, even WW2. But wayyyyy back then?
My uncle served as a Naval Corpsman during the landing on Tarawa. Another uncle served with the Air Corps in North Africa. I am glad they are not alive to see what America is becoming. They will never have to see the US slowly turn into a Third World cesspool.
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:46 PM
 
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So what? 1776? haha. I wonder what percentage of this country has "ancestors" that fought back then.

I had family in Vietnam, even WW2. But wayyyyy back then?

Umm a decent percentage. Did you ever hear about DAR? Also the Native Americans were here before then and many of them fought in the "way back then" wars as well.

What about the Civil war? Many Americans have ancestors who fought in the Civil war and some with ancestors who fought on both sides.
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:48 PM
 
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Umm a decent percentage. Did you ever hear about DAR? Also the Native Americans were here before then and many of them fought in the "way back then" wars as well.

What about the Civil war? Many Americans have ancestors who fought in the Civil war and some with ancestors who fought on both sides.
I'd like to see the numbers. My point is, Id bet a much larger percentage don't have ancestors that fought those wars. Id bet theres a lot more "recent" immigrants that are Americans.
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:01 PM
 
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My uncle served as a Naval Corpsman during the landing on Tarawa. Another uncle served with the Air Corps in North Africa. I am glad they are not alive to see what America is becoming. They will never have to see the US slowly turn into a Third World cesspool.
Yeah, thats World War II. You were talking about ancestors.
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:03 PM
 
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If it makes anyone feel better I have no idea who my ancestors are. I don't know what tribe my ancestors were in, or what part of Europe they're from.
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:07 PM
 
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Yeah, thats World War II. You were talking about ancestors.
Would a parent or grandparent qualify as an 'ancestor'? Why yes, I believe they would.

an·ces·tor Audio Help /ˈænsɛstər or, especially Brit., -səstər/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[an-ses-ter or, especially Brit., -suh-ster] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun
1. a person from whom one is descended; forebear; progenitor.
2. Biology. the actual or hypothetical form or stock from which an organism has developed or descended.
3. an object, idea, style, or occurrence serving as a prototype, forerunner, or inspiration to a later one: The balloon is an ancestor of the modern dirigible.
4. a person who serves as an influence or model for another; one from whom mental, artistic, spiritual, etc., descent is claimed: a philosophical ancestor.
5. Law. a person from whom an heir derives an inheritance.
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:13 PM
 
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Would a parent or grandparent qualify as an 'ancestor'? Why yes, I believe they would.

an·ces·tor Audio Help /ˈænsɛstər or, especially Brit., -səstər/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[an-ses-ter or, especially Brit., -suh-ster] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun
1. a person from whom one is descended; forebear; progenitor.
2. Biology. the actual or hypothetical form or stock from which an organism has developed or descended.
3. an object, idea, style, or occurrence serving as a prototype, forerunner, or inspiration to a later one: The balloon is an ancestor of the modern dirigible.
4. a person who serves as an influence or model for another; one from whom mental, artistic, spiritual, etc., descent is claimed: a philosophical ancestor.
5. Law. a person from whom an heir derives an inheritance.
Great research skills, Guy!
Now look up: Context.
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:16 PM
 
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Yeah, thats World War II. You were talking about ancestors.
I am not going to sit here and go back through my family tree for several centuries and list all the people who have defended America for your amusement. Add it up any way you like.
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:19 PM
 
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I am not going to sit here and go back through my family tree for several centuries and list all the people who have defended America for your amusement. Add it up any way you like.
You started it Beth. Just asking for you to elaborate is all.
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