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Old 05-29-2017, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached - a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers.

To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona
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Old 05-29-2017, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Not that I need to tell people here in this thread but I want to Thank everyone who has served this country to make my life and the lives of my family better.I want the families of the Military that has fallen during battle or in defense of this country that your loved ones sacrifice was not in vain and is recognised and cherished as are the sacrifices of the fallen loved ones.All of you are not forgotten.Thank You and God Bless you!


I thank you as a retired US Army veteran but want to pass this on to the gold star families among us. Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen among us. Thank you and them for their sacrifice.
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Old 05-29-2017, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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I look at Memorial Day primarily to honor those who died in combat.

However it can also honor those like yourself for the 20 years you served. You chose lower pay and poor living conditions to protect the rest of us.

Also all of us draftees who ended up in the service for two years with some in combat. Today's youth could not fathom giving up two years to a military service via the draft.

One thing is for certain. Veterans respect veterans.
Memorial Day is solely, not primarily, to honor those who died in the service of this nation.

Veterans' Day honors all who served.

So today, RIP my buddies. I will not forget you.
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Old 05-29-2017, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Guam
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Memorial Day is solely, not primarily, to honor those who died in the service of this nation.

Veterans' Day honors all who served.

So today, RIP my buddies. I will not forget you.
This.
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Old 05-29-2017, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Guam
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Old 05-30-2017, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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I look at Memorial Day primarily to honor those who died in combat.

However it can also honor those like yourself for the 20 years you served. You chose lower pay and poor living conditions to protect the rest of us.

Also all of us draftees who ended up in the service for two years with some in combat. Today's youth could not fathom giving up two years to a military service via the draft.

One thing is for certain. Veterans respect veterans.
Thank you for those thoughts but we have a day in November. It is Veterans day. Memorial Day is a day to remember the fallen.

Oh BTW thank you for your service and sacrifice. Since I just missed the draft I applaud your service no matter how long it was.
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:40 AM
 
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Continued a family tradition and watched a war movie together. It was 'The Patriot' this year. Enjoyable movie but a reminder of those who gave all.

Loved the photo above of the graves, flags, and saluting Boy Scout.

God Bless us all and this country we love
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