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Old 05-03-2018, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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I don't have anything elegant to say.

But I do want to say thank you to all veterans for your service, your bravery, your sacrifice.

When I see videos of Syria and other places, I thank God and all of you for keeping our country safe.
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Old 05-27-2018, 01:16 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony Photo by Ricardo, on Flickr.

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Old 05-28-2018, 12:56 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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I don't have anything elegant to say.

But I do want to say thank you to all veterans for your service, your bravery, your sacrifice.[/b]

When I see videos of Syria and other places, I thank God and all of you for keeping our country safe.
I agree that I don't have anything elegant to say but I am indeed grateful for all the huge sacrifices of all the Veterans. I count the Allies abroad of/to our country as well for their sacrifices and call to duty and service.

I am humbled to say that I have Veterans in my family going back to the Revolutionary War to the present day and their service to this country are immeasurable exactly because they have given their service and we, as Americans have been spared the atrocities of war on our soil.

God Bless you, each and everyone of you.

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Old 05-28-2018, 03:38 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Preparing For Memorial Day Parade by Ricardo, on Flickr.

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Old 05-28-2018, 06:52 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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Default Memorial Day:5 things you didn't know...

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#2. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Memorial Day is celebrated in late May because that's when flowers are likely to be blooming across the country. It was Union General John A. Logan who — after serving in the Mexican-American War and Civil War — proposed that Congress institute May 30th as Decoration Day (the predecessor to Memorial Day) to allow citizens to decorate the graves of deceased veterans with fresh flowers. (It's also believed that Logan settled on the date because it wasn't already the anniversary of any significant battles.)

Memorial Day: 5 things you didn't know about the holiday - news - att.net
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:40 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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US Marine Corps Navajo Code Talker by Ricardo, on Flickr.

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Old 05-29-2018, 09:48 AM
 
Location: IN
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Adding my humble thanks to all, human and canine, who sacrifice so those of us who don't can benefit.. "We may not know you all, but we owe you all".

Heartfelt thanks from Fort Wayne IN.
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:13 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Chat With A Vet by Ricardo, on Flickr.

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Old 06-05-2018, 06:40 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Veterans Day Parade. Corrales, New Mexico. Photo by Ricardo, on Flickr.

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Old 06-06-2018, 06:54 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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HOLMDEL, NJ, UNITED STATES
05.07.2018
Photo by Master Sgt. Mark Olsen
New Jersey National Guard

A New Jersey Vietnam Veteran remembers a fallen comrade during the annual New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day ceremony at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel, N.J., May 7, 2018. The Memorial honors the 1,563 New Jerseyans who died during the Vietnam War. (New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs photo by Mark C. Olsen)

Date Taken: 05.07.2018
Photo ID: 4370196
VIRIN: 180507-Z-AL508-1027
Location: HOLMDEL, NJ, US
PUBLIC DOMAIN

This work, Veterans honored at New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial [Image 2 of 2], by MSgt Mark Olsen, identified by DVIDS, must comply with the restrictions shown on www.dvidshub.net/about/copyright.

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/43701...erans-memorial
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