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Old 07-17-2009, 07:29 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Originally Posted by CoastalMaine View Post
Sorry, it won't let us open the picture you've put on here...
I will need your help how to post a picture here. When I did it in one computer, I could see the picture. However, in this one I cannot see it either.
If you give me some instructions I will repost it.

You have a great day.
El Amigo
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:57 PM
 
Location: S.Dak
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Originally Posted by elamigo View Post
I will need your help how to post a picture here. When I did it in one computer, I could see the picture. However, in this one I cannot see it either.
If you give me some instructions I will repost it.

You have a great day.
El Amigo
Apparently the picture has "issues". Is it a pic you took, personnally, or one you found, floating on the internet, that you are trying to link to?
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:44 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Apparently the picture has "issues". Is it a pic you took, personnally, or one you found, floating on the internet, that you are trying to link to?
Somebody sent it to me a while ago. I just saved it and I simply copied it and pasted it but it is not working.

I need some ideas.

You have a great day.
El Amigo
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:36 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:42 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Somebody sent it to me a while ago. I just saved it and I simply copied it and pasted it but it is not working.

I need some ideas.
El Amigo, there are several ways of doing the photo's in a post like above. I have a seperate account, I have an account on Flicker. Then I post the URL to the photo in the message:

Read this post, it explains the two ways of doing it.
http://www.city-data.com/forum/814124-post3.html

Or, you can e-mail me the picture and I can post it for you.



Rich
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:05 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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A brief explaination is deserved. The single riderless horse boots reversed in the stirrups is called the "Caparisoned Horse" in reference to its ornamental coverings. By tradition in military funeral honors, The custom is believed to date back to the time of Genghis Khan, when a horse was sacrificed to serve the fallen warrior in the next world. The Caparisoned Horse later came to symbolize a warrior who would ride no more. Abraham Lincoln, who was killed in 1865, was the first U.S. president to be honored with a Caparisoned Horse at his funeral.

The POW/MIA flag is an American flag designed as a symbol of citizen concern about United States military personnel taken as prisoners of war (POWs) or listed as missing in action (MIA). The POW/MIA flag was created by the National League of Families and officially recognized by the Congress in conjunction with the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue, "as the symbol of our Nation's concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoner, missing and unaccounted for in Southeast Asia, thus ending the uncertainty for their families and the Nation."

Web site is located here: National League of Families

I took this photo in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.


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Old 07-18-2009, 02:30 PM
 
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From an email I received

Please read before watching, makes it more fitting.
Killed in action the week before, the body of Sergeant First Class John C. Beale was returned to Falcon Field in Peachtree City, Georgia, just south of Atlanta, on June 11, 2009 . The Henry County Police Department escorted the procession to the funeral home in McDonough, Georgia. A simple notice in local papers indicated the road route to be taken and the approximate time. Nowadays one can be led to believe that America no longer respects honor, and no longer honors sacrifice outside the military. Be it known that there are many places in this land where people still recognize the courage and impact of total self-sacrifice. Georgia remains one of those graceful places. The link below is a short travelogue of that day's remarkable and painful journey. But only watch this if you wish to have some of your faith in people restored.


http://e.blip.tv/scripts/flash/showp...&enablejs=true
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Edwardsville, IL
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This is the greatest thread on City Data. Thank you all, and God Bless each and every man and woman that served our great country - past, present and future. And, God Bless the American civilians that support us.

USAF 89-03
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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OC Investor that is a video that should be shown on the National news stations instead of all the negative garbage.
There are good people out there and it is sad that there isn't emphasis on that.

Thank you so much for sharing that. My husband and I were in a heap of tears for that young man and his tribute. It is sad that they don't also get that tribute when they come home alive.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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... Thank you so much for sharing that. My husband and I were in a heap of tears for that young man and his tribute. It is sad that they don't also get that tribute when they come home alive.
Good point.

During my career [1977-2001] I completed 19 deployments, the only greetings that I saw any servicemember get was by their spouse and/or children.
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