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Old 08-25-2007, 09:25 AM
 
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I lived in NJ for 13 years,and just moved last year, so i'm not ignorant of how things are run there. Even NJ 101.5 makes jokes about the state.
The statement I made is true, because I know how I was treated there. I never felt that I fit in, and I was from Lawrence, LI , ny to begin with which isn't exactly a slum. Here, I'm accepted, and in 1 year I feel that this is more my home than NJ ever was. I live in a Suburb of Nashville now. My daughters friend from NJ came here with her family and asked why the Subdivisions have grand brick entrances and why most of the houses were all brick or stone? Also, Why did I have a Pond, Clubhouse and pool in a single home community? I think she was just envious., but typical NJ.
Exactly! I guess it sort of gets in your blood,even if you're from the north and move south. In VA I knew a girl who was born in CT but she was every bit southern as one could get. As far as being outcast,I was born & raised in NJ but something just didn't feel right so as soon as I was old enough I moved out of state and that's when I started noticing the 'subtle' differences between the states/regions.
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Old 08-25-2007, 09:28 AM
 
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Hopefully, New Jersey will be soon to follow.
Nah NJ is only first in things involving taking not giving
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Old 08-25-2007, 08:05 PM
 
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Nah NJ is only first in things involving taking not giving
nice try. NJ is 1st is giving to the US government and 50th in taking.
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:49 PM
 
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Nah NJ is only first in things involving taking not giving
There is still hope.
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Old 09-16-2007, 09:01 PM
 
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Default New York State is now starting the process.

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DO YOU THINK NEW JERSEY SHOULD PROCLAIM MARCH 29th, VIETNAM VETERANS DAY

Tennessee is the first state in the union to proclaim March 29th, Vietnam Veterans Day.

For almost 35 years now, Vietnam Veterans have had an underlying need to hear four little words, Thank You and Welcome Home. On March 29 & 30, 2008, this need will be answered in Crossville, Tennessee.

You can get more details at: 2008 will mark start of annual Vietnam Veterans Day

Saying thank you to Vietnam Veterans is not a political thing. It's all about appreciation.

What do you think?
New York State is now starting the process.
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Old 09-18-2007, 12:14 PM
 
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Default NO! No! No!

NO. Absolutely not, we don't need another "day". Why should Vietnam Vets get their own day, when we already have VETERANS' DAY. I am am very appreciative for all our Vets. do for us, but sorry this need we have to proclaim "days" is just silly.
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Old 09-18-2007, 12:39 PM
 
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NO. Absolutely not, we don't need another "day". Why should Vietnam Vets get their own day, when we already have VETERANS' DAY. I am am very appreciative for all our Vets. do for us, but sorry this need we have to proclaim "days" is just silly.
The thing about Vietnam that was unlike most of America's other wars, the soldiers got shunned and forgotten when they came home. There was no parade, no blue ribbons, just a: "you made it back...now reintegrate yourself with society."
A lot of soldiers that came back home ended up being homeless
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:50 PM
 
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The thing about Vietnam that was unlike most of America's other wars, the soldiers got shunned and forgotten when they came home. There was no parade, no blue ribbons, just a: "you made it back...now reintegrate yourself with society."
A lot of soldiers that came back home ended up being homeless
Listen, I have a lot of military in my family so don't think I don't get the value of what it is they do. My father was injured in Korea and my brothers served in the Gulf War.

But we all do our jobs everyday, and all we get is labor day. As far as your argument about what they didn't get, it was too long in coming but they also got a memorial in Washington, that didn't change the fact that some of them came home mentally ill and homeless and a "day" won't either. Not for nothing, "you made it back and now you are home"... thats the job, its a gard one, but thats the nature of it. They are Vets... so they get Veterans Day.
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:02 PM
 
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Listen, I have a lot of military in my family so don't think I don't get the value of what it is they do. My father was injured in Korea and my brothers served in the Gulf War.

But we all do our jobs everyday, and all we get is labor day. As far as your argument about what they didn't get, it was too long in coming but they also got a memorial in Washington, that didn't change the fact that some of them came home mentally ill and homeless and a "day" won't either. Not for nothing, "you made it back and now you are home"... thats the job, its a gard one, but thats the nature of it. They are Vets... so they get Veterans Day.
Agreed. I also served (OIF) and have a big military family. It is a hard job, but it does feel good when you come home and someone says: thanks.
My family wasn't able to meet me off the bus when we returned from Iraq but a man I didn't even know came up to me and hugged me. It was then I realized that I didn't know how I would have felt to come back from a war as bad as Vietnam with no kind of love. I think I would've went mad.
Vietnam vets unlike their predecessors didn't get that love. For a long time Vietnam wasn't even recognized as a 'real' war. Hell, I wouldn't mind if every kind of war this country had got a 'day'
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Old 09-19-2007, 06:21 PM
 
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nice try. NJ is 1st is giving to the US government and 50th in taking.
Yea, and states in the South are the other way around
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