View Full Version : Happy Veterans Day! 11 Nov 10
11-10-2010, 12:45 PM
Happy Veterans Day to all those serving or who have served!
For the first time ever I'm going to take the day off from work and participate in the Veterans Day ceremony with my kids. I think I'll make a habit of this from now on!
Hope you all have a great day! Thanks for your service.
11-10-2010, 12:51 PM
+1 Thank you to each of our veterans.
Thank you..I'm a verternan and am currently deployed. And I still say thanks to those who've gone before me. I took the oath of enlistment 7 years ago today. Pretty apropriate I guess. I didn't plan it that way. I've got about 40 days to go and I should be home. Then two weeks later I'm gone again for a month. Uncle Sam is fun. Thanks guys.
11-11-2010, 10:26 AM
Happy Veterans Day to all my fellow brothers and to all still deployed may you come home safely to the brotherhood. "Choper" Bco.1st/327th, Nam 1970.
11-11-2010, 10:42 AM
Always the awesome thing to see is retired or currently serving service members saying thanks to those in service, as well as the others whom have served previously.
I tried to serve, but Uncle Sam didn't take me. SO a big part of me is there with you guys... Thank you all for continuing to fight for our freedoms, both domestically and internationally.
You are in my prayers daily.
11-11-2010, 12:45 PM
Honor and thanks to all that served. America would be so much less without you.
11-11-2010, 01:32 PM
We celebrate Gay & Lesbian Pride Month here at my damn office, but not Veterans Day. Hell, we don't even rate a thank you message on the company bulletin board. Funny because a lot of us are ex-Navy submarine sailors. Go figure.
Anyway, my thanks to all who served with me, before me, after me, and those of you who are serving now. I'll leave you with our favorite turnover slogan, "Two slow, two slow, air in the banks, **** in the tanks, heading that way."
11-11-2010, 03:17 PM
Yes, Happy Veterans Day to all those who have served and sacrficed before us and those that are doing so today.
We salute you and thank you!!
11-11-2010, 04:33 PM
It's amazing to me how much things have changed since the cold war days. Those of you that were around will remember how servicemen were treated in the late 60's early 70's when they returned from SE Asia.
The first time I returned I didn't listen to the folks that told me not to wear my uniform off base. Boy was that a mistake...I was a lot smarter when I returned from my second tour. I was still very proud of my unit, my accomplishments, and my fellow vets, but I kept it to myself. After several months I couldn't stand being here any longer and transferred back overseas.
Jump ahead to today. I turned the radio on this morning, like I do every morning, and the first thing that greets me is the announcer on our local CW station sending his thanks to all vets, past and present...and he and his quests say it at every commercial break.
I am in central Texas and Austin is putting on many events to honor veterans...what a difference when compared to the Vietnam era.
There are restaurants in town that are having their meals free for any vet that brings in his honorable discharge papers or current military ID.
The local hardware store is offering a 10% discount for anyone who is current active duty.
I know people who are anti the war on terror, radically so, and they are telling vets thanks for their service today...how refreshing they don't blame the soldier for what they see as a mistake. Again, how different from Vietnam...how many of you remember Jane Fonda and what she had to say about Americas finest, and she had a huge following.
Of course there's still a lot of folks and institutions out there that just don't care, but at least they are staying relatively silent today, or else they are just getting drowned out by the supporters of veterans. Whatever the reason, I'm very glad.
My thanks and support to you Vets and your families...after all, they serve in their own way and it's often not easy.
And for those of you that have seen the elephant, a special nod for it will be with you the rest of your life.
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