A Thank You on Memorial Day

Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by KenH, May 25, 2009.

  1. KenH

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    I want to express my appreciation for those who have given their lives in the defense of the United States of America throughout our nation's history. I also want to express my appreciation for those who have served and suffered serious, lifetime injuries in our defense. And I also want to express my appreciation to our currently serving men and women in our armed forces, such as my great-nephew who has just completed a tour of duty in Iraq.

    May God bless them every one.
     
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    Likewise. We are supposed to remember those who have died to protect our nation's freedoms & liberties.

    I can't stand it when people say "Have a happy Memorial Day". Memorial Day is a somber holiday; It is not intended to be "happy". If our brave soldiers hadn't died for our country, there would be no Memorial Day.
     
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    Amen, KenH. God bless and protect our troops!

    I had a very blessed Memorial Day as my brother in Iraq called me today.:thumbsup:
     
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    Agreed. My thanks, also, to all who have served and who are presently serving. My prayers are with them.
     
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    Besides two hitches in the Air Force, I worked and retired from a VA Medical Center. I saw the permanent damage done to many of our veterans--to their minds and their bodies--of the ones fortunate enough to return alive, or were they?

    In my humble opinion, I would not have wanted to return with a destroyed body, mind or both and spend the rest of my miserable existence locked up in a mental institution talking to myself or to imaginary people, or just lying in bed totally helpless and just waiting to die.

    Twisted bodies and twisted minds--destroyed by war so vile that any person is fortunate to come back at all--let alone to come back the same as when they left.

    The sights I saw at the VA gave me a profound respect for our veterans who paid a far greater price than I did. I was one of the fortunate ones who came back physically and mentally intact (by the grace of God).
     
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