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Old 11-11-2018, 12:37 PM   #1
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Veteran's Day 2018

Today is Veteran's Day today in the US. I would like to say thanks to all of our US and Canadian Veteran's for their service and sacrifice to country! Thanks to all our active duty members and the friends and family that support them!
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:38 PM   #2
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Today is Veteran's Day today in the US. I would like to say thanks to all of our US and Canadian Veteran's for their service and sacrifice to country! Thanks to all our active duty members and the friends and family that support them!
Totally agree!
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:49 PM   #3
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Old 11-11-2018, 02:23 PM   #4
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I remember more from my 12 weeks boot camp training as compared to 4.5 years of college....
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Veterans Day

There is not a day goes by that I do not think about veterans. I am reminded by flags waving, our freedoms, and buildings, plazas, and many other references. In my home town we have a veterans memorial building, ( with an incredible Grant Wood designed stained glass Veterans tribute,) veterans memorial plaza, tennis center, and baseball park, I am looking forward to reading a new book I heard about this morning called “ Spearhead”. It is about the life of a 3rd armored soldier and his experience in Cologne, Germany. This interests me because my father was in that city with that Unit when Cologne was taken by the allies in 1945. The sacrifices made by our veterans and their spouses should be remembered each and every day by us all. And don’t forget the Canadian forces and their contributions.
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There is not a day goes by that I do not think about veterans. I am reminded by flags waving, our freedoms, and buildings, plazas, and many other references. In my home town we have a veterans memorial building, ( with an incredible Grant Wood designed stained glass Veterans tribute,) veterans memorial plaza, tennis center, and baseball park, I am looking forward to reading a new book I heard about this morning called “ Spearhead”. It is about the life of a 3rd armored soldier and his experience in Cologne, Germany. This interests me because my father was in that city with that Unit when Cologne was taken by the allies in 1945. The sacrifices made by our veterans and their spouses should be remembered each and every day by us all. And don’t forget the Canadian forces and their contributions.
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Hi: Iowa Dave... Thankyou!!! As a member of the UN. peace keeping force in Cyprus, my brother always said "Your prospect on life changes when you're held at gun point, on your knees, with your hands tied behind your back". Alf
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At least veterans get respect today. When I served in the late 60’s, the word on post was to not wear your uniform into town or you would get the **** beat out of you. I wish some damn hippies would have tried it. Loren
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Yeppers, I once walked into a bar in Oakland,Ca and every one left, thought I was a NARC.....back then some off the service men would wear wigs on the weekend to try and fit in....not me, always kept my hair short.
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Yeppers, I once walked into a bar in Oakland,Ca and every one left, thought I was a NARC.....back then some off the service men would wear wigs on the weekend to try and fit in....not me, always kept my hair short.
Hi: cpaharley2008... "Which one"? Alf
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:39 PM   #10
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I remember more from my 12 weeks boot camp training as compared to 4.5 years of college....
I hear you, Jim! I remember my first morning after arriving from MEPS Oakland to NTC San Diego. Our Company Commander woke us up at 4:30 am by hurling a metal trash can down the aisle between our bunks and yelling something to the effect of "Rise and shine you maggots!"

Over 40 years ago and I remember it to this day.
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:16 PM   #11
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Shades of "Full Metal Jacket" .....it was on tv this weekend.
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:02 PM   #12
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I agree with and respect you men in arms.
In Canada, it is called Remembrance Day, the Canadian Legion sells Popies to raise money for veterans.
Veterans are respected widely by Canadian citizens, and should be.
However it is widely known the Vetrans do not get the same respect from the Canadian Government.
The modern day hippies, people who think longhair and dope, is the rule of the day, have no respect.
It has come to the point, that if there is an event, where RCMP members are gathered, and wearing the Red Serge, there will also be armed forces, in the event some idiot who does not like authority or government try’s something.
It should be a policy, that some boot camp is mandatory.
Perhaps to get an Idea of what it is like to put your life on the line for their freedom to be idiots,

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Old 11-11-2018, 09:24 PM   #13
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As a Vietnam Veteran, I really appreciate all who acknowledge those of us who have served. And like others on this forum who served, I remember almost every detail of my boot came days.
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:26 PM   #14
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I believe in Israel, every man and woman have to attend boot camp and receive basic training, almost like the entire population is their standing military. Swizterland is similar to that also.
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:23 PM   #15
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It is good to see respect paid to military veterans of all countries, even in this unrelated forum.

Some of us display our appreciation year-round:

(Unfortunately this Alberta plate is available only for motor vehicles, not trailers.)

On the other hand, the politics don't belong here, even if relevant to the subject of veterans and remembrance.
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I remember more from my 12 weeks boot camp training as compared to 4.5 years of college....

I remember they used to sell poppies on the street in my hometown: Bristol, TN-VA. I guess that was for Veterans' and/or Memorial Day.

Joining the Navy in 1971 was probably the best thing that could have happened to me. Military service gave me the kick in the butt that I needed at age 19 to apply my talents and focus on what was important. The electronics training and shipboard service introduced me to problem solving opportunities, troubleshooting skills, and work ethic that would become a life's passion for me.

After the Navy, I used G.I. Bill benefits to complete my undergraduate studies. My veteran status and security clearance helped me secure employment with a defense contractor in Florida where I met my wife. We purchased our first home by taking advantage of a VA guaranteed loan. And then 40 years later (when I found myself unemployed and still needing to work a number of years to get our 3 kids through college), my veteran status helped secure another computer-related position with the National Weather Service. Finally, the big plus on my 6 years in the Navy: All that Naval service counts toward my federal retirement benefits!


Back in the '60s and '70s, military service members didn't get many thanks, but I know that I'm thankful today for all those opportunities that I just mentioned.
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Yeppers, I once walked into a bar in Oakland,Ca and every one left, thought I was a NARC.....back then some off the service men would wear wigs on the weekend to try and fit in....not me, always kept my hair short.
We weren't exactly cared for around Biloxi either in the 70's, but that was just for being outsiders. Went to Omaha after that, what a difference, I'll take midwest folks any day.

Not quite in the same league as what those in the 60's endured. Those who served in the time of Vietnam deserve a deeper respect.
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Hi: All... Proud moment for our family. A pic on FB. of my brother at salute after the laying of a wreath with our Prime Minister's wife at the Ottawa Cenetaph in our Nations Capital.
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I thought as a very young man at 19 in the fall of 1965, basic training at fort Knox, that I was in deep do doo . Those Sargent's scared me half to death and god bless them for that, for they helped me survive for the next couple years coming. Viet Nam 66-67. Carl
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