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"We Can Be Heroes.....Just For One Day"-----MEMORIAL DAY 2005--Thread#1
5/22/05 | redrock--(some old guy in Utah)

Posted on 05/22/2005 7:48:26 AM PDT by redrock

Paul Edward Speaks........Michael Wayne Ramsey........Alejandro Diaz........John Raymond Jackson.......Frank March Jr.......Anthony Dwight Hatcher........Joseph Verbert Czajkowski........Thomas Carmine De Palma.

The names come at you like a spring run-off. 216 of them.

All of them with one crucial distinction that would separate them from the norm.

All of them died today....on the 22nd of May.

All of them died...doing what their Nation asked.

All of them died...wearing the uniform. Be it Army...Marines...Navy...Air Force.

All of them died...in the jungles of Southeast Asia.

Vietnam.

Cambodia.

All of them died....doing what they were asked....in a far off land...away from their families....putting their dreams on hold for their Nation.

All of them died.......

and were promtly forgotten.

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In just 8 days.....Memorial Day will be here. A day set aside to Honour those who have fallen in defense of our Nation. Who have put on the uniform.....who have gone to the places asked...who have put their lives on the line. ...

...and who have forfeited those lives.

In 8 days we have a chance, and a greater responsibility, to REMEMBER the names and the lives of those died in the service of their Nation.

We have a chance this Memorial Day to stand up....and do our Duty. To just take one day and say "Thank You". To NOT forget....

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This MEMORIAL DAY.......we can be Heroes.

We can remember....we can give up our 3 day weekend (it isn't much compared to what they gave up)....and take the time to visit the graves and just remember.

It's all they would ask......

This MEMORIAL DAY......we can be Heroes.....just for one day.

redrock


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ALL of the Names of those who died in the service of their Nation on this Date can be found HERE
1 posted on 05/22/2005 7:48:27 AM PDT by redrock
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Ragtime Cowgirl; Alamo-Girl; ALOHA RONNIE
Yep....this year too.

MEMORIAL DAY.

redrock

2 posted on 05/22/2005 7:50:36 AM PDT by redrock (Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. --Will Rogers)
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To: Lexington Green; joesnuffy; TomServo; MikeinIraq; Americanexpat; E.G.C.; M Kehoe
Yep...this year too.

MEMORIAL DAY

redrock

3 posted on 05/22/2005 7:54:21 AM PDT by redrock (Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. --Will Rogers)
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To: AuntB; Jeff Head; Washington_minuteman; GrandmaC; blackie; Jim Robinson
Yep....this year too.

MEMORIAL DAY

redrock

4 posted on 05/22/2005 7:56:20 AM PDT by redrock (Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. --Will Rogers)
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To: SAMWolf; McGavin999; DeSoto; Mare; MEG33; tertiary01; LindaSOG; cyborg
Yep....this year too.

MEMORIAL DAY

redrock

5 posted on 05/22/2005 7:57:23 AM PDT by redrock (Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. --Will Rogers)
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To: alaska-sgt; MoJo2001; Kathy in Alaska; Fawnn; RonDog; nunya bidness; Long Cut; Brad's Gramma; ...
Yep...this year too.

MEMORIAL DAY

redrock

6 posted on 05/22/2005 7:59:23 AM PDT by redrock (Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. --Will Rogers)
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To: redrock


7 posted on 05/22/2005 8:00:19 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Miss Marple; Howlin; CWOJackson; MeekOneGOP; Blood of Tyrants; FairOpinion; MJY1288; Endeavor; ...
Yep....this year too.

MEMORIAL DAY

redrock

8 posted on 05/22/2005 8:00:50 AM PDT by redrock (Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. --Will Rogers)
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To: dcwusmc; Eagle Eye; NWU Army ROTC; Victoria Delsoul; Rockyrich; Libertarianize the GOP; carlo3b; ...
Yep.....this year too.

MEMORIAL DAY

redrock

9 posted on 05/22/2005 8:02:53 AM PDT by redrock (Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. --Will Rogers)
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To: JudyB1938; Pukin Dog; PhilDragoo; Nowhere Man; ambrose; exit82; Ann Archy; Burkeman1; fella; ...
Yep....this year too.

MEMORIAL DAY

redrock

10 posted on 05/22/2005 8:05:10 AM PDT by redrock (Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. --Will Rogers)
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To: StarCMC; forest; jellybean; Benighted; F-117A; vetwife; DoughtyOne; AlligatorEyes; PoisedWoman
Yep....this year too.

MEMORIAL DAY

redrock

11 posted on 05/22/2005 8:06:32 AM PDT by redrock (Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. --Will Rogers)
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To: redrock; The Sailor; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; Blue Scourge; Cool Multiservice Soldier; ...

"We Can Be Heroes.....Just For One Day"
-----MEMORIAL DAY 2005--Thread#1

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1408120/posts

redrock annual Memorial Day threads PING


12 posted on 05/22/2005 8:42:02 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: ducks1944; Ragtime Cowgirl; Alamo-Girl; TrueBeliever9; anniegetyourgun; maestro; TEXOKIE; ...
In just 8 days.....Memorial Day will be here. A day set aside to Honour those who have fallen in defense of our Nation. Who have put on the uniform.....who have gone to the places asked...who have put their lives on the line. ...

...and who have forfeited those lives.

In 8 days we have a chance, and a greater responsibility, to REMEMBER the names and the lives of those died in the service of their Nation.

We have a chance this Memorial Day to stand up....and do our Duty. To just take one day and say "Thank You". To NOT forget....

13 posted on 05/22/2005 8:46:28 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: redrock

Many of us in our 60s today recall the names of friends and squadron mates, wing men and bar buddies who did not know their children and grandchildren, who didn't get to enjoy the vast increases in technology, or see the seasons pass. I choose to remember them laughing after the mission brief or making plans for that night at the O-club. Rather than a day of fishing or baseball watching, I choose to visit a national cemetery and slowly walk past the myriad headstones and markers of men and women of several generations who are, or should be, remembered by us all.


14 posted on 05/22/2005 8:49:36 AM PDT by middie
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To: redrock

Lest We Forget ~ Bump!

Be Ever Vigilant!


15 posted on 05/22/2005 8:56:17 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks for the ping Tonk.


16 posted on 05/22/2005 8:57:11 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (I - L O V E - my attitude problem!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub


17 posted on 05/22/2005 9:05:49 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: redrock

http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/ItisPeke/VDay.html

My gratitude to all who have served..some gave all.


18 posted on 05/22/2005 9:17:46 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: redrock
I will never forget. My Dad. My uncles. My friends' dads. My friends from the Air Force. The guys I went to high school with. People I've worked with and grew up around. Some were highly decorated, and others not. We all just did our duty.



And all of us would go back and do it again if we were needed. My uniform may not fit anymore, and my old flightsuit might be a bit tight around the middle, but if my Country needs me, I'll do one more tour and always be ready to fly one more mission.

GOD BLESS AMERICA, and THANK YOU to those who went before, and those who came after. We owe them all so much.

19 posted on 05/22/2005 9:18:20 AM PDT by Bombardier (Ready to suit up for one more mission.....)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks for the ping, Tonk.


20 posted on 05/22/2005 9:19:24 AM PDT by El Gran Salseron ( The comments of this poster are meant for self-amusement only! Read at your own risk! :-))
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