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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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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks for the PING Tonk.
Memorial Day is always a day of remembrance for me. But, now we remember our Heroes, our Fallen, and our Veterans and their families daily as well. THis Memorial Day we will be spending time visiting our local WWII Memorial and remembering those who have fallen in various conflicts at home and around the world.
Thank you to all of our veterans and our current military members,whether active, reservists, or Guards. I too would stand beside any of you and fight to the death for our freedoms, if called upon to do so.
God Bless each of you, and your families who pray for your safe return. We Pray for you and your families daily. And we thank you for standing in the gap for us here at home.
We SALUTE YOU!!
Jimm


41 posted on 05/22/2005 6:32:17 PM PDT by SafeReturn (Praying for Their Safe Return and for the families who wait for them. www.bluestarsforsafereturn.com)
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To: paul_fromatlanta; wagglebee; Clintonfatigued; Fiddlstix; tet68; sauropod; treeclimber; x1stcav; ...
Yep....this year too.

MEMORIAL DAY

redrock

42 posted on 05/22/2005 7:25:29 PM PDT by redrock (Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. --Will Rogers)
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To: Smartass; writer33; Happy2BMe; F.J. Mitchell; Grampa Dave; Indie; SeeRushToldU_So; ODC-GIRL; ...
Yep...this year too.

MEMORIAL DAY

redrock

43 posted on 05/22/2005 7:28:45 PM PDT by redrock (Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. --Will Rogers)
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To: tobyhill; FreeReign; Old Sarge; Northern Yankee; kayak; VOA; Tribune7; Ben Hecks; alpha-8-25-02; ...
Yep...this year too.

MEMORIAL DAY

redrock

44 posted on 05/22/2005 7:33:08 PM 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; Molly Pitcher
Thanks for the ping, Redrock.

This was General Order No. 11 establishing "Decoration Day" as it was then known.

Most older residents in this area still call it "Decoration Day".

45 posted on 05/22/2005 8:19:48 PM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: txradioguy; MS.BEHAVIN; MoJo2001; HiJinx; gubamyster; Dan from Michigan; TexKat
Yep...this year too.

MEMORIAL DAY

redrock

46 posted on 05/22/2005 9:10:23 PM 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
Thank you for the ping redrock

"Your silent tents of green 
We deck with fragrant flowers; 
Yours has the suffering been, 
The memory shall be ours." 

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 

47 posted on 05/22/2005 10:02:05 PM PDT by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: Ben Hecks
"Decoration Day".

My Grandparents always called it 'Decoration Day'.

I don't think that I knew it as 'Memorial Day'...until Jr. High.

redrock

48 posted on 05/23/2005 8:41:15 PM PDT by redrock (Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. --Will Rogers)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thank you for the ping. No Memorial Day goes by without me and my family being thankful to and for all those who have served this nation of our's. Hugs!


49 posted on 05/24/2005 1:52:09 AM PDT by CelticLass (Have you thanked a soldier today? Have you thanked the Lord for that soldier?)
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To: JDoutrider
Penance.....

redrock

50 posted on 05/26/2005 8:12:11 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: School of Rational Thought; Elpasser; Pomian; Walkingfeather; lizol; Grzegorz 246; ppaul
Well....not much P.C. here either.......

redrock

51 posted on 05/26/2005 8:16:48 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: Marine Momma; international american; herewego; Nam Vet; JLO; SafeReturn
Bump...

redrock

52 posted on 05/27/2005 1:58:59 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: All
Bump....

redrock

53 posted on 05/29/2005 8:21:46 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: All
We CAN be heroes...just for one day.

redrock

54 posted on 05/29/2005 6:40:35 PM PDT by redrock (Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. --Will Rogers)
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To: All
MEMORIAL DAY BUMP......

redrock

55 posted on 05/29/2005 10:43:56 PM PDT by redrock (Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. --Will Rogers)
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To: All
Before I take my kids down to the local cemetery to visit.....another BUMP.

redrock

56 posted on 05/30/2005 6:25:32 AM PDT by redrock (Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. --Will Rogers)
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