Skip to comments.Thanks to Our Veterans
Posted on 05/26/2013 11:31:08 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
Thank you veterans. Please post your branch of service, service years, and do the same for any relatives.
I”m a veteran, but this weekend is Memorial Day weekend, not Veteran’s Day. We remember those lost in wars to protect our freedoms.
lost my cousin in Viet Nam, I served on a nuclear sub for 6 years.
Army-I remember lost buddies- 1967-1968
That said, I saw this very nice tribute, BUT I am skeptical of the organization that made it. I hope I am mistaken. I’ll bet their 501C was approved in a nano second by the IRS.
The Path Of The Warrior
Thank you SJR “Dad” USN CPO / Master Chief Misc. WWII 40-44
Love Golux ( - )
This weekend, let's remember those who have up until now who have paid the ultimate price in the service of their country, and honor all others when it is their due time to be honored.
Roger that. Not to demean anyones intentions but Memorial day is to honor those who lost their lives defending this once great (and possibly future great) country. Praying we can turn this boat around. Soon.
P.S. Had ancestors who served since the Revolution. Kids and grandkids who have served more recently.
Had my six thru many bad firefights. Hell of a Marine.
Area Memorial Day ceremonies
Following is a list of Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday:
11 a.m. at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Sierra Vista off of Charleston Road, hosted by American Legion Post 52.
11 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Bisbee, hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 836.
11:30 a.m. at the Old Post Cemetery on Fort Huachuca, hosted by the U.S. Army.
Noon in front of American Legion Post 24 on Allen Street in Tombstone, hosted by the post.
6 p.m. at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista, hosted by the Sierra Vista United Veterans Council.
We have many war dead from our wars, the most I believe were in the war between the states. Each was a person who had a family, friends and cohorts who morned for them and a nation which should be grateful for their ultimate sacrifice. Most of us know someone for whom this day is sacred. As individuals and as a nation we should never forget them. Frankly, it should be a total stand down day not one of merriment, sales and parties.
Thanks for the opportunity to get that stated.
I lost school friends in Viet Nam; I was a military wife, mother, grandmother and widow for 40 years. At present, no one in my family is serving, but that’s only because the ages are not in compliance with induction laws.
I come from a long line of men who served their government or kings with honor and courage.
And I mourn all who gave their lives, no matter where, no matter what conflict, any where in the world, at any time. Giving one’s life to God in the service of one’s Country is the highest honor of all.
They all deserve our thanks and respect.
Thank Nixon for the three-day weekend. Memorial Day is ALWAYS May 30! Remember that on the graves of your loved ones.
God bless my late father, may he rest in peace....veteran of the 99th Infantry Division, World War 2, and the Battle of the Bulge.
Army.., lost my friends Jimmy and Scott in Vietnam. My son (Army) did Iraq 4x and is now in Afghanistan as a contractor. I have an Uncle who was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and Silver Star in Normandy (and was excommunicated from his pacifistic-Mennonite Church for joining the Army).
Retired Army. 21 years. Vietnam vet. Retired right after first gulf war (thankfully I went on terminal leave just before that stinking Klinton came on board).
Thanks for making that important distinction.
Lance Corporal Allan Ray Chaffin, USMC
Both Vietnam in late 1960s.
Thank you, every year even Freepers get the days confused and it does get frustrating.