Skip to comments.The FReeper Foxhole Honors our Veterans - November 11th, 2005
Posted on 11/10/2005 9:22:39 PM PST by snippy_about_it
are acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated.
| Our Mission:
The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans.
In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel free to address their specific circumstances or whatever issues concern them in an atmosphere of peace, understanding, brotherhood and support.
The FReeper Foxhole hopes to share with it's readers an open forum where we can learn about and discuss military history, military news and other topics of concern or interest to our readers be they Veteran's, Current Duty or anyone interested in what we have to offer.
If the Foxhole makes someone appreciate, even a little, what others have sacrificed for us, then it has accomplished one of it's missions.
We hope the Foxhole in some small way helps us to remember and honor those who came before us.
To our veterans - Thank You
A day set aside to honor our country's living veterans. At the Foxhole honoring veterans is a major part of our mission.
Whereas we will not forget those who died or our POW/MIAs, and those who are currently serving, today we specifically honor those men and women living among us who have served our country in times past, our living veterans.
Especially here at the Foxhole we are blessed to have veterans as part of our Foxhole family both as readers and contributors.
We would like to welcome all our veterans to the Foxhole on this very special day as we attempt to honor you and thank you for your service to our country. Freedom is not free and our debt to you and those gone before you can never fully be paid. May God richly bless you all. Welcome home and we will never forget.
It matters not where, when or how your served; here at home or in a foreign land, in the air, at sea or on land; in peacetime or in war, on the battefield or behind a desk; on supply lines; as an engineer, a mechanic, an infantrymen, a cook or medic. You chose to volunteer or fullfilled your duty by the draft and served America and we are forever grateful. Every job is important as they all support each other and the cause of freedom.
Some sacrifices are greater, yes, and some service more dangerous than others, yet all service is sacrifice by the troop and their family and we highly respect that service. Some gave all, all gave some.
Thank you all - from SAM and snippy
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." --Thomas Paine, Founding Father
"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their Nation."
"Let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain."
--Dwight D. Eisenhower
Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served - not only those who died - have sacrificed and done their duty.
--- Department of Veterans Affairs
Living Veterans Less than 200
Total That Served 4,734,991
Living Veterans 3,526,000
Total That Served 16,112,566
Living Veterans 3,257,000
Total That Served 5,720,000
Living Veterans 8,055,000
Total That Served 9,200,000
Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Living Veterans 1,900,000
Total That Served 2,322,332
War on Terrorism*
Total That Served 1,428,383
Total Living Veterans - 24,737,500
*Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom
**Service members who have left the military
***As of 8/16/05
As Tiny Tim said, God Bless us every one...
To all vets who visit the Foxhole today, my undying gratitude to you for your service. We are better today for that.
To all Veterans: THANK YOU for your service! Enjoy the day!
This is my Military/Veteran's Affairs ping list. FReep mail me if you want ON/OFF the list.
OH that is so true about... drinking lots of coffee in the Navy! And when you're out of coffee, Mountain Dew will suffice until someone can get more coffee.
Please come to this thread and sign the Petition to Oppose the Red Crescent in the proposed design for the Flight 93 Memorial:
Then please ping you lists to the thread.
Thank you for your service jinxy.
Thank you for your kind words and thank you for your service to our country.
I hear tell the Navy has the best coffee around.
Thanks for the thread.
Salute to my brothers and sisters.
Fresh coffee is being served in the forward mess. We'll be getting underway as soon as the divers chip away the coffee grounds from the screws and rudders. :)
Thanks for the Veteran's Day Tribute.
didn't have any Mountain Dew with me, but I do remember selling cokes and ginger ales for about 2 bucks a piece to the Marines heading back out to the ship with me on an LCU.... Marines will buy just about anything at any price after they've been out all night drinking ;-)
At least thirty - forty years ago Navy coffee was poor but plentiful. Sleep was sparse. Seven day work weeks.
When every warm flat square foot is covered with sleeping men (can't put the "racks" down until after 4 PM) during lunch you are seeing the real Navy. When lunch is skipped to take a nap. The meals are gigantic because they are often missed.
Yesterday's Navy was wooden ships and iron men. How about today? Still Iron Men? You bet.
How can you not like such great guys?
Happy Vetersn Day to all our veterans who've fought so hard for the freedoms we enjoy today. Thank you so much for your service for our country. You're very much appreciated.
Good morning every one, and to our Veterans thank you each and every one for your service to America and to keeping us free.
The only day of the year that I eat pancakes.
The things I do for my country!
How right you are.
Now bump for later
Veterens' Day BUMP
Don't miss this:
Thanks for the ping!
One of many tributes to vets I offer to all:
Remembering the heroes first honored at the 11th day, the 11th hour, and the 11th month..... while our brave ALL VOLUNTEER military prosecutes the cause of freedom throughout the world, for others and by extension ... all of US.
In Flanders Fields
by John McCrae
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Honoring Veterans by the Bell High School U.S. Army Junior ROTC Program
Thank you Veterans, from the Foxhole.
Good rule :-)
Thank you and God bless to all our beloved veterans. Without you America would not be the the envy of the world.
On This Day In History
Birthdates which occurred on November 11:
1050 Henry IV Holy Roman emperor (1036-1106)
1636 Yen Jo-chu Chinese scholar of Ch'ing dynasty
1744 Abigail Smith Adams 2nd 1st lady
1748 Charles IV king of Spain (1788-1808)
1771 Ephraim McDowell surgeon (pioneered abdominal surgery)
1821 Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky Russia, novelist (Crime & Punishment)
1864 Alfred Hermann Fried Germany, pacifist (Nobel 1911)
1869 Victor Emmanuel III king of Italy (1900-46)/Ethiopia
1883 Ernest Ansermet Vevey Switzerland, conductor (Ruilles de Printemps)
1885 George S Patton general "Old Blood & Guts"
1896 Charles "Lucky" Luciano Sicily, Mafia gangster
1899 Harold "Pie" Traynor baseball hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates)
1899 Pat O'Brien Milwaukee, actor (Knute Rockne, Angels with Dirty Faces)
1900 Helena Konopacka Poland, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1928)
1901 Sam Spiegel producer (On the Waterfront, Bridge over River Kwai)
1904 Alger Hiss State Department official and spy
1909 Robert Ryan Chicago, actor (Billy Budd, Dirty Dozen, Longest Day)
1910 Franz Kemser Germany, 4 man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1952)
1911 King Hussein of Jordan.
1914 Howard Fast screenwriter (Rachel & the Stranger, Spartacus)
1915 William Proxmire (Sen-D-WI) (Golden Fleece Awards)
1918 Stubby Kaye NYC, actor (Guys & Dolls, Lil' Abner, Cat Ballou)
1922 Kurt Vonnegut Jr author (Slaughterhouse Five, Sirens of Titan)
1925 Jonathan Winters Dayton OH, comedian (J Winters Show, Mork & Mindy)
1927 Mose Allison Mississippi, blues artist (Black Country Suite)
1929 LaVern Baker Chicago, R&B vocalist (I Cried a Tear)
1934 Bibi Andersson Sweden, actress (Scenes From a Marriage)
1934 Paula Myers-Pope US, platform diver, 2 silver, 1 bronze (Oly 1952-60)
1938 Josef Odozil Czech, 1500m (Olympic-silver-1964)
1939 Claudia Boyarskikh USSR, 5K/10K cross country (Olympic-gold-1964)
1943 Jan Adamski Poland, International Chess Master (1976)
1944 Jesse Colin Young NY, rocker (The Youngbloods-Soul of a City Boy)
1945 Daniel Ortega Saavedra EX-President of Nicaragua
1945 Denise Alexander NYC, actress (General Hospital, Another World)
1951 Fuzzy Zoeller New Albany IN, PGA golfer (Masters 1981)
1955 Jigme Singye Wangchuk king of Bhutan (1972- )
1959 Vincent Irizarry Queens NY, actor (Guiding Light, Santa Barbara)
1962 Demi Moore [Guynes], Roswell NM, actress (7th Sign, Blame it on Rio)
1964 Philip McKeon Westbury NY, actor (Tommy-Alice, Return to Horror High)
1965 Brian Wilson NYC, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1974 Leonardo DiCaprio LA, actor (Luke-Growing Pains)
US Air Force ROE:
1. Have a cocktail.
2. Adjust temperature on air-conditioner.
3. See what's on HBO.
4. Ask "what is a gunfight?"
5. Request more funding from Congress with a "killer" Power Point presentation.
6. Wine & dine 'key' Congressmen, invite DOD & defense industry executives.
7. Receive funding, set up new command and assemble assets.
8. Declare the assets "strategic" and never deploy them operationally.
9. Hurry to make 1045 tee-time.
So what's the problem?
Thank you silverleaf.
3. See what's on HBO.
It's the Bravo Channel, not HBO!
Just in case you didn't know. A firendly reminder.
It's Veterans Day.
First let me say, thank you for your service to our country.
Now with that said, pay back's a b&tch.
I'll be sure and say a toast to the Navy with my first cup this morning!
Thank you Dave for your service.
Thank you RasterMaster.
Good morning and thank you Iris7 for your service to our country.
Enjoy your pancakes, with lots of syrup I hope!
Thank you Marine for your service to our country.
I'm quite fond of this one. But don't be concerned. :-)
Thank you for your service Sam.
Good pic to go along with the Air Force #9 ROE.
Good morning alfa6.
LOL. Apparantly there isn't one. The other services have got your back. At ease.
Good morning PE. Thank you for your service.
Thank you dear. ;-)
Long Live Poland.