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
It looks like they are sending a message...
Mmmm. Thanks. I'm a little late and hope y'all saved some for us folks on the west coast!
Well that explains everything. And I thought it was all my fault!
Your tagline reminds me of trying to not think of anything. LOL.
PE, you look like the air may have been kind of thin up there. ;-)
Naw. It was only 12,000 feet elevation. I've been to 13,800 several times. There it's starting to get thin.
BTW, this is the area Capt. Bonneville crossed the Rockies. Ever hear of him?
There is still plenty. Had to make some fresh coffee though. PE took the rest with him to work.
It only took 7 days.
OMG, I would have been dead after one hour.
Take 4 steps. Rest a while. Repeat.
I alomst forgot to get back to you regarding the placement of the suet cake feeder and whether it is positioned properly for woodpeckers . . . here are a couple of shots. Also, one pic of the hummer feeder . . . it's doing great!
Let me know if there is anything I can do different with the suet cake feeder.
During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director what the criterion was which defined whether or not a patient should be institutionalized.
Well," said the Director, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the
"Oh, I understand," said the visitor. "A normal person would use the bucket because it's bigger than the spoon or the teacup."
"No." said the Director, "A normal person would pull the plug. "Do you want a room with or without a view?
Don't put it in the bushes, just nearer. Don't you have a big tree in your yard? If so, you could screw it right to the tree. You don't want that suet melting on your porch in summer. xoxo
Nope. I'll google him. ;-)
LOL. Dang, save a room for me!
Didn't he go real fast in a jet car on some salt flats?
He He He
I thought maybe he designed a Pontiac.
Done. I'll do that tomorrow after work. Thanks sweetie.
USAF ROE: ROTFLMAO. Been there. Done that. Got the tattoo!