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Memorial Day roll call honors 148,000 veterans
A P ^ | GILLIAN FLACCUS

Posted on 05/23/2009 1:33:35 PM PDT by Dubya

But they are not taken alone. They are taken together — 148,000 names, representing the entire veteran population of Riverside National Cemetery, a roll call of the dead read aloud over 10 days by more than 300 volunteers.

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AP – In this May 17, 2009 photo,
Joe Landaker wipes away tears while visiting the grave of his son, Jared, …

1 posted on 05/23/2009 1:33:35 PM PDT by Dubya
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To: Dubya
FAREWELL IWO JIMA
FAREWELL

2 posted on 05/23/2009 1:38:46 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Dubya
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KOREAN WAR

3 posted on 05/23/2009 1:46:38 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Dubya
I only gave some, you gave all. Thank you for keeping this country free...so far.

5.56mm

4 posted on 05/23/2009 1:48:44 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Dubya
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5 posted on 05/23/2009 1:48:49 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Dubya
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6 posted on 05/23/2009 1:54:03 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Dubya
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7 posted on 05/23/2009 1:56:54 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Dubya

That is so cool! Where is that cemetery and was that staged?


8 posted on 05/23/2009 1:57:42 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
But they are not taken alone. They are taken together — 148,000 names, representing the entire veteran population of Riverside National Cemetery, a roll call of the dead read aloud over 10 days by more than 300 volunteers.

was that staged

I don't know.

9 posted on 05/23/2009 2:00:32 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Dubya


Lamh Foistenach Abu!
10 posted on 05/23/2009 2:00:44 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Riverside National Cemetery Calif.


11 posted on 05/23/2009 2:01:37 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Great picture!


12 posted on 05/23/2009 2:07:08 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Dubya; The Spirit Of Allegiance; EveningStar

SoCal PING


13 posted on 05/23/2009 2:07:18 PM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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14 posted on 05/23/2009 2:07:46 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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STORMING THE SHORES OF TARAWA

15 posted on 05/23/2009 2:11:53 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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BATAAN DEATH MARCH

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16 posted on 05/23/2009 2:16:48 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Dubya

Absolutely heart-breaking! I love it. Thanks. :)

I have a friend who was the model for a statue we have at our Veteran’s Museum for the Vietnam Vets. I visit ‘him’ from time to time. ;)

When I was a ‘Trainee’ in Army Basic Training, I had such WONDERFUL instructors...all were Vietnam Vets, and I owe them a debt of gratitude to this day.


17 posted on 05/23/2009 2:17:08 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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WHERE THE GERMAN'S GAVE THE MARINES THE NAME DEVIL DOG

18 posted on 05/23/2009 2:22:50 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I’m glad they trained you right. The Nam Vets are a great bunch of guys.


19 posted on 05/23/2009 2:24:25 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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20 posted on 05/23/2009 2:26:55 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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Remember Them
21 posted on 05/23/2009 2:30:38 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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from the Paralyzed Veterans Of America
22 posted on 05/23/2009 2:33:45 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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The only one standing for our flag
23 posted on 05/23/2009 2:46:14 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Dubya
THE FINAL INSPECTION

The soldier stood and faced God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining, Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, you soldier, How shall I deal with you ? Have you always turned the other cheek ? To My Church have you been true?"

The soldier squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't. Because those of us who carry guns, Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was tough. And sometimes I've been violent, Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny, That wasn't mine to keep... Though I worked a lot of overtime, When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help, Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God, forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place, Among the people here. They never wanted me around, Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord, It needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't, I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne, Where the saints had often trod. As the soldier waited quietly, For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, you soldier, You've borne your burdens well. Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, You've done your time in Hell."

~Author Unknown~




It's the Soldier, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press.

It's the Soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.

It's the Soldier, not the politicians that ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

It's the Soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag.


If you care to offer the smallest token of recognition and appreciation for the Military, please pass this on and pray for our men and women who have served and are currently serving our country and pray for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.
24 posted on 05/23/2009 2:59:59 PM PDT by rottndog (Freedom IS NOT FREE--Let us NEVER FORGET those that have paid the highest price for it!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; Dubya

That is the Korean War Memorial in Washington DC

It is very beautiful and visited by many Koreans.

http://www.nab.usace.army.mil/projects/WashingtonDC/korean.html


25 posted on 05/23/2009 3:01:24 PM PDT by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: Dubya
Here are some friends in Iraq (there's something about a gal with an M-16):
26 posted on 05/23/2009 3:11:09 PM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: Dubya
Still more:
27 posted on 05/23/2009 3:12:43 PM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: Dubya
We went with our grandson's scout troop to the local cemetery this morning to place flags on all the veteran's graves...here are a couple of photos I snapped...

The Pledge of Allegiance before visiting the graves...
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One of the grave sites we placed a flag on...
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I was so proud of my Grandson today...

28 posted on 05/23/2009 3:17:06 PM PDT by ~Vor~ (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: ~Vor~

Thank you for the pictures and the info. I am proud of your Grandson too.


29 posted on 05/23/2009 3:19:50 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: rottndog

Great post thank you.


30 posted on 05/23/2009 3:20:46 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: freema

Thanks it is beautiful.


31 posted on 05/23/2009 3:22:11 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: 12Gauge687

Great pictures.


32 posted on 05/23/2009 3:23:16 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Dubya
Here's another good one....

The Price Of Peace (tissue alert!)
33 posted on 05/23/2009 3:24:23 PM PDT by rottndog (Freedom IS NOT FREE--Let us NEVER FORGET those that have paid the highest price for it!)
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To: 12Gauge687
(there's something about a gal with an M-16)

Yes there is.

34 posted on 05/23/2009 3:25:23 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: rottndog

Really good one, thanks.


35 posted on 05/23/2009 3:27:39 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Dubya


TAPS


Welcome Home

36 posted on 05/23/2009 3:28:30 PM PDT by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: freema

Thank you! Bookmarked. Beautiful!


37 posted on 05/23/2009 3:30:17 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: The Mayor

Thank you Mayor. The down load is very nice.


38 posted on 05/23/2009 3:36:41 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Dubya; Fudd Fan
2009 Memorial Day observance, Chama, New Mexico


39 posted on 05/23/2009 3:38:09 PM PDT by CedarDave (Not new news: Obama has Pork Flu)
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To: CedarDave

Thank you for sharing. Good pictures.


40 posted on 05/23/2009 3:41:23 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Dubya

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2256441/posts

A real tear jerker.


41 posted on 05/23/2009 3:42:40 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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Chesty

42 posted on 05/23/2009 3:43:13 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Dubya
News Video of RNC Tribute
43 posted on 05/23/2009 3:44:56 PM PDT by rottndog (Freedom IS NOT FREE--Let us NEVER FORGET those that have paid the highest price for it!)
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To: Drango
"It was one of those miracles at the wall. It was absolutely remarkable."

Yes it is a sad one. Thanks for sharing with us.

44 posted on 05/23/2009 3:46:41 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: rottndog

Great Tribute thank you.


45 posted on 05/23/2009 3:49:48 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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BAKERS BANDITS KOREA

46 posted on 05/23/2009 3:54:29 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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ChosinReservoir
CHOSIN FROZEN KOREA

47 posted on 05/23/2009 3:58:31 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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AMERICAN VETERANS

48 posted on 05/23/2009 4:00:24 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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Soldier rest, Gently pressed,
To the calm, Mother Earth's
Waiting breast;
Duty done, Like the sun:
Going West.

SEMPER FI GOD BLESS YOU

49 posted on 05/23/2009 4:03:43 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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Balad Of Sgt. McKenzie
50 posted on 05/23/2009 4:07:37 PM PDT by rottndog (Freedom IS NOT FREE--Let us NEVER FORGET those that have paid the highest price for it!)
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