Memorial Day

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Mountain Man, May 25, 2007.

  1. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    On this Memorial Day Weekend, I extend my thanks to all who are serving, who have served before, or who have a family member who has served in the military, especially those of you who have lost loved ones in the service of our nation.

    I wish this could be a happy time for all, but sadly, many will die on the roads this weekend while simply trying to enjoy themsleves. I therefore add to this my sincere wish for a Memorial Day Weekend on which no one dies or is injured. Safe journies to all of you.
  2. Go Big1

    Go Big1 Member

    Well said. I also want to extend my thanks to all who have served or are serving in the armed services.

    I also hope everyone has a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.
  3. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Well said, you guys. I can only reiterate your thoughts for this Memorial Day.
  4. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Pray for those who are fighting today.
    Honor those who have fought in the past.

    Have a safe holiday.
    If you drink...don't drive. If you drive...don't drink.
  5. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    I honor all those brave people who have fought in the defense of freedom and peace, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We pray that those who are still fighting are held safe and will be able to return to their families very soon. We pray that future generations will not know of war and terrorism, except what they read in the history books.
  6. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    My prayers are with those serving today.

    My thanks are for those who served before me.

    My utmost appreciation are for those who fought and never returned home.

    To our military - God Bless you and thank you for answering your country's call.

    (For a collection of extremely well done, patriotic movies, visit this website and select a title under the Tribute link, and view them - free of charge. GCS Distributing - I recommend you watch: "Until Then", "We Support You", and "Honor Sacrifice Duty".)
  7. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    To all good American fighting men and women who lie in foreign, or unmarked graves, and to those who lay where they fell, in defense of freedom, I pay you honor.
    To all good American fighting men and women who have served, and returned, I pay you thanks.
    To all good American fighting men and women who are serving now, in the madness of terrorist war, I pay you respect. Many in your homeland, do not understand your dedication to freedom, and do not support the fight you fight. Courage, hold fast to your beliefs, you are our heros, you do us all honor. Freedom requires eternal vigilance.
    Pete CPO USN RET
  8. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Many people don't understand the nature of the freedom we have. They think that if we are free, there shouldn't be an army, or any other military force. COME ON PEOPLE! WAKE UP! It's because of the army and other military forces the you have this precious comodity called freedom. There are people in other parts of the world who would give their lives to have just a little of the freedom you have. I'm a 46 year old disabled veteran and I love the USA. I would gladly give my life to keep this country free. I'm passing the torch of freedom to you. It's time for you to do your part to keep this country of ours free. Maybe after you have a taste of military life, you'll realize what kind of price has been paid for you to enjoy all this. Where else can you openly insult the leader of the nation you live in on national tv. I've lived in parts of the world where people are imprisoned simply for speaking out against taxes. Thank your lucky stars you don't live there. You live in the freeist nation on the face of the earth. Enjoy it. But remember, a tremendous cost has been paid for you to do this. This Memorial Day weekend, please remember those who paid the ultimate price and those that are fighting for your freedom at this very moment.

    I served in the US Army, 5th Infantry Division, 105th S&T Bn, Co B, Ft. Polk, Louisiana as a truck driver (64C10-70, light, heavy) and I'm proud of it!

    Vernon Parish Veteran's Memorial Park.
    My name etched in stone.
    My parent's are also listed here.
  9. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    The US once had a section that wanted to seperate itself from the rest of the nation, and did. It was the CSA, the Confederate States of America. The United States government wasn't going to stand for this, and rightly so. After much political debate and bickering the southern states let their cannon do their talking for them, at Ft. Sumpter. After nearly 5 years of unrelenting war, the south was defeated, but at a terrible price. Was it worth it? Yes. Had the union remained divided, the US would not be the nation it is today. Ancestors of mine, both European immigrants and Native Americans alike, fought on both sides. Many were killed. They died fighting for what they believed in. Some fought for the Union, some for the Confederacy. Today, it doesn't matter what side they were on, except to the historians. They are all veterans, Union and Confederate alike, they are remembered as American veterans, and that is how I will remember them on Memorial Day. As American veterans who died for their country, to defend the rights and beliefs that were important to them, to defend their homeland, their freedom and their way of life. As you look around at all that you have, at your family, your home, I ask you, what is more important than that?
  10. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Great Stuff!! Bless you!!!!

    My favorite reference is:

    Our fine soldiers fought so that .. whenever we cross from one state to another we don't have to show our "papers".. we are FREE to do most anything we want, when we want and How We Want........ Within the laws - of course

    ~~~~~~~~~~ Thanks!
  11. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    We're lucky enough to live in a High concentration of "Battlegrounds" here - - Brandywine is 10 minutes away... Valley Forge is 30 min... And then there are forts along the Delaware River...

    I'm always humbled by the artifacts of both the Revolutionary War and the Civil war... How hard and difficult the individual soldiers had it... How Camaraderie HAD to be there to help them make it day-to-day... No communications with the outside world, save for a courier on horseback..
    No documentation (CNN, CBS etc) -- only what was written in the General's (or Commander's) diaries...

    Really interesting what they had to go through.. and in the case of the Civil War - it was sometimes Brother against Brother.....
  12. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    And at times father against son. This happened several times with the Wimberly, Winkley, Reno, Reneau, Parton and Thorne families, my ancestors. It also happened in the American Indian side of my family. Some of these family lines remain split to this day.
  13. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    That's neat that you have all that "family tree" info, too cool!!!! :D
  14. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    I agree with Mikey, that it's a neat thing to be able to trace your family back that far. On the other hand, it is also sad that the current generation carries the baggage created by someone else so long ago. Life is way too short to hold grudges and hard feelings for things we had no control over and can't possibly change.

    You are right, these men fought for what they believed and they were all heroes regardless of what side they were on. This conflict divided families a long time ago, but it shouldn't now.

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