Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Happy Veterans Day

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    idaho
    Posts
    760

    Happy Veterans Day

    Giving thanks to all of the men and women who served America to keep us free and safe from evil countries in the world.

    America wasn't given its freedom. Men had to kill and die for it.

    I salute them.

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Thru Death's Door in Wisconsin
    Posts
    13,154

    Thank you

    I just returned home from my community's standing room only Veterans Day observance, complete with two minutes of silence, prayers, a sing-along, rifle salute and taps.

    I had to again stand mute and gently weeping during their rendition of The Battle Hymn of the Republic, this after the music teacher's "teaching history through music." I asked her year before last for balance with the CSA Anthem Dixie's Land. History is written by the victors, often less than generous or ingenuous.
    I am responsible for my writing, not your understanding of it.

  3. #3
    Regular Member Primus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    4,216
    Any of you walking in a parade? I thought about it this year, but my VFW Post isn't very active unfortunately. Did get a cool letter from a local grade school though. That was different. Thanks to my fellow brothers in arms.

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    4
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Veterans-Day.jpg 
Views:	47 
Size:	41.0 KB 
ID:	10972

  5. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    earth's crust
    Posts
    17,838
    Quote Originally Posted by onus View Post
    Giving thanks to all of the men and women who served America to keep us free and safe from evil countries in the world.

    America wasn't given its freedom. Men had to kill and die for it.

    I salute them.
    The recruiting station is right down the block ... open door, sign a piece of paper .. do your part.

    Have not you watched Starship Troopers ? lol

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Thru Death's Door in Wisconsin
    Posts
    13,154
    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    The recruiting station is right down the block ... open door, sign a piece of paper .. do your part. Have not you watched Starship Troopers ? lol
    Better, read it. The movie is a poor one dimensional cartoon of military enfranchisement.

    Look at the huge Wikipedia article, that includes, "The novel has been criticised for its social and political themes including allegations of advocating fascism or militarism."
    Last edited by Nightmare; 11-15-2013 at 05:46 AM.
    I am responsible for my writing, not your understanding of it.

  7. #7
    Regular Member OC for ME's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    White Oak Plantation
    Posts
    12,273
    Quote Originally Posted by Primus View Post
    Any of you walking in a parade? I thought about it this year, but my VFW Post isn't very active unfortunately. Did get a cool letter from a local grade school though. That was different. Thanks to my fellow brothers in arms.
    Our little town's parade was the Saturday before. I towed a flatbed trailer full of Cob Scouts.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •