05-29-2017, 06:15 AM
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  • Johnny
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Enjoy your Memorial Day. And remember, it's not for picnics, BBQ, and beer.

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 05-29-2017, 06:30 AM
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Absolutely correct Johnny!

I don't do parades for Memorial Day. Instead I do a movie at home. This year, just serendipity really, it wasn't planned. I'd seen it before, but by some fluke Netflix delivered Hacksaw Ridge. Excellent movie that will definitely drive home the point of Memorial Day. It's not for children. Don't be lulled into thinking it will be by the content of the first half of the movie. It's an excellent movie though and Mel Gibson stated that if they had told the real truth of Desmond Doss that no one would have believed it. He was probably correct. Here is his MOH citation, it's definitely worth the time to read: http://www.desmonddoss.com/medal-of-honor/

Another good movie for Memorial Day is the movie aptly named  Memorial Day. The WW2 movie not the horror flick. I think it was made in 2012. Netflix has it on DVD, I don't know if it's streaming.

Yet another is We Were Soldiers.

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 05-29-2017, 06:38 AM
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 05-29-2017, 07:09 AM
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We all need to remember who, what, where, and why! Today especially, but everyday as well.
I remember:
     My uncle - Verne E. Hodson of Waukegan, IL - KIA - KOREA
     My cousin - James Richard Teffs  of Tulsa, OK - KIA - 'NAM

For those of you here who have lost friends and family in the defense of OUR freedom......I remember for them as well.

RON

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 05-29-2017, 07:18 AM
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  • greyhawk
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Great thread, Johnny--thanks to all of our vets for your service!!

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 05-29-2017, 07:36 AM
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Have a respectful  and reflective holiday - that's what it's for

USMC 1984-1988

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 05-29-2017, 07:48 AM
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Thank you for your service 1981Eagle and all TSN members who have answered the call to duty.

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 05-29-2017, 07:52 AM
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 05-29-2017, 09:44 AM
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Freedom ain't free and all that... to all my brothers and sisters in arms fighting to protect freedom and democracy across the globe, I hope you and yours stay safe and sane.

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 05-29-2017, 03:33 PM
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(05-29-2017, 07:36 AM)1981Eagle Wrote: Have a respectful  and reflective holiday - that's what it's for

USMC 1984-1988

Yes, this.

Thank you for your service. And to all who have served and sacrificed.

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 05-29-2017, 03:39 PM
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I work at a VA serving other Veterans the best that I can.  I served with honor, but I see so many that sacrificed far more than I!

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 05-29-2017, 03:43 PM
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 05-29-2017, 07:29 PM
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Semper Fi Mr. Eagle

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 05-30-2017, 12:03 AM
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(05-29-2017, 07:29 PM)RetroRon Wrote: Semper Fi Mr. Eagle

Ooh Rah RetroRon!

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