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From Veteran's Day 2009

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

To those :

Who learned that freedom is not free
Who lost their lives, arms, legs and eyesight for strangers
Who served alone and scared in faraway places
Who stand when their country's flag passes by, salute at the ready
Who learned to never wear a hat indoors
Whose shoes are always shined
Who hold a door open for a lady
Who says please and thank you and yes sir and no ma'am
Who cry when the national anthem is played

We thank you. Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force. We are grateful.

Please, when you see a veteran, especially today, shake their hand and say thank you.
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  • JUSTDUCKY1405
    I have the utmost respect and appreciation for those who sacrificed so much and continue to do so, for our freedom.

    It saddens me so, though, that we are still in a state of humanity where war, battles, and force are used by intelligent human beings to destroy, defend, and hurt one another. Truly saddens me.
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  • NOLAZYBUTT110
    In my area where I live many Restaurents gave free meals to solders, vets and those in service now. Ponderosa gave about 750 free meals the one day. I have an air base near us. Last year I had the pleasure of giving Food coupons to the Air men I knew. I feel its the least any one can do; is give them a free meal; and a Thank You! Without our soldiers, Army, Air Force , Navy, Marines, and even our Coast Guards, we would not be free or safe in America. They are what makes America more secure. We all ought to do our part. They also need to know we are grateful for their selfless work to keep us safe! My hat is off to all service men and woman. G*d Bless America! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3761 days ago
  • NOLAZYBUTT110
    In my area where I live many Restaurents gave free meals to solders, vets and those in service now. Ponderosa gave about 750 free meals the one day. I have an air base near us. Last year I had the pleasure of giving Food coupons to the Air men I knew. I feel its the least any one can do; is give them a free meal; and a Thank You! Without our soldiers, Army, Air Force , Navy, Marines, and even our Coast Guards, we would not be free or safe in America. They are what makes America more secure. We all ought to do our part. They also need to know we are grateful for their selfless work to keep us safe! My hat is off to all service men and woman. G*d Bless America! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 11/13/2010 9:02:45 AM
  • DAWNWATERWOMAN
    emoticon Thanks for this lovely blog. Love, Dawn emoticon
    3761 days ago
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  • JEWELS571
    I was blessed beyond words with visits from veterans today in the store! Loved all of the advice, instructions and stories! Wish things had worked out and that our ribbon cutting would have been today, however, at the same time, I almost think it would have been kinda rude! Who knows.
    3762 days ago
  • SPARKIE1964
    Thank you for sharing this. I am grateful for the Vets who fight for our freedom every day...We can easily take our freedom for granted...
    3762 days ago
  • NANHBH
    Thanks for this post, Lou,

    I am so grateful for those who paid the ultimate price - their life - so that I might be free. I'm wearing my red, white, and blue stars and stripes shirt today to show my appreciation. At the airport this morning, the guy checking us onto the flight announced that any veteran with his ID could board first. We all broke into applause as 3 guys came forward. Brought tears of joy to my eyes to be able to recognize these men in a small way! God bless all our vets!
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  • TINKERBELL200
    We should all be thankful, not only today, but everyday for the men and women who daily serve our country! It's because of their dedication, we still live in a free country! God bless our veterans, and may He continue to bless our country!

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  • YATMAMA
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  • PENNYAN45
    Thanks for this blog, Lou!

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  • CHAS1949
    Thanks for sharing that. It is a great reminder of how much was and is given so that we can be safe and free.
    3763 days ago
  • WALKINGSPARK
    Thank you!! Enjoy your blogs!!

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  • BOVEY63
    God bless our Veterans!
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  • JENPOSS
    Thank you for the blog!!
    3763 days ago
  • MOMMA_LITTLE
    Thank you, Lou, for a well put blog for our veterans! I really enjoyed your blog last night, too, about your father. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3763 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    I never take freedom for granted and have always thanked veterans before it was the thing to do. Love our vets! I also loved your dad's memorial blog. Thanks for sharing that. God Bless America!
    3763 days ago
  • JULIEFRANCES112
    Great reminder Lou! In my Dad's nursing home they have a special Remembrance Day Service today. There are a lot of Veterans in there. In my daughters school they do too. If they use the script from past years there won't be a dry eye in the place. The kids do a fantastic job.
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