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  1. Night Rider

    Night Rider

    Apr 16, 2018
    [​IMG] Today is the day we Americans honor the brave men and woman who gave the ultimate sacrifice for this country so whether you stand on the Right, Left, or some place in the middle let's put our political differences aside and HONOR the ones who made it possible to do so. Have a great Memorial Day everyone and REMEMBER to NEVER FORGET
  2. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Happy Memorial Day to all the vets out there, past, present and future.

    KELAMA Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 28, 2013
    Happy Memorial Day

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  4. Ron Sabbagh

    Ron Sabbagh Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 15, 1999
    I always struggle to say “Happy” Memorial Day - because it’s really a somber moment - kinda like saying “Happy” 9/11 Patriot Day -

    but not to get too semantic..

    Thank You to our veterans and God Bless...we Honor your ultimate sacrifice

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  5. Night Rider

    Night Rider

    Apr 16, 2018
    Hey 91bravo nice to see you:). I'm digging the new Avatar BTW :cool::thumbsup:. Thank you for your service sir.
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  6. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    It was nothing really, I'm still alive today. Others gave the ultimate sacrifice.
  7. jfk1110

    jfk1110 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    Thank you to those you who serve and have served! I am grateful for your sacrifice! May the heroes who never made it home always be remembered in the hearts and minds of their loved ones and rest in peace!

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  8. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    All gave some, some gave all. All have my undying gratitude and respect.

    Prayers sent for all our service men and women daily. On Memorial Day special prayers for those who gave all.

    Pray for peace.
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  9. Korean Hog

    Korean Hog Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2017
    God Bless our Military Men and Women.
    Never forget those who laid down their lives for our freedom and safety.
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  10. Night Rider

    Night Rider

    Apr 16, 2018
    I fully agree Ron. "Happy Memorial Day" Does sound a bit wrong for such a somber day but think of it like this, When I attend services at the war memorial that my father a Korean war veteran worked so long and hard with his fellow veterans to build and look around at the faces of veterans and widows of veterans it makes me Proud, Happy, and sad at the same time to see service men and citizens alike showing their appreciation for the fallen.
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  11. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    In Honor of those that gave all .
  12. Night Rider

    Night Rider

    Apr 16, 2018
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  13. Ben Dover

    Ben Dover Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2006
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    USMCPOP Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2016
    I am happy that there is a Memorial Day, and that folks like you appreciate the meaning and pay respect to the fallen.

    I haven't been "happy" on Memorial Day for 15 years. Lost my son and 3 others that night in Iraq. I hate rocket-propelled grenades.

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  15. Ron Sabbagh

    Ron Sabbagh Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 15, 1999
    Pop we are beefin’ and drinkin’ and prayin’ to your boy right now!!!

    God Bless you, your family and the United States Marines!!
  16. Halfneck


    Jun 30, 2005
    Your boy is not forgotten USMCPOP.

    As always I will remember a kid in my squad killed in 2004 in Mosul - Sgt. Jacob H. Demand. I'll do the usual - go out for a run tonight remembering how when I started to fall out during a battalion run (while going through cancer treatment) he was 1 of the guys saying "Don't fall out Doc, run with us."

    I've also been thinking about my Aunt Sara who was in the Women's Army Corp during WW2. As a kid she was a very stern & intimidating woman. I always got the feeling she didn't like me. It wasn't till after I joined the Army that I understood her. Sadly I only got to talk with her a few times after that as she passed away from cancer a few years later. I at least got to share a few Army stories with her & see her smile.

    Till we form again.

    USMCPOP Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2016
    Great! Raise a toast to the boy. He was known to take a wee nip every now and again though he was underage. I'm sitting here with a beer and remembering funny things he did as a little kid. Like putting a sandwich in the VCR player. Or telling me I was brain-dead when he was 5. He was pretty laid-back. "Let them eat grapes" ...

    One think I think about is that each and every one of our fallen was unique, and had a story to tell. During the first 3 or 4 years of our loss, I got connected with perhaps 100 families who were in the same boat. I got to know them and felt that I knew their child through the shared stories. We cried and laughed together, stood up, dusted each other off and continued with our new life. I can walk through Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery and spot at least a dozen or two headstones of guys that I feel I know, via their parents.

    Anyway, I can be suitably grim at the drop of a hat and have a good 1,000 yard stare. And I can still laugh. Life goes on.

    USMCPOP Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2016
    Sgt. Jacob H. Demand was killed right about the time my son deployed for final training. Karl had a former college roommate who was in Mosul around the same time, who was close to that mess hall bombing. That was when the whole mess with Fallujah was going on and Al Anbar province was a magnet for terrorists from all over. Bad neighborhood.
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  19. Night Rider

    Night Rider

    Apr 16, 2018
    Thank you USMCPOP for sharing those personal pictures with us. Your son looks like a truly proud Marine and i'm sure this day is especially hard for you and like I hold told you last time we spoke as long i'm still breathing I will do all that I can to help people remember the sacrifices your son and so many others made for our freedom. God Bless
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  20. Dogdrawz

    Dogdrawz Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2016
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