THANK ALL THOSE WHO SERVED

In tough economic times about the only way I could think of to show my appreciation for vets is to post discounts for vets so they can have a great day.

Links to discounts for veterans.

 

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bito
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Weekly Address: Honoring Our Veterans for Their Service and Sacrifice

President Obama speaks from the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego during Veterans Day and calls on all Americans to rededicate themselves to serving our brave men and women in uniform as well as they have served us.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=–QxAtXZJpQ

javaz
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Have you ever gone to a Veteran’s Day Parade?

Where we live is sort of rural – but Apache Junction is our mailing address – and it’s pretty much small town – there’s not a lot here – no malls, no shopping centers and really, there’s not even a downtown.

But they do a fine Veteran’s Day Parade, and we went years ago with our collapsible chairs, but we never stayed seated for long.

We stood and applauded every unit, every color guard, and the tanks and all those in uniform.

On our walk this morning, my husband mentioned that there were going to be jets doing a fly-by, and we heard them and stopped to watch them, and I cried.

There’s something about Veteran’s Day, The National Anthem, and seeing our military that makes me cry, and I’m a pacifist anti-war person.

But it’s a feeling of pride or something and gratitude.

This is a picture of my father from World War II –

[img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/davey_gee/5769222557/in/contacts/[/img]

And this –

[img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/davey_gee/5769737028/in/contacts/[/img]

To all service members and veterans –

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

javaz
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I don’t know how to post pictures, and I clicked the thing to do it, but they don’t post.

The pics are on FLIKR and I copied the URL, but they don’t post.

I’m really proud of my father and it’s too bad.

But he was awarded a Silver Heart and Purple Heart and I wish that you could see his photos in uniform, because I love him and he was my father.

bito
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j’avaz, FLIKR photos are troublesome. They have to be either public or converted to a publicly used format such as a .jpg or .ping before they can be shared.

SallyT
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Javaz, there are many on here that do and will help you. I don’t either. But, I am proud of your Dad, too. Thank you for trying to share with us.

ADONAI
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Happy Veteran’s Day to all our servicemen and women retired, on duty, or in our memories.

Thank you, sincerely, for everything you have done and will accomplish. The country is proud of you.

I try everyday to make your sacrifice worth it. Forgive me if I fail on occasion

SallyT
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Damn, I’m glad we went with the Eagle as our symbol and not the turkey as Ben Franklin suggested. The eagle looks great in front of the flag and the turkey, cooked and stuffed looks wonderful on the table.

SallyT
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Thank you, KQ, for the post. My Dad was 4F because they wanted the farmers to stay home and produce. He also was a heavy equipment operator and helped build barricades and camps here. All my mother’s brothers (5) served and game home. Dad told me he always felt bad that he hadn’t gone. But we all service the best we can and he did do his part. In times of war and in peace, it takes a nation with the best in all areas to make it great. The middle class sustains the rich. The rich forget. The poor serve in war. Balance is needed. The poor need help, the middle class need jobs, the rich need to think beyond their gates. Great we were and great we can be. And, Veterans we all are.

SueInCa
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KQ

Another thing folks can do is support them year round by supporting the kids. I was buying school supplies for kids at Beale AFB when I lived in Rocklin. This is the organization I give to year round.

http://www.mvpsoa.org/index.asp

Chernynkaya
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So glad you posted this KQ! I have been looking for the right place to post this, From the Maddow Blog–

Real ways to Celebrate Veterans Day:

Iraq and Afghanistan Vets
http://iava.org/

Give2 the Troops:
http://www.give2thetroops.org/

(Used) Cell Phones for Soldiers
http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/

Trees From Home:
http://treesfromhome.org/

[img]http://treesfromhome.org/images/Fast%20Times%20013.jpg[/img]

Let’s Say Thanks:
http://www.letssaythanks.com/

Veterans Affairs pausing at 11:11
http://www.va.gov/opa/speeches/2011/11_10_2011.asp

KillgoreTrout
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Thanks for remembering us KQ!

SallyT
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KT, you served, you’re here, you’re dear! Thank you and all those others here, there, and beyond. A day of thanks for all the years you gave us, my friend.

KillgoreTrout
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Much appreciated Sally. 😉

Chernynkaya
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KT– thank you!