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  • Member since
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  • From: Boston
Happy Memorial day.
Posted by mach71 on Saturday, May 29, 2021 2:31 PM

Please remember those who have given all.

 

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Saturday, May 29, 2021 8:35 PM

There will probably be some kind of mention aboiut it tomorrow at Church but I'm planning on going to a local observance at a cemetary hosted by a local radio talk show host.  He said it might be a little different from the last time, but we'll see.

I'm also planning on making some BBQ chicken using my old family recipe.  We haven't had this in several years so I hope I remember how to do the chicken right.  The sauce goes back probbly to the Great Depression or even further.  I remember  having it as a small kid, so it has to be old.

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    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, May 30, 2021 1:49 AM

Many years ago, I think when I was voluntold to fill out a survey, (1988 or 89), to this day, I still get Memorial Day postcards from the company that did the study. I think they stopped sending us the surveys in the early 2000s.

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    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, May 30, 2021 8:31 AM

Thank to those that have given all so we can see the bs we see today. Not a sarcastic remark btw. I mean a genuine thanks. If not for lives given, I shudder to think where we would be. I better stop at that.

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, May 30, 2021 9:05 AM

      I have marked the event many times in Uniform on that site!

        Others sites as well. Sorry to say this, is still a heavy hearted day for me. Two fine young Men, Both Married with children were lost to me at Fallujah. They were my younger brothers in different units that dealt with that! Oh Yes, One came home! So badly Burnt, his own children were afraid of him! Then God gave him rest four years later with a fatal diagnoses of brain cancer. He then went Quietly into that good night!

        I refuse to buy anything that day, This and any Memorial Day, except when it is needed. Why? I don't think a SALE of cars, furniture, or apparel does anything to honor those men and women who gave their all. Yes, it let's us do that! But To Really honor them Say a silent prayer of thanks, and IF you really care, remember your neighbors of ALL COLORS!! who gave their all for Us and America while in uniform.. Please?

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    January 2020
Posted by Space Ranger on Sunday, May 30, 2021 10:10 AM

For those who have lost loved ones, there is nothing "happy" about Memorial Day. I lost two cousins on 7 December 1941 (battleship Oklahoma, Pearl Harbor) and a third on 6 June 1944 (Normandy, France). I was born shortly after WW II, and never had a chance to know them, and that saddens me every year on Memorial Day. I simply cannot imagine what it must be like for those who have lost sons, daughters, brothers, or fathers.

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  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Sunday, May 30, 2021 10:11 AM
ON MEMORIAL DAY
 
The view across those lines of stones
Implores reflection on their plight
Who fell in service for a cause
Who did not shirk from that great fight
 
These honored dead are but a glimpse
Of millions gone before
Who guarded once their beloved land
And now guard heaven’s door
 
And be it on some foreign soil
Or upon this nations ground
The men and women honored here
Of wills beyond profound
 
Conscripts and volunteers alike
Are gathered in this hallowed place
They gave their all and crossed the dark
To where the light shines on their face
 
They bore the brunt of battle
And fought at our behest
We gaze upon the empty chairs
And know they surely were our best
 
                                                            BPO
 

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    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, May 31, 2021 7:35 AM

I do not consider Memorial Day a happy holiday.  Rather, I consider it a solemn day.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Back to the bench on Monday, May 31, 2021 8:50 AM

So grateful for those that payed the ultimate price for our freedom. My thoughts and prayers are also with the families and brothers/sisters in arms that they left behind. I pray the memories of the good times will help to ease the difficult memories. 

Gil
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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, May 31, 2021 6:34 PM

We don't have Memorial Day in Oz. We have Armistace Day and ANZAC Day. Mach71, I know you didn't mean anything negative in the headline to your post, and that your remarks are genuinely meant, but it always irks me when someone says 'happy anzac day', or refers to those two sacred days as a celebration. They are solemn days in which we remember and commemorate those who served our nation in war.

At the going down of the sun

And in the morning

We will remember them.

Lest We Forget.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Monday, May 31, 2021 9:28 PM

Dodgy

We don't have Memorial Day in Oz. We have Armistace Day and ANZAC Day. Mach71, I know you didn't mean anything negative in the headline to your post, and that your remarks are genuinely meant, but it always irks me when someone says 'happy anzac day', or refers to those two sacred days as a celebration. They are solemn days in which we remember and commemorate those who served our nation in war.

At the going down of the sun

And in the morning

We will remember them.

Lest We Forget.

 

 

Thank you Dodgy, I will observe a moment of silence from now on every April 25.

 

Rememberance Day is easy to for me remember, It's Veterens day in the USA.

  • Member since
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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 2:52 AM

mach71
  Thank you Dodgy, I will observe a moment of silence from now on every April 25.   Rememberance Day is easy to for me remember, It's Veterens day in the USA.

Good on yer cobber!!

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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