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    Just want to thank all the Veteran's and their families on this Veteran's Day weekend and a special thank you to the Vietnam Vets. I know we have a lot of hunters that are Veterans on our forum and I for one appreciate you and your families service and sacrifice. Lets all take a moment to reflect on those no longer with us during our activities this weekend and thank all for the blessing we as free Americans enjoy.
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    absolutely!! we can do what we do cause they do what they do so well...thankyou!

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    well said.

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    Thanks to all who served including my father and father-in-law.
    God Bless America!
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    And happy birthday to my fellow Marines out there,Nov.10 1775. Salute to all
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    I'm proud to serve along with the worlds best military. I thank all of those that have served in the past, and thank the families then and now that support them and in turn support our nation.

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    God bless all of our troops and their families, past, present and future. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rope View Post
    God bless all of our troops and their families, past, present and future. Thank you!
    That's the right sentiment. Always!

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    Remembrance Day


    He was getting old and paunchy
    And his hair was falling fast,
    And he sat around the Legion,
    Telling stories of the past.

    Of a war that he once fought in
    And the deeds that he had done,
    In his exploits with his buddies;
    They were heroes, every one.

    And tho' sometimes to his neighbours
    His tales became a joke,
    All his buddies listened quietly
    For they knew whereof he spoke.

    But we'll hear his tales no longer,
    For old Bob has passed away,
    And the world's a little poorer
    For a Soldier died today.

    He won't be mourned by many,
    Just his children and his wife.
    For he lived an ordinary,
    Very quiet sort of life.

    He held a job and raised a family,
    Going quietly on his way;
    And the world won't note his passing,
    Tho' a Soldier died today.

    When politicians leave this earth,
    Their bodies lie in state.
    While thousands note their passing,
    And proclaim that they were great.

    Papers tell of their life stories
    From the time that they were young.
    But the passing of a Soldier
    Goes unnoticed, and unsung.

    Is the greatest contribution
    To the welfare of our land,
    Someone who breaks his promise
    And cons his fellow man?

    Or the ordinary fellow
    Who in times of war and strife,
    Goes off to serve his country
    And offers up his life?

    The politicianís stipend
    And the style in which he lives,
    Are often disproportionate,
    To the service that he gives.

    While the ordinary Soldier,
    Who offered up his all,
    Is paid off with a medal
    And perhaps a pension - though small.

    It is not the politicians
    With their compromise and ploys,
    Who won for us the freedom
    That our country now enjoys.

    Should you find yourself in danger,
    With your enemies at hand,
    Would you really want some cop-out,
    With his ever waffling stand?

    Or would you want a Soldier -
    His home, his country, his kin,
    Just a common Soldier,
    Who would fight until the end?

    He was just a common Soldier,
    And his ranks are growing thin,
    But his presence should remind us
    We may need his like again.

    For when countries are in conflict,
    We find the Soldier's part,
    Is to clean up all the troubles
    That the politicians start.

    If we cannot do him honour
    While he's here to hear the praise,
    Then at least let's give him homage
    At the ending of his days.

    Perhaps just a simple headline
    In the paper that might say:
    "OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
    A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."

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    Thanks guys and my thanks to all the other Veterans. Just finished a call to my 88 year old Uncle Ed. Jumped in on a glider with the 82nd and 101st night before D-Day. Said his group started with a 155 troops and there were down to 12 of them when he left. Lost an eye and froze his feet during Battle of Bulge. Still rides his bike and sounds good and clear. I love America and those who served it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .338 mag. View Post
    Thanks guys and my thanks to all the other Veterans. Just finished a call to my 88 year old Uncle Ed. Jumped in on a glider with the 82nd and 101st night before D-Day. Said his group started with a 155 troops and there were down to 12 of them when he left. Lost an eye and froze his feet during Battle of Bulge. Still rides his bike and sounds good and clear. I love America and those who served it.
    I can't even begin to imagine the stories he has to tell.......God bless him, and tell him thanks for me...!!!
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

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