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Old 05-29-2017, 05:11 AM   #1
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Old 05-29-2017, 09:17 AM   #2
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To All Who Served In Vietnam-----Thank You

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To All That Have Served So We Could Remain Free----Thank You

Memorial Day has come to mean the beginning of summer, a time for picnics and barbecues, and a holiday to gather around the family. That happiness and freedom is a product of the real cause for the holiday and the sacrifice made by men and women who have fought and died for the freedoms and liberties Americans hold dear.

Memorial Day is a time to remember that the American way of life is not cheap but rather has been purchased by the lives and blood of so many who have sacrificed for us to live free and happily now.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice to our great country.

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++1 to those who paid for our freedoms.
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Sitting high upon the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River is one of my favorite places to visit. Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery is the final resting place for those who have served and sacrificed for our great nation.

I couldn't tell how how many times over the last 40 years that I have been there, but it's easily a few hundred times. The peace and tranquility is what brings me here along with paying my respect to both of my uncles and those that I never had the privilege to meet.

We will be going there later today to see the 280K small flags by each and every tombstone placed there by the Boy Scouts and to pay our respect to those who gave it all.

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Exclamation Welcome Home Vietnam Vets!!!

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To All Who Served In Vietnam-----Thank You
Thank you for posting this Marshall.

Ever since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, I have been compelled to greet Vietnam vets and welcome them home!!

I only ever had one argument with my father-in-law, a WWII Naval Aviator. He called Vietnam vets "Cry Babies". I challenged him with his own often spoken words......"I never flew over a piece of Japanese held territory that I didn't bomb, shoot up or piss on!!" He fought an all out war to destroy the Japanese Empire and they won it!!

Vietnam vets were not allowed to win their war. They had one hand tied behind their backs and political correctness governing how their war was conducted. THEY WERE NOT ALLOWED TO WIN!!

My father-in-law, at the end of WWII, was greeted with parades, speeches, the GI Bill and accolades as the "Greatest Generation"! Vietnam vets got no parades, no speeches, but were greeted with chants of "Baby Killer", had blood thrown on their uniforms and were spit on.

So, as I said at the beginning, every Vietnam vet that I encounter, I am compelled to give them the one thing that they were never given by the country when they returned home ......... a profound and heart felt "WELCOME HOME!!"

To ALL KT members who served in Vietnam, I bid you a special ......

THANK YOU, WELL DONE AND WELCOME HOME

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This is a quote I hold near and dear and most appropriate today:

“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”


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In Case You Didn't Know

As we were walking out at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery today I overheard a young lady asking her father what the coins on top of the tombstones meant. Now I have seen them for years and years and never gave it a thought so when I got home I researched it and this is what I found.

"Leaving a penny means you visited. A nickel means that you and the deceased soldier trained at boot camp together. If you served with the soldier, you leave a dime. A quarter is very significant because it means that you were there when that soldier died."

The next time you see coins on someone’s grave, you’ll know exactly what they mean. While this isn’t officially recognized or endorsed by the military, these tiny pieces of metal say a lot about those who bravely defended our freedom.

https://www.wimp.com/if-you-see-a-qu...what-it-means/

http://thefw.com/whats-the-meaning-b...ry-headstones/
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