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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2017 10:07 p.m. PST

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darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member19 Apr 2017 10:23 a.m. PST

Well said.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 11:20 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend.


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Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 1:35 p.m. PST

Excellent.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2017 12:01 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it too my friend.


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Chouan Inactive Member26 Apr 2017 1:56 a.m. PST

I found it nauseating.

Legion 427 Apr 2017 12:21 p.m. PST

I thought it was pretty good and agree with pretty much all what he said. He showed a lot of respect to those who are serving or served in the UK military. What was nauseating about it ?

ITALWARS Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2017 5:43 p.m. PST

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ITALWARS Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2017 6:10 p.m. PST

Cant stand those KA …..British Army servicemen haves no need from those overpaid Vips to know about the valour of their mission

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member30 Apr 2017 5:18 a.m. PST

Well put and a great primer lesson for those incapable of understanding such a concept.

Legion 430 Apr 2017 8:54 a.m. PST

those incapable of understanding such a concept.
That may be true throughout the mass media and in the general population as well.

But it matters little. Most service members in any legitimate military do their duty, regardless. That is all that counts. Whether anyone knows about it or not.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member30 Apr 2017 6:48 p.m. PST

Legion-
"But it matters little. Most service members in any legitimate military do their duty, regardless. That is all that counts. Whether anyone knows about it or not."

My friend, this I do not dispute. However, I come at this from a different angle. I have been a church youth group leader, Cub/Boy Scout leader and YMCA volunteer throughout my adult life. Costner's message is not just homage to those that have or continue to serve. It is a teaching moment for kids and parents like those I have worked with. First to teach respect for those that would risk anything to help someone that they probably will never meet. Second is to teach those people not to shy away from speaking up for someone who may not, cannot or will not speak up for themselves. Third, some of those kids I worked with years ago now where the same uniforms as those we have honored. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Legion 401 May 2017 7:03 a.m. PST

I agree with you there Lion ! thumbs up

I guess, I'm remembering when I was an ROTC cadet in '75. A couple years after the Vietnam War. We would get Heil Hitler salutes, the middle figure, called all kinds of negative things, etc.

And all we did was wear a uniform. We never had been anywhere or done anything, save for training. But just being in a uniform made us "bad guys". So I have to remember that was a long time ago. And that things have changed since then … old fart

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