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Legion 427 May 2017 8:05 a.m. PST

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Memorial Day USA link

Of course the USA is not the only nation that has this type of observance for it's war dead. And I have much respect and reverence for other countries' war dead. Many of which the US had fought along side each other as allies.

May they All RIP …

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2017 9:07 a.m. PST

Well said. Semper Fi!

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2017 9:42 a.m. PST

Agreed.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2017 10:07 a.m. PST

Agreed

I was in Canada last week – and visited their tomb of the unknown solider and watched the changing of the guards – Nicely done

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2017 10:35 a.m. PST

Gone, but not forgotten. We owe them!

haywire Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2017 11:02 a.m. PST

Its an old picture and the numbers need to be updated.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2017 12:41 p.m. PST

Nice post Legion. Very nice indeed.

Dan

Legion 427 May 2017 1:45 p.m. PST

Yes, the figures need to be updated. I don't know how to do that. The US lost another RANGER in Syria yesterday. I'm afraid the numbers will never 100% accurate. But again, may they all RIP.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2017 3:55 p.m. PST

It's a snapshot in time. It's the best we can do in today's world.

It still serves as a necessary reminder of how easy so many of us have it, and all the many important things we tend to take for granted on a daily basis.

Dan

Legion 428 May 2017 6:07 a.m. PST

Amen to that !

Bismarck28 May 2017 8:37 a.m. PST

Nice post Legion,

Seems that the older I get, the more history I read, realizing that for me Vietnam will be soon be 50 years past, that this somber holiday of respect and honor always seems more solemn.

For years, every time I heard the phrase Happy Memorial Day, I always responded with "while you enjoy your picnic, cookout, trip to the beach, etc..take a moment to remember those who paid the price for it."

Legion 428 May 2017 1:47 p.m. PST

I agree, too many don't know why we have Memorial Day. And it seems they really don't care … sadly …

redmist112229 May 2017 8:20 a.m. PST

Well put!

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