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Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2017 9:05 a.m. PST


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 10:07 a.m. PST

Well said. Semper Fi!

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2017 10:42 a.m. PST


DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2017 11:07 a.m. PST


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 11:35 a.m. PST

Gone, but not forgotten. We owe them!

haywire27 May 2017 12:02 p.m. PST

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

Cacique Caribe27 May 2017 1:41 p.m. PST

Nice post Legion. Very nice indeed.


Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2017 2:45 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.

Cacique Caribe27 May 2017 4:55 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.


Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2017 7:07 a.m. PST

Amen to that !

Bismarck28 May 2017 9:37 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."

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2017 2:47 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 9:20 a.m. PST

Well put!


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