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Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2019 8:36 a.m. PST

No agenda, no politics, etc., please …

However, I would like to honor all the US Veteran's and all the other Allied military personnel that have died in all those wars and other conflicts. That the US fought and those who died along side them.

So … This is for all … on Veteran's Day … 11/11/1918 – 2019… RIP …

14Bore10 Nov 2019 9:06 a.m. PST

Put my flag pole base up for tomorrow morning. I only put my flag up for holidays and memorials

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2019 5:25 p.m. PST

I'll fly my flag tomorrow and I'm going up my church to ring the bell at the eleventh for 21 times as a statement of hope for continued peace. This follows from our bell ringing last year, also 21 times, to commemorate the end of the "war to end all wars." The bell ringing is being coordinated by the WW1 Centennial Project.

This morning at our worship service, our pastor read a special "prayer for peace."

Jim (retired US Army)

Bismarck11 Nov 2019 12:56 p.m. PST

Thank you Legion for this post. At my age, I remember today as "Armistice Day". It it is now a reverent time to respect and honor those who served and defended our nation in both war and peacetime as well as those who currently serve.

Reading Jim's post, our church recognizes those who have served and they have become fewer and fewer than the days of my youth when most of the men of the church were WWII veterans.

Today, as always my American Legion post did our 11.11.11.
flag raising. I fly Old Glory here at home every day according to the US flag code, but today and on certain other national days of recognition, it it joined by the colors of the United States Marine Corps.

I honor those who now serve, the veterans of conflicts past and those who served and never returned. We and our nation owe you a debt for our freedom.

Eternal thanks and God's blessing to each of you.

Sam Lemonds
USMC
Vietnam

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2019 9:22 a.m. PST

I too remember it being called Armistice Day. But I'm an old fart

Went to a very nice Vet's Day Ceremony at the County Court House yesterday morning. A lot of Vietnam era Vets in attendance. Started out with the placing a wreath at the ACW Memorial in the center of downtown. Members from the American Legion, VFW, DAV, Vet Services, Military Officers Assoc., etc., were present.

As well a number of places offered Vets a free meal, coffee, etc. Of course I like getting free chow. But I enjoy seeing and meeting other Vets much more.

Even today the YMCA is having a luncheon for it's Vet members today. I'll be there with a number of other Vets I'm friends with at the Y. The comradeship, etc., is most important.

I still don't think I'll ever get used to people coming up to me and thanking me for my service. But it is very nice gesture regardless. Better than being called names and getting flipped the bird, etc., when I started ROTC in '75. The war was over but back then if you were in a military uniform of any type you were a "bad guy", Nazi, killer, etc., …

Very glad that Bleeped text is over. Mostly for those Vietnam Vets who came back home and who were treated so very poorly.

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