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Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2022 9:57 a.m. PST

As I have said in the past …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 2022… RIP …

I enjoy seeing and meeting other Vets 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.

35thOVI Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2022 10:30 a.m. PST

Legion ++++
🫡 to vets dead and alive

Escapee Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2022 10:56 a.m. PST

"In great deeds something abides. On great fields something stays. Forms change and pass; bodies disappear, but spirits linger, to consecrate ground for the vision-place of souls. And reverent men and women from afar, and generations that know us not and that we know not of, heart-drawn to see where and by whom great things were suffered and done for them, shall come to this deathless field to ponder and dream; And lo! the shadow of a mighty presence shall wrap them in its bosom, and the power of the vision pass into their souls."
Joshua Chamberlain, speaking at the dedication of the Monument to the 20th Maine October 3, 1889, Gettysburg, PA

steve dubgworth08 Nov 2022 12:22 p.m. PST

wearing my poppy as we speak this sunday remembrance sunday to remember them all

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2022 1:13 p.m. PST

+1 Tortorella

14Bore08 Nov 2022 1:41 p.m. PST

I put the flag out every year for all the fellow vets before and after

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2022 1:43 p.m. PST

My first plus for Tortorella. A moving and thoughtful statement. Chamberlain should be a much better known American citizen soldier.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2022 1:44 p.m. PST

As a veteran – thanks.

My flag will be out on my house. I'll be ringing our church bell at 11:00 for the "Bells of Peace" [ ].
And in the evening I'll be riding in a local veterans parade.


0ldYeller08 Nov 2022 2:02 p.m. PST

Lest we forget.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2022 6:33 p.m. PST

Joshua Chamberlin +1

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2022 9:57 p.m. PST

With you all on this.

Zeelow09 Nov 2022 9:03 a.m. PST


Lascaris09 Nov 2022 9:19 a.m. PST

Reading your post Legion reminded me of how much times have changed. In 1980 when I was on the JFK we homeported out of Norfolk. I've had bottles thrown at me by passing cars back then as even out of uniform the haircut gives it away. Today, when I wear my JFK ball cap, I have people "thank you for your service." I always appreciate it but think back to the way it was 40+ years ago.

Steve Wilcox09 Nov 2022 9:54 a.m. PST

I've had bottles thrown at me by passing cars back then as even out of uniform the haircut gives it away.

That's terrible! :(

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2022 10:38 a.m. PST

Yes, it was horrible how our soldiers & Vets were treated during and after the Vietnam War. Glad we have moved far, far away from that type of 🐮💩. The Military are like First Responders. We have to have them in large numbers … period.

I wear my Vet ball cap all the time.

I fly the US flag every day.

I belong to the local Military Officers Assoc. of America chapter. And always look forward to being with Vets from all branches. Great comradeship, discussion, etc. at all our functions. I also belong to the local Airbase Community Council of our nearby USAFR Airbase. I've been out of the Army for a long time. But I like to keep serving to assist in getting things done for Vets Active Duty and their families.

Escapee Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2022 1:07 p.m. PST

Norfolk was a tough town in 1980, parts of it run down, the usual enticements. Very dependent on the Navy, which was a huge presence. This also created friction, not always friendly to sailors. I dont think it had anything to do with the war. Navy vs townies? I had friends there.

Chamberlain was indeed a classic citizen soldier. He was wounded later in the war and lived in pain for the rest of his life. A devout Christian who believed in the power of good works. He had a profound understanding of the sacrifices.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2022 6:22 p.m. PST

Many towns & cities were/are dependent on the military posted next to them. In both the USA & overseas. The GIs, Sailors etc. spent $ in those towns & cities. When the military bases/posts were closed many of those towns & cities suffered. Were there problems at times between the troops & locals … yes, of course, sometimes. I rarely saw it, but it happened. In most cases we ignored them.

Again, Chamberlin +1

Bismarck11 Nov 2022 9:18 a.m. PST

Happy Veterans Day to all our veterans past and present.
Without your service our nation could not have survived
and owes everyone who took that oath eternal gratitude.

Also, let us honor Remembrance Day or Armistice Day here
in the US. Eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh
month. May all those men be honored and never forgotten.

Fellow veterans, take this day to reach out to those we
served with and veterans of other eras to share stories,
fellowship and the honor it was to serve our country.

donlowry11 Nov 2022 12:02 p.m. PST

My reward for being a veteran today was a free piece of pie at my favorite restaurant this morning -- or course I couldn't get my usual cheap breakfast because the specials are not available on "holidays," so I wound up paying more anyway.

Also, I get no mail today, and the Post Office is closed so I can't mail a package that I want to return.


bobspruster11 Nov 2022 4:11 p.m. PST

Hoping all of my fellow vets have a good day. At ease and carry on.

Blutarski11 Nov 2022 9:56 p.m. PST

Respect to all who served.


huron725 Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2022 5:56 a.m. PST

Sorry a little late to party. Happy Veterans Day with respect.

QUATERMASS15 Nov 2022 9:58 a.m. PST

A belated happy veterans day to all vets on all sides.
A friends son is over seas at the moment and all communication has been superseded I hope he's okay.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2022 9:55 a.m. PST

May all our and allied troops in harm's way be safe …

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