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Post by Scadoodle on Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:09 am

I want to take this opportunity to start thanking all the Military personnel that have served, still serving, or lost love ones to protect my freedom and my way of life. Thank You, may God bless you and comfort you, and be with you always.
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Post by Miss G on Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:30 am

Well said. You served, I served....there are so many.
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Post by ratznfragn on Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:07 am

Well put,indeed.
People in this ountry tend to forget the freedoms we have have come at a price,both in sacrifice and life.
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Post by Dragon on Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:34 pm

Semper Fi, Brothers and Sisters. Smile
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Post by Paladin on Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:31 pm

Semper Fi. Oooh Raaah.
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Post by Scadoodle on Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:38 pm

Semper Fi!
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Post by hayweed on Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:54 pm

Yes. Very well said. I thank them every time they come in my shop. My father served and my older brother served. And I thank them all.

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Post by jmunsey on Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:36 pm

Ditto!

Don'e forget Applebee's on Friday.......free dinner to all veterans. They do that every year.
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Post by Miss G on Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:09 pm

jmunsey wrote:Ditto!

Don'e forget Applebee's on Friday.......free dinner to all veterans. They do that every year.

Where is the nearest Applebees and how do you prove you're a veteran?
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Post by jmunsey on Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:28 pm

I usually go to the one in Foley off 59. I always have my retired ID...but I don't think they would challenge anyone if you just told them you were. Maybe bring some old paperwork or something.....but not sure that is needed. One year my wife wen with me and they never asked her for any proof and gave us both meals free.
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Post by Miss G on Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:41 pm

Yeah, I didn't reitre from the AF I only did one hitch. Guess I could TRY to find my DD form 214 and make a copy... LOL I didn't know there was an Applebees in Foley. I've never been there.
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Post by jmunsey on Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:44 pm

U need to get out more girl!

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Post by Miss G on Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:14 am

I know, I know. LOL. Work gets in the way of everything. Rolling Eyes Why oh why couldn't I have been born rich instead of beautiful? *giggle*
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Post by Scadoodle on Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:27 pm

I must still look like a Marine, I usually don't get asked. DD214's work
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Post by Miss G on Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:11 pm

Scott, once a Marine, ALWAYS a Marine. What a Face
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Post by Dragon on Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:31 pm

Damn right. Oo-Rah.
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Post by Paladin on Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:12 pm

I'll drink to that.
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Post by Scadoodle on Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:19 pm

Damn, o-all excited now, I want to go bark at the moon and howl in the wind!
OO-RAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
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Post by Miss G on Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:46 pm

Scadoodle wrote:Damn, o-all excited now, I want to go bark at the moon and howl in the wind!
OO-RAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

lol!
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Post by 72shovelhead on Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:53 pm

Crap, two tours one with the Navy and one with the Airforce...a son currently serving in the navy somewhere in the Indian Ocean. And still surrounded by marines!!!. What more can a guy ask for DITTO to all of you!!!
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Post by Miss G on Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:21 pm

72shovelhead wrote:Crap, two tours one with the Navy and one with the Airforce...a son currently serving in the navy somewhere in the Indian Ocean. And still surrounded by marines!!!. What more can a guy ask for DITTO to all of you!!!

I did 1 hitch in the Air Force and my oldest son is a Marine. What a Face Lotsa good company to be found in here.
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Post by Jack the Bagger on Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:29 am

Marines are still a branch of the Navy , the girls and sissies branch

cant go anywhere without us , and they do make good gate guards at Navy bases

I dont even know if I can find my retired ID card
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Re: Thank you for all that you have done

Post by Scadoodle on Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:57 am

Actually the Marines were started cause no one else would take them. Sad kind of, but, the risk there lives to protect those ships. Thanks for the ride.
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Post by 72shovelhead on Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:03 am

The truth is no matter where I go or have been in the world when meeting former servicemen and women their is a strong bond of respect and recognition for those who have served. One of my good freinds from nam, 1st recon division marines pasted away last year. And even my father in law Navy vet from WWII, we did not agree on 90 precent, but did respect one another for our past serving the country.

everyone have a great veterans day..and remember the ones who are no longer with us.
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Post by jmunsey on Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:14 pm

A lesson that should be taught in all schools . . And colleges....

Back in September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a social studies school teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock , did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with the permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she removed all of the desks out of her classroom.

When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that there were no desks.

'Ms. Cothren, where're our desks?'

She replied, 'You can't have a desk until you tell me how you earn the right to sit at a desk.'

They thought, 'Well, maybe it's our grades.'

'No,' she said.

'Maybe it's our behavior.'

She told them, 'No, it's not even your behavior.'

And so, they came and went, the first period, second period, third period. Still no desks in the classroom.

By early afternoon television news crews had started gathering in Ms. Cothren's classroom to report about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of her room.

The final period of the day came and as the puzzled students found seats on the floor of the deskless classroom, Martha Cothren said, 'Throughout the day no one has been able to tell me just what he/she has done to earn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily found in this classroom. Now I am going to tell you.'

At this point, Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it.

Twenty-seven (27) U.S. Veterans, all in uniforms, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. The Vets began placing the school desks in rows, and then they would walk over and stand alongside the wall. By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place those kids started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their lives, just how the right to sit at those desks had been earned..

Martha said, 'You didn't earn the right to sit at these desks. These heroes did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. Now, it's up to you to sit in them. It is your responsibility to learn, to be good students, to be good citizens. They paid the price so that you could have the freedom to get an education. Don't ever forget it.'



By the way, this is a true story. And this teacher was awarded Teacher of the Year for the state of Arkansas in 2006.

Please consider passing this along so others won't forget that the freedoms we have in this great country were earned by U. S. Veterans.
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