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05-26-2008, 07:22 PM
I just want to say thanks to all of the veterens out there and for all of those that are currently serving. Thanks Slick and SK and anybody else that I might be forgetting.

Mad Slanted Powers
05-26-2008, 08:16 PM
Indeed. Thank you for your service, and to all who have gone before you.

05-26-2008, 08:51 PM
I just want to say thanks to all of the veterens out there and for all of those that are currently serving. Thanks Slick and SK and anybody else that I might be forgetting.

Ditto for me as well.

Let's add ChrisC to the list! :thumbsup: He's in good company with Slick :thumbsup: and the home-at-last SK99 :thumbsup: !

Bel-Cam Jos
05-26-2008, 11:14 PM
Although, let's not send memorial wishes to current enlisted just yet. Thanks are never really enough, yet we cannot forget even that simple gesture. My family's got a long military service history.

I told my students to remember why they're getting a longer weekend, and I've been wearing my flag, red-white-blue gear, plus my VFW "Buddy Poppy," too.

05-27-2008, 04:14 AM
I'd definitely love to give a big thanks. Compared to what they're doing in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the rest of the areas around the world I've got a cake walk over here. It's got it's stresses but if I get injured it's most likely because I'm a dumbarse and not because someone is out to get me.

I had my day off and spent it getting ready for summer deployment. :cry:

06-16-2008, 02:58 PM
How did I miss this???

I'm definitely with you on this!!!

Bel-Cam Jos
05-30-2011, 11:36 AM
Once again, honors and remembrances to those who've served and passed.

05-30-2011, 01:50 PM
Yes yes, remember the reason for the day.

05-30-2011, 04:21 PM
Remembering Uncle Bill this day:


...as well as the others who gave so much in the name of Freedom.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-26-2012, 08:57 PM
The whole weekend gives us more days to say thanks! :) :salute: :yes:

05-27-2012, 04:13 PM
Thanks to those who gave their all so that we may live in freedom.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-27-2013, 11:49 AM
Ba-bump! But it's more than just one day; it should be every day. :salute: Thank you all!

06-01-2013, 03:44 AM
Just could not believe the wide-spread confusion (helped mightily by a befuddled media) between Memorial Day and Veterans' Day. Sheesh! Let's get it right, folks!

Bel-Cam Jos
06-01-2013, 03:55 PM
I heard a few reporters and anchors who realized their mistake(s) when they were thanking current "veterans" as Memorial Day people.

If I'm right...
- Memorial Day (last Monday in May; those who've died in action)
- Veterans' Day (Nov. 11; those who've served in military; formerly Armistice Day for WWI treaty)
- Armed Forces Day (May 18th [?]; those who are/have been in military)
- Independence Day (Jul. 4; when we repelled those :alien:s... or started a new country)
- Patriot Day (Sep. 11; commemorating 9/11 events)
- Patriots Day (third Mon. in April; commemorating Lexington/Concord battles)
- Flag Day (Jun. 14; for Old Glory)

Mad Slanted Powers
06-01-2013, 05:32 PM
And Memorial Day originated after the Civil War, and was formerly known as Decoration Day.

I also just found out that Presidents' Day is still officially called Washington's Birthday, at least as a federal holiday.

06-15-2013, 08:50 PM
Happy belated Memorial Day, also Happy Flag Day!

05-23-2014, 03:48 PM
Once again happy Memorial Day to all veterans out there.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-23-2014, 06:22 PM
Our community center is having their flag disposal urn dedication on Monday. I plan to be there.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-26-2014, 05:08 PM
And despite the cloudless sky and hot temps, it was a wonderful ceremony. The pictures below don't do it justice.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-02-2014, 10:05 AM
This Friday will be the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Mad Slanted Powers
06-02-2014, 02:41 PM
This Friday will be the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
They had some articles in the local paper today about people with local connection who were involved with the operation.

06-02-2014, 07:57 PM
This Friday will be the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
Also the 45th anniversary of mama and papa Jam getting married.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-02-2014, 10:18 PM
And would have been my grandmother's 99th birthday.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-07-2014, 11:05 AM
Learned quite a bit on various television D-Day retrospectives. I always wonder if I had been 16-25 years old in the 1940s what I would have been able/willing to do. Glad for what those people who WERE there did. :thumbsup:

06-07-2014, 03:47 PM
My local newspaper had a suprisingly large amount devoted to the 70th anniversary, there were several stories about local's involvement in the invasion.

Like BCJ I wonder about what would happen if that were to happen today.