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JimJamBonds
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.

TeeEye7
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.

Slicker
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:

JEDIpartner
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.

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

TeeEye7
05-30-2011, 04:21 PM
Remembering Uncle Bill this day:

http://cramsie.blogspot.com/

...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:

TeeEye7
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!

TeeEye7
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.

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

JimJamBonds
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.

JimJamBonds
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:

JimJamBonds
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.

Bel-Cam Jos
12-07-2014, 10:56 AM
I know today isn't Memorial Day, but it's another memorable day, now the 73rd anniversary of Pearl Harbor. The Bing search engine main page today has an interesting photo point of view of the actual memorial.

JimJamBonds
12-07-2014, 09:22 PM
The Bing search engine main page today has an interesting photo point of view of the actual memorial.Cool find, thanks for sharing.