Thank you to all the service men and women

As I get ready to take off for a long weekend, I’m spending some time thinking about what this weekend is all about. Monday is Memorial Day in the United States where we remember all who have given their lives in military service to their country. To us.

Thank you to everyone who gave their lives, and to all their families who are still dealing with the ultimate sacrifice thank you too.

24 thoughts on “Thank you to all the service men and women

  1. Peace will come when America defeats the evil in the world. Don’t forget that, when you make your little comments that suggest that there isn’t peace because of America, not the evil that it is fighting.

    God bless America, and all those who stand behind Her.

  2. Peace will come when America defeats the evil in the world. Don’t forget that, when you make your little comments that suggest that there isn’t peace because of America, not the evil that it is fighting.

    God bless America, and all those who stand behind Her.

  3. Thank you Robert. Many people are not aware that the bombing of Pearl Harbor here in Hawaii was the act that dragged the US into WWII. My dad fought there and I have a dear friend in Iraq for tour #2.

    We’ve posted a video memorial filmed at the Cemetery of the Pacific for those who are interested in more of the story, with a Second Life twist. I’m just glad we are not dissing the soldiers as happened (I believe unintentionally somewhat) during the Vietnam era.

  4. Thank you Robert. Many people are not aware that the bombing of Pearl Harbor here in Hawaii was the act that dragged the US into WWII. My dad fought there and I have a dear friend in Iraq for tour #2.

    We’ve posted a video memorial filmed at the Cemetery of the Pacific for those who are interested in more of the story, with a Second Life twist. I’m just glad we are not dissing the soldiers as happened (I believe unintentionally somewhat) during the Vietnam era.

  5. Robert,
    Heart-felt sentiments, and very worthy irrespective of the politics of any given conflict.

    An associated issue is the UK treatment of the Gurkhas, most notably Tul Bahadur Pun who holds the VC (Victoria Cross) for bravery and yet hs been denied entry to the UK. Sometimes it is hard to feel proud about the way we treat those to whom we owe an unpayable debt…

  6. Robert,
    Heart-felt sentiments, and very worthy irrespective of the politics of any given conflict.

    An associated issue is the UK treatment of the Gurkhas, most notably Tul Bahadur Pun who holds the VC (Victoria Cross) for bravery and yet hs been denied entry to the UK. Sometimes it is hard to feel proud about the way we treat those to whom we owe an unpayable debt…

  7. thanks to all vets today, those who perished and those who returned forever changed by their experience. May peace find a foothold so none need sacrifice again.

  8. thanks to all vets today, those who perished and those who returned forever changed by their experience. May peace find a foothold so none need sacrifice again.

  9. Thanks for posting this. Those who live here in the USA owe a big debt of grattitude to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in order for us to enjoy the freedoms we do. To those also who have served or ae serving today,and to the family of those serving/served, THANK YOU!

  10. Thanks for posting this. Those who live here in the USA owe a big debt of grattitude to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in order for us to enjoy the freedoms we do. To those also who have served or ae serving today,and to the family of those serving/served, THANK YOU!

  11. Happy to see the hat tip.

    I was in Boulder yesterday and there was an anti-war protest without a single message to those who serve and those who have served. No matter what your stance on the war, and wars past, I think a nod is in order.

    As a wife of a gulf war vet, a sister of naval captain, and the grand-daughter of a WWII vet declarated by FDR – I appreciate the nod.

  12. Happy to see the hat tip.

    I was in Boulder yesterday and there was an anti-war protest without a single message to those who serve and those who have served. No matter what your stance on the war, and wars past, I think a nod is in order.

    As a wife of a gulf war vet, a sister of naval captain, and the grand-daughter of a WWII vet declarated by FDR – I appreciate the nod.

  13. “Not just those who lost their lives, but those who had to live or are still living with severe permanent injuries – whether physical or psychological.”

    No, Memorial Day is strictly for those men and women who gave their all in service to their country. It’s a day in which we honor and remember them so they’ll never be forgotten.

    Veteran’s Day (Nov 11th) is for those of us who served, past or present. There’s no distinction between those injured and those not.

    I am a United States Air Force Veteran and I will forever remember Neil and Dave. Guys, don’t drink all the beer and I’ll see ya when I see ya.

    You still live because I remember you.

  14. “Not just those who lost their lives, but those who had to live or are still living with severe permanent injuries – whether physical or psychological.”

    No, Memorial Day is strictly for those men and women who gave their all in service to their country. It’s a day in which we honor and remember them so they’ll never be forgotten.

    Veteran’s Day (Nov 11th) is for those of us who served, past or present. There’s no distinction between those injured and those not.

    I am a United States Air Force Veteran and I will forever remember Neil and Dave. Guys, don’t drink all the beer and I’ll see ya when I see ya.

    You still live because I remember you.

  15. A friend of mine I joined the Marine Corps with just died on Apr 29th, and while hes not the first of my fellow Marines to go, it hit home a little more because we grew up together.

    Just to let you know, if I may speak for the rest of the military out there, we appreciate the sentiment when people take this holiday as intended and not as another cheap day off of work ;)

    Semper Fi
    Chris

  16. A friend of mine I joined the Marine Corps with just died on Apr 29th, and while hes not the first of my fellow Marines to go, it hit home a little more because we grew up together.

    Just to let you know, if I may speak for the rest of the military out there, we appreciate the sentiment when people take this holiday as intended and not as another cheap day off of work ;)

    Semper Fi
    Chris

  17. Not just those who lost their lives, but those who had to live or are still living with severe permanent injuries – whether physical or psychological.

  18. Not just those who lost their lives, but those who had to live or are still living with severe permanent injuries – whether physical or psychological.

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