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Thank you jwight. I hate it when people say "Happy Memorial Day".....that's not what it's about.



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Then just say "Thanks"... It goes a long way.
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See you guys later!!!!! Most likely be back in a few days...or not. FWIW I DO say Thanks!!!! I'm outta here..........















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Another Memorial Day weekend; take the time to enjoy it and remember those who can't.
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Another Memorial Day weekend; take the time to enjoy it and remember those who can't.

We celebrate Memorial Day to remember the cost of American freedom. Americans have the wonderful privilege to live in a country that provides its citizens with freedom. Freedom of expression and religion are just two of the freedoms that the country was built on. The United States Constitution provides Americans with all kinds of freedoms and guarantees citizens numerous rights. There are no other countries in the world in which the citizen’s have so many rights and freedoms guaranteed by the basic foundational documents of the country.



Memorial Day is one day each year that is set aside to remember those that have laid down their lives for all the citizens of America. Memorial Day is a holiday designed to honor those who paid the ultimate price to protect and ensure the freedoms that Americans enjoy.

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Remembering all those who gave everything especially two High School classmates lost in Laos 1961.
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For those who have served:

Civilian Friends vs. Military Friends


CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Get upset if you're too busy to talk to them for a week.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Are glad to see you after years, and will happily carry on the same conversation you were having last time you met.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Never ask for food or alcohol.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Are the reason you have no food or alcohol.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. And Mrs.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Call your parents mom and dad.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Bail you out of jail and tell you what you did was wrong.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Would be sitting next to you in jail saying, "Damn...we screwed up...but man, that was fun!"

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Cry with you.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Keep your stuff so long they forget it's yours.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds' ass that left you behind.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Would knock on your door.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, "I'm home!"

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Are for a while.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Are for life.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have shared a few experiences...
MILITARY FRIENDS: Have shared a lifetime of experiences no Citizen could ever dream of...

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will take your drink away when they think you've had enough.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Will look at you stumbling all over the place and say, "You better drink the rest of that, you know we don't waste...that's alcohol abuse!!" Then carry you home safely and put you to bed...

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will talk crap to the person who talks crap about you.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Will knock them the hell out for using your name in vain.



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Remembering those who died for not only our Freedom but so that citizens in other countries can also have freedom. Also remembering my Dad who fought in Europe in WWII and my brother who served during the Vietnam war.

Thank you to my Niece who has served two deployments in Iraq and will probably be going to Afghanistan this fall. She and all the other Military troops serve now so we can continue to keep our freedom.

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As a 21+ year veteran what bugs me the most is all the Memorial Day sales, especially the ones that tout this weekend as the start of the summer fun time. Go to Arlington and find gravestones with your loved one's names on them, maybe that will get someone's head on straight. I'll now get off my soapbox.
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