Happy Veterans Day!

Old 11-08-2019, 11:53 AM
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Default Happy Veterans Day!

So Monday is Veterans Day!! What are your plans to celebrate it?

I always take off on Veterans day to spend the day with my Bride and I am grateful to be able to do it. I am proud to be an American, and I am proud to have served this great country as a United States Marine.

For me it is a day to honor all veterans who have served our great country in war and in times of peace. This one day we set aside to honor the veteran for all the sacrifices they have made. As well as their families who sacrificed with them while they are away.

As a veteran myself, I want you to know that I never post this stuff on here for a thank you to be sent back to me. I loved serving our great country and was honored to do so. I would go back and do it again in a minute.

I do it to just remind everyone of what this day means and how we should pass this information down to our kids and grandkids as our parents taught us. Have a cook out and fly some flags.

I say every year, that we all see the guys in the store with the Vietnam Veteran hat (or something similar) walking around. I try to use this day, once a year to encourage you to step up and tell him or her thank you. I know the Vietnam Veteran didn’t get a warm reception when they came back home from the war so I always tell them “Welcome Home” and shake their hand. I have always gotten a great reception from them when I tell them thank you!

From my family to yours, have a great weekend, celebrate and have fun, be careful, and teach some young person around you the importance of this great day in our history.
Semper Fi!
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Well said !
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USMC 88-92. Proud to have served as well. God bless this country
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Well said Jim, thank you for your service.
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USN ‘65-‘93. Mustang.

I thank all who have served, and those who are serving now.

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Proud to have served and it was a great opportunity for a Florida kid to see the world and grow up. USN 90-97. NMCB-74

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Well put!....Thanks for that Capt Jim...and right back at you..

My time in the Navy were some of the best learning years of my life. I always say the Navy did a damn fine job of squaring my sorry ass away!

Momma and I are headed to the Keys for a few days to spend some time with friends and might get some fishing in if the weather co-operates.

I wish you and yours the best on Veterans Day.
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I got out of the CG in 74 but never thought or heard much about Veterans Day until the last few years. It's good to once in a while hear a thanks for our service after so long.
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US Army 92-96 here, and agree with you Jim about it being an honor and a privilege to serve.

To Jim and all the others here on THT that are serving or have served, Thank You!

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