Memorial Day

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Memorial Day

Postby willie » Mon May 29, 2017 12:40 pm

A day of remembrance of those that gave their life in service to our country. For veterans it can be every day.
I'm sure for many of us there are veterans that we fought side by side with and were particularly close to that came home the hard way. Myself, Olsen and Wilfong were with a few feet when they were KIA.
It seems like Memorial Day has lost its meaning. It's more of a day off, picnics and BBQ.
I'm thankful for the men I became good friends with in my service to our country.
They've made sense of my life after Nam when it was difficult for me understand why I felt the way I did.
Hopefully you've had the same experience.
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Re: Memorial Day

Postby willie » Mon May 28, 2018 11:54 am

Memorial Day, the one day our nation remembers the veterans that came home the hard way.
We remember them every day. Especially those we served with.
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Re: Memorial Day

Postby Fasst1 » Tue May 29, 2018 10:36 am

It hurts more when people come up to you and say "Happy" Memorial Day. They just don't understand what it is all about. I don't think they mean disrespect but people today, especially young folks, have no idea what it really is supposed to be. They go to parades, pool parties, cookouts, etc., but you don't see very large crowds at memorial ceremonies and only relatives or other vets visiting grave sites of our lost brothers. We went to a parade a town over yesterday. Thousands watched the parade and than disappeared and about the only ones who attend the memorial services following the parade were those marching in the parade. Very sad.

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Re: Memorial Day

Postby tomfen » Tue May 29, 2018 8:30 pm

Sad yes, Danny. I believe it is the main reason that Veterans spend time with Veterans.
We understand because we lived it. If you haven't lived it you will never understand.
That applies to family of Veterans as well.

I attend the service at Washington Crossing National Cemetery on Memorial Day.
Almost all in attendance are Veterans along with their family.
If I was the only person there it wouldn't matter. Because I understand.

I feel it a duty to honor our brave men of 2/9.
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Re: Memorial Day

Postby tomfen » Tue May 29, 2018 11:33 pm

Saw this on the Internet. Thought it appropriate.
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