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Bogleheads:

Today may be the most important American "Holiday" of all -- Memorial Day.

Memorial Day was established in 1868 to honor Civil Was soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the Union and give us the freedoms we cherish. Since that date, over 1,000,000 servicemen and women have died in this nation's wars.

As a World War II paratrooper in one of the the deadliest single battle ever fought by the United States Army (approximately 90,000
American casualties), I will never forget the real hero's of that battle -- the brave men and women who gave their lives so that you and I can live in a free and prosperous society.

Please, never forget what is important about this Memorial Day.

Thank you and best wishes.
Taylor
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Taylor Larimore wrote:Bogleheads:

Today may be the most important American "Holiday" of all -- Memorial Day.

Memorial Day was established in 1868 to honor Civil Was soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the Union and give us the freedoms we cherish. Over 1,000,000 servicemen and women have died in this nation's wars.[/u]

As a World War II paratrooper in the biggest single battle ever fought by the United States Army, I can never forget the real hero's of that battle -- the brave men and women who gave their lives so that you and I can live in a free and prosperous society.

Please, never forget what's important about this Memorial Day.

Thank you and best wishes.
Taylor
Hi Taylor:

While this day honors those who gave their lives in battle, I also salute the brave warriors like you from "the greatest generation" who fought in WW2 to preserve our freedom and somehow, by the grace of God, managed to survive. I simply can't image your feelings as a young 19-year old paratrooper, hunckered down in a foxhole in the middle of winter with the Germans pounding the hell out of you guys during the Battle of the Bulge. This Marine salutes you and your brethern!
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Mel:
I simply can't image your feelings as a young 19-year old paratrooper, hunckered down in a foxhole in the middle of winter with the Germans pounding the hell out of you guys during the Battle of the Bulge.
I remember one occasion after we had advanced to German trenches. I picked a foxhole to spend the night noting that the adjoining foxhole contained two dead German soldiers. Next morning I realized that never once did I think about the two corpses ten feet away...

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Hi Taylor,

My father-in-law (Army) was injured by shrapnel during the Battle of the Bulge. He survived and is a constant reminder why I pause to honor this day.
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Thanks to all of you for your past, present and future service to our Country.
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I salute my father and his two brothers, all of whom served in the US Navy in WWII. May we always remember their service, all the sacrifices in all wars, and may we ever be vigilant.
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I, too, salute all veterans today (including my deceased spouse, a Vietnam Navy veteran (death was military though not Vietnam related).

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All I can humbly say is Thank You to Taylor and the countless others like him. Without them, their is no we.
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Here's to looking forward to it's possible preservation:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty
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