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A thank-you to veterans

Post by nisiprius » Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:13 pm

Thanks to all those who have served in the U.S. military. They called this "Armistice Day" when I was a kid. A shame that it needed to be renamed. Someday, may there be an armistice that persists.
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Re: A thank-you to veterans

Post by blueridge » Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:32 pm

+10000000000000000000000

Thank you.

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Post by EternalOptimist » Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:35 pm

Amen!!
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Post by macchiato » Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:42 pm

+1, thank you for your service.

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Post by jmndu99 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:17 pm

You are quite welcome.

Thank you Veteran Brothers and Sisters.

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Post by Fallible » Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:19 pm

nisiprius wrote:Thanks to all those who have served in the U.S. military. They called this "Armistice Day" when I was a kid. A shame that it needed to be renamed. Someday, may there be an armistice that persists.

(I feel uncomfortable about posting this but I would feel more uncomfortable letting the day pass without anyone posting this).
I'm glad you didn't let the day pass. :happy
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Re: A thank-you to veterans

Post by dharrythomas » Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:21 pm

You are most welcome.

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Post by AustenNut » Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:26 pm

Thank you to all veterans, and their families. Thank you for my freedom, which you have helped to preserve.

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Post by soaring » Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:54 pm

As a Vietnam Vet I appreciate hearing "thank you for your service". I never heard it at the time. I eat at Olive Garden on this day, they offer a free meal, but I go, I think, to hear "thank you for your service".

It certainly isn't to save any money 'cause the server gets a very generous tip.

So you are welcome Nisi and thank you for posting.
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Post by steve roy » Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:06 pm

Welcome. Happy to have served.

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Post by Mel Lindauer » Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:44 pm

Semper Fi to all my Marine brothers, and a big "Thank You" to all those who served in the other branches of the armed forces. Well done to all!
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Post by JDaniels » Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:46 pm

Thank you to all who served.
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Post by mickeyd » Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:56 pm

You're Welcome. But, I had to work somewhere.
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Post by exoilman » Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:20 pm

Thank you all who have served and those serving.

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Post by LadyGeek » Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:43 pm

Also, a big thank you. Both my father and father-in-law are WW II veterans. My husband is also a veteran.

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Post by pointyhead » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:30 pm

It was interesting for me to see all of the USMC Birthday and Veteran's Day posts on Facebook today and over the weekend. There were a lot of them! I guess that happens when more than half your life has been spent in the military and most of your friends have done the same. As a veteran of 2 wars/conflicts, having spent 8 years overseas in service to our country, many days away from home when stateside, and being mindful of the fact that our veterans were not always held in high esteem, I always appreciate it when someone says "Thank you for your service." However, I must admit, that serving in the military has been the great pleasure of my life.

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Post by gotherelate » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:31 pm

Let me add my thanks to all the veterans who have served this great nation and to those who continue to serve. :beer
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Post by Professor Emeritus » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:40 pm

Mel Lindauer wrote:Semper Fi to all my Marine brothers, and a big "Thank You" to all those who served in the other branches of the armed forces. Well done to all!
Ok so We took my mother down to the WWII memorial. She was wearing her big NAVY Shirt. Two fine looking young men in spotless dress uniforms come over. "look out" she says"here come the Marines" They came over and asked her if she had been a navy Nurse. "No" she said "I was a supply officer, my job was to make sure Marines got what they really needed" "
Well thank you said the young men and they walked on "

My mother in a wonderful stage whisper said "Of course what most Marines needed were Leg Irons!!!" The two Marines bent over with laughter and almost fell in the fountain.

A Veterans day thank you to all jarheads and everyone else who held the line for this country

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Post by VictoriaF » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:02 pm

Professor Emeritus wrote: My mother in a wonderful stage whisper said "Of course what most Marines needed were Leg Irons!!!" The two Marines bent over with laughter and almost fell in the fountain.
How did the Marines use the leg irons?

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Post by Professor Emeritus » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:04 pm

VictoriaF wrote:
Professor Emeritus wrote: My mother in a wonderful stage whisper said "Of course what most Marines needed were Leg Irons!!!" The two Marines bent over with laughter and almost fell in the fountain.
How did the Marines use the leg irons?

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I assume you are joking but the historian in me can't resist. Ships traditionally had no place to confine offenders. So "clapping in irons" or "applying the bilboes" was the normal means of restraining drunks and troublemakers.

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Post by VictoriaF » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:14 pm

Professor Emeritus wrote:
VictoriaF wrote:
Professor Emeritus wrote: My mother in a wonderful stage whisper said "Of course what most Marines needed were Leg Irons!!!" The two Marines bent over with laughter and almost fell in the fountain.
How did the Marines use the leg irons?

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I assume you are joking but the historian in me can't resist. Ships traditionally had no place to confine offenders. So "clapping in irons" or "applying the bilboes" was the normal means of restraining drunks and troublemakers.
Thanks. If your mother had some leg irons with her she could have protected the two Marines from falling in the fountain.

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Post by TTU » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:32 pm

Semper Fi and thank you for everything you guys do. My wife's job is much harder than mine and more selfless.

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Post by mhc » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:33 pm

Thank you for remembering the veterans. It was my pleasure to serve the great people of this great country. We are blessed.

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Post by matjen » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:42 pm

Thank you to all who have served. I am grateful.
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Post by nedsaid » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:56 pm

To all those who served in our Armed Forces, Happy Veteran's Day. Thank all of you for serving our country.
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Post by Glasgow » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:57 pm

Thank you for your service. I'm very grateful.
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Post by muddyglass » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:01 pm

there's quite a few veteran bogleheads! thank you all for your service. this nation wouldn't be the same without you.

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Post by Mrs.Feeley » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:50 pm

Thank you to all the vets! Thank you for your incredible sacrifices. Thank you for fighting the good fight in a world where it's too easy to give up. Thank you! :beer

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Post by abuss368 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:29 pm

Thank you to our Veterans!

You have made this country great!

God bless!
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Post by CarlZ993 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:29 pm

As a vet, thanks. To those currently serving, God bless you, be safe, & thank you for your service.

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Post by Sheepdog » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:48 pm

Mel Lindauer wrote:Semper Fi to all my Marine brothers, and a big "Thank You" to all those who served in the other branches of the armed forces. Well done to all!
Thank you Mel, and all.
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Post by Mel Lindauer » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:52 pm

And a special "Thank You" to my very good friend and co-author, Taylor Larimore, who is a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge in WWII.
Best Regards - Mel | | Semper Fi

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