You got it. And I gotta say, there were some problems here directly relating to Remembrance Day here that got my blood to boiling!
One- We all know the poppy as a symbol for those who have fought and died. Here, we wear a red poppy on our lapel as a tribute. We buy these poppies out of little boxes placed in convenience stores, coffee shops, etc. The box has a little slot you can put coins in. There is no "price", it's donation-based. Give what you want, take a poppy. I have no idea if it's like that in the states.
I buy 8-12 poppies a year. The donations are collected for the veteran's association, so when I have some loose change (maybe $0.25-$2.00), I just buy another and pin it to my shirt/sweat/jacket/whatever.
For the second consecutive year, some little stole 3 or 4 poppy donation boxes from locations in the Toronto area. Can you believe it? Some little ing piece of punk stealing from the veterans? Are you for real? F you! I could only wish I could get my hands around your neck! It boggles the mind!
Two: Some other defaced a Toronto war memorial with the words, "Canada will burn, allah be praised". F You! Do you realize that the very freedom you are currently enjoying was afforded you by the dead you have just degraded? Get the flying F out of my country, you ungrateful sack of ! I'd love like hell to round you up, put you in a plane, and "Operation Dumbo Drop" your sorry, flea-bitten @ss over what ever backwater, sand-riddled, heat-baked, scorpion-infested, bass-ackward, third-world-chunk-o-camel--country you came from!
Rant done. Feel a little better, not much. Clearly, folks have had it too easy for too long, and have forgotten all about the hardship and sacrifice endured and given in exchange for this easy life.
You got to ride in that? You lucky guy- I'd love to! What were the circumstances?
Both grandfathers(one was one of the first to know about ww2 victory, I though that was cool.), a couple uncles and cousins have served in the military.
Thats awesome. Id love to look one of them things over... maybe not fly in one. Not a fan of heights here lol.
Amen there! Part of me would love to hear some of these peoples stories... Then again, I would imagine it would be hard for some, like your grandfather losing a best friend( I cant even begin to imagine what these people went through)... then part wants to leave it at that, out of respect... seems like that might almost be like asking "did you kill people?" I think that would be a very personal thing... I surly wouldnt want to talk about something like that... But maybe thats what people need to hear to know how good we have it? I dunno man.If those guys weren't brave, I don't know what bravery is.
Walking to the end of the tail was the tail gunner's position. The tail gunner probably felt the second most secluded, after the ball turret gunner.
Memorial Day (in May) is a day to Honor the Fallen, Armistice Day (in November) is a day for Honoring the Living as well.
the simple premise behind Veterans Day (or Remembrance Day in a lot of the Free World) is that at least once a year we get outside of ourselves, and we directly thank a special group of people who defend our right to be so into ourselves the rest of the year.
Free World Veterans & Active Duty don't compare themselves to one another on this day, but instead stand together and celebrate the single bond that makes them as a group a cut above the rest.
again, to ALL Defenders of Freedom & Liberty...past present and future...i say "Thank You for Your Service."
(you may cut and paste that if you don't know how to just say "thank you all" for yourself...but if you don't know why simply saying "thank you all" on their day is important, well, sorry, i can't help you with that part)
i didnt read the entire thread. but i just had to say something. now that i know almost 20 states are withdrawing from the union or trying to theres most likely going to be another civil war. i hope all the people that has had it easy and think that they are better than everyone else will experience war. they need to realize its not easy to keep the USA free. And they have no right to deface veterans memorial grounds
some states already have. dont know which ones. but texas is most likely going to withdraw
Dude, you've REALLY got to stop holding it all in like that!...RANT...