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  • Today, May 21, 2022 is Armed Forces Day...

    Don't forget guys and gals, today is Armed Forces Day and May is also Military Appreciation Month. Next weekend we remember those of us who never made it home or if they did they died because they never left the war on the battlefield. But today we celebrate those that currently serve along with families and spouses, the living that sacrifice daily and face the hardships of military service to protect our rights and privileges' to live in a free country.


    Armed Forces Day 2022 will be celebrated on Saturday, May 21st. This holiday pays tribute to men and women who serve across all six branches in the United States military. On Aug. 31, 1949, Defense Secretary Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the armed forces under one agency -- the Department of Defense. ~ Pin-Up For Vets: https://www.pinupsforvets.com/?fbcli...iRs7P9SEdonate

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    Thanks for the reminder, Eddy, and thanks to all who have served!

    Claude
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      The Many Tens of Thousands of White Crosses on continents and islands around the world as well as those coast to coast in America, speak loudly of the cost of our freedoms. They are the resting places of those who died to insure the right to speak freely, believe freely and live freely. And we who returned from whatever battles were shared with the brave men and women under those crosses saw the pain and suffering of their sacrifices. We will not and cannot forget them. This Veteran sadly fears many who enjoy those freedoms have forgotten the price that was paid for those freedoms or worse, just don't care. Like a garden of rare flowers those freedoms will perish without ongoing care. Many are withering now. The day the Constitution was done it is reported that Ben Franklin was asked, "what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?" He answered, "A republic, Madam - if you can keep it." It required many crosses to become that republic and so many more trying to hold onto it. I pray it is not just surrendered!
      Last edited by Randy; 05-21-2022, 06:19 PM.
      We live in the land of the free because of the brave! Semper Fi
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        Originally posted by Randy View Post
        The Many Tens of Thousands of White Crosses on continents and islands around the world as well as those coast to coast in America, speak loudly of the cost of our freedoms. They are the resting places of those who died to insure the right to speak freely, believe freely and live freely. And we who returned from whatever battles were shared with the brave men and women under those crosses saw the pain and suffering of their sacrifices. We will not and cannot forget them. This Veteran sadly fears many who enjoy those freedoms have forgotten the price that was paid for those freedoms or worse, just don't care. Like a garden of rare flowers those freedoms will perish without ongoing care. Many are withering now. The day the Constitution was done it is reported that Ben Franklin was asked, "what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?" He answered, "A republic, Madam - if you can keep it." It required many crosses to become that republic and so many more trying to hold onto it. I pray it is not just surrendered!
        Well Said Randy!

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        • #5
          And don't forget the Star of David markers, as well as other religions of those who gave their all.

          Claude
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            Excellent observation and comment!
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