Veteran's Day November 11 2008
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This was sent to me by Rocky. He gets these newsletters sent to him by http://www.VetFriends.com

 

VetFriends

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A Veterans Day Tribute - The VetFriends.com

Veterans Day Online Forum & Pride Video

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Hello roque,

 

Veterans Salute With Veterans Day approaching, VetFriends.com - the largest Web site for reuniting U.S. Veterans, active military, family and friends - has created an online Veterans Day Forum & Tribute Video reaching out to U.S. Veterans and anyone else interested in contributing their thoughts and insights in regards to our U.S. military personnel and Veterans Day.

 

Personal stories, sentiments and words of thanks can be found online in a Veterans Day collection throughout November at www.vetfriends.com/veteransday

 

Here are a few quotes from the Veterans Day Forum:

 

"I thank you Veterans for not being selfish with your lives and believing in our nation's freedom. May we laugh, cry and remember on this day, Nov. 11, our experiences and memories." R. Zelonis

 

"A profound salute and thank you to all who have taken the stand of Soldier, Airman, Sailor, Marine, Coast Guardsman. Thankful then, now, and forevermore! Every day is Veterans Day. Good luck, God Bless." K. Godsey

 

VetFriends.com Veterans Day Tribute Video

Posted by VetFriends.com

 


 

In addition to the forum, VetFriends.com has posted a U.S. Veteran and military tribute video thanking and honoring all of you, the many brave men and women who have and are currently serving the nation. The theme of the video: What do U.S. Veterans and Military personnel mean to VetFriends.com, and moreover to America.

 

The original video can be viewed in its entirety and commented on at:

Please feel free to stop by and submit your comments.

 

This year, with the approach of Veterans Day, feelings of thankfulness and respect will fill the hearts of the American people, as the community comes together to celebrate and show their gratitude to all of you, our U.S. Veterans and active military soldiers alike.

 

Thanks to all of our Veterans & Military Personnel

Throughout history in times of both peace and war, yourselves and millions of other heroic U.S. Military personnel have proudly served our nation, from WWI-II through to the Korean War, Vietnam & the Cold War, to the Gulf War and the current War on Terrorism.

 

VetFriends.com salutes, thanks and supports all of you, our U.S. Veterans, active & reserve military of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines & Coast Guard - All Heroes of our nation.

 

 

Have a great weekend!

 

The Veterans at VetFriends.com

Connecting Veterans, Reuniting Thousands...

 

 

 

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#2

Thank you, "MRS.MAYOR", for posting the above.

TO ALL MY COMRADES IN ARMS. I SALUTE YOU.

NEXT TUESDAY IS OUR DAY, SO STAND TALL

AND BE RECOGNIZED.

AN "OLE DOGGIE", SAID THIS.-- :armata_PDT_37:

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Thank you, "MRS.MAYOR", for posting the above.

TO ALL MY COMRADES IN ARMS. I SALUTE YOU.

NEXT TUESDAY IS OUR DAY, SO STAND TALL

AND BE RECOGNIZED.

AN "OLE DOGGIE", SAID THIS.-- :armata_PDT_37:

 

Rocky, Our Group will be on 'Veterans Day' parade at Aldbourne, Wiltshire, England tomorrow ( Sunday ).

Although we are representing the US 101st Airborne WW11 we are also saying THANK YOU to ALL WW11 US Veterans for giving us the life style we ALL enjoy today. God Bless.

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#4

A wish from veteran Al Panebianco of the 45th Infantry Div:

 

Wishing all of you a very memorable Veterans Day.

 

Subject: WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

 

A TOAST TO THOSE WHO'VE GONE AHEAD OF US:

 

Till we meet again on that far shore:

 

We Shall Remember Them.

 

"They shall not grow old,

 

as we that are left grow old,

 

age shall not weary them,

 

nor the years condemn.

 

At the going down of the sun

 

and in the morning we will remember them

 

 

" Lawrence Binyon

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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From James Hennessey, 87th Inf Div:

 

 

MAY THE SUN SHINE DOWN ON YOU ON REMEMBRANCE DAY

 

THE FINAL INSPECTION

 

The soldier stood and faced God,

 

Which must always come to pass.

 

He hoped his shoes were shining,

 

Just as brightly as his brass.

 

 

 

"Step forward now, you soldier,

 

How shall I deal with you?

 

Have you always turned the other cheek?

 

To My Church have you been true?"

 

 

 

The soldier squared his shoulders and said,

 

"No, Lord, I guess I ain't.

 

Because those of us who carry guns,

 

Can't always be a saint.

 

 

 

I've had to work most Sundays,

 

And at times my talk was tough.

 

And sometimes I've been violent,

 

Because the world is awfully rough.

 

 

 

But, I never took a penny,

 

That wasn't mine to keep...

 

Though I worked a lot of overtime,

 

When the bills got just too steep.

 

 

 

And I never passed a cry for help,

 

Though at times I shook with fear.

 

And sometimes, God, forgive me,

 

I've wept unmanly tears.

 

 

 

I know I don't deserve a place,

 

Among the people here.

 

They never wanted me around,

 

Except to calm their fears.

 

 

 

If you've a place for me here, Lord,

 

It needn't be so grand.

 

I never expected or had too much,

 

But if you don't, I'll understand.

 

 

 

There was a silence all around the throne,

 

Where the saints had often trod.

 

As the soldier waited quietly,

 

For the judgment of his God.

 

 

 

"Step forward now, you soldier,

 

You've borne your burdens well.

 

Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets;

 

You've done your time in Hell."

 

 

~Author Unknown~

 

 

 

 

It's the Soldier, not the reporter WHO has given us the freedom of the press.

 

It's the Soldier, not the poet, WHO has given us the freedom of speech.

 

It's the Soldier WHO ensures our right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness,

 

Not the politicians.

 

It's the Soldier who salutes the flag, WHO serves beneath the flag, AND whose coffin is draped by the flag.

 

 

 

If you care to offer the smallest token of recognition and appreciation for the Military,

 

PLEASE pray for our men and women

 

WHO have served and are currently serving our country

 

AND pray for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.

 

 

God bless our soldiers, sailors and airmen, past and present.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#6

Marion; I am going to send the above poem to my daughter, Martha,

I will want her to read it at my funeral, it is beautiful.

 

Today, the "American G.I. Forum", A.G.I.F. is having a Veterans' Day

program, I am the COLORS bearer of our COLOR GUARD and I will be

thinking of this poem when we present the COLORS. Roque,(Rocky)

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