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Sat Jan 25, 2014, 03:43 PM

For my father, who was a WWII veteran and all who serve, I will pass this along a thousand times if

AN AWESOME, THANK YOU TO OUR VETERANS AND THOSE SERVING.


_This video humbles you right down to your toes._


http://www.youtube.com/v/AgYLr_LfhLo?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0


My father is gone now, but this is for him and all Veterans.


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Reply For my father, who was a WWII veteran and all who serve, I will pass this along a thousand times if (Original post)
liberal N proud Jan 2014 OP
lamp_shade Jan 2014 #1
Vattel Jan 2014 #2
liberal N proud Jan 2014 #4
HockeyMom Jan 2014 #5
Vattel Jan 2014 #6
NYC_SKP Jan 2014 #3
mahina Jan 2014 #7

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 03:53 PM

1. Goosebumps! Wow! Thank you.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 04:00 PM

2. Not all veterans appreciate this sort of glorification of military service.

War is an occasion for acts of courage and self-sacrifice. It is also an occasion for acts of hatred and murder. So I do not uniformly commend or condemn veterans. My grandfather was a courageous warrior, but he despised war. My friend only managed to kill an innocent bystander, and he hated his "service" in Iraq. There is no one-size-fits-all response to those who participate in war. I treat each veteran as an individual.

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Response to Vattel (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 04:04 PM

4. My father never talked about what he did in the military

Never said anything at all until after mom died, then he started to relay his stories. It was amazing how that generation served and then came home and went to work.

Many continued to serve even after the military, my dad was in the Legion and served the community until his death a year ago.

Even though they do not appreciate the glory, we still must honor their service.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 04:12 PM

5. My FIL didn't to his son, or his wife

except in his dreams. He was with a unit which liberated Buchenwald. My FIL did tell ME about what he experienced. "The blood of those monsters runs through my veins", was one thing he said to me, but not to his son or his wife.

I consider that an HONOR that he so trusted me with his experiences. May he RIP and now doesn't have to live with that every night in his dreams.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 04:14 PM

6. I respectfully disagree.

Your father may have done honorable things in war, and honorable deeds deserve to be honored. But not all veterans deserve to be honored for their participation in war. Many wars are immoral. And many veterans have participated in the murder of innocent bystanders. I don't honor any and all veterans just like I don't support any and all American war efforts.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 04:00 PM

3. Wow, goosebumps is right. Short memories will be the death of us.

And grandpa is right. Except for the "in the name of God..." part....

Still, K and R.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 04:16 PM

7. Yes, AND we must make sure that sacrifice is not made based on lies.

Sharing, with caveat. Thank you.

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