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Mon May 28, 2012, 06:02 PM

Awesome Memorial Day pic!

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Reply Awesome Memorial Day pic! (Original post)
Webster Green May 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #1
ScreamingMeemie May 2012 #2
liberalhistorian May 2012 #10
SunSeeker May 2012 #18
SCantiGOP May 2012 #19
Scuba May 2012 #3
Sherman A1 May 2012 #5
sarge43 May 2012 #17
freshwest May 2012 #26
liberalhistorian May 2012 #30
TBF May 2012 #4
annabanana May 2012 #6
11 Bravo May 2012 #7
Webster Green May 2012 #8
Scuba May 2012 #9
dixiegrrrrl May 2012 #13
Scuba May 2012 #16
roguevalley May 2012 #24
Webster Green May 2012 #20
onethatcares May 2012 #12
SGMRTDARMY May 2012 #28
Ikonoklast May 2012 #11
TahitiNut May 2012 #15
Scuba May 2012 #23
dixiegrrrrl May 2012 #14
kentuck May 2012 #21
Iwillnevergiveup May 2012 #22
pink-o May 2012 #29
rubberducky May 2012 #25
SGMRTDARMY May 2012 #27

Response to Webster Green (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 06:04 PM

1. Wow.

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Response to Webster Green (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 06:05 PM

2. Very cool...

Thanks for sharing that. I remember when they were building the WWII memorial when we went to DC in 2002.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #2)

Mon May 28, 2012, 07:05 PM

10. While all the D.C. memorials are moving in their own way,

that one is particularly powerful and moving, especially at night when I first saw it. It brouight tears to my eyes, walking its length, and I wasn't even born until twenty years after it ended. It was especially moving to see older people, especially old men, moving through it and their reactions. I only wish I had a ton of money so that I could afford to fly as many WWII vets there to see it as possible, before they're all gone and never get that chance. The only thing more moving to me is seeing all of the mementoes and pictures left at the walls of the Vietnam Memorial, as well as the memorial itself.

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Response to liberalhistorian (Reply #10)

Mon May 28, 2012, 07:47 PM

18. "Honor Flight" provides free flights to DC for WWII vets to see the WWII Memorial.

My father-in-law is retired a Air Force pilot who is involved in this charity. The planes are sometimes donated by Southwest or American Airlines and Honor Flight pays for the fuel. They took 280 vets to DC in January of this year alone. Any WWII Veteran who is interested can get information at Honorflight-wcf.org.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #18)

Mon May 28, 2012, 08:03 PM

19. paid for

by the National Rural Electric Cooperatives.

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Response to Webster Green (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 06:08 PM

3. Remember this photo next time you see a feeble or confused old person...

He/she may not have defended our Country, but perhaps raised and cared for a family, taught school, saved lives as a surgeon or firefighter or contributed to our society in any one of 300 million other ways.


Our elderly are to be revered, not cast out as "overhead" or "deadweight".

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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Mon May 28, 2012, 06:25 PM

5. Precisely

Well Said......

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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Mon May 28, 2012, 07:47 PM

17. Thank you Scuba.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Mon May 28, 2012, 08:54 PM

26. +1,000. They are not expendable.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #26)

Mon May 28, 2012, 09:43 PM

30. "Every time an old person dies

it's like a library burning down." Ann Landers always said that and it's so true.

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Response to Webster Green (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 06:21 PM

4. Very powerful image. K&R nt

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Response to Webster Green (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 06:50 PM

6. k&r . . . .n/t

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Response to Webster Green (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 06:54 PM

7. At age 61, that certainly hits home with me.

We were warriors once upon a time, and many of us were also kids.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #7)

Mon May 28, 2012, 07:00 PM

8. I signed up at 16. I'm 65 now.

Left for boot camp when I was 17. Couldn't wait to save the world from commies.

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Response to Webster Green (Reply #8)

Mon May 28, 2012, 07:01 PM

9. Good job, there's hardly any left.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #9)

Mon May 28, 2012, 07:27 PM

13. dear dear Scuba......

You do make me chuckle......

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #13)

Mon May 28, 2012, 07:31 PM

16. When I'm not too cynical I can generate a chuckle here and there. Glad you got a giggle.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #16)

Mon May 28, 2012, 08:38 PM

24. I gave a picture of my little papa who had his boot camp picture

taken in 1944 when he finished it. He was 17 and forever the love of my life, he and my mama. I had the pictures copied of him and my angel mother's graduation at 18 and gave them to her. They were beautiful, kind and good. My pa rode a jeep carrier into Tokyo Bay and saw it all end. Those two were the total love of my life. that picture could be my little daddy. thank you for that. HUGS!

inside every old person is a young person who did things, important things. we must never forget that.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #9)

Mon May 28, 2012, 08:04 PM

20. Lol!

New keyboard time.

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Response to Webster Green (Reply #8)

Mon May 28, 2012, 07:26 PM

12. they are now favored trading partners

and we wasted all those lives based on lies.

I'm 61 now too, enlisted at 26 in 72. must have been crazy or something, I was gonna save the

world.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #7)

Mon May 28, 2012, 09:04 PM

28. Well said.

 

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Response to Webster Green (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 07:05 PM

11. That shadow should be holding an M1 carbine.

But, I get the gist if it.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #11)

Mon May 28, 2012, 07:31 PM

15. (Ha!) Somebody else noticed.



I spent so much time stripping, cleaning, and reassembling my M1, I could do it (literally) blindfolded. My M14 was better (lighter) but my M16 was a piece of crap. But it was light. (They did improve it a lot, though.)


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Response to TahitiNut (Reply #15)

Mon May 28, 2012, 08:30 PM

23. I also thought a thumbuster would be more appropriate. That is the WWII memorial is it not?

still, a moving image

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Response to Webster Green (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 07:30 PM

14. My mother's brothers fought in WW2..

They are all gone now, everyone.
To a man, they were against the Vietnam debacle.
One of the few issues we agreed upon.

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Response to Webster Green (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 08:05 PM

21. Wonderful picture!

Thanks!

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Response to Webster Green (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 08:09 PM

22. K&R

Give that classy gentleman a 4-wheel walker with a seat, and it could be my dad.

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Reply #22)

Mon May 28, 2012, 09:24 PM

29. Mine too!

I would like to show this pic to him but at 88 years old I think he'd be embarrassed to break down in front of his lefty daughter.

And yeah, my dad is a living treasure. I know my time with him is limited, so I try to spend as much of it as I can. I appreciate the pic and being reminded of how much he means to me.

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Response to Webster Green (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 08:53 PM

25. This pic has to be one of THE BEST pics ever.

Love this image so much, it touches your heart and soul. Thanks so much for posting.

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Response to Webster Green (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 08:54 PM

27. Wow, just wow.

 

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