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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:42 AM
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13. Thank you for surviving.
Thank you for the many sacrifices being drafted entailed.

Forgive me for not keeping you from being drafted.

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  -Veterans days always make me feel weird. Jackpine Radical  Nov-11-11 08:55 AM   #0 
  - You went and you served, you need no forgiveness  Drale   Nov-11-11 08:58 AM   #1 
  - How dare you? eom  Jumping John   Nov-11-11 09:02 AM   #3 
  - Thank you for your post....It is excelent...  Tippy   Nov-11-11 09:01 AM   #2 
  - thank you for your service...  msedano   Nov-11-11 09:05 AM   #4 
  - Thank you for your OP -  TBF   Nov-11-11 09:05 AM   #5 
  - Thank you for speaking truth  LiberalEsto   Nov-11-11 09:05 AM   #6 
  - The war that almost woke all people up.  azul   Nov-11-11 09:09 AM   #7 
  - Veterans are all individuals and have different points of view on this.  MineralMan   Nov-11-11 09:11 AM   #8 
  - Yes.  CanSocDem   Nov-11-11 09:16 AM   #9 
  - Thank you for saying this difficult thing.  patrice   Nov-11-11 09:24 AM   #10 
  - self delete  patrice   Nov-11-11 09:35 AM   #11 
  - I understand  Shadowflash   Nov-11-11 09:38 AM   #12 
  - Thank you for surviving.  Orsino   Nov-11-11 09:42 AM   #13 
  - I think many vets feel similarly...  HereSince1628   Nov-11-11 09:42 AM   #14 
  - exactly  mimitabby   Nov-11-11 04:17 PM   #37 
  - Reminds me of the epilogue from 'Platoon'...  pinboy3niner   Nov-11-11 04:23 PM   #38 
  - I hear ya, Jack.  trof   Nov-11-11 09:45 AM   #15 
  - But no VA benefits.  Downwinder   Nov-11-11 10:23 AM   #18 
     - Nope. None. Not unless you count free meal at Applebee's today.  trof   Nov-11-11 11:26 AM   #24 
  - For four long years I did absolutely nothing beneficial to human society.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Nov-11-11 10:04 AM   #16 
  - That war also turned me into a pacifist  lunatica   Nov-11-11 10:13 AM   #17 
  - I appreciated it more when it was Armistice Day. Commemorating  Downwinder   Nov-11-11 10:26 AM   #19 
  - +1 Well said.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Nov-11-11 10:40 AM   #21 
  - Is that still observed in the US somehow?  Posteritatis   Nov-11-11 11:01 AM   #23 
     - Since there is no peace in Korea....  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-11-11 12:02 PM   #27 
     - It is sorta kept alive with The American Legion's poppy program  Brother Buzz   Nov-11-11 12:12 PM   #28 
        - I guess I must qualify with "the oldest of the old people."  Downwinder   Nov-11-11 12:47 PM   #31 
  - Thank you...  Hubert Flottz   Nov-11-11 10:39 AM   #20 
  - Very moving post.  City Lights   Nov-11-11 10:42 AM   #22 
  - Thanks Jackpine. n/t  Scuba   Nov-11-11 11:57 AM   #25 
  - Welcome home soldier  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-11-11 12:00 PM   #26 
  - My partner has the same mixed emotions.  w8liftinglady   Nov-11-11 12:19 PM   #29 
  - Thank you for being a good and honest citizen of the world  Demeter   Nov-11-11 12:39 PM   #30 
  - ...  sibelian   Nov-11-11 01:42 PM   #33 
  - Right fucking on!  Gregorian   Nov-11-11 01:39 PM   #32 
  - After I got back to Madison, I used to write letters in support  Jackpine Radical   Nov-11-11 02:59 PM   #34 
  - Veterans Day is a thanksgiving for PEACE, relief from the horrors of war  UTUSN   Nov-11-11 03:22 PM   #35 
  - Thanks for expressing the strange mixture of feelings from those years.  JohnnyLib2   Nov-11-11 03:59 PM   #36 
  - Me too. I was born on Veteran's Day and five days later my dad shipped out to Vietnam.  Pacifist Patriot   Nov-11-11 04:33 PM   #39 
  - k&r. I celebrate Armistice Day instead. Peace.  uppityperson   Nov-11-11 04:35 PM   #40 
  - You SHOULD say that and exactly that!  SammyWinstonJack   Nov-11-11 04:37 PM   #41 
  - A great post for this day.  kayakjohnny   Nov-11-11 06:15 PM   #42 
  - You are forgiven.  Bozvotros   Nov-11-11 07:07 PM   #43 
  - My post at Daily Kos  jaysunb   Nov-11-11 07:34 PM   #44 
  - First Veterans Day  SoDesuKa   Nov-11-11 09:53 PM   #45 
  - Good post, Jack.  Major Hogwash   Nov-11-11 10:03 PM   #46 
  - We can thank vets without rationalizing everything we've asked of them, I hope.  DirkGently   Nov-11-11 11:01 PM   #47 
 

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