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mrmpa

(4,033 posts)
Tue May 29, 2012, 01:57 PM May 2012

for the 1st time one of my posts was found on DU's home page.....see below

I think this is a good post for my 1,000th.........visited my Dad at the cemetery......

today. He was a 14 year veteran of the Marine Corps. He is buried at the National Cemetery about 15 miles from my home.

I was approaching my car when 2 maintenance men parked their cushman cart behind my van. I walked up to them to ask a couple of questions. There had been a recent article in the newspaper about the maintenance men at the cemetery, and the fact that they were all veterans. When quoted many of these men had said that it was an honor to serve their deceased brothers and sisters. I thanked these men for the work they did. We talked about a few other things and then as I walked to the front of the car, one of them (the Marine Corps vet) touched my arm and said "we like your van". I looked at him, a little confused, he then said "your stickers". I smiled, he liked my Obama Biden 2012 sticker and my Trust Women, protect choice sticker. The vet said "we love the President, not like others we work with." The other man (Air Force vet) said "What they're trying to do to my wife and daughters is insane."

We also agreed that if you want to meet a pacifist talk to a veteran, if you want to meet a war mongerer talk to someone who has never served.

Semper Fi!!

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for the 1st time one of my posts was found on DU's home page.....see below (Original Post) mrmpa May 2012 OP
My grandpa is retired Air Force, OriginalGeek May 2012 #1
Congrats on your 1000 posts, and on making it onto DU's Home Page, my dear mrmpa! CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #2
Thank you very much. eom mrmpa May 2012 #4
Beautiful post ...thank you.. Dystopian May 2012 #3
you're welcome & thank you for reading it. eom mrmpa May 2012 #5

OriginalGeek

(12,132 posts)
1. My grandpa is retired Air Force,
Tue May 29, 2012, 02:31 PM
May 2012

Served in WWII and Korea and he would agree with you and those fellows.

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,634 posts)
2. Congrats on your 1000 posts, and on making it onto DU's Home Page, my dear mrmpa!
Tue May 29, 2012, 03:04 PM
May 2012

That is quite an accomplishment!

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