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Sun Nov 11, 2018, 08:37 PM

Happy Veterans Day!!

Love and appreciation to all of the DU vets!

I'm not sure why but this year I feel a bit melancholy, but I do love interacting with the vets here. Love you all and I hope that you have had an amazing day!

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Docreed2003 Nov 2018 OP
MaryMagdaline Nov 2018 #1
TEB Nov 2018 #2
Docreed2003 Nov 2018 #3
Kaleva Nov 2018 #4
Haggis for Breakfast Nov 2018 #5
DashOneBravo Nov 2018 #6

Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 08:45 PM

1. K&R

Because of the 100 year anniversary of the Armistice, reflections on survival of family members, itís been an especially emotional Veteranís Day for me. Coupled with the election wins, where we have beaten back fascism, and Macronís throw back to the Enlightenment, the emotions are a bit overwhelming.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 09:05 PM

2. You as well doc

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Response to TEB (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 09:14 PM

3. ...

love you bro!!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 10:54 PM

4. K & Rec'd!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2018, 12:04 AM

5. Thank you. I hope you, too, had an amazing day.

Something Lt. Cmdr. Dan Crenshaw said on SNL (while Pete Davidson, who was sitting next to him on "Weekend Update," was desperately trying to dig his way out of that enormous hole he dug for himself), "never forget." As in instead of thanking a vet for their service, say "Never forget." It reaches across the barrier that separates civilians from the military, and reminds us that we are all in this together, united.

Personally, when people say "Thank you for your service," I reply in one of two ways. To those who demonstrate a genuine, sincere expression, I say, "The honor was all mine, and I would do it all over again." To those who are just parroting something they don't feel (and all of us vets have encountered these people - they are patronizing at least and insulting at worst), I say, "Don't thank me. Pray for my brothers and sisters who never came home." It has the ability to cut through the BS and remind them that serving has real consequences.

All gave some. Some gave all.

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Response to Docreed2003 (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2018, 07:30 PM

6. Same to you Doc

Thanks for being on the board

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