Thank You

To all the vets here, of all the services, thank you for your service, for your commitment to the nation.

To all those who fell in service, may the Lord hold you near and dear.

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19 Responses to Thank You

  1. PencilvaniaPencilvania says:

    Thank you, veterans, for defending our freedoms!
    Prayers and warm praise for those who gave their lives, we will never forget.

  2. BrentB67BrentB67 says:

    May all our Brothers and Sisters and those who aided their mission that went before us to His Kingdom rest well there while we enjoy the bounty of the freedom their sacrifice secured.

  3. drlorentzdrlorentz says:

    Yes, thank you for this gift of immeasurable value. The price of our freedom is so high. Michael Ramirez did a great job capturing the idea:
    http://michaelpramirez.com/memorial-day-2017.html
    Scroll down the page for a remembrance by a daughter of a fallen aviator.

  4. drlorentzdrlorentz says:

    One more thing: for those of you still subscribe to Ricochet, read this moving tribute written by our very own RightAngles:
    https://ricochet.com/432011/remembering-dad-on-memorial-day/

    • EThompson says:

      @drlorentz: You need to tell RA to share her post with us! What are we? Chopped liver?

      Also would add that one of the best things we can do for our warriors after they retire from service is to train and hire them to succeed in the civilian world.

      As I mentioned in another post, warriors develop skills that are incredibly useful in business and I would know because I work with one.

      I can’t EMPHASIZE enough that their prompt response to dilemmas and their refusal to say “I don’t know what the h**l has happened here,” is beyond useful.

      They just fix it.

  5. RightAnglesRightAngles says:

    Thanks, you guys, I appreciate it and will post here.

  6. EThompson says:

    P.S. Trinity: That very same member accused me of burning crosses in my front yard and nary a CoC violation was enforced.

  7. MLHMLH says:

    Lidens posted this as QOTD over at the caf:

    “Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He’s the chap who makes it possible for civilized folk to despise war.”

    Allan Massie

  8. TKC1101TKC1101 says:

    Sorry I am late to this. My brother arranged a live video feed from Dad’s resting place in NY. He then took a walking tour to my Uncles interned there, all WW2 vets.

    All who have served and passed on gave their measure of life for our nation. The living must make it worth something. Good on ya all.

  9. 10 Cents10 Cents says:

    I often wish there was a better word for “Thanks” it just does not seem enough at times. I like the humility of Lincoln in the Gettysburg address.

    “But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.”

    Thanks, indeed.

    • drlorentzdrlorentz says:

      Lincoln also sets a task for the living, which we should all take to heart:

      It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

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