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attroll
06-27-2008, 11:49 PM
I found this on one of my other web site and it really hit home.

I wanted to share it with some of you. Some may not even care about seeing this type of stuff. If you take the time to read the captions you will realize what these people go through for us even if you do not support the cause.

http://s259.photobucket.com/albums/hh289/Impish_Dragon/?action=view&current=Untitled.flv

Hiram357
06-28-2008, 12:15 AM
that's pretty darn good, thanks rick.

Mainiac1957
06-28-2008, 07:15 AM
I plan to pass it on...

WhereRWe?
06-28-2008, 08:58 AM
Good one, Rick. Thanks.

vicbiker
06-28-2008, 05:47 PM
Thanks Rick. Living here, enjoying life, it's awful easy to forget what our troops go through each and everyday.

FuddsGirls
06-28-2008, 08:29 PM
Perfect Rick. I am regularly reminded of my religious freedoms at church but don't often get such a powerful reminder of why ALL my freedoms are possible. They never get old. Thank You

NativeMainer
06-29-2008, 12:09 AM
When I came across this thread, I thought that the video in the link posted was somehow related to geocaching, and with that in mind, I clicked on the link. Now I'm feeling so outraged that I'm having a hard time unclenching my jaw and putting my words down carefully. I'll steer clear of this particular thread and take care to look to see if any other threads fall under the "Off Topic"category, as I'm just now realizing that's what this thread is.

I'm not mad at you, Attroll. You're expressing your opinion, and while I disagree with it, you're more than welcome to express it. My outrage stems from being lied to in regards to why we're over there in the first place. Yes, I do feel that my freedoms are being threatened, but the place where I feel they're being threatened from is just a little south of us, somewhere along the Maryland/Virginia border.

attroll
06-29-2008, 12:12 AM
The thread was not about the democrats or the republicans. It was about what our troops of doing for us.

hollora
06-29-2008, 09:37 AM
The thread was not about the democrats or the republicans. It was about what our troops of doing for us.

AMEN! Thanks for sharing Rick!

WhereRWe?
06-29-2008, 11:03 AM
I am outraged that there are those among us that do not respect the military and what they have done for us.

Again, Rick, I thank you for posting this. I hope some people will gain the understanding that members of the military are probably the least political people in the country. They never get to vote on what mission they're sent on, or how many hours per week they work, or even if the place where they sleep will be wet or dry.

Foxgloves
06-29-2008, 12:53 PM
I did not find Rick’s post offensive in any way. It brought tears to my eyes and it should be a constant reminder to all of us everyday how lucky we are compared to those who are over there defending our country. Regardless of anyone’s political views, those are our sons, daughters, mothers, fathers and family members over there. Whether you support the war or not, does not mean you can’t have a little compassion for our troops and what they endure every day.

Thank you Rick for sharing that with us.

team teebow
06-29-2008, 03:59 PM
Thanks for sharing Rik. It is a hard thing to watch but it is the truth. God Bless all the service men who fight for our rights and freedoms. We take so much for granted and forget to think about the ones that aren't so lucky.

Thanks, it is a great reminder.

brdad
06-29-2008, 05:32 PM
Prior to the Iraq war, there was one geocache in the country. It was archived by TPTB for safety reasons shortly after the war started and never saw a found log. You needed two visas and to pay for a special car to take you into Baghdad. And then you still needed to take a bus to get to the cache. Not to mention, GPSrs were illegal for most people there.

Our service men do what they do so that we can cache freely, so that we don't need to take a special car to get to that cache, and so that we don't have to hide an illegal GPS receiver under out coat while we hunt for that cache. They are working harder for the caches we find than we ever will.

On a side note, there are now 253 caches in Iraq and I am told GPSr use is allowed.

Team2hunt
06-29-2008, 06:34 PM
Rick for making the post and reminding us of what's really important. And thanks to all of those men and women who have put on a uniform and fought for you and me, and those things we all take for granted.

Freedom.

vicbiker
06-29-2008, 09:04 PM
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
GEORGE ORWELL

hollora
06-29-2008, 09:42 PM
And those folks are sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, husbands, uncles, aunts, wives........and the list goes on........I for one have had a step-grandson in Iraq, I know of another cacher who is very happy her son is home, and have a friend who is going over soon - not will the military but the Red Cross but still needs to leap the same hurdles.

Thanks to those who defend our freedom - and also those who support the defenders!

firefighterjake
06-30-2008, 08:18 AM
I believe it is possible to support the men and women in uniform and not support the war or the leaders . . . while I found this montage to have some political overtures overall I thought it was a very nice tribute to the men and women in uniform and a reminder that they're still over there and living in conditions that are very unlike the living conditions that many of us take for granted.