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    Default Veterans Day

    Once again it is time to remember those who have served and sacrificed and protected our country and it's people so that we are able to enjoy freedoms many can only dream of. Without these men and women many of us probably would not be here right now.

    Thanks to all who have served past and present in peacetime and in war. Take time to recognize all veterans today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brdad View Post
    Once again it is time to remember those who have served and sacrificed and protected our country and it's people so that we are able to enjoy freedoms many can only dream of. Without these men and women many of us probably would not be here right now.

    Thanks to all who have served past and present in peacetime and in war. Take time to recognize all veterans today!
    Those of us who spent time in the service of our country appreciate it when someone merely says, "Thank you"

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustKev View Post
    Those of us who spent time in the service of our country appreciate it when someone merely says, "Thank you"
    I remember coming back from Vietnam. Enough said.

    But we went to our son's graduation from Navy boot camp at Great Lakes, IL a few years ago. We took him out for the day, with an evening meal at a pizza place. We waited and waited for the bill, and when I asked, I was told that someone had paid for our dinner. I was more shocked than my son was.

    When we got up to leave, the guy at the next table got up and shook my son's hand, thanking him for his service. Sheesh! And this was not too far from Great Lakes - where 200 or so new sailors are released to the surrounding area every weekend! This wasn't like here in Maine, where a service member in uniform is not a common sight.

    These episodes restored my faith in America.

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    Default One memorable "Thank You"

    Pam and I were shopping in the Augusta Sam's Club one day when I noticed a young man, probably 17 or so years old kind of watching me. He appeared to come to a decision and approached me. He held out his hand and merely said, "Thank you for your service." I was wearing a leather jacket we had purchased at Wilson's Leather in Freeport. USMC on the front left. MARINES across the top of the back and a large Marine Corps Emblem below that. I was very pleased at the young man's willingness to just make that simple gesture.

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    Thank you to each Veteran on GCM who served in the military. You deserve a hug, a pat on the back and really a lot more than that.

    My hubby was Marine Reserves in HS and went Air Force when he graduated and it was time to up with his buddies. He was in Germany during the end of Korea and is therefore on the role of a KW veteran (although he never saw the worst of anything).

    He was a guest of my daughter and granddaughter to go to the parade today and sat proudly street side wearing his "I Served" ball cap and holding his KW Cole Museum Walking Stick! His Granddaughter was some dag proud - as folks kept coming up to her Grampie and shaking his hand. She was a proud gal to be clappng for the veterans who were marching.

    Although I was caching - my caching partner and I did take a moment to comment on the Veterans in serveral cemeteries we visited. We certainly knew and also respected the fact without the efforts of our Veterans, our country would not be free and not what it is today. Thank you one and all!

    Thank you - one and all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollora View Post
    Thank you to each Veteran on GCM who served in the military. You deserve a hug, a pat on the back and really a lot more than that.

    My hubby was Marine Reserves in HS and went Air Force when he graduated and it was time to up with his buddies. He was in Germany during the end of Korea and is therefore on the role of a KW veteran (although he never saw the worst of anything).

    He was a guest of my daughter and granddaughter to go to the parade today and sat proudly street side wearing his "I Served" ball cap and holding his KW Cole Museum Walking Stick! His Granddaughter was some dag proud - as folks kept coming up to her Grampie and shaking his hand. She was a proud gal to be clappng for the veterans who were marching.

    Although I was caching - my caching partner and I did take a moment to comment on the Veterans in serveral cemeteries we visited. We certainly knew and also respected the fact without the efforts of our Veterans, our country would not be free and not what it is today. Thank you one and all!

    Thank you - one and all!
    Well said, as always , hollora!

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