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GOD BLESS OUR VETS

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  1. bobby ward

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    My father is buried in the cemetery in the small town where he was born and started his own family many years later. That came when he returned from WW II and specifically the Phillipines and the Battle of Luzon. Like all soldiers, he took with him and held dear, the only things in life that really mattered in war time. Love of his family and the burning thoughts of all that makes this Country and it's citizens precious. Like all soldiers he raised his hand and swore to defend the constitution that guarantees our rights and freedoms. He came home with two things that he did not take with him. The first was malaria and the second was a Bronze Star awarded to him for courage under fire. He would scoldingly remind me here that the real and true heroes were those who came home in flag draped coffins or who were buried on foreign soil.

    He also brought back something that he instilled in me over and over again and that I will never forget. A respect and undying love for those who returned horribly scarred and especially for those who gave it all and did not return alive. I hope we will ALL pause today, regardless of political view and philosophy, and remember those who have served this country with selfless bravery and honor over the years. Can we all please remember in prayer those who gave their all in defense of everything that makes this country great? And finally will you please say a prayer for those in harms way today in Iraq and Afghanistan or anywhere the name and principles of freedom are in question? Thanks dad for this lesson and the many others over the years.

    God Bless our Vets, past, present and future.

    In loving memory of Sgt. Bert J. Ward United States Army WW II and ALL men and women who have worn the colors and served selflessly in the name of freedom.
     
  2. WesleyB

    WesleyB Well-Known Member

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    Bobby very well said. Thank you !!!
     
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    To all Veteran's, past, present and future, thank you for your service and for defending our freedoms. GOD BLESS AMERICA! Mrs. Barrelbulge
     
  4. cubancigar2000

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    Every year I go to the Vets cemetary and spend some time, I always come away teary eyed. I lost some dear friemds in VN
     
  5. Hauxfan

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    Bobby, Thank God for men like your Father!

    Without them answering the "call to arms", our nation would not be here.

    Hauxfan!
     
  6. School Teacher

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    Thanks to all veterans who served our nation.


    Thanks to 1st Lieutenant Thomas Carstens, US Army Transportation Corps, who was shot down and killed in Viet Nam in 1967. Tom was one of my best friends. I still see his face and he is forever young. Tom loved to fly.


    Thanks also to 1st. Lieutenant Edward Loziczonek, Polish Infantry, who was killed near the top at Monte Casino in 1944. He was my uncle and I am named after him.


    Ed Ward
     
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