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Worf101
06-10-2008, 07:50 AM
My son marched in the annual Flag Day Parade here in Troy, New York... the birthplace of Uncle Sam. Many Veterans, many Veteran groups including three Tuskegee Airmen who were honored. I went up afterwards and shook the hands of every fellow vet I could find. As the years go by remember to thank them all for their service and sacrifice.

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Da Worfster

SeaFireLIV
06-10-2008, 08:24 AM
Good point.

Bearcat99
06-10-2008, 08:33 AM
Absolutely....

Monterey13
06-10-2008, 09:12 AM
They look to be in exceptionally good health for their age. Here's to many more years! So much can be learned from them.

Choctaw111
06-10-2008, 10:32 AM
I make a point to do that all the time, and go out of my way to do it often. It is the very least we can do to continue to thank them.

T_O_A_D
06-10-2008, 11:35 AM
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BrotherVoodoo
06-11-2008, 12:15 PM
Honor them ALWAYS! =S=

leitmotiv
06-11-2008, 08:16 PM
Absolutely!

GAU-8
06-12-2008, 03:27 AM
when i went to work on memorial day i thanked, and shook hands with every previous, and current service member that i was aware of.

i guess some of the old timers, and the young bucks arent used to hearing it from people they work every day in a hearfelt, and serious manner.

several of them stood there for a second or two and just had a blank stare before speaking. I am assuming it is because i am a jovial goofy fellow, and even when times are serious, i try to be light hearted where possible. this for me was a "serious" moment, without my comedy. one of the older guys said "thank the ones that didnt make it, not me..." when shaking his hand.

out of my mouth before i could even think was "through your hands..i just did.........thank you." i almost ..almost, started to tear up. the old timer looked like he saw a thousand faces come back from years past. he lurched at me, and i almost thought i was gonna get a beat down. instead i found myself on receiving end of a huge bear hug. a few seconds later he almost winced "the HEROES said "thank YOU!". a single sniff later, he quickly regained his composure, and walked off a little differently than what i saw before http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif since then he has been more chattable with me. which is quite a nice surprise, he was usuallly a man of few words with me, and others http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


if by chance i happen to see someone wearing a hat, or shirt that openly displays serving without my having to guess, i go out of my way to thank them. as stated above, it is the least we can do.

Worf101
06-12-2008, 07:07 AM
Thanks Gau - Best thing I read all day. Good on ya mate!!!

Da Worfster