View Full Version : Honor them while they LIVE!!!

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.


Da Worfster

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

06-10-2008, 08:33 AM

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.

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.

06-10-2008, 11:35 AM

06-11-2008, 12:15 PM
Honor them ALWAYS! =S=

06-11-2008, 08:16 PM

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.

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

Da Worfster