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  • Veterans Day

    From one to all of you. Have a great day, and thank you!
    "Somewhere the zebra is dancing". Garth Stein's The art of racing in the rain.

    Matt

  • #2
    just in case some of you missed it


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    (Author Unknown)

    He was getting old and paunchy
    And his hair was falling fast,
    And he sat around the Legion,
    Telling stories of the past.

    Of a war that he once fought in
    And the deeds that he had done,
    In his exploits with his buddies;
    They were heroes, every one.

    And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors
    His tales became a joke,
    All his buddies listened quietly
    For they knew whereof he spoke.

    But we'll hear his tales no longer,
    For old Bob has passed away,
    And the world's a little poorer
    For a Soldier died today.

    He won't be mourned by many,
    Just his children and his wife.
    For he lived an ordinary,
    Very quiet sort of life.

    He held a job and raised a family,
    Going quietly on his way;
    And the world won't note his passing,
    'Tho a Soldier died today.

    When politicians leave this earth,
    Their bodies lie in state,
    While thousands note their passing,
    And proclaim that they were great.

    Papers tell of their life stories
    From the time that they were young
    But the passing of a Soldier
    Goes unnoticed, and unsung.

    Is the greatest contribution
    To the welfare of our land,
    Someone who breaks his promise
    And cons his fellow man?

    Or the ordinary fellow
    Who in times of war and strife,
    Goes off to serve his country
    And offers up his life?

    The politician's stipend
    And the style in which he lives,
    Are often disproportionate,
    To the service that he gives.

    While the ordinary Soldier,
    Who offered up his all,
    Is paid off with a medal
    And perhaps a pension, small.

    It is not the politicians
    With their compromise and ploys,
    Who won for us the freedom
    That our country now enjoys.

    Should you find yourself in danger,
    With your enemies at hand,
    Would you really want some cop-out,
    With his ever waffling stand?

    Or would you want a Soldier--
    His home, his country, his kin,
    Just a common Soldier,
    Who would fight until the end?

    He was just a common Soldier,
    And his ranks are growing thin,
    But his presence should remind us
    We may need his like again.

    For when countries are in conflict,
    We find the Soldier's part
    Is to clean up all the troubles
    That the politicians start.

    If we cannot do him honor
    While he's here to hear the praise,
    Then at least let's give him homage
    At the ending of his days.

    Perhaps just a simple headline
    In the paper that might say:
    "OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
    A SOLDIER DIED TODAY
    2007 Power Tour Long Haul
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    2009 Canadian Points East Tour
    2009 Power Tour Michigan Stop
    2011 Power Tour Muskegeon & Detroit Stops
    2012 Power Tour Long Haul
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Orange95Z View Post
      From one to all of you. Have a great day, and thank you!
      Happy Veterans Day to you Matt. Also, to all the other vets and current service members, thank you all so very much
      Donna
      Williamston, MI (Ohio too)
      Long Haul 2007,2008,2009,2010,2011 2012,2013,2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

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      • #4
        since I can

        a) type this without fear
        b) type this at all
        c) type it in English

        THANK YOU from me and my family.
        Flying south, with a flock of bird dogs.

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        • #5
          Phil / Omaha

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          • #6
            Much Obliged!
            nom de guerre - arrowhead from joysey

            "They're no good for you. all they ever think about are cars" (GTO/Warren Oates) - Two Lane Blacktop

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            • #7
              Happy Veterans Day! I think the parents and I are going to be hitting up Texas Roadhouse... I think they have some kind of veteran's day lunch special lol :D
              '95 S10: 350sbc/th350 (for now)
              '05 Cobalt SS: [email protected] (boost + money = fun)
              '03 GSXR1000: exhaust, stacks, filter, PCIII, nitrous, plenty of other stuff
              GO CAPITALS!!!!!

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              • #8
                A LOT of places have specials today. Me, personally, I'm hitting up Olive Garden.
                The former Remy-Z

                "Remy-Z, you've outdone yourself again, I thought a Mirada was the icing on the cake of rodding, but this Imperial is the spread of little 99-cent candy letters spelling out "EAT ME" on top of that cake."

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                • #9
                  Hero (male) and Heroine (female) came to refer to characters who, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, display courage and the will for self sacrifice—that is, Heroism—for some greater good of all humanity.


                  From WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Bosnian, Kosovo, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan & Iraq. Just to name a few.....

                  I am glad the country is finally showing our men and woman the respect and honor that they deserve for their service to our country....

                  I served in Vietnam and my son's server in Iraq and we did it proudly..... God bless all Veterans and all that are serving now in the protection of our country and our way of life.....


                  Last edited by 66Fury3; November 11, 2011, 07:23 AM.

                  Ed & Jane Tampa, FL
                  1966 Plymouth Fury III
                  2014 Dodge Ram 1500
                  Long Hauler - 2009,2010,2012,2013,2014
                  Cocoa Beach & Valdosta - 2011

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                  • #10
                    Happy Veteran's Day. Thank you all.

                    Ed, Mary, & 'Earl'
                    HRPT LongHaulers, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.


                    Inside every old person is a young person wondering, "what the hell happened?"

                    The man at the top of the mountain didn't fall there. -Vince Lombardi

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Remy-Z View Post
                      A LOT of places have specials today. Me, personally, I'm hitting up Olive Garden.
                      That sounds good too, but I still haven't managed to have a good steak since I got back
                      '95 S10: 350sbc/th350 (for now)
                      '05 Cobalt SS: [email protected] (boost + money = fun)
                      '03 GSXR1000: exhaust, stacks, filter, PCIII, nitrous, plenty of other stuff
                      GO CAPITALS!!!!!

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                      • #12

                        VETS THANK YOU

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                        • #13
                          Thanks one and all!
                          I R Bob
                          You can't drink all day unless you start in the morning!
                          2007 LH, 2008 LH, 2009 LH, 2010 LH, 2011 LH, 2012 DNF/BLOW'D UP, 2013 LH, 2014 LH

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by itS10neverdone View Post
                            Hitting up Texas Roadhouse... I think they have some kind of veteran's day lunch special
                            Originally posted by Remy-Z View Post
                            A LOT of places have specials today. Me, personally, I'm hitting up Olive Garden.
                            Both of those sound great, but our local BBQ place is giving a FREE meal to all veterans, so that's where we are heading tonight.
                            I can promise you, all us Veterans really appreciate the appreciation !!!

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                            • #15
                              I hope all of you Veterans have a wonderful extra day off with family and friends in celebration of Veteran's Day. Please take a few minutes today to think about our men and women in uniform all across the world. We are so fortunate to live in a country where we are free to make choices for ourselves and for our families. However, as we all know, this freedom has come with a price. Our warfighters pay that price every day for us. They have chosen to put on the uniform and defend our way of life. Many have paid this price by sacrificing their own lives. Others are in harm's way today. They have missed birthdays, anniversaries, first words, first steps, and a multitude of other everyday joys - for us. Please take the time to remember our veterans, past and present, for their strength, courage, and sacrifice. If you are a veteran, thank you! You make our country strong and I'm proud to support you and stand right next to you!!!
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