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Old 11-12-2012, 05:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It just seems so different to here in Wales - we send a bigger percentage (compared to our population) of young people (both men and women these days) to the armed forces than any other part of the UK and, in general they are treated with great respect.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Goldtanker,we owe you,and ALL those who have served our gratitude,our remembrance,and our respect. THANK YOU.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:57 PM   #13 (permalink)
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This was the first Veteran's Day where there wasn't a living WWI survivor. Time passes but a solider's sacrifices are not diminshed. I thank you all (including my hubby and step-daughter who were both in the AF).

Builder I am sorry that you were drafted in the war. My brother was as well. I was about 7 when he came home and I still remember the 60 foot Christmas tree that we had in the front lawn so that we could celebrate the Christmas' that he had missed. It wasn't until I was older that I understood that not all returning vets had the same experience. May I say now to you Welcome Home, and thank you.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:02 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Builder I am sorry that you were drafted in the war. My brother was as well. I was about 7 when he came home and I still remember the 60 foot Christmas tree that we had in the front lawn so that we could celebrate the Christmas' that he had missed. It wasn't until I was older that I understood that not all returning vets had the same experience. May I say now to you Welcome Home, and thank you.
Thank you kindly! I understand that it was different in other parts of the country. For me it was the San Francisco Bay Area and I admit that I was a little bitter and even a little jealous after Desert Storm. The only reason I ever put up a flag on Veterans Day was to honor my dad and all those who fought in WWII. I didnít give a dam about the rest of them until my son went to Iraq in the very beginning after 9/11.
People should realize that it wasnít the fault of 18 yr old kids that were lied to and told they were fighting for their country. They had no knowledge of things outside their own little worlds and were powerless to do anything about it. I never learned what it was really about until many years later and a lot of kids died for no reason while older entrepreneurs made huge fortunes in defense contracts.
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