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#4423045 - 05/28/18 04:28 AM Memorial Day  
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For those in the USA, please take some time this Memorial Day to remember those who earned the holiday (and so much more we are blessed enough to enjoy)...

...but please wait until November to honor those veterans you can still thank in person...I am absolutely certain they'll understand smile

I was privileged to wear the uniform for nearly 10 years. I've been out now far longer than I was in, and the dress blues still hang in my closet after all these years.

When my service was done, though it felt kind of sad to finally do so, I was able to take off my uniform one last time. Today, let's remember those who will wear theirs forever.

Best regards and a safe holiday to all. salute

#4423071 - 05/28/18 09:24 AM Re: Memorial Day [Re: kksnowbear]  
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Dress Blues!
Well. A happy holiday to a fellow Devil Dog!
salute

#4423091 - 05/28/18 12:01 PM Re: Memorial Day [Re: kksnowbear]  
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Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.


(Abraham Lincoln, November 19, 1863)

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A safe and thoughtful Memorial Day to all of you and yours. A prayer for all the fallen and for, perhaps one day, a world without war.

Lou

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#4423109 - 05/28/18 02:44 PM Re: Memorial Day [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Originally Posted by DukeIronHand
Dress Blues!
Well. A happy holiday to a fellow Devil Dog!
salute


Duke, I offer my sincere and abject apologies for any confusion..."dress blues" are also what the Navy's Service Dress uniforms are called. Perhaps I should have used the more familiar term "Cracker Jacks" smile


Lou, most aptly placed. Thank you smile

#4423115 - 05/28/18 03:38 PM Re: Memorial Day [Re: kksnowbear]  
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Actually, after the above post, that thought crossed my mind.
Luckily I like the Navy just fine too. Always took good care of us.
Happy Holiday!

#4423117 - 05/28/18 03:54 PM Re: Memorial Day [Re: kksnowbear]  
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Hate to bring this up, but the Army had/has Dress Blues. But that being said your point is well taken kksnowbear it is a distinction that is commonly overlooked, and that annoys me. I also had ten years active duty in the Army, to include Viet Nam.

Beard


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