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Offline 1261Truckie

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MEMORIAL DAY
« on: May 23, 2015, 12:13:41 PM »
When I was a kid my Grandmother, Mother and I would attend the Field Mass at Holy Cross Cemetary (in Brooklyn) and then visit my Grandfather's grave. He was a World War I vet. We would pray and Mom and Grandma would tell stories about him and others like him.
By the time we got back home, the parade on Eastern Parkway was winding down. We would stay there until the end, then go home and have a family day together. No sales, no malls just family and the rememberance of a family member who served his country.
Happy Memorial Day to all. God bless our vets and Rest in Peace to those who have passed on.

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MEMORIAL DAY
« on: May 23, 2015, 12:13:41 PM »

Offline manhattan

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Re: MEMORIAL DAY
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2015, 12:24:39 PM »
Well said.

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Re: MEMORIAL DAY
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Re: MEMORIAL DAY
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2015, 03:23:05 PM »
Please take time this weekend to explain to a young one that this is about the Military Members who gave all.......NEVER FORGET !

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Re: MEMORIAL DAY
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2015, 03:55:48 PM »
At the end of the credits in the movie "Hamburger Hill" is  a poem written by Major Michael Davis O'Donnell, U.S. Army, 170TH AHC, 52ND CAB, 17TH CAG, 1 AVN BDE.

Major O'Donnell was from Springfield Illinois. Born 13 August 1945, KIA in Laos in March 1970.

Michael Davis O'Donnell is on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Panel 12W Line 040 .

This is the poem he wrote while in Viet Nam:

If you are able,
save them a place
inside of you
and save one backward glance
when you are leaving
for the places they can
no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say
you loved them,
though you may
or may not have always.
Take what they have left
and what they have taught you
with their dying
and keep it with your own.
And in that time
when men decide and feel safe
to call the war insane,
take one moment to embrace
those gentle heroes
you left behind
...............The poem was written by him while in Dak To ,Vietnam in January 1970.....2 months later in March 1970 he was killed in action while piloting a helicopter & attempting to extract a Special Forces group that was being overrun.Major O'Donnell was listed as MIA
His remains were recovered and interned at
Arlington National Cemetery on 16 August 2001.
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Re: MEMORIAL DAY
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2015, 01:17:59 AM »
THE KRISSOFF FAMILY......  https://www.youtube.com/embed/7tyT4glkvBs


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Re: MEMORIAL DAY
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2015, 09:47:03 PM »
Florida firefighters find 6 flags in a dumpster on Memorial Day
Tampa Fire Station 19 proudly flies an American flag. They now have four additional flags. Firefighters at the Port Tampa station found six American flags mounted to poles in a dumpster on Memorial Day. "Put it in the dumpster right next to an Air Force base and behind a fire station," firefighter-paramedic and Marine Erik Hernandez said. "Too many people fought and died for that flag, and a lot of people right now are overseas representing that flag." Flies were buzzing around the flags. "The flags were covered with other debris and appeared as if the poles were bent in an effort to remove them from the ground," the Tampa Fire Rescue said. "Firefighters were disgusted at the find, particularly on Memorial Day, so they cleaned the flags up as best they could." "These flags are standing tall again on Memorial Day," Hernandez said. Firefighters put four of the flags on display in front of the station. The other "two were in such poor condition that they will be taken to the American Legion post in Port Tampa for proper disposal," the Fire Rescue said. "It's pretty rough with the things going on in the country right now that somebody has the disrespect to do that to your flag," Captain Tom Meid said." It was obviously an intentional vandalism, so again, they're standing proud again." The flags were likely stolen, and firefighters want to return the remaining ones to their owners, the fire rescue added. Firefighters suspect the flags came from a nearby business. "If that business is watching … If they want their flags, they're ready for them. Come get ‘em," Meid said. Tampa Police are investigating. 
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