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      Goodsteel
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      I would like to write a word of thanks.

      Our entire way of life is one of the most easily destroyed because we are free.
      That makes the tyrants of the world very afraid, because even though we live in an era of supreme technological warfare, the ability of one man to change history with one, well placed shot made in the name of freedom, is still one of the greatest deterrents to slavery the world has ever known.

      We are a blessed people because our freedom is so secure that any American can drive a mile or two down the road, purchase a rifle legally, and use it to protect ourselves. It’s so secure that we can drive to the polls and vote and let our voice be heard for the direction of this country, with no more danger on the way than the other Americans driving peacefully on the same road.
      This is freedom that is deep and rich. Freedom that came at a steep cost. Freedom that was sacrificed for by people who did not know those who they died for. The fact that you are an American was enough.

      “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” These words, truly spoken by the Man I call Lord, is more descriptive of the American soldier than anything ever penned.
      Great love indeed. Love with a purpose. Love with teeth! Love for even those who do not appreciate it.
      May no fallen soldier ever be forgotten.

      To all those who loved America so much that they payed the ultimate price to secure her freedom, the principles she stands for, and all the people like me who have no way to protect ourselves from enemies that big,

      Thank you.

      To the men who led these brave soldiers into battle, and who made sure their sacrifice won the day:

      Thank you.

      To the loved ones left behind with proud and broken hearts:

      Thank you.

      A good memorial day to you.

      The word “happy” sticks in my throat as it should.

      Lest we forget………

    • #28197
      Scharfschuetze
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      Well said.

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      Rattlesnake Charlie
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      Well written post. We are fortunate to live in the best country in the world.

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      After three years in S.E. Asia I returned home. I soon found myself as the NCO in charge of an Honor Guard. I personally presented the colors and cases to family members of three hundred seventy five fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines. The unspeakable horrors of jungle warfare, and all the first hand vision of death in combat had not hardened me enough. With my troops standing proud and straight, not a button nor piece of uniform out of place, I faced the families of the fallen. I was not prepared for what followed. Looking into the faces of those who haves lost sons, brothers, fathers, and husbands you see the sorrow, yes. But you see something else. Pride. That is part of a warrior’s family true enough, but here, it is an American pride that stands just a little taller. A little straighter. A pride that is in every American who believes in their country. Oh yes. I remember. How can I ever forget?

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      Goodsteel
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      Thank you sir.

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      Anonymous
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      Well said. Thank you veterans for all you do for us.

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      chutesnreloads
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      Only word left to say is AMEN

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      uber7mm
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      Well said, Sir.

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      bullet maker
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      Thank You to all who have served.

    • #28212
      Kevin S
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      And all of this is being taken away by those that do not appreciate what we have.

    • #28216
      Fishman
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      GREAT thread and well written Goodsteel as well as Butch Wax.

    • #28220
      uncle jimbo
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      Nice write Goodsteel.

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      lar45
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      Amen to that

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