HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: DDillon
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 1
Overall: 12575

People Online:
Members: 1
Visitors: 78
BOT: 3
Total: 82
Who Is Where:
 Members:
01: PaulS > Forums
 Visitors:
01: Forums
02: Forums
03: Forums
04: Forums
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Forums
08: Forums
09: Home
10: Photo Albums
11: Forums
12: Forums
13: Home
14: Forums
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Forums
18: Forums
19: Forums
20: Forums
21: Forums
22: Forums
23: Forums
24: Forums
25: Forums
26: Photo Albums
27: Photo Albums
28: Forums
29: Forums
30: Forums
31: Forums
32: Forums
33: Forums
34: Forums
35: Forums
36: Photo Albums
37: Forums
38: Forums
39: Photo Albums
40: Forums
41: Home
42: Forums
43: Forums
44: Forums
45: Forums
46: Forums
47: Forums
48: Forums
49: Forums
50: Forums
51: Forums
52: Your Account
53: Forums
54: Your Account
55: Forums
56: Forums
57: Home
58: Forums
59: Forums
60: Forums
61: Forums
62: Forums
63: Forums
64: Forums
65: Forums
66: Forums
67: News
68: Forums
69: Forums
70: Forums
71: Your Account
72: Forums
73: Forums
74: Forums
75: Forums
76: Forums
77: Forums
78: Forums
  BOT:
01: Forums
02: Forums
03: Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 305
 Pictures: 2356
  · Views: 344984
  · Votes: 1306
  · Comments: 85
 

Support our Advertisers

Memorial Day May 28
Discussions run-amok, innane banter it all goes here
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Spam-O-Rama

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Suzanne
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 27, 2009
Posts: 3311
Location: Eugene, Oregon

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 5:02 pm    Post subject: Memorial Day May 28 Reply with quote

Just to remind:
We didn't go to war to conquer,
we went to war to free people from evil
because we loved them.
Don't forget to say thank you
to the ones who sacrificed their own lives
because they loved us
and wanted us to be free from evil. Flag



THANK YOU!!!



Suz

_________________
May the moon keep you centered,
May the sun keep you dancing,
And the stars shed light on your dreams.
Back to top
View user's profile
Elvis
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 27, 2008
Posts: 7347
Location: south island New Zealand

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 5:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Memorial Day May 28 Reply with quote

well said that lady.

thank you and God bless.

_________________
You shot it You pluck it !
Them who eats the most duck eats the most feathers!
Back to top
View user's profile
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 13469
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 9:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Memorial Day May 28 Reply with quote

Thank you Suz...very true


The author is Joe De Cree, a retired Special Forces officer.

MEMORIAL DAY
The rain drips off the peak of my cap;
Speckles my vision.
The marching band plays in G Major but I hear only minor chords.
Old Glory passes by and I make the automatic but heartfelt salute.
I attend the ball games and barbeques
But I am not really there.
I want to leave so as not to bring down the party.
I am remembering. Remembering and feeling.
As I visit flag adorned graves I drift to other days.
The older I get the more keenly I feel the sting that is Memorial Day.
The parade of faces and names begins again: Ox, Moge, Vaughn, Chief, and the rest.
All good men. All gone. All cut down violently.
Civilians cannot understand.
I go off by myself. In my mind we prep for another patrol.
We kit up. We check comms. We return to that lethal headspace that our families suspect but don’t know.
I get the thumbs up from the team and we walk the walk again.
The enemy tries to surprise but we are too fast, too practiced.
Rifle fire, butt stroke, knofe blades flashing, lethal hand strikes. We play that symphony again.
We sweep through.
I check my men. Ox, moge, Vaughn, Chief. We are all here. They are fine.
Consolidate, prepare to repell, call it in. We are victorious because the only realy victory is living through it with your brothers. Else is failure.
Politicians and civilians think otherwise.
Lord Forgive them their ignorance. We die that they may keep it.
Academics pose irrelevant questions about the good men on the other side. They too have family.
I care not a whit. I neither mourn their losses nor revel in their death. Their death that is my fault.
What do academics know of death, life, and brotherhood? Such things are not in books. They are in gunfire.
I see my brothers thru the smokey veil now. I try to walk through but cannot.
They go back to their patrol base and disappear back into the rain as Old Glory passes by.
I smile the grim and sardonic smile of every grunt.
I have been left behind again. They go forward.
I will see them again next year.
Taps sounds. I am asked if I want another hot dog and which game I want to watch.
The meat is tasteless. I mechanically watch the game. The centerfielder is good.
Chief liked baseball, I recall.
Memorial Day-thank God it only comes once a year.

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
lesterg3
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 30, 2008
Posts: 1322
Location: Dixie

PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 7:01 am    Post subject: Re: Memorial Day May 28 Reply with quote

Well said, but I am unsure that I believe that anymore. I believe and honor the heroic and selfless service people and their willingness to sacrifice their lives, I honor those men and women who have offered themselves up for their country and an ideal. But. as far as why we go to war I have come to believe it has more to do with corporations and profits, and re-elections than truly helping free a people. IMHO, but then I'm just an angry old fart.

_________________
"A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine. "--Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. -- Thomas Jefferson

"Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."--James Madison

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." Thomas Jefferson.

NRA Life Member
Vietnam War Vet 68-69
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 10480
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 9:20 am    Post subject: Re: Memorial Day May 28 Reply with quote

Lost too many friends in viet nam. I'll stay out of this.

_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
lesterg3
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 30, 2008
Posts: 1322
Location: Dixie

PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 10:52 am    Post subject: Re: Memorial Day May 28 Reply with quote

Bushy, yep.

_________________
"A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine. "--Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. -- Thomas Jefferson

"Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."--James Madison

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." Thomas Jefferson.

NRA Life Member
Vietnam War Vet 68-69
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
Suzanne
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 27, 2009
Posts: 3311
Location: Eugene, Oregon

PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 12:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Memorial Day May 28 Reply with quote

I think the point is to honour our fallen and wounded soldiers. Maybe the reason for the war is inconsequential and political and economic and maybe those reasons are dubious.

Without them, and without our ideals worth fighting for, what country would you rather be in? It's not a time to be politically correct (cause there isn't such a thing) it's time to honour our fallen and wounded soldiers, so lift up your suspenders and grab a flag there's graves to decorate.


Suz
sheeesh

_________________
May the moon keep you centered,
May the sun keep you dancing,
And the stars shed light on your dreams.
Back to top
View user's profile
lesterg3
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 30, 2008
Posts: 1322
Location: Dixie

PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 1:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Memorial Day May 28 Reply with quote

Suzanne your point entirely, never meant to take anything away from it. If you thought I did I apologize. Your insight is the bomb, and keep it up. Sometimes I just get so angry at what our governments use these wonderful people for I cannot help myself. Using people who believe in truth, justice, and freedom and are willing to give the ultimate sacrifice towards that end, but are used for mercurial, or even baser purposes disgusts me. Politician's need to man the front lines if they want war.

_________________
"A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine. "--Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. -- Thomas Jefferson

"Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."--James Madison

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." Thomas Jefferson.

NRA Life Member
Vietnam War Vet 68-69
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
Suzanne
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 27, 2009
Posts: 3311
Location: Eugene, Oregon

PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 8:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Memorial Day May 28 Reply with quote

Thanks Lester, and at least we're not as disposable and only counted as numbers on a critical expenditures list such as the dictatorial regimes. Something in Vinnie's Joe DeCree prose struck me (thanks Vince!);

Consolidate, prepare to repell, call it in. We are victorious because the only real victory is living through it with your brothers. Else is failure.
Politicians and civilians think otherwise.
Lord Forgive them their ignorance. We die that they may keep it.


We live in an amazing place
Suz

_________________
May the moon keep you centered,
May the sun keep you dancing,
And the stars shed light on your dreams.
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Spam-O-Rama
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 7 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.