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Great. Thanks for remembering those who served. Doesn't seem like too many people even bother to take one moment to stop and think about those who died so we can live the lives we have today.

Went to Golden Gate National Cemetery a few years ago on Memorial Day -- and it was an experience I'll never forget. One thing that really stood out was watching an elderly woman place a banana and jar of peanut butter on the headstone of her husband -- who was killed in the battle of Iwo Jima in WW2. Why? Because it was his favorite snack -- and she still loved him.

This took place on a hill lined with headstones -- with a gigantic flag on top of it. The whole scene looked surreal and amazing all at the same time.
 

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Yep. I have a buddy who is a Marine Captain at Camp Fallujah right now. Things are gritty there. Keep these guys and ladies in your thoughts and prayers over the weekend-- and always.
 

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b_a_betterperson said:
Great. Thanks for remembering those who served. Doesn't seem like too many people even bother to take one moment to stop and think about those who died so we can live the lives we have today.

Went to Golden Gate National Cemetery a few years ago on Memorial Day -- and it was an experience I'll never forget. One thing that really stood out was watching an elderly woman place a banana and jar of peanut butter on the headstone of her husband -- who was killed in the battle of Iwo Jima in WW2. Why? Because it was his favorite snack -- and she still loved him.

This took place on a hill lined with headstones -- with a gigantic flag on top of it. The whole scene looked surreal and amazing all at the same time.
:agree :cheers Thanks for remembering Troy!!
 

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Why, we're fighting to free the Iraqi people from the ravages of Saddam, rid the world of his weapons of mass distruction, spread the beacon of liberty to the Middle East, and protect the United States from fundamentalist terrorists. The fact the highest quality crude that, in theory, is the least expensive to pump out of the ground just happens to be all over the place there (while other countries like North Korea are far more oppressive to the residents and a much bigger threat to us) has NOTHING to do with it.

A Memorial Day salute to those who served and died for our country -- and best wishes for who have served and who are serving right now.

And, no, hanging out at a military base in Alabama, drinking beer, and riding the nickel a flight helicopter in front of the Piggy Wiggly doesn't count as real military service. Neither does Cheney's avoiding any kind of service altogether because he had "other priorities." Stinkin' chickenhawks.
 
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