A Memorial Day Moment

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

In the USA it is Memorial Day. A day when Americans remember those who fought for our country and freedom that are no longer with us. A time to mourn the loss of those no longer with us, but to also appreciate all that have done for us to protect our freedoms.

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A few years ago Wook took the time to lay out his thoughts on Memorial Day as a Veteren of the US Air Force, definitely worth the read and can be found here.

Take the time and enjoy the day my friends, but please remember why you get to enjoy the extra time in the first place.

Here at Addicts, we’ll still have the Bracket Battle going, but beyond that we’re taking the day.  Spending some time with our families and friends.  We’ll still be popping around the comments, but that’ll be it from us today.  We’ll be back at it tomorrow bright and early for y’all.

To all our readers who have served or continue to serve in our US Armed Forces (and Armed Forces around the world), thank you.

If there is someone special you’d like to honor in the comments, please share.

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10 responses to “A Memorial Day Moment

  1. Thank you to all of the British Forces & Allied Forces who took to the boats & planes during D-Day (you literally saved my hometown – Dover Kent England – from Big blown off the Map!)🇬🇧💜🇺🇲

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  2. Both of my Grandfather’s served in WWII, one in the Army, one in the Navy… both, fortunately passed of natural causes. Searching far enough back, my great-grandfather^6, Nathaniel Chaffee served in a militia during the American Revolution, COD unkown to us.
    My thoughts go out to All who’ve served, especially those KIA, MIA, or POW.
    ~MIB👤

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  3. Remembering Edward Kittrell part of the Asian theatre at Iwo Jima

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  4. Remembering Edward Kittrell, part of Asian theatre at Iwo Jima.

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  5. Here in the UK we remember those who fought in the wars formally at 1100 on the 11th day of the 11th month. However we will never forget those who gave their lives from the USA & indeed the many other countries that served in the conflicts, every single day.

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  6. I worked at the VA Medical Center for 27 years. I shook hands with a veteran who had walked the Bataan Death Walk. I met a 40+ year old vet who suffered brain trauma injury at the age of 20, who had a terrible time communicating because of it. I met a vet who talked about the bombing going off on the ship he was on and blood coming out of his ears. And I met a dear, elderly vet who was there, in his teens, when the first Holocaust camp was liberated at Ohrdruf, who cried every time he talked about it. I remember him saying, “Those were PEOPLE hanging on those fences!” As he wept. I was privileged and honored to meet and know these men. They deserve every honor and recognition we can give them. God bless our vets and America!

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  7. Historyguy303

    Hey Wookiee! A fellow Air Force vet and retiree here. Nice to have another former wearer of the blue here. Peace my friend!

    And to all the other tappers out there; PEACE!

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  8. As someone who served in the military as well I think we all should thank those who risk their lifes protecting our freedom. There is no greater honor.
    Also remind those who make the decision to deploy troops just how great a responsibility they carry.
    If troops are used without considering the consequences of their actions and the effects they have on other countries and other people you betray everything your soldiers fight for.
    The best way to serve your country is to make sure that soldiers are not necessary to solve a conflict.

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  9. Remembering my uncle and father WWII Army Air Corps, and my brother, Air Force Vietnam. They survived, but many in their squads did not.

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  10. Keith1Roon991

    For all who have served, thanks for your service

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