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SloGlo:
yins awl have a grate memorial day week end, n thank you fore yore service two our vets.

chuckdhuff:
Agreed and thanks. Take time to remember those that gave all.

Marlin:
Sailors Rest your oars, we have the watch

Semper FI

Fallen not forgotten

The forgotten history of Memorial Day

https://qz.com/1627427/what-is-the-meaning-of-memorial-day/

RFaunt:

--- Quote from: Marlin on May 25, 2019, 10:40 ---Sailors Rest your oars, we have the watch

Semper FI

Fallen not forgotten

The forgotten history of Memorial Day

https://qz.com/1627427/what-is-the-meaning-of-memorial-day/

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Semper Fi. Thanks for sharing some of the history, Marlin. I always feel uncomfortable when someone treats Memorial Day as a time to recognize all servicemembers. I try not to be the wet blanket, but my Memorial Day memories are a tad too somber for the “Happy” well wishes.

Marlin:

--- Quote from: RFaunt on May 26, 2019, 01:13 ---Semper Fi. Thanks for sharing some of the history, Marlin. I always feel uncomfortable when someone treats Memorial Day as a time to recognize all servicemembers. I try not to be the wet blanket, but my Memorial Day memories are a tad too somber for the “Happy” well wishes.

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Once a year my SubVets chapter performs a Tolling of the Boats ceremony to recognize and honor submarines and submariners lost. We reserved at least a portion of the reading of the rolls for our WWII vets, now only one down from five a few years ago. When he reads the roll he has frequently teared up, we lost one in four submariners in WWII. The Marine Corp League here in Knoxville performs our color guard, rifle squad, and bugler for taps they call each year to make sure we connect.


Semper Fi [salute]

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