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    Happy Veteran's Day

    This day seems to go unnoticed by some (as does Pearl Harbor Day). But I want to show respect and honor to all my fellow veterans. I salute you all.

    Terry Reed
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    I heard on the radio today about your Veterans Day Terry. How it is more of a celebratory day to thank your Veterans current and past. It had always had me wondering why, as this day November 11th we here in Canada observe Remembrance Day. It is a more somber day where we remember our fallen.

    How ever you observe this day it is those men and women who have served and still serve that lets us live the way we do.

    Thank You to all.
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    Grant, here in the US, we reserved the last Monday in May to observe Memorial Day, which I'm guessing is similar to your Remembrance Day. Memorial Day is when we pay tribute to our fallen servicemen. Veteran's Day is a day that we honor and pay respect to all those who have serve, even those who made it back.
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    Thank you Terry for starting this thread.

    I want to thank all members who served in the military for your service.

    From a Vietnam Vet ... Gabby

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    Gabby, thank you for your service. I just missed the Vietnam, but I was one of the last ones to received a draft card. But, by the time my number would have been called, the draft was discontinued. I often thought, that those who are physical and mentally able, should have some military service. It's not only an honor to serve one's country, but it does give some good life lessons.

    I was saddened to see how our Vietnam vets were treated when they returned home. Those who serve there, did not volunteer but were drafted. I'm guessing there were a few exceptions as I know some that volunteered for either the Navy or the Air Force so they could possibly avoid combat tours. I don't know if that work for all who did that or not, but I know those were the intentions of some who did volunteered during that era.
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    Terry, thanks for starting this thread and for your service. My family's Army service includes my dad, his dad, and his dad's dad, all the way back to world war 1. I served in Vietnam in the 27th land clearing team, operating a D7 dozer. I had started college, but lost my draft deferment when transferring between colleges, so I went ahead and joined up so I'd have a choice as to how I served. (I couldn't afford college anyway) My Dad was in the South Pacific and Korea, so us 3 kids showed up in the spaces between wars. On this day I think back to those who served before me, how it changed my life and the lives of everyone else in this country. And I make a wish that we could stop this endless wars cycle and everyone would just get along with each other.

    Grant, when I was in Vietnam, our re-enlistment NCO was from Canada serving in the U.S. Army. Sgt. Ski we called him, a really nice guy.

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    Thank you Terry, Gabby & others for your service.
    I was fortunate and was in between Vietnam & Gulf wars but never forgot the sacrifices that family members & friends made for this country, especially my dad who served in WW II.
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    Thanks, 31 years in USAF from CLSS to Secretary then back to working world as C-5A, B, M Loadmaster. I loved nearly my entire time in service minus the 10 months of being an admin help to a 2 star. Arg shot me please if I had to do that again but I was able to spend the time with my father before he passed from cancer.

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    I never served but I sure do respect and appreciate those who did and are currently. My grandfather was in the army and said it was probably the best thing for him when he enlisted.

    Thanks to all the service members past and present here, you guys are the reason we can all do what we do.

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