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    Memorial Day 2021

    Armed Forces Day is for those in uniform. Veterans Day is for those who hung up their uniform. Memorial Day is for those who died wearing their uniform. Not all were KIA, but dead is dead.

    James Reid. Died 6/29/43 at age 18 when a mortar round in his back pack exploded while boarding the USS Dickman for the invasion of Sicily.

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    A few people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.

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    I'll be pouring a shot for Raymond, Jeff, and Hank. RIP! Thank you

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    Bump to the top.
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    Amazing the luck, or lack there of, that goes into making it through a war.

    A couple of vets we’re friends with are always irritated by how people don’t know the difference between veteran’s and Memorial Day. I don’t blame them.


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    Thinking about two men I knew who served their country, came home,
    Then took their own lives because they couldn’t live with what they saw and did, and our government did little to help them

    Rest In Peace
    Uncle Herb Knowles
    And Daniel Somers, whose suicide letter can be found here https://gawker.com/i-am-sorry-that-i...last-534538357
    I encourage you to read it.

    Their cases are not unique. More than 20 vets per day kill themselves.
    We need to do better.
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    A story as old as war I suspect. Joseph Harriman. During the war he would go out into the night to kill Nazis with a knife. Took his own life the same way. Killed by the war no matter how you slice it.

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    A few people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.

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    Doubt anyone in my neck of the woods will be playing Taps at 3pm local time so in a fit of respect to our fallen I downloaded taps from Amazon and will blast it from my laptop speakers. Should carry pretty well out here.

    Taps across America

    How To Participate In ‘Taps Across America’ This Memorial Day
    When you see something that is not right, not just, not fair, you have a moral obligation to say something. To do something." Rep. John Lewis


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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    And Daniel Somers, whose suicide letter can be found here https://gawker.com/i-am-sorry-that-i...last-534538357
    I encourage you to read it.
    Wow. Gut wrenching. I cant even fathom
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Pouring one out

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    One person from HS was not KIA. He got teh cancer, possibly from burn pit exposure. RIP.

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    So has anyone heard Taps being played?
    When you see something that is not right, not just, not fair, you have a moral obligation to say something. To do something." Rep. John Lewis


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    Not I. Just the sound of the neighbor mowing around his flag. But I'm sure that it is being played.
    A few people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    So has anyone heard Taps being played?
    Everyday KQ, but closer to sunset. It carries on the wind from NASNI.
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    My future brother in law's grand daughter visiting her uncle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    My future brother in law's grand daughter visiting her uncle.
    I have seen too many truly gut-wrenching images just like that today.

    Thanks and respect to those that were lost. My deepest sympathies to those they left behind.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    So has anyone heard Taps being played?
    I heard it played live at my brother-in-law’s funeral. He was a retired Navy Seal, who died from cancer. The local VFW sent over a crew to play taps and give a salute with their rifles (presumably shooting blanks). I didn’t count how many shots there were - maybe 21, but don’t know for sure.

    My Dad was a Navy pilot in WWII. He was also a Scottish Rite Mason, so he got bagpipes instead of taps - and a very complicated ritual involving marching around and waving swords.

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    all gave sum
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    thanks my brothers and sisters of our armed forces
    democracy and freedom is only possible thru services rendered to insure them
    "When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
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    The ultimate sacrifice. These are who we owe our freedoms and way of life to, not the politicians and billionaires.



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    This hit hard:



    This Memorial Day, I shed some tears. For my relatives lost in wars past, for friends lost in my generation's wars, and for all of the men who I brought home like this. It was an honor.

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    Poured some out for the homies this year...

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