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#268121 - 12/20/08 07:03 PM rest easy...sleep well...
ttoon Offline
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Registered: 06/19/07
Posts: 977
I ran across this tonight. It is not mine and, is not intended as a debate. It is not intended to offend, discourage or disappoint...it simply made me cry and, I wanted to put it here...




Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.

Know the line has held, your job is done.

Rest easy, sleep well.

Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.

Peace, peace, and farewell...



Thank you


Dave

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#268123 - 12/20/08 07:23 PM Re: rest easy...sleep well... [Re: ttoon]
Sans Logos Offline
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Registered: 05/31/03
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Loc: in my own world in pittsburgh,...
that's an awesome site dave. thanks for sharing it!

ron

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#268136 - 12/20/08 08:55 PM Re: rest easy...sleep well... [Re: Sans Logos]
1islandboy Offline
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Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 856
Loc: washington
When I was in Europe I saw a tombstone that read:

My son is buried in a foreign land,please place a rose on his grave.

I will never forget that... (hoping/trying to relate).


island

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#268155 - 12/21/08 12:16 AM Re: rest easy...sleep well... [Re: 1islandboy]
ttoon Offline
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Thanks, guys...

Island, my grandfather was in the first and second World Wars. A lot of people do not realize that when home soil is attacked, the draft age shoots up to forty-six.

An older brother was a career Marine and, two other siblings were also in the service.

As I walked through Arlington many years ago...it is just an amazing feeling. Was for me.

There is a guy in Maine that actually supplies all of these wreaths, pays to ship them down, too. He has been doing it since 1992.

I think it is cool.


:-)


Dave

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#268196 - 12/21/08 12:37 PM Re: rest easy...sleep well... [Re: ttoon]
michael banks Offline


Registered: 06/12/08
Posts: 1755
Loc: Mojave Desert, Ca
Dave,

As a kid my father was in the army.
At the age of 4 he was transfered to France.
Around the age of 5 we went to the beaches of normandie and my brothers and I were allowed to explore the old german bunkers that were still there. still remember it vividly.
At the age of 7 or 8 we went to see the Gettyburg battle ground.
I have ancestors who fought on both sides of that war.
It is amazing how much more interesting history is we you have been to places were those things actaully occured.
One day I want to visit the Vietnam memorial and the WWII memorial in Washington D.C. Just seeing pictures of the Vietnam Memorial with all those names on it brings me to tears.

Mike

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"IT ought never be forgotten that the past is the parent of the future" John C. Calhoun

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#268293 - 12/22/08 11:00 AM Re: rest easy...sleep well... [Re: michael banks]
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Registered: 07/27/08
Posts: 2430
Loc: TEXAS
Greetings, to my Friends/Brothers posted above. Being retired Air Force, and having served in Germany in the 50's, 60's and the 70's, I had the oppourtunity to visit some of the American military cemetaries over this side of the pond. The highest ranking person to be buried over here is General George S. Patton, Jr, he is still with most of his men, in Luxembourg. I have also been to the military cemetaries in Cambridge (Army Air Forces troops mostly). And one in Belgium. As a Vietnam veteran, I have been to the "WALL" three times, I have a few friends whose names are engraved on it. Plus Arlington National. The most privileged military detail (additional duty) was while I was stationed at Hill AFB, Utah, I was waiting for my orders to come down for Vietnam. I had voulintered for the base funeral detail,we were responsible for 4 adjoining states, and we were responsible for military pall bearers, escorts and Flag folding, playing TAPS, and other ceremonies that were required. I felt that it was the most rewarding things that I had performed in my 22 yr military career. Freedom isn't Free as we all can see. Say a prayer. Wishing all on this page a blessed Christmas day in healing. Heal well my Friends/Brothers.
Pete (Irishmoose)



Edited by petercorbett (12/22/08 11:02 AM)
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