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    Veit Nam wall

    We are hosting the VN wall in Elma Washington this weekend. We will be escorting the wall from Grand mound Wa to Elma today. I have been so busy with activities supporting this I never thought to get this in here earlier.

    As a member of Rolling Thunder, a national group that supports the efforts of the POW, MIAs of our country and those that have fallen in the name of freedom. Yesterday we put up 401 5X3ft american flags on 8ft poles along the freeway just west of Elma. They are in a square 152X152. There are 14 flags with the names of local fellows who gave the're all for us.

    On Saturday there will be a ride by the wall, one bike at a time, will most likely last all day as there will many hundreds at this memorial. There will be car races at the fairgrounds Sat eve and I would imagine a great display of fireworks.
    This will be at the Elma fairgrounds from Thurs till Sunday.

    I am tempted to ride my TW by the wall, but afraid I might be laughed off the field lol, so I guess the goldwing with pow-mia and the 1st Cav standards will be the ride for me.

    If you are close enough to attend, all are welcome. We stand as one as a country, be proud of who we are and support the veterans and those that stand today to protect those that cannot protect themselves.
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    From one of us who will be unable to attend, I thank you for your service and our thoughts will be with you.

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    We used our TW's when the wall came through here. If anyone was laughing they disguised it well.

    The traveling wall is very impressive, for those of you who value such things. Worth seeing.

    It's rather expansive, but they have volunteers who can locate the names of fallen loved ones for you.



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    From one who was there and fortunate enough to come home, this old man would proudly ride his TW past that wall if I were anyway near enough to it to do so. I love seeing the support for our military people past and present today. I have said that in the past several years, people don't know or remember the price of Freedom!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TW-Brian View Post
    From one of us who will be unable to attend, I thank you for your service and our thoughts will be with you.

    Brian
    +1! Thank you!

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    We brought the wall in and it is set up. It does look impressive. There was over 300 bikes there. As I wore my uniform and 1st Cavalry hat I was recognized by a couple of other cav fellows. Guard duty tonight, hope the skeeters will back off.

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    This is a nice thing you and others have done. I salute you!
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    Thank you. It was a heartfelt event. I took several rubbings from the wall of comrades I knew when over there. Two are especially special. They were shot down in Cambodia and were not recovered. The pilot of the loach recieved the Medal of Honor, Capt Jon Swanson. His gunner Harrison had been shot down once before and I went in to recover what was left of the loach.

    I have some pics of the event, but the forum says I cannot download attachments for some reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plumbstraight View Post

    I have some pics of the event, but the forum says I cannot download attachments for some reason.
    Hmmm, when I post pictures it doesn't say anything about attachments. Make sure you are logged in, then in the quick reply window use the third button from the right. This will open a window that allows you to select the pictures you want to post. With the new forum you can even use a picture from your computer, it will just be limited in size. Or, if you click the other tab at the top of the window you can supply the URL for a picture you have hosted at Photobucket, Picasa, etc. Make sure the picture is of the correct format. After selecting the pictures you want to post click the upload file(s) button. The window should disappear after the files have uploaded. Then add any text you want and click the post button.

    Thanks for your service with The Wall, it's a fine thing you've done. To all who have served in the US military thanks for your service and sacrifices for us and our country. It is greatly appreciated.

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