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I'd like to take a moment of silence and say thanks to all those, who gave all, at pearl harbor 69 years ago today.
 

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I'm not a super nationalistic type guy, but had one of the most patriotic moments of my life one year on the 4th of July in Honolulu. I had a day to kill awaiting a flight to Guam and watched the parade from the sidewalk in front of the Alamoana shopping center. Many of the WWII vets were sufficiently old as to need to ride in the parade rather than march with the younger vets. It moved me to near tears when I watched a tremendously overweight guy (Japanese American descent) struggle out of his lawn chair and rise to a full salute while the WWII guys on their float went by. He was showing the respect that many of the younger observers didn't necessarily feel. I would like to have known his story and his emotion for being so committed to showing his gratitude. Patriotism knows no color, ethnicity, or political persuasion. As a midwestern with much to learn about the world, I gained an appreciation for that on that 4th of July. Tom
 

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Kinda funny. On the 7th. We had our Department of Defence audit. The inspector liked my U.S.A. flag earring.
 

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My parents came from Germany to experience the freedoms and opportunities this country of ours offers....

Because of the kindness and help from the American soldiers towards my mother during WW11...... We are here....



Thank you to all of our service men and women around the world serving our country..... and I am so proud to be American..
 

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My parents came from Germany to experience the freedoms and opportunities this country of ours offers....

Because of the kindness and help from the American soldiers towards my mother during WW11...... We are here....



Thank you to all of our service men and women around the world serving our country..... and I am so proud to be American..
 

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My Father and 5 out of 6 uncles willing served in WW2. (The one that didn't had a Rheumatic heart). My Father and 2 uncles were in combat. My aunts all willing worked in the war industries as welders, machinists, and assemblers of ships and airplanes. They all wanted to be part of the war effort. They all wanted "to do their part". We will never see a generation like them again.
 

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It was very fitting that our son got home from Afghanistan this week, in time to celibrate one of the most famous dates in history.



His CO made it a point to remind them of that date as well as the one which they fight for today, 9/11.



It's good to have him home for a while!



Now he will likely hog my TW, and I may have to buy another
 

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It was very fitting that our son got home from Afghanistan this week, in time to celibrate one of the most famous dates in history.



His CO made it a point to remind them of that date as well as the one which they fight for today, 9/11.



It's good to have him home for a while!



Now he will likely hog my TW, and I may have to buy another




Gene Bond, Please tell your son Another vet said thank you for serving our county, and our prayers are with him for a safe and speedy return.
 

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It was very fitting that our son got home from Afghanistan this week, in time to celibrate one of the most famous dates in history.



His CO made it a point to remind them of that date as well as the one which they fight for today, 9/11.



It's good to have him home for a while!



Now he will likely hog my TW, and I may have to buy another


Tell your son he can ride my tw anytime..... and please tell him we are most grateful for his great service to our beautiful country... You must be so proud!
 
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