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Thanks.

And thanks to all the other vets.

My company finally started to observe Veterans Day a few years ago and we get it as a paid holiday. Alas, I am stuck at a customer site that does NOT observe the holiday, so I am here at work. No worries...company gets to buy us lunch.

SteveJ

USN

1982-1989

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Veterans Day is unlike Memorial Day where we remember the dead. Veterans day is about thanking all who served in our U.S. Military Services. It's about those who wrote a blank check to the United States of America by saying the following words:

"I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."

Whether our service men and women served in peace time, or war time, Whether our service men served for one day, or 36 years Veterans are the best that America has to offer.

So to all of you my personal thanks for your service to our country. Thank you for all you have done serving the United States of America.

Bob

Captain, Infantry, Vietnam 1970-71

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I work for the U. of R. (Univ. of Rochester ) but at an off site, a county building down the road from U. of R., Monroe Community Hospital; most of the county personnel are off today but the U. of R. does not include Veteran's Day with their paid off holiday's. I don't think I've ever taken this day off as well, maybe next year, it will be on a Friday.

Tim

USN 1980-1984

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....for some families - it doesn't have to be Veterans Day

or Memorial Day. We celebrate, remember, and

tell the stories every day.

This photo sits on my desk at work, and a day doesn't pass

that a BMW customer turning in their leased vehicle to me

comments. I tell them my uncle Karol's story - and they

share their story of service or that of someone in their family.

Brings a different perspective into ones sense of priorities of the day.

My mothers brother Maj. Karol Anthony Bauer

Born 1913 New Haven, CT. , lived in Hammondsport, NY.

West Point Class of 1936, Philippine Scouts,

survived Bataan Death March, later died when US dive bombers

attacked Jap Hell Ship in Subic Bay Dec, 14&15, 1944.

Maj.KarolAnthonyBauerscreensaverw45th.jpg

OryukoMaru1-1.jpg

AND THANK YOU TO TODAYS BAND OF BROTHERS AND SISTERS

The Williams family story :

PHOTONATHANWILLIAMSIraq20056BandofB.jpg

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My car was orginally owned by a WWII Vet who spent time with some of his fellow service members restoring a B-17 bomber here in Seattle.

I still have the sticker on the rear window that was issued to his crew working on the B-17. It will always be on my car.

Thanks to those who served, and those who are currently actively fighting to preserve our freedom.

BD

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Thanks to all the other Vets out there. Mine is a military family for certain:

Father WWII

Brothers Vietnam

Me Desert Storm/ GWT

Son Currently serving

Son Begging for a Ranger Contract now

When I think about it I feel honored to have been permitted to serve. Some of the best times of my life!

Best Regards, "Z"

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My pop was a WWII vet as well...CO told him to drive a tank...my dad said he could not operate it...and ended up driving it into a small lake....

He was training to invade Japan in the Phillipines and said he will never forget taking a train thru Japan after the bomb had been dropped and all the curtains on the train were pulled down so the soldiers could not see the devastation...

true story...

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