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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    Got my free-for-vets breakfast this morning. It was a lot more crowded than usual, as this town is one of those places that still produces a lot of volunteers for the military. Hopelessly old fashioned, I suppose.
    Park here provided a nice meal free for veteran (DH) and spouse (me). A nice presentation and a third of the park turned out. Not all the Winter Texans are here yet so that is unbelievable! It was fun!

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    LDAHL and happystuff, thank you for your service. Who else here has served?

    My family has 4 branches of the service represented: DH, Marines; DB1, Navy; DB2: Air Force; DB3: Army. All who have taken that journey to basic training and beyond have my utmost respect and gratitude.
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    Thanks for your service!

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    You welcome and my thanks to all who served and are serving as well.
    To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer." Mahatma Gandhi
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    Who else here has served?
    Me, as well as my wife, 2 of my 4 brothers, my dad & father-in-law, every uncle on both sides of my family with the exception of one with juvenile diabetes, both grandfathers, my sister-in-law and a bevy of cousins. Oddly enough though, no nieces or nephews or adult children of cousins. I think service to country may have gone out of style.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Thank you, Alan--and thank you to your family as well. DH and I were just talking about how hard it is to recruit service people now.
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    Vera Lynn, "The Forces' Sweetheart", recorded a song that I happened to hear on 11/11.

    Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye

    Remembrance is not limited to one day of the year.

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    The fraction of the military age population incapable of serving due to drugs, mental illness, obesity, illiteracy, etc. is truly appalling. The fraction unwilling to serve is truly saddening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    The fraction of the military age population incapable of serving due to drugs, mental illness, obesity, illiteracy, etc. is truly appalling. The fraction unwilling to serve is truly saddening.
    My husband was saying the same thing.
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