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17744 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 May 2002 at 3:55 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-05-27 03:39:46 PM  
U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
2002-05-27 03:40:56 PM  
Good post.
2002-05-27 03:57:30 PM  
2002-05-27 03:59:04 PM  
*salutes all heroes from all countries*

Saw the url and thought it was some kind of game, though.

Com'on down to the Tomb O' Fun!!
2002-05-27 03:59:13 PM  
As a former service member myself..........

I stand and applaud this post and wish to thank all of our current and former service members who gave there all.

*stands and applauds*
2002-05-27 04:00:16 PM  
Normally I hate america, yet thank god for all those who've fought and died for me to safely say I normally hate the country I live in. You guys rock! Thank you and god bless.
2002-05-27 04:00:32 PM  
Nifty post, very interesting, why are we thanking it?

2002-05-27 04:00:53 PM  
Make love, not war.
2002-05-27 04:01:04 PM  
Good post.

Thank you.
2002-05-27 04:01:33 PM  
why is it guarded all day?
2002-05-27 04:04:57 PM  
Thankyou, indeed. God Bless.
2002-05-27 04:05:04 PM  
It's guarded all day, because the men whose remains are contained therein guarded our country all day.
2002-05-27 04:05:42 PM  
You're Welcome.
2002-05-27 04:06:36 PM  
2002-05-27 04:09:09 PM  
Thank you for being braver than I could and probably will ever be.
2002-05-27 04:09:16 PM  
I think this is a great post, and more people should take the time to recognize this monument to those lost in war.
2002-05-27 04:10:29 PM  
I agree......AMEN
2002-05-27 04:11:49 PM  
Thanks, dudes!
2002-05-27 04:12:01 PM  
2002-05-27 04:12:30 PM  
Here is something a friend of mine wrote about his feeling on Memorial Day. I dont really care if you disagree or not.


USA network is having a "JAG" marathon on Memorial Day.. God forbid they show "The Longest Day", "A Bridge too Far", or some other movie that is about the men WHO DIED.



I remember SSG Lamont Huston who was killed on October 3, 1993 in Somalia by a gunshot wound to the chest from a Somali AK-47. He was over-medicated by Pakistani medics at the Mogadishu University Athletic Field and couldn't be stabilized. I remember PVT Xiong Lee who took shrapnel to the the back and an AK-47 round in the gut at the same time SSG Houston went down. Xiong lived because real heros, a medic I knew only as DOC Jackson, went to him under fire, dragged his bleeding carcass out of the line of fire and patchde him up.

Remember the people who knew how to execute orders because they believed in what they were doing. They trusted those appointed over them. The chain of command follwed orders as they were recieved. SHAME ON YOU IF YOU FAULT THEM FOR DOING THEIR JOB. Soldiers are not the decision makers - they are the tools to make decisions happen. I have been there - I know. Every one of them is a patriot. If you have a problem with that - TOUGH shiat.

They are are executing YOUR will... Doubt these words? Then vote the decision makers out of office - otherwise the blood is on your hands.

Sleep tight.
2002-05-27 04:12:45 PM  
And God bless all their families,too. What a horrible thing to lose someone like that, even if it was for a very noble cause.
2002-05-27 04:12:52 PM  
Thank you all.
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2002-05-27 04:15:30 PM  
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2002-05-27 04:16:22 PM  
Applauds Utter
2002-05-27 04:16:46 PM  
Go USA. Thanks for giving me freedom. I owe ya one, big guy.
2002-05-27 04:17:37 PM  

and fark you farkers that think this post was a waste of time.
2002-05-27 04:18:16 PM  
"For those who have fought for it, Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."

Thank you for the blood you've shed, my brothers, my countrymen.
2002-05-27 04:20:31 PM  
Thanks to Dad, Arno, and every one else.
2002-05-27 04:22:24 PM  
Farkettes could send us military farkers a little sumpin' sumpin' you'd be doing it for the good of your country :)
2002-05-27 04:23:46 PM  

Everyone should give their dad a big hug today, just for the hell of it.
FNG [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2002-05-27 04:26:12 PM  
Thank you indeed.
2002-05-27 04:26:25 PM  
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2002-05-27 04:27:20 PM  
Thanks for letting us stand on your shoulders warriors.

Useless fact: Arlington National Cemetary was built on the home and land of confederate general Robert E. Lee.
2002-05-27 04:27:43 PM  
Interesting side note: the military thinks that, thanks to DNA identification, there will never be another unknown soldier.

Perhaps, a "tomb of the lost soldier" might be a new proposal? For those who's remains are never recovered.
2002-05-27 04:28:01 PM  
Both my parents are veterans, and I'm grateful to have that influence in the appreciation I feel on Memorial Day.

I appreciate this site, but take issue with the display of the Vietnam Soldier's bone. Maybe I'm missing something, though.
2002-05-27 04:29:06 PM  
This is the first time that I've cried in a long, long time.
2002-05-27 04:29:20 PM  

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2002-05-27 04:30:32 PM  
pretty cool, i lost a grandfather in WW2, fighter pilot for Poland, all countries lose honorable men in wars, they deserve to be recognized for their contributions
2002-05-27 04:31:30 PM  
whoops didn't eman to post the big image: mods feel free to delete it...

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2002-05-27 04:32:26 PM  
Bigpeeler: I did..My dad-Korea and Vietnam,my Grandpa-WWII:Italy,and my uncle-Vietnam..We were all at my folks house today...I'll echo those sentiments..Rich
2002-05-27 04:35:24 PM  
If someone could link me up to that awesome painting of a VietNam vet in a suit (vest) and a briefcase leaning against the VietNam Memorial and the reflection of his dead friends looking back at him. That picture simply slays me.

This one's nice too.
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2002-05-27 04:36:30 PM  
Thank you all for thanking us veterans.
2002-05-27 04:37:19 PM  

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2002-05-27 04:37:21 PM  
Part of the reason for this memorial is for the families of soldiers whose remains were never returned to be able to have a place to go and mourn. It might be the remains of their loved one. So it is a place for lost soldiers too.
2002-05-27 04:37:29 PM  
Isuldirs: Idiot, it's for soldiers so horribly mamed in war and lacking tags, ones we can't identify. Then again maybe you won't understand if your contry can't respect those that died for it enough with a proper burial. Ho wwould you feel to see your corpse lobbed in an open field if they couldn't figure your name out?

*I'd just like to state again that this was a great post for today *proud to have had relatives in the armed forces*
2002-05-27 04:39:03 PM  
Kodus to whom ever submitted this, and came up with the title.
2002-05-27 04:39:08 PM  
Big thanks to "Utter".
2002-05-27 04:39:36 PM  
the tomb of the unknown is a memorial to all the american families who lost somone and did not get to burry them, MIA, KIA. lost gone forever. there was quite a controversy when they took the vietnam guy out of the tomb to get dna tested, because people said he represented all the lost soldiers in vietnam.
on another note JohnDX is right where are all the farkett for the boys at war any WAC's out there?
2002-05-27 04:42:32 PM  
Dont thank me thank my friend Matt that wrote it.
2002-05-27 04:42:40 PM  
"Normally I hate america, yet thank god for all those who've fought and died for me to safely say I normally hate the country I live in. You guys rock! Thank you and god bless."

Well, Jack, that's one thing that's great about America. Freedom of Speech. Another thing that is great is that you are free to get the FARK out if you don't like it. No one is making you stay.

Let me know, I'll be glad to rent the moving truck!
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