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    Salute to the troops! 4th of July, 2010 Independence Day

    O/T I thought we could make an exception, and allow an off topic thread, for all of our Troops, parents and friends here that love someone in the military.

    On the forth of July I thought we could all express our appreciation for the troops. Those of you that have friends and families serving could print the comments and send them their way.

    I also want to thank our civilian heroes, the police and firemen from 9-11 and every day across America that keep us safe and free.

    Please post your thoughts , say a few words to our brave young men and women that are deployed all over the world. May they all come home safely!

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-VsgSb9-Zs[/ame] Some gave all! These are soldiers coming back from Iraq after the ultimate sacrifice. The American flag drapes their coffins. I want to thank all the families of the military. In many ways they serve too.
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    Last edited by The World According; 07-04-2010 at 01:49 AM.

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    We will never forget!!!

    So very many of our young kids signed up for service to our country after 9 - 11, from all backgrounds, rich poor, simple and brilliant, they rose up like Americans have throughout our history. I am so proud to be an American!

    Last edited by The World According; 07-03-2010 at 09:55 PM.

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    We will never forget!!!

    Do you remember where you were on that day, at that moment that you heard the news The United States is under attack. We are under a terrorist attack" ? I remember it exactly where I was and with whom , it felt like the whole world stood still.
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    "Let Freedom ring, let the white dove sing
    Let the whole world know that today is a
    Day of reckoning
    Let the weak be strong, let the right be wrong
    Roll the stone away, Let the guilty pay, It's
    Independence Day "


    from Martina McBride's song Independence day

    For all of our veterans, our dads and moms , our brothers and sisters, our grandfather's that all served..thank you all. You are heroes!
    Last edited by The World According; 07-03-2010 at 11:20 PM.

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    Join Date
    May 2005
    Florida's Treasure Coast
    Why is this in Caylee's forum?

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    I didn't know where to put it, but I know of many of our members that are on this thread daily that have children overseas serving our country, many on their second and third tours, right now that they pray for on their knees every night. If it were up to me, it would be on every forum.

    It is just one thread, for one day. One day to say thank you. In public, proud and with conviction. I thought one puts something in the basement because it is potentially offensive.

    I didn't go there to post it ; because, to me that would be the most offensive thing we could ever do, hide it from public view. We don't sing the national anthem in our bedrooms. We sing it , we sing our hearts out in very, very public places with many, many other people we don't know. The only thing we know for sure is we are singing it together, while we stand together, as Americans.


    The Star Spangled Banner
    In 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote the poem, Defense of Fort McHenry. The poem was later put to the tune of (John Stafford Smith's song) The Anacreontic Song, modified somewhat, and retitled The Star Spangled Banner. Congress proclaimed The Star Spangled Banner the U.S. National Anthem in 1931.

    Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
    What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?
    Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
    O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming?
    And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
    Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
    O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

    On the shore dimly seen thro' the mists of the deep,
    Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
    What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
    As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
    Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
    In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream:
    'Tis the star-spangled banner: O, long may it wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

    And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
    That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
    A home and a country should leave us no more?
    Their blood has wash'd out their foul footsteps' pollution.
    No refuge could save the hireling and slave
    From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
    Between their lov'd homes and the war's desolation;
    Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
    Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us a nation!
    Then conquer we must, when our cause is just,
    And this be our motto: "In God is our trust"
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
    Last edited by The World According; 07-04-2010 at 08:39 AM.

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    I am that which others did not want to do.
    I went where others failed to go and did what others failed to do.
    I asked nothing from those who gave nothing and reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal loneliness... should I fail.
    I have seen the face of terror, felt the stinging of the cold fear and enjoyed the sweet taste of a moments love.
    I have cried, pained, and hoped... but most of all, I have lived times others would say were best forgotten; at least someday I will be able to say…
    I am proud of what I am...
    -Si vis pacem, para bellum.

    -Senatus Populus Que Romanus

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    Aug 2008
    Great idea, TWA. I don't have any relatives in the military but I offer my most sincere gratitude and respect to those of you who do. THANK YOU to all who are serving our wonderful nation in the armed forces.

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    May 2007
    new england
    Absolutely fantastic idea for every forum! Not a military mom but those 911 clips jolted me back to the DAY....and the organized, respectful chaos of the "PILE" aka Ground Zero. Working to find, identify and return the victims to relatives, especially the 343, was the hardest task EVER but made me even more dedicated to seeking leaving no stone unturned in ANY case. God bless America, those who struggle for our freedom & all who insure the sanctity of our stability under law.
    “Hic locus est ubi mors gaudet succure vitae”– Giovanni Margagni

    "This is the place where death rejoices to teach those who live."-
    Giovanni Margagni

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    Sep 2008
    Thanks Julia. Coming from a military family, married a career military officer and have many friends who are military members, tomorrow IS a special day. I recognize all military in uniform every time I pass them and thank them for their service. Even just a smile or nod of recognition from a stranger will brighten their day. And believe it or not, most remember these gestures of kindness and talk about them.

    Whether you support the wars or not, support the service member who made the personal choice to serve and protect our country.

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    Jul 2008
    In the sweet Carolina pines
    Thanks TWA. Thanks to our vets and current soldiers. Let us never forget their bravery.

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    Dec 2009
    I was anAirforce brat myself...father was in Vietnam, rose through the ranks. Sister was in Desert Storm. Family is all from North Jersey...my uncle worked on Wall Street on 9/11 and never recovered from the sights...died of cirrhosis last year. Thanks for the tribute, TWA. It occured to me while watching fireworks tonight that this was the night CA sent LA on a chase for KC. She had begged CA to bring Caylee home for the fourth so they could watch fireworks...all the while Caylee lay down the street in garbage bags.

    God Bless America and God Bless all the Troops around the world from all the countries who fight for freedom.
    Last edited by strawberry; 07-04-2010 at 08:41 PM.

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    Dec 2004
    Lewisville. Texas
    Thankyou Julia!

    I am a new American citizen and so fiercely proud I growl!

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    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Welcome to the US, SallyLu!

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    Welcome to America!!!

    Sally , How incredibly wonderful!!!!!
    Welcome to Websleuths and Welcome to America!!!


    "Let's roll!" Todd Beamer
    Last edited by The World According; 07-04-2010 at 01:45 AM.

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