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Old 05-13-2012, 07:31 PM   #11
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Ooh ooh! I know which one! BTW, thank you for your service. In my opinion, that forum is very strict. I keep getting in trouble left and right for pettiness lol
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:57 PM   #12
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ABTW just as a point of reference - I flew 109 combat missions and 9 members of my squadron perished over North Vietnam and Laos. My father is buried at Jefferson Barracks.
Thank you so much for your service. I can only imagine your bravery.
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:10 PM   #13
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Actually, that's the way I see it too. Memorial day is a day to honor fallen heros, not promote business, or have contests. I also don't see why you were banned. If you were respectful in your posts, then they should not ban you. At least that's how it works over here. The Mods here won't ban you unless they have a good reason.
its because he went agianst the grain and in alot of forums if you dont agree with the majority you get the boot. it happened to me and when they told me I was banned all the message said was "F**K OFF"
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elmerfudge thank you for your service sir

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BTW just as a point of reference - I flew 109 combat missions and 9 members of my squadron perished over North Vietnam and Laos. My father is buried at Jefferson Barracks.
Thank you for your service.
"Memorial Day is to honor our fallen Heros."
Well said!
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I feel like my point of reference may be misconstrued as chest thumping. I was really trying to express the seriousness I place on Memorial Day. I could have worded it differently and better.

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Old 05-13-2012, 10:46 PM   #17
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I feel like my point of reference may be misconstrued as chest thumping. I was really trying to express the seriousness I place on Memorial Day. I could have worded it differently and better.
Elmer, i think you worded very nicely. i see nothing wrong with you position on the subject and respect you for the position you took. you have nothing to apoligise for nor to be ashamed of. you took a stance that many more need to take. you, sir have my respect and appreciation. thank you.
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You might as well get used to it. Madison Avenue has made a marketing opportunity of Christ's birthday and death day. Don't be surprised vets don't get any respect. The only thing holy to business is money.

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Old 05-14-2012, 06:02 AM   #19
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A couple of days ago on another (lesser) gun forum, one of the vendors put a big splashy notice out for a Memorial Day contest honoring Vets and LEO's. I posted a respectful reply that I thought that Memorial Day was the wrong venue for a contest and that perhaps Veterans Day would be much better suited.

IMHO Memorial Day is strickly to honor our fallen Heros.

BTW just as a point of reference - I flew 109 combat missions and 9 members of my squadron perished over North Vietnam and Laos. My father is buried at Jefferson Barracks.

A few hours later my posted reply went MIA.

Last night I was contacted via a personal message by a forum member (not the vendor) saying that my post was removed for not being in the spirit of the contest. "Inflamatory" was an adjective used by this member. We went back and forth a couple of times regarding their opinion vs. mine. All very respectful from my end.

Next thing I know I am being informed that I am forever banished from this forum.

Am I wrong for believing that Memorial Day is too sacred a holiday to be linked to a vendor contest?

Also, am I wrong to believe that forums should be open to respectful discourse?
EF. I agree with you 100%. Memorial Day is for those members of the military who gave their live in service of our country, and it should be a day of rememberence. Not a chance to peddle more goods to the public. You were kicked off the other site for respectfully speaking your mind, that is their loss, not yours or ours. I think most on here would honestly call it our gain.

We lost two of the boys from my area of NY over in the sand box last year. They will be in our hearts and on our minds this Memorial Day and many more to come. Thank you for your service, and for posting this.
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I agree with you elmer and sorry for your experience on that other site. But look at the bright side ... now you get to spend more time here with us

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