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cpttango30 07-30-2009 08:40 PM

WWI Vets
 
Guys we are down to a total possible of 5 WWI vets in the ENTIRE world. I say this because we just lost 2 in the last few weeks.

Please say a prayer for them and wish them well.

CA357 07-30-2009 08:51 PM

God bless them all.

Shotgun Shooter 07-30-2009 09:12 PM

Bless them for serving, surviving and living since then. They've been through everything, if someone ever has "lived through everything".

War, Depression, Segregation, Hippie years, Bad politic choices etc.

S.S.

IGETEVEN 07-30-2009 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Shotgun Shooter (Post 137149)
Bless them for serving, surviving and living since then. They've been through everything, if someone ever has "lived through everything".

War, Depression, Segregation, Hippie years, Bad politic choices etc.

S.S.

Not yet, they still have to make it through this administration, God bless them all.

Shotgun Shooter 07-30-2009 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IGETEVEN (Post 137155)
Not yet, they still have to make it through this administration, God bless them.

Touche.

S.S.`

BILLYBOB44 07-30-2009 10:34 PM

This Administration??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by IGETEVEN (Post 137155)
Not yet, they still have to make it through this administration, God bless them all.

You got a point, Even. My Dad was a WWII Navy Vet. He has been gone from us for 11 years now. I know for sure, that with what's going on now, with our Govt., his attitude toward life would be VERY negative. Not many of the old war HEROS left.:(

orangello 07-30-2009 11:01 PM

The Egyptians of old had this belief that as long as somebody knew/spoke your name or it was written somewhere that your spirit didn't really die; they were an odd lot, but i agree with their sentiment. Remember what the Soldiers of WW1 did for this country & several others, and they will never really go away.

c3shooter 07-31-2009 12:03 AM

Not just the Egyptians. From "Ode to Remembrance", 1914

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.


And I WILL remember my brothers......


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