Memorial Day

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by JonM, May 24, 2012.

  1. JonM

    JonM Moderator

    Those service folk that are going on vacation and those that that can never do so for the sacrifice they made. A huge thank you and i remember and appreciate all every person has done living or deceased to keep us free.

    To me this is a bigger holiday than christmas.

    Just want to thank our service folks a happy holiday before you hit the road. Be safe!!
  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

    Thank you everyone who has served this country. I appreciate it more than you will ever know.

  3. jordan89

    jordan89 New Member

    A big thanks to all service members. I freakin' love you guys and gals...literally.
  4. ellwood45c

    ellwood45c New Member

    I and all of my family could never thank o all of the service men and women for everything they have done. You all are in our prayers
    Thank you so very much
  5. AcidFlashGordon

    AcidFlashGordon New Member

    For all those who have served and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Lest we forget...

  6. JonM

    JonM Moderator

    Normally this holiday is "how fast can i get to my vacation spot".

    Little thought is given to great sacrifice our military folks make on a daily basis. Some who never see their child being born, first steps, first words. And the families who are so very proud watching their loved one go serve and never see them again.
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member


    They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
    Straight of limb, true of eye, 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 contemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.
  8. trip286

    trip286 New Member

    C3, that's beautiful.
  9. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

    All gave some, some gave all.
  10. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

    I am the flag of the United States of America
    My name is Old Glory.

    I fly atop the world's tallest buildings.
    I stand watch in America's halls of justice.
    I fly majestically over great institutes of learning.
    I stand guard with the greatest military power in the world.
    Look up! And see me!

    I stand for peace, honor, truth, and justice.
    I stand for freedom.
    I am confident . . . I am arrogant.
    I am proud.

    When I am flown with my fellow banners,
    my head is a little higher,
    my colors a little truer.

    I bow to no one.
    I am recognized all over the world.
    I am worshipped.
    I am saluted.
    I am respected.
    I am revered. I am loved.
    And I am feared.

    I have fought every battle of every war for more than 200 years...
    Gettysburg, Shilo, Appomatox, San Juan Hill, the trenches of France,
    the Argonne Forest, Anzio, Rome, the beaches of Normandy,
    the deserts of Africa, the cane fields of the Philippines,
    the rice paddies and jungles of Guam, Okinawa, Japan, Korea, Vietnam,
    and a score of places long forgotten by all but those who were with me.

    I was there!

    I led my soldiers.
    I followed them.
    I watched over them...
    They loved me.

    I was on a small hill in Iwo Jima.
    I was dirty, battle-worn and tired,
    but my soldiers cheered me,
    and I was proud.

    I have been soiled, burned, torn and trampled on the streets of countries
    I have helped set free.
    It does not hurt . . . for I am invincible.
    I have been soiled, burned, torn and trampled on the streets of my country,
    and when it is by those with whom I have served in battle . . . it hurts.
    But I shall overcome . . . for I am strong.

    I have slipped the bonds of Earth
    and stand watch over the uncharted new frontiers of space
    from my vantage point on the moon.

    I have been a silent witness to all of America's finest hours.
    But my finest hour comes
    when I am torn into strips to be used for bandages
    for my wounded comrades on the field of battle.
    when I fly at half mast to honor my soldiers...
    and when I lie in the trembling arms
    of a grieving mother at the graveside of her fallen son.

    I am proud.
    My name is Old Glory.
    Dear God . . . Long may I wave!

    SMSgt. Don S. Miller, USAF (Ret.)
    Copyright © 1983
    Relisted January 9, 2009

    Author's Note... "My Name is Old Glory" was my way of remembering my brother,
    Gunnery Sergeant John F. Miller, US Marine Corps.
  11. fmj

    fmj Active Member


    A huge THANK YOU to all that have served this nation, passed, past and present!
  12. elmerfudge

    elmerfudge New Member

    I got forever banned by that "other" Glock Forum for educating a self serving, contest pandering vendor and moderator about the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

    Memorial Day is for honoring those hero's who died fighting for this great country. Let's remember those lost friends and family.

    11 November is Veterans Day.
  13. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

    Me and my wife are banned from there too!:)
  14. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member


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  15. Car54

    Car54 New Member

    Remembering those who have fallen, and those who have served.

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