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Old 11-11-2003, 04:49 AM
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11 November, Veterans Day 2003: We have a special short article which I hope you will take a few minutes to read and ponder. It's simply titled An American Family.
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11 November, Veterans Day 2003: We have a special short article which I hope you will take a few minutes to read and ponder. It's simply titled An American Family.
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Old 11-11-2003, 08:10 AM
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It is a realistic view of Veterans' Day. One that may reflect on and be representative of nearly half of the families in metro NY.
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Old 11-11-2003, 09:21 AM
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Thanks, Bob. The piece's simplicity and straightforwardness makes it all the more moving.
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Old 11-11-2003, 09:37 AM
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Thank you and God bless you all Veterans.
Thank you Bob.
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Old 11-11-2003, 09:55 AM
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A great piece Bob, thanks. And a heartfelt thank you to all the veterans out there.

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Old 11-11-2003, 11:05 AM
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It really is a great piece.

Everyone recognizes today in their own way. I pick up the phone and call a veteran, not to BS about the weather or how the kids are doing, but just to say thanks, thanks for your service, thanks for your sacrific, thanks for giving or doing something that I didn't give or do so that my life and the life of my children will be better.

So, to all the Veterans out there, THANKS!
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Very moving piece Bob..The Vets gave the ultimate sacrifice- I can't thank them enough...thanks for sharing the story,,

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Old 11-11-2003, 11:29 AM
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Bob great piece...It really puts things in perspective as we go about our daily lives...Its the sole reason why we have freedom in America. A heartfelt thanks to all the VETERANs and their ultimate sacrifices.
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Old 11-11-2003, 12:10 PM
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I can't even imagine what someone in the services in active duty has to go through. I was too young when the draft ended and never signed up for any services. Yes, if drafted, I would have served where needed but to be honest, would have been scared to death. Just seeing news shows and older documentarys about how it was. WOW. What these men and women had to go through was pure hell. My hats off and my heart is open to ANYone that served our country. Thank you very much.
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Old 11-11-2003, 12:58 PM
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Great article, Bob. God bless our veterans, past and present!

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Old 11-11-2003, 07:41 PM
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Bob thats a great story and as a vet i appreciate all the kind words

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Thanks for the great article! My grandfather served in WWII, and my father in Vietnam. I have strong respect for any vet who has served. Here's an illustration I did for my grandfather. He toured through Europe manning a B.A.R. and he was wounded during "the Battle of the Bulge." Thankyou again to all the vets- my father, and my grandfather.

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Thanks for posting that Bob, Vetrans deserve a lot more recognition than they get. Especially since 9-11! These kids are in danger everyday, get paid squat and never seem to complain. Don't take any offence anyone, but there are FDNY guys out there that didn't step foot anywhere near the WTC that got free trips and gifts, meanwhile we over look the vets, go figure! The Vetrans are the true American Heros, they go above and beyond, and look for NOTHING but a safe homecomming in return!

My dad served in France, landed D+1, was shot 3 times and kept going. After reading his military record from the VA, and listening to his war stories, I understood why he was so religious!
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Nice Bob, tells about the quiet ones that gave, and still give that make us so strong. Despite all the differences of opinion etc...it is still a strong strain this Freedome we Americans have protected and learned to love... It isn't cheap... proud to have been able to serve...salt shaker
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