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    Memorial Day - Thank You




    Lee Greenwood says its best :

    "And I'm proud to be an American,
    where at least I know I'm free.
    And I won't forget the men who died,
    who gave that right to me.
    ~Lee Greenwood "


    For those who wish to say a stupid remark or something stupid in general. DON'T!! I will not tolerate it and the mods will delete your post and issue infraction points. I will be enforcing the forum rules in here very strongly.



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    I came across this article. This is a very good read! The picture that I posted is associated with this article. Article reads :

    On September 5th, 2008, I was a passenger on an evening Delta flight from Atlanta to Boston. It was a routine flight…..until we landed at Logan Airport. As we approached our gate, there were approximately twenty-five Massport vehicles (fire trucks, police, security) with their lights flashing and the drivers were standing outside of their vehicles saluting our plane. There was a group of Marines, also saluting, and holding the American flag at full staff. I also noticed a family on the tarmac, holding each other and hugging. The captain then announced that he had a request that all passengers remain seated until he escorted a Marine on board who was bringing “home” a fallen comrade. You could have heard a pin drop. A very young Marine, holding a folded American flag, was led to the door and then around the outside of the plane by our Delta captain. As they disembarked, the entire plane applauded; there were tears in most passengers’ eyes. A year ago, I had read of something similar to this in an email circulating but had never experienced it. The cargo door was then opened and this Marine went up the ramp to drape the coffin in our American flag. During this entire 15 minute process, not one person spoke on our plane and the salutes outside our plane remained frozen in place. It was such a private moment; yet, such a public moment. It was powerful. A verse from the song “God Bless The USA” resonated in my head … “And I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free; And I won’t forget the men who died who gave that right to me…” I have never been more proud to be an American. The absolute respect and reverence shown to this Marine who lost his life while serving our country is something that will stay with me forever.



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    I would like to thank you to the US ARMY members specially to those who works in the US Embassies around the world but specially to those working in my country and in Central America's Countries, thanks guys you saved my life.



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    I am proud to be an American and proud to support our troops and our fallen. If it wasn't for all of you, we couldn't enjoy our country the way it is now. I couldn't be more happy with any military as I am with you all! There isn't enough thank yous in the world, I'll just add to the list. Thank You!

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    Much respect to all of those serving our country in any respect whether it be military or civilian. It is because of you guys that we live in the best country in the world. To any of those who have lost a loved on in service my deepest respect.

    Thanks for the story BBOS very touching.



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    That is an amazing story!

    I would like to take this moment to give the families and friends who have lost a loved one my condolences.
    Thankfully we have these brave souls to protect us and give us the freedom many take for granted.
    God Bless America!!!

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    You will see nothing but respect from me for anyone in the Armed Services. They deserve all the thanks and respect we can give. Great post BBOS

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    It is good to remember those who served or are currently serving in the US Armed Forces and are helping to protect our country and the democratic way of life. Much love and a whole lot of respect!

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