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Special K
11-08-2017, 07:20 PM
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Veterans Day falls on November 11 and is designated as a day to honor all who have served in the military. According to Military.com, Veterans Day began as Armistice Day to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918.

"In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress -- at the urging of the veterans service organizations -- amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting the word "Veterans," the site says. "With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars." Thus, we all should give honor to (both) veterans who live and those who have died on Veterans Day.

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Unbelievably, some Americans are confused about the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day, primarily because both revolve around the armed forces, they’re both holidays, which they know are very patriotic and are (both) well adorned by the flying of the flag.

With all due respect to those who don’t know: There is, in fact, one very big difference in the two holidays. Memorial Day honors service members who’ve died in battle or from injuries sustained in battle. Veterans Day, on the other hand, celebrates anyone who’s ever served honorably. In addition, for anyone who has a deceased vet anywhere in the family history, who didn’t die during war; all of us should remember to take the opportunity to celebrate their lives and their contributions to freedom on Veterans Day too by at very least dedicating a moment of silent thanksgiving in their honor.

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While I have served... and I know many of you have too: There are many Americans who can only commemorate this important occasion by trying to wrap their minds around the gravity of the sacrifices that veterans make (and have made) for all of us, our families, our friends and our great country. Moreover, this day should be wholly reflective of each of our deep and sincere gratitude -- that it is by those sacrifices -- that we are now able to enjoy all of our freedoms -- that so many people in other countries can only dream of having. Let us have a word of prayer together:


Heavenly Father, we pray and agree for those who have served our nation and
those who have laid down their lives to protect and defend our freedoms
against all who have and will come against it.

We pray for those who have fought, whose spirits and bodies are scarred by war,
whose nights are haunted by memories too painful for words or the light of day.

We pray for those who serve us now, especially for those in harm's way;
We also pray for our police and first-responders that they will all be safe.

Build Your hedge around them and shield them from danger and
we pray that You will bring each of them home safely each day.

Please turn the hearts and minds of our leaders as well as the hardened
hearts of our adversaries to the good works of justice and a harvest of peace.

May the peace You brought us in Jesus; the peace You gave us in Jesus;
be the same peace that sustains us through Jesus; and the peace that saves
and delivers us through what He did and not what we do.

Thank you for hearing our prayers oh Lord, and may it be Your will
not ours that is done; In Jesus' precious name, we pray.

Amen.

Fishaholic_Jim
11-08-2017, 07:22 PM
Amen brother

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dhaire
11-08-2017, 08:50 PM
Amen. Loved every day of the 36 years.


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shipahoy41
11-09-2017, 07:27 AM
Amen Wayne. Thank you for all who have served their country.

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Michael C. Carter, Captain, USAF
1967-1971

crappiewisdom
11-09-2017, 08:10 AM
Thank you to all who have served.

KickIn Chicken
11-09-2017, 02:06 PM
Thank You for this post.

Charlie Evans
Lee County,Ga

Chu Lai VN 67-68

CrappiePappy
11-09-2017, 02:42 PM
https://memeguy.com/photos/images/to-all-my-brothers-and-sisters-in-arms-happy-veterans-day-61723.jpg

Speck Detector
11-09-2017, 05:56 PM
Well stated, all armed forces deserve our GRATITUDE.....Thank You!

tahoe 50
11-09-2017, 09:52 PM
To all my brothers who served in the late great unpleasant war, we are not forgotten, lets all hope for a better world for our grand children. Thank you all.

FurFlyin
11-09-2017, 09:55 PM
Thank you all for your service.

John Doe
11-09-2017, 10:29 PM
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Veterans Day falls on November 11 and is designated as a day to honor all who have served in the military. According to Military.com, Veterans Day began as Armistice Day to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918.

"In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress -- at the urging of the veterans service organizations -- amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting the word "Veterans," the site says. "With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars." Thus, we all should give honor to (both) veterans who live and those who have died on Veterans Day.

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Unbelievably, some Americans are confused about the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day, primarily because both revolve around the armed forces, they’re both holidays, which they know are very patriotic and are (both) well adorned by the flying of the flag.

With all due respect to those who don’t know: There is, in fact, one very big difference in the two holidays. Memorial Day honors service members who’ve died in battle or from injuries sustained in battle. Veterans Day, on the other hand, celebrates anyone who’s ever served honorably. In addition, for anyone who has a deceased vet anywhere in the family history, who didn’t die during war; all of us should remember to take the opportunity to celebrate their lives and their contributions to freedom on Veterans Day too by at very least dedicating a moment of silent thanksgiving in their honor.

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While I have served... and I know many of you have too: There are many Americans who can only commemorate this important occasion by trying to wrap their minds around the gravity of the sacrifices that veterans make (and have made) for all of us, our families, our friends and our great country. Moreover, this day should be wholly reflective of each of our deep and sincere gratitude -- that it is by those sacrifices -- that we are now able to enjoy all of our freedoms -- that so many people in other countries can only dream of having. Let us have a word of prayer together:


Heavenly Father, we pray and agree for those who have served our nation and
those who have laid down their lives to protect and defend our freedoms
against all who have and will come against it.

We pray for those who have fought, whose spirits and bodies are scarred by war,
whose nights are haunted by memories too painful for words or the light of day.

We pray for those who serve us now, especially for those in harm's way;
We also pray for our police and first-responders that they will all be safe.

Build Your hedge around them and shield them from danger and
we pray that You will bring each of them home safely each day.

Please turn the hearts and minds of our leaders as well as the hardened
hearts of our adversaries to the good works of justice and a harvest of peace.

May the peace You brought us in Jesus; the peace You gave us in Jesus;
be the same peace that sustains us through Jesus; and the peace that saves
and delivers us through what He did and not what we do.

Thank you for hearing our prayers oh Lord, and may it be Your will
not ours that is done; In Jesus' precious name, we pray.

Amen.




I appreciate this post! Thank you for focusing on those that serve now


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BJH
11-09-2017, 10:59 PM
Thank you!!!!

ad1974
11-10-2017, 04:22 AM
Very nice... A big thank you to all that served or still serve.

Zman
11-10-2017, 06:38 AM
Yes, Thank You all Veterans


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Ketchn
11-10-2017, 06:58 AM
our freedoms that are to many to list have all been kept safe by our veterans ....thank you all for your service

skiptomylu
11-10-2017, 12:11 PM
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Special K
11-10-2017, 10:11 PM
I appreciate the support shown on this thread for those of you giving a shout out of appreciation to our veterans... from everyone who has taken the time to do so...
although it is only from 4% of those who viewed it.

PawPaw "gene"
11-11-2017, 04:17 AM
AMEN

pescador
11-11-2017, 05:43 AM
God Bless our Veterans, and GOD BLESS AMERICA.

wannabe fisherman
11-11-2017, 06:30 AM
I appreciate the support shown on this thread for those of you giving a shout out of appreciation to our veterans... from everyone who has taken the time to do so...
although it is only from 4% of those who viewed it.

a lot of the views are people that keep coming back to see what has been added to your post. I'm one of them.
I definitely appreciate ALL our military without them we'd still be part of Great Britain, and that's just for starters.
and Thanks to you for putting this up.

Brimfisher
11-11-2017, 07:18 AM
Amen.
Thank you, one and all who have served this country.

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ET Fish
11-11-2017, 07:20 AM
Thank you to all who have and are serving!

fiveeyes
11-11-2017, 07:22 AM
Salute :ThumbsUp

Spaceman
11-11-2017, 07:31 AM
Well said and thank you Special K. One item to also consider are the family members of our great Veterans whom endure much throughout and after military service. They too are special.
Too all our Veterans "Thank you"!

rcfillingham
11-11-2017, 08:51 AM
Great post, OORAH!


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wicklundrh
11-11-2017, 09:20 AM
I am thankful everyday for my Vietnam forefathers.

The sacrifices they made both on the battlefield and when they returned home have helped pave the way for how service members are treated today.

They did not get the homecoming they deserved. The way our service members are treated now is a direct result of the crap they faced returning home. These celebrations are for you too!

Without these guys, our current service members would have zero to fall back on. When they first came home, scared physically and emotionally, it was the Vietnam vet that stepped out of the shadows and helped guide them.

The sacrifices you made all these years at home are now the ultimate remedy. Without you and the things you have gone through after coming home, our current brothers and sisters would be lost.

You are just now getting to see the reward for the sacrifices over 40 years ago. Thank you for being there for me and my buddies!

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Blackhawk19
11-11-2017, 04:55 PM
Great post! Thank you Sir.

Cane Pole
11-12-2017, 10:13 AM
I kept Vietnam in the closet till I met Billbob. This is just the way it was.

humblerev1
11-12-2017, 03:28 PM
Thank You all who served


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