View Full Version : thank you ..To all our service men and women

05-23-2008, 01:58 PM
Just wanted to say thanks to you all for your service as we approach this Holiday weekend be safe and good fishing .


father of 4
05-23-2008, 02:18 PM
Thanks from one Vet to the other Veterans and ones still serving. God Bless to all.

Bob # 1
05-23-2008, 02:20 PM
Thanks from one Vet to the other Veterans and ones still serving. God Bless to all.

Another Vet wants to thank all the other vets who are
stepping up the plate. God Bless them.


MO fisherman
05-23-2008, 02:23 PM
Not a veteran myself but several family members are. I can't possibly know what you guys go through, but I sincerely appreciate all that you do for us. so If any veterans are reading this, THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT I HAVE AND AM ABLE TO DO IN THIS GREAT FREE COUNTRY!!!!! God Bless and thanks again.

05-23-2008, 03:14 PM
yeah, what mofisherman said!!

05-23-2008, 03:30 PM
Add my thanks to all those who have served and are still serving. I have the greatest respect for you all.

05-23-2008, 04:01 PM
To all those who have served and are still serving I thank each and every one of you. May God Bless all who are in harms way.

05-23-2008, 04:17 PM
Add my thanks to that list! As someone that is rapidly becoming an 'old salty NCO' as I work through my career I am going from one of the kids, to one of the old men telling the kids about the old days.

I salute every other Soldier, Sailor, Airman, and Marine out there. One thing I've never been able to convey to people (I wouldn't even know where to begin) is the humility (the online dictionary definition of humility sums it up: "modest opinion or estimate of one's own importance") we feel when we meet people on the street and say thanks.

I'm not trying to claim that I speak for everyone in saying this, but for me and my friends (fellow brothers and sisters in arms) when someone tears up as they're shaking my hand I don't know how to respond. I feel like someone has mistaken me for someone important! I don't think anyone does it for the fame or money, but rather because it just felt like what we should be doing.

Our other generations may have looked at it a bit differently and I'm probably not conveying the right sense of humility that I want to. It just feels right, to go out and take care of our brothers and sisters, and the idea that there is an overall greater goal (the protection of this great country and our freedoms!) doesn't even seem to occur to most in uniform.

And probably most important of all, is that regardless of personal beliefs, different view points on politics and religion, that we recognize the sacrifices of our friends and neighbors now, and all of those that came before us.

I have no idea who originated the following quote, and I'm probably butchering it, so I'll apologize in advance. But, my unit Commander said this a few weeks ago at a solemn occasion, and I think it sums up alot.

It is the Soldier, not the reporter, that has given us freedom of the press.
It is the Soldier, not the poet, that has given us freedom of speech.
It is the Soldier, not the politician, that ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
It is the Soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is covered by the flag. 

Freedom is not 'Free'. Thank a Soldier.

I think I have something in my eye...those dang allergies!:o

05-23-2008, 04:23 PM
Never got the opportunity to serve my country, but my dad and my brother did along with several other family members. I have a nephew in Bagdad and a nephew in Kosovo now. Thanks to them, all Vets, and all of those that died that make it possible for us to enjoy the things that we do. God bless all of ya'll and those that served. Thanks


Cane Pole
05-23-2008, 05:02 PM
To those that sacrificed all, to those that have served, and to those the will serve: God bless.

Our small hometown memorial, Huntingdon, Tennessee.

05-23-2008, 05:39 PM
Proud Vet USAF, salute and thanks to all other Vets out there.

Gadget Man
05-23-2008, 07:01 PM
Many, many, many thanks to those who have served, those that are serving, and those that will serve this great country of ours. I hope and pray all our service men and women have successful missions and safe returns to home and their loved ones...take care and godspeed...

05-23-2008, 07:50 PM
Thank You.....

05-23-2008, 08:43 PM
I just want to wish everyone a grand weekend.
I also want to say thankyou to the vetrans that went before me to help protect our way of life.
I especially want to thank the fallen heros that never made it home.
This includes the families that gave up their loved one so I can be free.

May God bless 1 and all.

05-23-2008, 09:20 PM
USAF vet. I just put flowers on my parents grave yesterday. My dad was a ww2 vet. who island jumped in the Pacific ending in Okinawa. He had lots of pictures but had my mom destroy most of them so us kids wouldn't see them. He was a quiet man and wouldn't talk about it other than answering questions yes or no. I urge any vet. to tell their story to their loved ones, or someone else so the history will live on. I also always put a flower on his best friends grave who was killed in France by a German machinegun trying to retrieve a radio. He was around 20.

Ragfly Jig Man
05-23-2008, 10:24 PM
One of our Crappie.com members here on the Georgia board has been in Iraq for 14 months now and is scheduled to arrive back home next Saturday. Alot of us have planned a welcome home event for him and his platoon June 21st at Clarks Hill Lake that is just above Augusta Georgia. We will be haveing a dinner at shelter # 5 at 6pm. We are asking our Georgia members and whoever wants to, to bring their boat and take a Iraq war vet fishing for a day. I know its a long way for most of you and I ask that the ones that can't attend please post a welcome to "DI" Dereck Fulton and his friends. I will be getting a copy of this thread where they will see how much we appreciate them. GOD bless you all.

05-23-2008, 10:45 PM
Semper Fi

Proud jarhead here, thank you, all branches of the service and even our local law inforcements for keeping us safe.

Fish On!

Bob # 1
05-24-2008, 09:59 AM
When I am in a store and see a service man here is what I do.

I walk up to him and either pat him on the back or shake his hand with this saying:

"My family and I want to thank you for your service"

Boy you should see some of the reactions I get.
One guy had tears in his eyes, (mine too)

Thank you all for your service to our country.


05-24-2008, 12:36 PM
Thank you so much for your service for our freedom to fish etc,,,God Bless

05-24-2008, 01:07 PM
Absolutely, thank you one and all!

Hope you all have a great Memorial Day weekend!


Son's Purple Heart...

05-25-2008, 06:27 AM
Thanks to all our serviceman and women out there,have a great memorial day.

05-25-2008, 07:27 AM
Read a bumper sticker some time back and it's message has stuck with me. "If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read it in English, thank a soldier". God bless all our service personnel.

John Wills
Americal Division
Viet Nam

05-25-2008, 07:41 AM
Thanks to all the veterans out there. Thanks to those who have served and gone on to their reward. Especially thanks to those men and women serving today. May God bless and keep you and especially, may He protect you from any harm.

3rd Infantry Division

05-25-2008, 08:06 AM
Thank you all that has served.

05-25-2008, 08:24 AM
To those that have sacrificed all, and to those that are protecting us now, for this freedom we have, My Family & I Thank You. GOD BLESS You, And GOD BLESS the U.S.A

05-25-2008, 10:00 AM
monday is for the fallen

05-25-2008, 10:10 AM
thanks from viet nam era vet

Barnacle Bill
05-25-2008, 11:53 AM
Thanks and I'd do it again if I could. Like already said, lets remember those that are not here to say thanks.