Memorial Day Salute

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    These are the people that we should be talking about. It is Memorial Day weekend - Forget the political party drivel of some of the other threads and instead focus on what these service members have done:

    http://www.militarytimes.com/valor/
     
  2. Luigi59

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    Indeed.

    Every American flag should be flown at half-staff until noon, when it will be raised to the top of the staff.
     
  3. Zaphod

    Zaphod Founding Member

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    And we should also remember that we have allies that have died alongside our boys...

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  5. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    http://www.militarytimes.com/valor/
     
  6. Zaphod

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    My town has a small park right down the street from me. It is called Memorial Park, and is maybe a quarter acre. In it there is a statue of an American soldier, and a wall similar to the Vietnam Memorial where the names of area residents who have died over the years are inscribed.

    On Memorial Day, a service is held there, and the place usually has a number of American flags all over. This is especially true on Memorial and Veteran's Days.

    Considering the rathole my town has become, it's nice to see this small island of memory remaining. The statue of the soldier is actually post-9/11. :smile:
     
  7. rkrosnar

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    Let us also thank the Class of 2010 from all Service Acdemies, ROTC and OCS programs. Thank you so much for your service to our country and keeping it free.


    God Bless and God Speed,

    RGK
     
  8. Luigi59

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    That's called Veteran's Day. Veteran's Day honors all who have served.

    Memorial Day is to specifically honor those who have died serving our country.
     
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    Thats the SEAL team that MOH recipient Murphy commanded and Marcus Lutrell was the sole survivor of right?
     
  10. MorganC

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    Is there a certain flag etiquette to follow if I have a flag mounted on my house like this:
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  11. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    Correct. LT Murphy is on the far right, and Luttrell is the one wearing the hat.

    Everyone in that picture save Lutrell was killed that day, either in the original 3-man team or in the helicopter that launched to save them. The guy on the far left (name escapes me at the moment) was one of the original three.

    It was a bad day for NAVSPECWAR, but they gave better than they got. Murphy and his boys paved the mountaintop with dead Al Qaeda before finally going to stand eternal guard in heaven.

    RIP, SEALs. You done good!

    I wish I was man enough to even ENTER BUDS, let alone PASS it.
     
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    Robert E. Lee Prewitt. "From Here To Eternity". Love on the beach in Hawaii. Also "The Thin Red Line". A great set of books by James Jones. Sgt Warden couldn't deploy because he had a heart condition and was dropped from the second book. Frank Sinatra's break out movie as Magio in "From Here to Eternity". Best Taps ever. Look closely and the first guy you see in the clip is George Reeves AKA Superman. He played a Sgt in the movie.
     
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    Six years ago, we all walked away from the longest 47 months of our lives. As our hats went into the air, we truly had no way of knowing the ultimate price so many of us would pay. In the end, it is sadly fitting that our graduation occurred in conjunction with the most somber of our nation's holidays. It is an honor to be counted among the members of the Class of 2004. It is an honor to have struggled alongside those who saw their duty through to its mortal conclusion. May we all live lives worthy of their sacrifice. Grip hands.

    In memory of the 12 men of the class of 2004 who died in the service of the nation.

    First Lieutenant Garrison C. Avery, U.S. Army USMA 2004
    First Lieutenant Benjamin T. Britt, U.S. Army USMA 2004
    First Lieutenant Amos "Camden" R. Bock, U.S. Army USMA 2004
    Captain Michael A. Cerrone, U.S. Army USMA 2004
    Captain John R. Dennison, U.S. Army USMA 2004
    Captain David M. Fraser, U.S. Army USMA 2004
    Captain Paul W. Pena, U. A. Army USMA 2004
    First Lieutenant Robert A. Seidel III, U.S. Army USMA 2004
    Captain Adam P. Snyder, U.S. Army USMA 2004
    Captain Daniel P. Whitten, U.S. Army USMA 2004
    First Lieutenant Dennis W. Zilinski, U.S. Army USMA 2004
    First Lieutenant Jacob N. Fritz, U.S. Army USMA 2004.5
     
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    Memorial Day Salute - Pearl Harbor

    What a great thread.

    Here is a heartfelt salute and remembrance of the men who died on December 7, 1941. My father-in-law was aboard the U.S.S. Arizona that day and was fortunate to have survived. It is sobering to visit the memorial at Pearl Harbor and read all the names on the wall of those who did not:



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    I also reflect upon my favorite poem of remembrance:


    In Flanders Fields
    By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
    Canadian Army

    In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.
     
  17. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    I salute all of those who died in the service to our country- in the past and still dying for us today. In particular I remember my fellow VMI Alums who have died as well as a couple others close to the surface for me.

    Sgt. Dale R. Griffin, VMI Class of 2003
    SPC William L. McMillan III, VMI Class of 2008
    1st Sgt. Luke J. Mercandante, Honorary Brother Rat 2007
    Mr. Gregory R. Wright, Jr., VMI Class of 1995
    Capt. Lowell T. Miller, II., VMI Class of 1993
    Capt.James C. Edge, VMI Class of 1996
    Capt. Luke C. Wullenwaber, VMI Class of 2002
    Maj. Paul R. Syverson, III, VMI Class of 1993
    Sgt. Ryan E. Doltz, VMI Class of 2000
    Lt. Joshua C. Hurley, VMI Class of 2001
    Capt. John Robert Teal, VMI Class of 1994
    Lt. Cmdr. David Lucian Williams,VMI Class of 1991
    Mr. Charles W. Mathers, VMI Class of 1962

    Also: 1SG Toby Meister (12/28/05) and SSG Clint Newman 2/13/06
    and finally: Capt Scott Cummins USA.

    http://compuball.com/av/mansionsofthelord.htm
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  18. AF6872

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    My friends on the Wall:

    SGT James Gerald Flynn

    PFC Francis A. Azzarito

    They were the best.
     
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    Got the opportunity to watch "Taking Chance" today.

    I was so touched to see the respect given-
    I hope this is truly how we honor our soldiers.
     
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