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Old 05-30-2011, 08:43 AM   #1
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Memorial Day Remembrance

We will never forget:

USBA Memorial Day Message 2009
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:55 AM   #2
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This is a buddy of mine from HS. I was with him the day I met DW 45 years ago this month. I miss him still today.

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Old 05-30-2011, 08:58 AM   #3
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I miss him still today.
Those that you remember will never be forgotten, and will live as long as your thoughts include them.

(BTW, for me, Nam - '68' - 69)...

I was one of the "lucky one's" (e.g. today is not "my" holiday - that's reseved for those that are certainly better than I could ever be)...
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My Uncle served in Vietnam. He was a 19 year old kid right off the farm in Kansas. It changed him forever. I'll never forget taking him to the Vietnam Memorial in DC. He broke down and had to be alone for a little while after seeing all those names. It hit him much harder than he expected.

He found a number of names of people he knew on that wall. I'm sure he's thinking about them today.
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Over the weekend, I watched the movie "Taking Chance" which is about escorting a soldier home to be burried after he was KIA in Iraq. This movie brought tears to my eyes.
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I like this editorial/obituary our paper has been reprinting every Memorial Day:

Hoist a glass for Red Madsen on Memorial Day. -

about "Red" Madsen

When he died, his daughter, Patricia, wrote an obit that wove Red's military experience into the rest of his life. She knew he had advanced, island by island, with U.S. troops approaching Japan in the weeks before two atomic bombs ended World War II. Not until after Red's death, though, did she learn that he had earned a Bronze Star for combat heroism. He'd never mentioned it.
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