Veteran's Day

#1 Windmilling

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Thank you to all who have served, are currently serving, and especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. I am sure many of us know someone who has been injured or killed. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who gave their lives such that we can enjoy unparalleled freedoms. Thank you to all of the veterans of this great country.

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Phaedrus

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#1: Here, here! My wife observed a great thing walking through the concourse in ATL a couple days ago: a bunch of soldiers were walking through and everyone stopped and applauded. Just when you think the country is headed down the Kohler...
 

StopNTSing

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Can I get an AMEN? :beer:
 

RampFreeze

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Amen!

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. They decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
-John Stuart Mill
 

M3pilot

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George Orwell noted that: "To abjure violence is a luxury which a delicate few enjoy only because others stand ready
to do violence in their behalf." So, U.S. Marines in World War II died on Iwo Jima so that pacifists could sing Kumbaya
in safety.
Chinese philosopher-general Sun Tzu, two millennia earlier, instructed us that the object of war is peace -- on the
victor's terms. Peace is not an outcome or an objective. It's just a state or condition, and a temporary one at that.
A quarter-century ago, historian Will Durant calculated that the world had known the absence of war in only 268
of the last 3,421 years. That ratio has declined even further since. Moreover, peace, in and of itself, is an insufficient
condition. A goldfish in a bowl knows peace. Defeated and enslaved peoples may know peace. Americans, going back
to our birth as a nation in the caldron of the Revolutionary War, desire peace but require freedom and justice.
We do not worship peace at any price.

Proudly serving,

M3
 
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