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Post by Walkinghairball » Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:48 pm

Very cool.

I wonder how soon it will be, before the ACLU or worse, get's the wrecking ball on those?
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Post by CygnusX1 » Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:02 pm

well then, they can just tear down the freakin' National MLK monument too....that's going up soon on the D.C. Tidal Basin .....fair is fair. :twisted:
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Post by CygnusX1 » Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:18 am

This is sad, but it's how Marines remember
their fallen brothers and sisters.

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Post by CygnusX1 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:52 pm

December 7 was designated by Congress as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, to honor the more than 2,400 military personnel who died on December 7, 1941, in a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

www.FirstGov.gov offers links to:

* photos and more about this infamous turning point in history, from the U.S. Navy

* the commemoration's presidential proclamation
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Post by awip2062 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:53 pm

A friend recently went to the memorial in Hawaii and she was so touched by it that as she told us of her trip she began to cry.
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Post by CygnusX1 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:57 pm

awip2062 wrote:A friend recently went to the memorial in Hawaii and she was so touched by it that as she told us of her trip she began to cry.
I'd love to see it myself....sorry so late, but I just got it this morning...

hiya t!! :-D ((((t :*))))
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Post by ElfDude » Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:12 pm

Once again, my heartfelt thanks to all the veterans out there.
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Post by awip2062 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:04 pm

CygnusX1 wrote:
I'd love to see it myself....sorry so late, but I just got it this morning...

hiya t!! :-D ((((t :*))))
Hi! *waves* I want to see it too. Someday.....
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Post by Walkinghairball » Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:21 pm

CygnusX1 wrote:
awip2062 wrote:A friend recently went to the memorial in Hawaii and she was so touched by it that as she told us of her trip she began to cry.
I'd love to see it myself....sorry so late, but I just got it this morning...

hiya t!! :-D ((((t :*))))
I have been there twice.............Took OLS when she visited me there while still in the ARMY.

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Here we were then......................like mid July of 1989... Myself........OLS, Miki and Pat...............They got married too. :-D

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The movie prior to the boat to the memorial, makes almost everyone teary eyed..............even the Japanese tourists.

The memorial is positioned over the Arizona, almost like a cross.

The flag pole is the Arizona's own flag pole.

One of the gun turrets, is clearly visible just off the port side of the memorial.

If anyone ever gets to the Hawaiian Island of Oahu, go see this!!!!!!!!!
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Post by awip2062 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:35 pm

Walkinghairball wrote:
If anyone ever gets to the Hawaiian Island of Oahu, go see this!!!!!!!!!
No need to tell me twice. If I make it to Oahu, I am SO there.
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Post by CygnusX1 » Fri Dec 08, 2006 6:06 am

Walkinghairball wrote:
CygnusX1 wrote:
awip2062 wrote:A friend recently went to the memorial in Hawaii and she was so touched by it that as she told us of her trip she began to cry.
I'd love to see it myself....sorry so late, but I just got it this morning...

hiya t!! :-D ((((t :*))))
I have been there twice.............Took OLS when she visited me there while still in the ARMY.

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The movie prior to the boat to the memorial, makes almost everyone teary eyed..............even the Japanese tourists.

The memorial is positioned over the Arizona, almost like a cross.

The flag pole is the Arizona's own flag pole.

One of the gun turrets, is clearly visible just off the port side of the memorial.

If anyone ever gets to the Hawaiian Island of Oahu, go see this!!!!!!!!!
nice pics bro. noticed it was pretty windy that day! lotsa white caps, and Old Glory waving proudly. sweet, sweet. :-D
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Post by awip2062 » Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:27 pm

The funeral I attended today was for a veteran. The Honor Guard was most concientious about the flag, as they should be. They didn't like the way it was folded so after the internment was over they asked to re-fold the flag again so they could get it perfect.
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Post by Walkinghairball » Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:07 pm

Nothing worse than a badly folded flag................'cept a shitty 21 gun salute.
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Post by awip2062 » Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:29 pm

The thing was, it was not really badly folded, just not perfect. One corner didn't look juuuuuuuuuuuust right. Attention to detail like that shows the respect that I believe our service men and women deserve.
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Post by CygnusX1 » Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:43 am

awip2062 wrote:The thing was, it was not really badly folded, just not perfect. One corner didn't look juuuuuuuuuuuust right. Attention to detail like that shows the respect that I believe our service men and women deserve.
was it a USMC Honor Guard? Man, those guys/gals do it right. They snapped the flag around during final inspection before "present arms".

How they do that with parade gloves on is beyond me. :? :-D

My condolences t. I thank him for his service to our country.
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