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The men and woman fighting for us are awesome
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For those of us who are unaware, at military theaters the National Anthem is played before every movie. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

From a Chaplain in Iraq:

I recently attended a showing of "Superman 3," here at LSA Anaconda. We have a large auditorium we use for movies, as well as memorial services and other large gatherings. As is the custom back in the States, we stood and snapped to attention when the National Anthem began before the main feature.

All was going as planned until about three-quarters of the way
through The National Anthem the music stopped. Now, what would happen if this occurred with 1,000 18-22 year-olds back in the States? I imagine there would be hoots, catcalls, laughter, a few rude comments; and everyone would sit down and call for a movie. Of course, that is, if they had stood for the National
Anthem in the first place.

Here, the 1,000 Soldiers continued to stand at attention, eyes fixed forward. The music started again. The Soldiers continued to quietly stand at attention. And again, at the same point, the music stopped.

What would you expect to happen? Even here I would imagine
laughter, as everyone finally sat down and expected the movie to start. But here, you could have heard a pin drop. Every Soldier continued to stand at attention.

Suddenly there was a lone voice, Then a dozen, and quickly the room was FILLED with the voices of a thousand soldiers, finishing where the recording left off: " . . . . . And the rockets red glare, The bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night That our flag was still there. Oh, say does that s tar-spangled banner yet wave, O'er the land of the free And the home of the brave?"

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ It was the most inspiring moment I have had here in Iraq. I want you to know what kind of Soldiers are serving you here.

Please remember them as they fight for you!
 
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#2
I am Filled with Pride of Our Young Men and Women Serving in Our Forces Today! I'm 45 Years Old, and whenever I See any Young Man or Woman in Uniform here in the States I always Say "Thanks for Serving"! I have caught many of these Young Folks Off Guard, but 9 out of 10 Times I will hear "Thank You Sir"! My Son Served as a Sea Bee, and I was to a Couple of His Duty Stations, and I am Awed at the Respect they are Taught, and Practice Every Day! I Wish more of Our Young Americans could Learn the Love for their Country and Respect that Our Soldiers Hold, this would be a much Better Place if They Would!!Wink
 
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#3
You've said it beautifully still....thanks...seeing as I live near the great lakes naval base..and see many during my travels, I too will thank them for serving..great idea I hope you don't mind..
 
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My Son Graduated from Great Lakes Training Center as a Sea Bee Recruit, and I was there for His Graduation!! It was a Great Ceremony, and I Really Enjoyed it!! I Never Mind if anyone Uses any of the things I Type Here, and Thanks for Asking!!Wink
 
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#5
I bet it was..and you must be proud of him....I hope it was good weather for his ceremony....cuz it is so pretty by lake michigan ...and your welcome
 
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#6
Great post Crabby...our men and women in the armed forces, both past and present are awesome people! That was probably the greatest and most inspiring thing I have read in a long time Smile God Bless them all Smile
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I Am Coming!
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> Dear Terrorists,
> I am a Navy Aviator. I was born and raised in a small town in New
> England. I come from a family of five. I was raised in a middle class
> home and taught my values by my mother and father.
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> My dad worked a series of jobs in finance and my mom took care of us
> kids. We we re not an overly religious family but attended church most
> Sundays. It was a nice small Episcopal Church. I have a brother and
> sister and I am the youngest in my family. I was the first in many
> generations to attend college
>
> I have flown Naval aircraft for 16 years. For me the flying was never
> a lifelong dream or a 'calling,' it just happened. I needed a job
> and I liked the challenge. I continue to do it today because I feel
> it is important to give back to a nation which has given so much to
> me. I do it because, although I will never be rich, my family will be
> comfortable.
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> I do it because many of my friends have left for the airlines and
> someone has to do it.
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> My government has spent millions to train me to fly these
> multi-million dollar aircraft. I make about 70,000 dollars a year and
> after 20 years will be offered a pension.
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> I l ike baseball but think the players make too much money. I am in awe
> of firemen and policemen and what they do each day for my community,
> and like teachers, they just don't get paid enough.
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> I respect my elders and always use sir or ma'am when addressing a
> stranger. I'm not sure about kids these days but I think that's normal
> for every generation.
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> I tell you all this because when I come for you, I want you to know
> me. I won't be hiding behind a woman or a child. I won't be disguised
> or pretending to be something I am not. I will be in a U.S. issue
> flight suit. I will be wearing standard US issue flight gear, and I
> will be flying a navy aircraft clearly marked as a US warplane. I
> wish we could
> meet up close in a small room where I could wrap my hands around your
> throat and slowly squeeze the life out of you, but unfortunately,
> you're hiding in a hole in the ground, so we will have to do this a
> different way.
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> I want you to know also that I am very good at what I do. I can put a
> 2,000 lb. weapon through a window from 10,000 feet up. I generally
> only fly at night, so you may want to start sleeping during the day. I
> am not eager to die for my country but I am willing to sacrifice my
> life to protect it from animals like you.
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> I will do everything in my power to ensure no civilians are hurt as I
> take aim at you.
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> My countrymen are a forgiving bunch. Many are already forgetting what
> you did on Sept 11th. But I will not forget!!
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> I am coming. I hope you know me a little bit better, see you
> soon...sleep tight.
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> Signed
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> A U.S. Navy Pilot
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> Our Soldiers are one
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> of our greatest assets!
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> God Bless
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> In God We Trust and God Bless The U.S.A.
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GOD BLESS OUR COUNTRY AND OUR PRESIDENT!
 
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#8
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh americas finest wear air force blue,army green,navy white and those damn marines wear what they want to but they get the job done.....if the goverment would just let em do their job................
........I love cats, I just cant eat a whole one by myself......







 
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#9
thought this need to be brought to the front again
........I love cats, I just cant eat a whole one by myself......







 
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#10
thanks jayne, i haven't seen this thread. thanks to all that serve this country!
 
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