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A special Thanks - Veterans Day

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Nice message, TC. Thanks for reminding us.
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Thanks to all the Vets.
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I know there are a few Veitnam vets here on Epic.
Thank you to all who have and those serving our country.
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Vets Day

Being a (non-war) veteran I have always appreciated our war Vets. The lst of Oct my wife and I visited Arlington National Cemetery that was a sobering day.

Thank You Guys and Gals - Where ever you are.

Never Forget !
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Special thanks to all of those who served in ANY capacity and extra special thanks to those who had to fight.

All of you are SO deserving of this day!
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yes, thank you

For serving. Even if it was the draft.
To my ski buddy Gandalf, who occasionally frequents this site.
That smoke grenade didn't keep you from skiing VERY nicely!
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A sincere "thank you" to all who served in the past and are serving now.

Without you, nothing we have would have been possible.
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You're Welcome

On behalf of all Vets in the skiing / boarding community, thanks for remembering.

rickp, USAF retired
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This is a bit late, but I just discovered this incredible song. Although the video sends a different message, I'd like to dedicate this to anyone who has ever lost someone in any war.

Each Coming Night

Can't figure out how to use the YouTube Link: Mods, feel free to edit!
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Song in Australia 20-odd years ago that gave a younger generation some idea of what vets went through in Vietnam.

These are the lyrics, with a YouTube link at the end.

I WAS ONLY 19 (A walk in the light green)

Mum and Dad and Denny saw the passing-out parade at Puckapunyal
It was a long march from cadets.
The sixth battalion was the next to tour, and it was me who drew the card.
We did Canungra, Shoalwater before we left.

And Townsville lined the footpaths as we marched down to the quay
This clipping from the paper shows us young and strong and clean.
And there's me in my slouch hat with my SLR and greens.
God help me, I was only nineteen.

From Vung Tau, riding Chinooks, to the dust at Nui Dat
I'd been in and out of choppers now for months.
But we made our tents a home, VB and pinups on the lockers
And an Agent Orange sunset through the scrub.

And can you tell me, doctor, why I stil can't get to sleep?
And night-time's just a jungle dark and a barking M16?
And what's this rash that comes and goes, can you tell me what it means?
God help me, I was only ninteen.

A four week operation when each step could mean your last one on two legs
It was a war within yourself.
But you wouldn't let your mates down til they had you dusted off
So you closed your eyes and thought about something else.

Then someone yelled "Contact!" and the bloke behind me swore
We hooked in there for hours, then a Godalmighty roar
Frankie kicked a mine the day that mankind kicked the moon,
God help me, he was going home in June.

I can still see Frankie, drinking tinnies in the Grand Hotel
On a thirty-six hour rec leave in Vung Tau
And I can still hear Frankie, lying screaming in the jungle
Til the morphine came and killed the bloody row.

And the Anzac legends didn't mention mud and blood and tears
And the stories that my father told me never seemed quite real.
I caught some pieces in my back that I didn't even feel
God help me, I was only nineteen.

And can you tell me, doctor, why I still can't get to sleep?
And why the Channel Seven chopper chills me to my feet?
And what's this rash that comes and goes, can you tell me what it means?
God help me, I was only nineteen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7TXBuVUQJw
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Bump!

 

Thanks to all who served, especially those that are still serving including the spouses.

 

My dad's buried at Arlington.  Thanks dad

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