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November-11th-2009, 04:37 AM
To all veterans...
November-11th-2009, 05:25 AM
To all veterans...
Your SERVICE & SACRIFICE are GREATLY APPRECIATED by this ES member.
November-11th-2009, 05:42 AM
Could not be said enough.
Thank you to those who serve.
November-11th-2009, 06:01 AM
Without your efforts and sacrifice my family would not exist. Thanks to all who serve or who have served.
November-11th-2009, 06:06 AM
Here is a thread with all some fellow ES'ers who have served.
November-11th-2009, 06:36 AM
Today is my Grandpas Birthday he past away two years before I was born. He came over here from Lebanon
thanks everyone that has fought for our freedom
November-11th-2009, 06:59 AM
Thanks to all Veterens who have served and are currently serving.
Your sacrifice is not measurable in words.
November-11th-2009, 07:10 AM
It doesn't get the attention it deserves here.
In the UK we used to stop everything for a 2 minute silence at 11am.
And everyone would wear a poppy with funds going to veterans.
November-11th-2009, 07:22 AM
A slideshow for all Veterans . . . Thank You!
November-11th-2009, 09:54 AM
For Immediate Release:
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
VETERANS DAY, 2009
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
We have a sacred trust with those who wear the uniform of the United States of America. From the Minutemen who stood watch over Lexington and Concord to the service members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, American veterans deserve our deepest appreciation and respect. Our Nation's servicemen and women are our best and brightest, enlisting in times of peace and war, serving with honor under the most difficult circumstances, and making sacrifices that many of us cannot begin to imagine. Today, we reflect upon the invaluable contributions of our country's veterans and reaffirm our commitment to provide them and their families with the essential support they were promised and have earned.
Caring for our veterans is more than a way of thanking them for their service. It is an obligation to our fellow citizens who have risked their lives to defend our freedom. This selflessness binds our fates with theirs, and recognizing those who were willing to give their last full measure of devotion for us is a debt of honor for every American.
We also pay tribute to all who have worn the uniform and continue to serve their country as civilians. Many veterans act as coaches, teachers, and mentors in their communities, selflessly volunteering their time and expertise. They visit schools to tell our Nation's students of their experiences and help counsel our troops returning from the theater of war. These men and women possess an unwavering belief in the idea of America: no matter where you come from, what you look like, or who your parents are, this is a place where anything is possible. Our veterans continue to stand up for those timeless American ideals of liberty, self-determination, and equal opportunity.
On Veterans Day, we honor the heroes we have lost, and we rededicate ourselves to the next generation of veterans by supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen as they return home from duty. Our grateful Nation must keep our solemn promises to these brave men and women and their families. They have given their unwavering devotion to the American people, and we must keep our covenant with them.
With respect for and in recognition of the contributions our servicemen and women have made to the cause of peace and freedom around the world, the Congress has provided that November 11 of each year shall be as a legal public holiday to honor our Nation's veterans.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2009, as Veterans Day. I encourage all Americans to recognize the valor and sacrifice of our veterans through appropriate public ceremonies and private prayers. I call upon Federal, State, and local officials to display the flag of the United States and to participate in patriotic activities in their communities. I call on all Americans, including civic and fraternal organizations, places of worship, schools, and communities to support this day with commemorative expressions and programs.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.
November-11th-2009, 10:00 AM
11th Hour, 11th Day, 11th Month.
To all of the vets thank you for serving and may you die in your beds surrounded by your loving families knowing the full measure of peace.
November-11th-2009, 10:07 AM
To all my brothers and sisters, to those that came before me, to those that served beside me, to those that followed me and I believe most importantly, to those that paid the ultimate price.
Thank You, from the bottom of my heart, Thank You.
and to the second most important people on this day, The families of the men and women that serve this great country, Thank You. Without your constant support and love the members of our armed forces would be half the power in this world that they are today.
November-11th-2009, 10:16 AM
Thanks to all those who are currently serving and have served. We wouldn't be here today without you.
November-11th-2009, 10:25 AM
There aren't enough thanks in the world. The words just seem to come up short. But they are all we have sometimes.
I encourage everyone to thank veterans and those who now serve, not just today but every chance you get.
November-11th-2009, 01:44 PM
Thanks to everyone serving or who has served.
November-11th-2009, 01:48 PM
Thanks, and you are welcome.
November-11th-2009, 01:48 PM
November-11th-2009, 01:58 PM
I typically do not post in The Tailgate, but my senior year of high school and now my senior year of college my father is serving a two year tour overseas.
I do not think we can ever say "Thank you" enough.
To all members of the armed forces (and their families) thank you for all you do.
November-11th-2009, 04:11 PM
Along with Christmas Day and New Year's Day, we also recognise the 11th November. However, we refer to it as Remembrance Day.
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