"The Fallen....But Not Forgotten."

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, May 28, 2012.


  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

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    "The Fallen....But Not Forgotten."

    RIP .
     
  2. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Thank you for this...all too many folks think this is BBQ day or Veteran's day, rather than a day to remember those that made the ultimate sacrifice for us and their country. Never forget the courage, the love, the humility of those that have passed before us in the ongoing quest for peace and righteousness.
     
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  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Folks:

    I categorically refuse to wish anyone a "Happy" Memorial Day. Happiness is NOT what it's all about, it's about remembering and revering those that have gone to secure for us what the Nation stands for. It's not for thanking those that made it home from their service, they deserve at least thanks. Nor is the day for celebrations of excess at the grill or keg tap.

    I don't begrudge anyone the opportunity to have some fun with family and friends. A day off from the grind is always worth it. Just so time is taken for what this day is really all about.

    I'm truly up a stump trying to think up a proper greeting on Memorial Day, it just isn't like Happy New Year and doesn't lend itself well to easy mouthings of polite conversation. What to do, what to say when welcoming or being welcomed at the party?

    Suggestions welcome.

    Regards to all.
     
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  4. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    ghrit, I have been using "have a safe Memorial Day" for those whom I am not familiar, and "...Blessed Memorial Day" for those closer to me. Certainly more appropriate than "happy," IMHO.
     
  5. davidsdesire

    davidsdesire Monkey

    i agree with what you said and i think 'have a good day but remember those who gave their all' is a good greeting for the day.
     
  6. Cephus

    Cephus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    This is not a day of BBQ nor is it Veterans day this is a day we remember all of our fallen comrades and brave men who gave all in defense of this Nation
    I knew far to many of them that never had the opportunity to have a family and watch there children grow into adulthood or have the chance to hold a grandchild for the first time ,they were there to protect the freedoms of others and preserve our way of life and liberty .It's to these men that I for one am grateful and show respect on this day . Never forget them and what they gave up for this Nation !!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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