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November 11, 2005

Veterans Never Forgotten

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children what it was once like in the United States when men were free.” -- Ronald Reagan

If you know a Veteran, someone in your family, friend of the family, neighbor, who served their country, take a brief moment of your day to thank them. Thank them for the sacrifice they made for the better good of their country. I am so very thankful for every service member in our military who has served our great nation. So, to the men and women who answered the call in both times of war and peace, I thank you. from Wild Thing

Thank you Barb at Righty in a Lefty State she was so kind and sent me this of the Stamps.

Gen. John L. Hines, Sgt. Alvin C. York, Gen. Omar N. Bradley and Lt. Audie L. Murphy.

Hines fought in the Spanish American War and was part of the battle of San Juan Hill. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his bravery and leadership in combat during World War I. He later became the Army Chief of Staff in 1924. He died at the age of 100 in 1968 at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

York, was awarded the Medal of Honor for his courageous acts. during World War I. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division. In one battle with the German army, York was credited for capturing 132 German soldiers, killing 25 German soldiers and silencing 35 enemy machine guns.

Bradley commanded the First U.S. Army during the 1944 Allied landing in Normandy during World War II. He served as the Army Chief of Staff in 1948 and became the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1949.

Murphy was the most decorated American combat soldier in World War II. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the soldiers in his company by single-handedly repelling a German attack.

Please visit my Veterans Never Forgotten page at my website.
It is my Tribute to all our Veterans from all our Wars.
This is a special Tribute to my Vietnam Veterans. This is for YOU, for you that have been to the Nam, for each of you that live inside my heart, for my Nam Vets and your wives and loved ones.

The tears I shed for our POWs and MIA's will never dry in my heart. Never Forget them as you read my POW-MIA page and carry them in your heart and prayers as well.

A BIG thank you to all the Bloggers that are Veterans. Thank you with all my heart for serving our country! You are why this is the land of the FREE and the home of the BRAVE.

Linked on this very special day to:
Righty in a Lefty State
Cao's Blog
Stuck on Stupid
The Political Teen
Big Dog's Blog
Something....and Half of Something
Basil's Blog
Soldiers' Angel

Posted by Wild Thing at November 11, 2005 12:17 AM

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Beautiful tribute Wild Thing. Please give my regards to the Angry Old Salt and tell him I said thank you for serving this great country of ours!

Posted by: LindaSoG at November 11, 2005 09:39 AM

Hi Linda, thank you and I sure will tell the Angry Old Salt.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 11, 2005 10:04 AM

I'm not forgetting ANY of you - ever!

Posted by: james hooker at November 11, 2005 11:42 AM

Hi James thank you for coming by on this very special day and for your comment.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 11, 2005 12:03 PM

These graphics are beautiful. Thank you for this tribute, the pictures paint a thousand words.

Posted by: Laurie at November 11, 2005 12:42 PM

Thank you so much Laurie and thank you for stopping by. It is such a special day, and happy and sad one all at the same time. I guess the words is meaning full, this day has so much meaning to it, so many lives involved in the word Veteran and what they have done for all of us.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 11, 2005 02:18 PM

I knew you would have a real post for Veterans today. You’re always saying Thank You to us Vets and those still on Active Duty.

It’s out turn to say Thank You to you Wild Thing. What you do here and on your webpage makes us Veterans feel special.

Posted by: BobF at November 11, 2005 05:29 PM

Hi Bob it is always very special for me to see your comments. You are so kind, thank you so much and for your friendship.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 11, 2005 05:54 PM

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