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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 07:34 am:

In which year(s) is someone standing on one leg?

By John W Anderson (Wd8rth) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 07:37 am:

2007 & 2006
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By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 07:43 am:

In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the U.S.'s Freedom.

By Kenty (Dashamo) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 07:48 am:

Someone standing on one leg in 2006. Some "Thing" standing on one leg in 2007.

Take time to thank a Vet today.

By Donna (Donna) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 07:49 am:

Awesome ALWAYS!

By Donna (Donna) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 07:59 am:

My friend lives in Kalamazoo, and is very involved with the Patriot Guard Riders. She called me last night, and the answering machine went off before I got to the phone, and she says "Donna, it's Barb..pick up if you are there" and I grabbed the phone, and she says "What's going on around me? I have tornado sirens going off, the rain is coming down so hard, I'm driving 15 mph and the wipers are going full speed, and I can't see the front of my car" I get on the weather site, type in a zip code to look it up, it's got red all over, Flash Flood Warnings, Tornado Warnings, etc, etc...she was out checking on the place they have to do the funeral at today:

The PGR is amazing. So is my friend Barb. She got involved awhile back to help with different things, and is now in charge of her unit...she calls the bikers that ride for PGR "MY GUYS" and she'll do whatever it takes to keep her guys safe...AND even more to make sure the family and friends of the Veteran who is being buried...has their from protesters,etc.

God Bless them all!

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 08:10 am:

"Good Morning"-Freedom is not free. Keep all of our military, in our prayers, not only today but every day. Keep in our heart's those who gave all so that we can be free. If we speak their name , they will not be forgotten.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 10:53 am:

Good morning! No, freedom is not free! Our friend is being buried today, having died all these later after his service in VietNam. He died from cancerous tumors in his intestines due to Agent Orange. So sad for the family.

Please keep all of our military personnel, alive and dead, in your thoughts and prayers today. Let Freedom Ring!!!

Happy Birthday to my dad who would have been 84 today!!

The litter of foxes is adorable!!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 10:57 am:

Many Memorial Day services and military funerals my husband, Bob, played Taps. He was the one in front to be seen and watched with another as his echo. Pretty moving to hear him play Taps on his coronet. He regarded this as a high honor.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 12:34 pm:

Hi Deb ~

Haven't been 'on' for a while and missed that your friend had passed a couple days ago. You and his family & friends are in our prayers. High honor for a veteran to be buried on Memorial Day.

Is it true that the soldiers who die from an injury/illness sustained during their service in Viet Nam have their names added to The Wall?

Today especially we honor all who have given their lives for America ~ as others have said "Freedom is not Free".

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 12:47 pm:

My cousin Franklin Du Long died in Nam. My cousin Ken Bayard died because of his service in Nam. I am proud of both. I served with the Third Cav and mourn the young troopers who have given all in Iraq and Afghanistan. Brave Rifles Troopers.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 01:11 pm:

Thank you for your service Mikie ~ and for the service of your cousins.

May you always know that the vast majority of America appreciate and honor your service in Viet Nam. And are ashamed of the way of so many of our troops were treated (including my uncle) when they returned. To say 'thank you' can never erase some of that disgrace.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 01:19 pm:

jbuck, I don't know if what you say is true about the wall. Hopefully, that is something that Laurie will look into when she is up to it. It's a good point to bring up.

Mikie, thank you and your family for your service to our great country. It's a tough day for a lot of people today:(

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 01:48 pm:

Peace, Mans's gift to Man under God.

By Greta Jones (Urbanescapees) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 02:17 pm:

Welcome back, John Dee. Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 02:26 pm:

While he was in the Army/Guard, my Father played taps for almost every military funeral in the state of Michigan back in the 80's. I got a couple opportunities to witness him play and what a moving experience, even for a brat like myself!! I found it interesting that for most of the service, people were fairly calm and collected; however, once they heard taps being played, it was at that moment when folks would break down and even faint. He always said he got as far away from the service as possible so as not to see the sorrow and sadness. He often said that it was hard for him to play.

We always joked that, at the time, there were very few people that played taps in the state and when my Father passed away he would have to raise out of the casket and play taps for himself......

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 02:32 pm:

Capt. Paul, when I was younger and in the band, we would go out to the cemetery and play taps. I always had to be the echo so I'd go quite a way from the actual spot that we were playing at. I loved doing that. Always gave me goosebumps and everybody said that it sounded so cool, having an echo like that. Wish I could have heard it!! I always felt it was an honor, even at that young age.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 02:48 pm:

Bobbysgirl: are you watching the Waltons marathon on INSP right now? Reason I ask is because what you said sounds like what was posted on the church sign as the sermon topic for December 7, 1941.

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 04:27 pm:

So many good men and women served and are serving.God bless
them all!

By Hollidays (Hollybranches) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 04:46 pm:

We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 04:57 pm:

Thomas, I had no idea the Walton's were on today. T.V. has had a rest today. My grandmother who taught Sunday school for 45 years often recited that phrase.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 07:08 pm:

My mom did not want taps at my brother's funeral, a 21 gun salute, but, no taps.

By Donna (Donna) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 09:20 pm:

When the Traveling Wall was in South Range, a friend and I went to a ceremony there and when they played Taps...we were both bawling like little babies....What a powerful, moving experience.

By C Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 10:12 pm:

All I can say is THANK YOU.

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