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God Bless our troops. Both currently serving and those of the past, and God bless the greatest Generation.

 

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God Bless our troops. Both currently serving and those of the past, and God bless the greatest Generation.

i watch saving privat ryan and see the hell they went through just on normady beach in the beginning of the movie.

i think to myself, that's one the worst situations US soldiers or anyone has ever had to endure. the air terrifyingly thick with lead and mortar rounds. you can catch one at any second. no one should ever forget the WWII vets, or any other veterans' service.
 

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You could have heard a pin drop

God Bless our troops. Both currently serving and those of the past, and God bless the greatest Generation.
Along the same lines:

At a time when our president and other politicians tend to apologize for our country's prior actions, here's a refresher on how some of our former patriots handled negative comments about our country.

JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60's when DeGaule decided to pull out of NATO. DeGaule said he wanted all US
military out of France as soon as possible.

Rusk responded, "Does that include those who are buried here?"

DeGuale did not respond.

You could have heard a pin drop.
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When in England , at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of
'empire building' by George Bush.

He answered by saying, "Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom
beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not
return."

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There was a conference in France where a number of international engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break,
one of the French engineers came back into the room saying, "Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft
carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What does he intend to do, bomb them?"

A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: "Our carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are
nuclear powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to
feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a
dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck. We have eleven such ships; how many does France have?"

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A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the U.S.., English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies. At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of officers that included personnel from most of those countries. Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English. He then asked, "Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?"

Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied, "Maybe it's because the Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't
have to speak German."

You could have heard a pin drop.
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AND THIS STORY FITS RIGHT IN WITH THE ABOVE...

Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on.

"You have been to France before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked sarcastically.

Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.

"Then you should know enough to have your passport ready."

The American said, "The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it."

"Impossible. Americans always have to show their passports on arrival in France !"

The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained, ''Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in
1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find a Frenchmen to show a passport to."

You could have heard a pin drop.
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I am proud to be of this land, AMERICA
 

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Excellent post Rowdie. I've heard a couple of those before. I love it.

Many around the world complain about the arrogance of Americans .... until they need help. The US probably should tell them to piss off. They never do. We're always first in line to help ... usually expected to be first in.
 

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We will be going to Hawaii in two years and this will be one of the locations we spent much of our time at. My children will have read information about this Date prior to going. It will be the first trip that any of us have gotten to take. It is one of those things that are on my very short bucket list.
 

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We will be going to Hawaii in two years and this will be one of the locations we spent much of our time at. My children will have read information about this Date prior to going. It will be the first trip that any of us have gotten to take. It is one of those things that are on my very short bucket list.
Interesting. I just got this in an email from my father-in-law. This is a shortened version. His email had 20 photos. I have no idea who the person was or took them.

"Isn't it amazing how a film could last so long in a camera without disintegrating?
Fantastic photos taken 69 years ago. Some of you will have to go to a museum to see what a Brownie camera looked like? Here is a simple picture of what we are talking about".

Camera accessory Rectangle Cameras & optics Wood Camera


PHOTOS STORED IN AN OLD BROWNIE CAMERA
Thought you might find these photos very interesting; what quality from 1941.
Pearl Harbor photos found in an old Brownie stored in a foot locker. and just recently
taken to be developed.
THESE PHOTOS ARE FROM A SAILOR WHO WAS ON THE USS QUAPAW ATF-11O.
I THINK THEY'RE SPECTACULAR! PEARL HARBOR December 7th, 1941

Water Sky Cloud Boat Watercraft


Water Cloud Motor vehicle Pollution Vehicle


Cloud Sky Vehicle Road surface Asphalt


Cloud Sky Tire Wheel Vehicle


Share this with ALL ages...Elderly will remember; Young will be awed.
 

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Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied, "Maybe it's because the Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German."

You could have heard a pin drop.
Nice post, Rowdie...

I like them all, but the above answer is truly priceless...
 

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