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Default Thank You Active Duty and Veterans!

Your sacrifice makes our freedom possible and may we remember those who lost their lives in the process of fighting for our freedoms and still do to this day.

Here's a video from Victory expressing their gratitude as well. Victory has always been supportive of the men and women in uniform and have even given us discounts on motorcycle to prove it.

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You're welcome. And to those who avoided contributing some time to serving your country in the military; thanks for nothing.

I fly two flags, a 50 star and a 48 star as I served under that one, as did the WWII and Korean War vets. Across the street live two WWII vets, my heroes. We speak English (most of us) and live free lives because of what they and their brothers in arms accomplished.

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Today is Memorial day. It is to honor the fallen, not living veterans. There is another day for that.

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And to those who avoided contributing some time to serving your country in the military; thanks for nothing.
That's a heck of a thing to say. There is more to a functioning country than protecting it from foreign enemies. In addition to the fallen, I'd like to thank everyone who did/does anything productive that creates the wealth that gives our military something to protect. They never seem to get any credit and generally don't go seeking it.

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We speak English (most of us) and live free lives because of what they and their brothers in arms accomplished.
According to the International Centre for Prison Studies at King's College London, the U.S. currently has the largest documented prison population in the world, both in absolute and proportional terms. We've got roughly 2.03 million people behind bars, or 701 per 100,000 population. China has the second-largest number of prisoners (1.51 million, for a rate of 117 per 100,000), and Russia has the second-highest rate (606 per 100,000, for a total of 865,000). Russia had the highest rate for years, but has released hundreds of thousands of prisoners since 1998; meanwhile the U.S. prison population has grown by even more.




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My thanks go out to those who served, families of those who served, people that supported the Military and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice!

Please don't turn this day of grieving into a political fight. Neither the people who gave everything nor their families deserve any sort of discredit.

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I give thanks daily for my friends that lost more than time overseas and those who came before all the way back to the Revolutionary War.

Don't worry Saddlebag, I feel much the same way about current Vets. It seems to me that this current generation of Vet have a sense of entitlement and superiority complex. Not everyone is meant to serve and many that try really shouldn't. I personally don't want special treatment, but a little less profiling in job interviews would be nice.

Hopefully RICZ was talking about draft dodging not just anyone who has not served.

Now before anyone starts flaming me here is a little background about me: I have served multiple tours in Iraq and in Afghanistan as an Infantryman and as a Scout. I am currently back in Afghanistan working as a civilian.

I would challenge all the members here to celebrate Memorial/ Decoration day the appropriate way, visit a veterans cemetery and decorate and give thanks to those who have given their all for all of us.

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It was an honor and privilege to serve this country. My father served in Korea and I honor his service today and everyday. R.I.P.

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God bless your father and all others who answered the call with him.

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Active Duty Air Force here. I give thanks to those who served before me and all the hard work they put into every operation that was carried out. My dad served in the Army Air Force back in WWII and was stationed at RAF Lakenheath. Funny coincidence that I was stationed there from 1999-2004 and he really loved that before he passed away. My father retired from the Marines and did his time in all the fighting in the 90's.

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Many thanks to all our friends, brothers and sisters who paid the ultimate price for our Freedom. God Bless and Here's to you......

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Hopefully RICZ was talking about draft dodging not just anyone who has not served.
How prescient of you Garion. That is exactly to what I was referring. Relatives served in WWII and Korea. Most came back and some did not. Friends served in Viet Nam. Most came back and some did not. I like to think of Memorial Day as a time to appreciate both groups, no matter what some nit picker thinks.
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