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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted November 11, 2015 - 06:24 AM

Please take a little time to remember today.

My father drove a tank in the second war , and my mothers father was in the first war. I am going to a Remembrance Day service today.

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Posted November 11, 2015 - 06:41 AM

South of the border, it is known as Veterans Day. A day to honor those who have served and those who gave it all!

I will have the appropriate apparel on today. 


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Posted November 11, 2015 - 06:52 AM

Yes, thank you to all the men and women who served to protect our freedoms.
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Posted November 11, 2015 - 06:56 AM

my grandfather the greatest person I ever knew. ww2 navy
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Posted November 11, 2015 - 07:50 AM

Have you ever noticed a coin left on top of a Veterans head stone?  Here is the story behind it as I received from a friend.  As a Veteran, I was not aware of this tradition.

 

A coin left on the top of the headstone lets the deceased soldiers family know that somebody stopped by to pay their respect.

 

Leaving a penny means you visited.

 

A nickle means that you and the deceased soldier trained at boot camp together.

 

If you served with that soldier, you leave a dime.

 

A quarter is very significant because it means that you were there when that soldier died.

 

The tradition can be traced as far back as the Roman Empire.  It was way to give a buddy some spending money for the hereafter.

 

Proud to pass this information on.


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Posted November 11, 2015 - 07:55 AM

Lest we forget.
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Posted November 11, 2015 - 08:11 AM

Thank you to our members who have served this country!

Remembrance to our family, friends who have served and even died serving our country.

I lost an uncle in WWII ion a plane crash, had several other uncles serve in the same war, and nephews who have served in various branches.


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Posted November 11, 2015 - 08:35 AM

Have you ever noticed a coin left on top of a Veterans head stone?  Here is the story behind it as I received from a friend.  As a Veteran, I was not aware of this tradition.

 

A coin left on the top of the headstone lets the deceased soldiers family know that somebody stopped by to pay their respect.

 

Leaving a penny means you visited.

 

A nickle means that you and the deceased soldier trained at boot camp together.

 

If you served with that soldier, you leave a dime.

 

A quarter is very significant because it means that you were there when that soldier died.

 

The tradition can be traced as far back as the Roman Empire.  It was way to give a buddy some spending money for the hereafter.

 

Proud to pass this information on.

Thanks for sharing that.  I've never heard this but I'm glad I know it now.

 

My dad served in WW2.  He's still kickin at 91.  You just can't keep those folks down.  He's bedded down in a nursing home for the winter but plans to be back in his house in the spring.  The home is taking the vets to the Texas Roadhouse today for a free lunch.  If you ask me, our veterans don't get near the respect they deserve these days.  Thanks to all vets for their service!


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Posted November 11, 2015 - 09:51 AM

My Grandfather served in WWI in the infantry. My father served in WWII. He was a wrecker driver and mechanic in the 62nd Signal Battalion Co. A. as a Corporal.

Since then I ave had numerous family members who have served and fought for our country. I had a uncle who was prisoner of war for a short time.

Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, a time for us to Thank You, Welcome Home and Job well done to all our Veterans .  When I look at the flag of our country. I see all those who have served us. They are the reason our Flag flies.  today.                                                                                                                                                 Roger.


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Posted November 11, 2015 - 03:53 PM

It is very nice to see the support for all of us veterans on this forum! Believe me when I say we all appreciate it more than anyone knows. Exiting the service is a very difficult time and being reminded that you are not forgotten and that at least some are appreciative of your service can go a long way. Thank you for your support from me and mine!
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Posted November 11, 2015 - 05:18 PM

It is very nice to see the support for all of us veterans on this forum! Believe me when I say we all appreciate it more than anyone knows. Exiting the service is a very difficult time and being reminded that you are not forgotten and that at least some are appreciative of your service can go a long way. Thank you for your support from me and mine!

Welcome Home, Eric!


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