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Mon May 28, 2018, 11:25 PM

I want to take this time on this Memorial Day to say THANK YOU

Last edited Tue May 29, 2018, 02:41 AM - Edit history (1)

to nearly all of my male relatives (one of them posts here regularly) and even a few of my female relatives for their service in the military.

I am one of the very few male relatives in my family who has NOT served in the military...I think that my other relatives know me well enough to know that serving in the military just ain't my thing or my style.

What my relatives might not know is that I do find their willingness to serve to be awe-inspiring, and courageous, esp. as some of those relatives did actually have decent life alternatives to NOT serving.

I can't think of any close family member that has died in service to their country and for that, I am grateful.

I am sure, though, that many of my relatives have mourned the loss of someone that they served with.

So this is really my simple and fairly public way of saying thank you to many in my family for their service; I value their service more than I let on a lot of times.

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Reply I want to take this time on this Memorial Day to say THANK YOU (Original post)
Chitown Kev May 2018 OP
irisblue May 2018 #1
Chitown Kev May 2018 #2
MustLoveBeagles May 2018 #3
Iliyah May 2018 #4
MrScorpio May 2018 #5
Chitown Kev May 2018 #6

Response to Chitown Kev (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2018, 11:28 PM

1. Nice to see you

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Response to irisblue (Reply #1)

Mon May 28, 2018, 11:54 PM

2. Good to be seen...

,,,and on that note...I need to be going to bed since I have to be to work early tomorrow to sub for someone...now I regret that I took a pretty long nap after eating some BBQ earlier.

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Response to Chitown Kev (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2018, 11:57 PM

3. This is a lovely tribute

This is a lovely tribute to your family. Thank you for posting it.

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Response to Chitown Kev (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2018, 12:35 AM

4. Uncle T from

Louisiana was I believe one of the first to join the Montford Points at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina close to or shortly thereafter - 8/26/1942. My father-in-law, a Vietnam Veteran Marine is the nephew of Uncle T and did not know he served was one of the first.

History, when books fail, is taught by trute life experiences.

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Response to Chitown Kev (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2018, 01:49 AM

5. Thanks, Cuz.

Love always!

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #5)

Tue May 29, 2018, 02:19 PM

6. No, thank YOU

and the rest of y'all that served so honorably.

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