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Take a minute to remember that on this day, 69 years ago, nine thousand, American boys lost their lives in the name of Freedom, and Liberation.

Tell your children about D-Day.  Tell them to be proud to be an American.  Tell them that men and women die each and every day, for Freedom.  And tell to despise those who would destroy our way of life, both, foreign and domestic!

My prayers to all those who lost their lives, their surviving families, and to those who still continue to fight and die for Freedom.


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Well said Frank , well said .
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Amen
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And thank you for reminding us !!!!!
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Frank,

Amen. One of my uncles was in the first wave on Omaha beach with the other 150,000 boys.

God bless them all.

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Let's not forget our UK and commonwealth allies who were there also.
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"Salute"
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my deepest thank you to all those who has served, still serving, and will serve this great nation of ours. without them this freedom we so cherish would not have been possible.
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Pete
There were many with naval trraditions that made That Day possible....

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Thank you for all the wonderful comments.  The sacrifices that these beautiful, young men made on that horrible day must be recalled on each and every anniversary. 

How tearfully sad it is, to realize that just 69 years ago, some were willing to die for the preservation of Freedom, while on TV, everyday, we see the images of scandals, cover-ups, and the negation of our Constitutional rights by those who are willing to subject all of us to a life of total servitude.  What comes out of Washington on a daily basis is horrifying, but predictable.  The bar for morality and leadership has been set so low, that Americans will now settle for almost anything that comes our way. Apparently, nothing matters.  A fish stinks from the head, down, and this latest stench starts with the Oval Office.  And, this is only the beginning.  The America of 69 years ago, is, no more. 

Did we have a better country then, or is it better now?  Were those sacrifices made on the blood-stained beaches of Normandy made for nothing?

Weep for what has been lost.


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Right on Frank, you said it like it is.
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No, he said it like he sees it, which is a big difference in my book. There have been presidential scandals and political corruption since the nation was founded and there have been Cassandras bewailing the decline of morality and society since at least the time of the classical Greeks (see:Socrates). If we're going to say things were better in the old days, how about we make it the 1840s when slavery was still legal and No Irish (or Italians) Need Apply? Or the 1940s when we interned an entire race of law abiding citizens while their sons and brothers in the 442nd RCT became one of the most decorated combat units in US history? Things are different than they were in 1944, sure, but whether they are better or worse is highly debateable and has absolutely nothing to do with figs.

My old neighbor was a WW2 vet wounded near the Bulge. He lost one brother at Bataan and another in the Ardennes. He once told me it didn't matter who the president was as long as he was elected. Seems about right to me.


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how about them figs? i know which one tastes great, but this person is keep telling me my conservative taste buds are delusional... lol


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***** and... i don't sell things. what little i have will be posted here in winter for first come first serve base to be shared. no, i'm not a socialist...*****
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Mostly the problem today is a lack of respect for this nations history, traditions and our differences.  Aaron that lack of respect is demonstrated clearly in your signature by using Pennsyltucky.......just disrespectful to your fellow Americans, your country and your state.  It is the same as calling Bush a chimp or Obama Obsama.  The independent spirit of this country and her people is being deliberately destroyed.   It is a way to quietly and insidiously enslave her people.   Embracing the differences in the people of this country makes us stronger.....attacking others because you don't happen to believe what they believe makes us weaker.   On the plus side I am a Libertarian so I get to argue with both sides:) 
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Pennsyltucky is somehow disrespectful? Huh. I'll be sure to let my 98-year-old grandmother know. She and my late grandfather, along with most of their SW PA friends and family, used it frequently and that is where I picked it up.

Odd that you would say "Embracing the differences in the people of this country makes us stronger.....attacking others because you don't happen to believe what they believe makes us weaker." and then call me disrespectful for my use of a regional nickname that (to my knowledge) doesn't offend anyone in the region of origin. According to my grandparents it had a lot to do with the regions being similar; hilly and not good for much beyond coal mining and ridge running.

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Aaron,

I am also a Pennsylvania native, born and raised, lived there until I was 40 when I retired to Florida.  Grew up just a ways north of Pittsburgh and I know exactly what Pennsyltucky means and I bet you do also despite your claims.  It was what the city people in PA call those that live in the more rural areas of the state.....you know those folks that "cling to their guns and religion"? 

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsyltucky     

I'm sorry if the truth offended you......it was not my intent.  I do agree with you that politics and figs don't mix well or at least should not.  The term Pennsyltucky is offensive to a great many people.
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So now I'm a liar? That would appear to be...less than respectful. Did you know that the same word can have different meanings to different folks? It's true! If you grew up north of the big city then my folks wouldn't have considered you to be in Pennsyltucky most likely. Not many coal mines in the North Hills last time I drove up there.

Like them, I don't really get offended by what others think of me though. They were proud to be hard-scrabble miners and farmers who were able to live well by their own sweat and wits. I will admit I don't appreciate being called a liar, but offended, not really.

Oh, and I doubt my grandmother has much use for Wikipedia, but it DOES say: ""Pennsyltucky" is a slang portmanteau used to characterize— usually humorously, but sometimes deprecatingly" . So it would appear that even that doesn't really support you calling me a liar.

"The term Pennsyltucky is offensive to a great many people. " That I do not doubt. There are always people looking for an excuse to be offended. I watched my boss get chewed out by a total stranger once because he had jokingly called ME a goober. Apparently the person thought it was a racial slur, which made it even more bizarre since my boss and I were both white.

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Aaron,

Just google Pennsyltucky.....just read the links on the first page and you will see that using that term is very negative.   You do as you wish but if people don't like a term I don't use it...has nothing to do with being PC it is a matter of respect.   The most telling part of what you wrote is you now admit that you know Pennsyltucky is offensive yet you still defend using it.   Your boss sounds like a wise man.  
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Uh, I read the wiki link and it did not jibe with your claims. Where did I admit to anything other than people who seek to be offended will be? I don't know what your beef is with me, but how about taking it to a pm out of respect for the rest of the folks here?
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Aaron,

I have absolutely no problem with you whatsoever.  As I said I am sorry what I pointed out offended you.  Heck I thought we were having a discussion.  PM if you wish.
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No, you just called me a liar, repeatedly, and backed it up with a link that claimed the term was usually humorous and a very recent political quote that has absolutely no connection to the term in question. Funny sort of discussion.
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It is just those rose colored glasses distorting your view.  
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It's been my experience that those who love to point out the negative aspects of this country's history when threads like this appear are those who themselves never fought for it.

I don't think the act of enlisting and/or wilfully sacrificing for this nation necessarily changes a person.  I think it's more like...those who are predisposed to do so in the first place already have a different  mindset.

Thankyou for the thread Frank.  And for the responses from most of the rest of you.


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If you enjoyed the thread, I'm happy.

If you didn't...too bad.  Some will agree, some won't.


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