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It amazes me to remember seeing Spanish-American War veterans riding in cars in parades when I was very young.

It amazes me even more to realize that World War II veterans are the same age now as those Spanish-American War veterans were then.

I hope today's children realize what they are seeing before those veterans are all gone.

Sincere thanks to all veterans, young and old.

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  •  While the chance to see healthy Viet Nam era (1+ / 0-)
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    BlackSheep1

    veterans march in those parades has been blown, let's not repeat that same mistake for the Iraq/Afghanistan veteran.

    Those who fought the war in Afghanistan won it. Get them out of Afghanistan NOW . . . It's long past time. Those who want to wage the next war in Afghanistan are condemned to lose it.

    by llbear on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 11:43:20 AM PST

  •  Today's vets are a generation younger (0+ / 0-)

    than my kid brother, a Desert Shield/Storm vet, and a generation younger than my youngest brother-in-law, an Air Force vet.

    Those guys are both a generation younger than me, and I'm a Cold War vet -- peacetime Air Force.

    The guys who served in Vietnam are, now, the age I remember my parents being when I went to grade school.

    If you are one, thank you.
    If you love one, thank you.
    If you know one, never forget.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 02:10:26 PM PST

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