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Old 12-07-2010, 01:50 PM
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Take a minute to think back to the very first time America was attacked and remember the men and women that served and contributed to the war effort. As emperor Hirohito said " I believe we have awoken a sleeping giant"

Regardless of whether or not one supports any wartime activity, real people, father, mothers, sons, daughters and family members from all walks of America have fought for freedom and Democracy. All Americans that enjoy these freedoms owe those brave people that gave the ultimate sacrifice their moment of respect.... Thank you America.
Nice thoughts Rob. But for the history books it was Admiral Yamato who had planned and carried out the Pearl Harbor attacks who said those famous words . He had attended college in the US and realized that our industrial might would overwhelm resource-challanged Japanese.
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I highly recommend a trip to the Arizona Memorial if at all possible during your lifetime.
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Thank you!

You grew up during the Great Depression, some served here at home, in an unprecedented period of productivity, and some went on to fight in World War II.

You have been referred to as "the greatest generation any society has ever produced."

You did not fight for fame or recognition, but because it was the right thing to do.

Not many of you are left, but to those that remain with us, and to those that have gone, we honor you in remembrance and thanks!
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Can't ever forget our past, the Vets and all the men and women that have and are serving in the military, thanks for everything that you have done and will do for our FREEDOM, bless them/you all.
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Had two uncles that were at Normandy, Battle of the Bulge, and my father in law was a Marine at Okinawa. Thanks to all.
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Thank you!

You grew up during the Great Depression, some served here at home, in an unprecedented period of productivity, and some went on to fight in World War II.

You have been referred to as "the greatest generation any society has ever produced."

You did not fight for fame or recognition, but because it was the right thing to do.

Not many of you are left, but to those that remain with us, and to those that have gone, we honor you in remembrance and thanks!
Great post,Thanks to all that served and are currently serving.
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Excellent Thread! My father was a Pearl Harbor Survivor, 18 yrs old at the time. BB-38 USS Pennsylvania. Yes, I agree...America's greatest generation! Pearl Harbor........Never Forget!

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I highly recommend a trip to the Arizona Memorial if at all possible during your lifetime.
This. Yes.
We should always honor what that generation did to save the world.

The world has changed a bit since then:

The state of Wisconsin has gone an entire deer hunting season without someone getting killed. That’s great. There were over 600,000 hunters. Allow me to restate that number. Over the last two months, the eighth largest army in the world – more men under arms than Iran; more than France and Germany combined – deployed to the woods of a single American state to help keep the deer menace at bay. But that pales in comparison to the 750,000 who are in the woods of Pennsylvania this week. Michigan’s 700,000 hunters have now returned home. Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia, and it is literally the case that the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world.

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Thank you!

You grew up during the Great Depression, some served here at home, in an unprecedented period of productivity, and some went on to fight in World War II.

You have been referred to as "the greatest generation any society has ever produced."

You did not fight for fame or recognition, but because it was the right thing to do.

Not many of you are left, but to those that remain with us, and to those that have gone, we honor you in remembrance and thanks!
Amen brother, well said!
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