Saturday, November 11, 2006

Veterans Day 2006---Happy Birthday Mom!

It is the VETERAN, not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the VETERAN, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the VETERAN, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the VETERAN, not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.

Poem courtesy of Gonzo at GCP.

(Shamelessly lifted might be a better term than courtesy)

Does anyone know who wrote this? I hope it wasn't Gonzo after all that.
I know how dedicated you are to attributions RW, but really! The author seems to be a person who wants to attribute to Veterans all that he or she posesses.

And rightfully so. Great post.

Happy Birthday RW's mom. RW may have only been an R.O.T.C. cadet, but he's a man outstanding in his field, when it comes to patriotism for his country and all of those who have served, and still do, to protect her freedoms.

I know, I know RW, kinda mushy for @@, but as you know all to well, I'm a tender soul.

I'll have you know I'm a Vietnam era ROTC cadet!

At least I'm not a make believe Green Beret
Shucks RW, esteemed military service is more than sufficient. Why embellish? Kinda sad.

Even saving somebody from drowning is commendable. The only time I ever tried it, the person I was trying to rescue almost drowned me in the process.

I know now why lifeguards carry those little plastic floaties.

The story struck me the same way and maybe it was something that slipped out and he felt it would be more embarrassing to correct it. I hate to raise the question, but there really isn't any way not to. How esteemed was his service that he felt the need to embellish it?
I can't answer that question RW. Maybe it was esteemed but with frequent KP duty.

Can I bring some young friends to show their support?

Nevermind, I just did.
Can I give some more patriots a ride to your place RW.

Nevermind, I just did.

Vrrrooooommmm Vrrrooooommmm!!!

Isn't it nice to know there are people like these out there?

This is fun. :-)
Thanks @@!

I thought you were bringing back the friends you temporarily dropped off yesterday, although it does say "Cindy Margolis Bares All" next to your videos.

The Kimmer from 640WGST is a member of the Patriot Guard.
Yaaayyy for Kimmer.

Semper has your ladies under wraps. Not to worry.

You can borrow from the borders though. Feel free.

I'm gone for the night. I won't bother you any....more. :-)

I've been snooping around in here for the "bolding" instructions you left me. I wanted what I have to say to stand out. Oh well, I didn't have the attention span to locate them.


That's ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^BOLD.

comes out as


Change the b's to i's for italics.

Good evening, RW – hope you are well.

I posted this earlier at the AJC tribute site, but don’t think it made it through. Thank you in advance for allowing me to post here:

To my beautiful nephew, Rory Coburn, 24th MEU, USMC – no words can express the pride I, your aunts and uncle, your cousins, your grandmother and grandfather and my littlest sister, your mom, and your dad, feel for you today. We are so grateful for your service in Iraq, and so humbled by your brave and unwavering duty to your country. I thank the Lord everyday that you made it home safely, and I pray that your “buddies” who are still there come home safely, as well. At 24 years-of-age, your designation as a Veteran of a Foreign War is so hard to fathom. You are proof of the hope and spirit that exists in America today. Wear your medals proudly, Rory, today, and always. Semper Fi!

With all my love and gratitude -- Aunt Barbie

(RW – as always, thank you, and happy birthday to your mother!)

Good evening Honu

What a wonderful tribute to Rory and thank you for the birthday wishes for my Mom.
RW -- I sent your Veteran's Day tribute to his mom, and asked her to pass it on. Thank you for that, too.

Message at the bar. . .let's go get a drink :-)
Well it's still Veterans Day each and every day.

I know this is true, but there are some who.....BOLD

"America united with a handful of troops, or without a single soldier, exhibits a more forbidding posture to foreign ambition than America disunited, with a hundred thousand veterans ready for combat." -- James Madison 1787

But we wouldn't get too far without the support of our troops.
Whoops! Where did that BOLD come from.


That was quite BOLD of you! I think they have Veterans Day in the UK today, but I agree with you. It's really every day.
RW: I had to cut & paste your bold instructions in the comment window.

My short attention span can't hold up within a distance of what looks like about 12". <-----There are no emphemisms in that statement. So gimme a break. :-)

I thought and thought and.........what were we talking about?

If you copy the instructions it will make it bold. The only way I can show the instruction without it taking the action is to use what are called entities.

For instance to make the blog print < I have to type it as & l t ; without spaces, but once you copy it the system thinks it was the less than sign all along.
It is the VETERAN, not the AOL employee
That actually doesn't have to work on Veteran's Day.

(But hey, they deserve it.)
Oh, Happy Birthday, Ricky's Mom!!!!

You officially, officially hate me now, don't you?


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