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Ronin i nearly had to stop watching it as i started getting teary i hope it has that effect on others too. Thank you for making slideshow.

Dan i'm sure that everyone understands what your entry is saying. 'As part of a training team teaching infantry recruits', during basic fieldcraft trg we used to drum it in to them that all the high minded ideals of "the good and great mean nothing" when your fighting for "you and your comrades lifes", I made a point of trying to teach them to survive as well as fight.

So I dont believe this demeans or takes away anything from thinking about the fallen and remembering there sacrifice's, as we all choose to take the path that lead many to there finaly moment.

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I just watched the rough cut of the flash movie. It has a nice feel to it so far. I actually started to feel a little choked up. We all did an amazing job of honoring all those who have fallen in combat.

I know I play pc war games and I have nevered served in the military, but I have the upmost respect for all those who have served and still serve their country.

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i know that i have a 0% of winning, but as said before, its not about winning. I just thought i would share my feelings on the subject.

You couldn't be further off. Yes, your entry was close to, on, or over that fine line of being political however I let that pass mainly because I interpreted it as how you just decribed it - confirming my interpretation. Heck, Black Hawk Down shared the same thesis. In fact, I was hoping to get my hands on the quote of the Delta soldier at the end of the movie before he 'went back in' ...

Also, I don't remember having included yours in the rough cut of the tribute ... it was late, long day at work, and I was hurrying through it. I need to go back and make sure I didn't miss any tributes.

Thanks for the feedback guys and gal ... the final version will not be much different aside from having credits and better timing (ie, slideshow ends as music ends). I wish I could put more time and effort into it but I am just swamped with work right now.

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I like it so far. Understanding you still have some work to do on it as well. I heard the version with the commentary and have to say I like it without it. I say let the words on the cards be your commentary. Let the politican's have their soundbites in the media.

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Heck, Black Hawk Down shared the same thesis.  In fact, I was hoping to get my hands on the quote of the Delta soldier at the end of the movie before he 'went back in'

when i go home, people ask me, "hey you, why do you do it man, why?, you some kind of war junky?"

I wont say a god damn word, why? they wont understand, they wont understand why we do it. They wont understand, its about the men next to you, and thats it, thats all it is.

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I have gotten the OK from the Gr.net gods (read: ZJJ) for others to post this tribute up on their forum ... you have three options of doing so ...

1) You can post up this Flash based link that will pop-up a centered window with the Tribute ... [*flash=400,100]http://www.digitaljunta.com/GDC/TributeOpener.swf (delete the '*')

2) You can link to the following HTML page ... http://digitaljunta.com/GDC/TributeToSoldier.html

3) You can download the Tribute (above) and host it on your own server and embed it somewhere on your site (400 px wide / 100 px tall).

Credits are given in the Tribute itself.

All I would ask is that you post it up only after it has been posted on the News page here at GR.net later today. :thumbsup:

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Ok ... thanks for the heads up!

[Edit] Well, I sent a cry for help to Zjj to add a text link on the News page but she is gone :( If there is a admin or staff person reading this that can change the News page entry, please add ...

You can also click here to view the Tribute.

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What you Guys and Girls are doing in this forum is, how shal I say this Meaningfull,

and very respectful to the past/present and to the future.

I thought I would give you somthing back in the way off a little research into what this day means to so many people.

Me being one of them, I have lost friends, close ones too and I like so many move on , I put those thoughts away in the back of my mind for another day.

Some of you are very young and may not quite understand, what its all about.

I for one hope you never have to find out on a personnel level what conflict is about.

But if you do and find your self like so many others losing friends, family, remember this, you will never forget, you will always remember, and you will always have company when you remember.

The official day is 11TH but believe me there is nothing official about it, it will come and go when it pleases, and least when you expect it. The stronger the memory lives in our minds and hearts the better it will not happen again.

Advice:

Never keep pain that memory inflicts to your self always share it.

As you sit and do your designs, and print your words, read some of the below, this will help you to stay focused on your great project.

What Veterans Day Means to Me

What does Veterans Day mean to you? We welcome you to add your thoughts and comments about Veterans Day, about people who serve or have served in the U.S. Military. Many of these additions will be shared on VetFriends.com and with television stations and newspapers. Thank you.

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From Armistice to Veterans, as one veteran to all, I salute you all!! We should honor ourselves' for keeping our flag free and secure, we are the courageous men and women who fought and died for the idealism of liberty and freedom for all.

I thank you veterans for not being selfish with your lives and believing in our nation's freedom.

And, for those in the tomb of the unknowns, thank you for the historical significance you've made. We will celebrate and honor our unknown American veterans of all wars and for their patriotism, love of nation, and sacrifice you and your families have made for the common good of our nation.

May we laugh, cry and remember on this day, November 11th, our experiences and memories.

It was the veteran, who saluted our flag, who served under our flag and who will be remembered under our nation's flag.

Richard A. Zelonis (USN/USA)- This veteran may fade, yet this veteran will not run.

-Forever a Veteran.

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Richard A. Zelonis

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Too many Americans consider it a waste when a member of today's military loses his/her life in conflict. We veterans know well that we CHOOSE to risk our lives in order to help improve the lives of others less fortunate than ourselves.

No loss of a veteran's life is ever a waste. Whether you believe in the cause or not, it is that individual veteran who said, "with this selfless act of service I hereby lay down my life in order to benefit someone else." No one has the right to determine whether or not that veteran made the right choice. He/she made it of their own free will, which makes it a most wonderful gift, and a sacrifice that should be treasured by all.

No non-veteran will ever understand this, and therefore no non-veteran should ever pass judgement against those who choose to give what Jesus told us is the greatest gift a man can give, to lay down his life for his friend. As a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom I can say that I have many friends in Afghanistan whose lives were worthy of my decision to risk my life to help save their's. There have been many Americans who did lay down their lives for Afghans.

There are also friends of Americans in Iraq, and veterans there risk their lives for them daily. Those who choose not to serve in the military, and therefore do not risk their lives should fully support the lives of those brave Americans who choose selfless sacrifice in order to benefit something greater than one's self.

Thank you veterans, whether you served in peacetime or time of conflict. I appreciate the brave and selfless sacrifice that you made.

Jeff Sanders

U.S. Army

SSG/Retired

Jeff Sanders

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NOT A DAY GOES BY WHEN I DO NOT STOP AND TAKE A MINUTE TO QUIETLY SAY THANKS TO OUR VETERANS AND OUR SOLDIERS, SAILORS, MARINES, AIRMEN AND WOMEN AND OUR COASTGUARD, CURRENTLY SERVING OUR NATION SO PROUDLY AND SO PROPERLY.

THEY ARE IN MY HEART AND MY PRAYERS.

I ALSO THANK GOD EACH AND EVERY DAY THAT HE SENT MY NEPHEW, PFC MATT COLBY, HOME FROM IRAQ, SAFE AND SOUND.

GOD BLESS AMERICA GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS GOD BLESS OUR VETERAN'S WE ARE A BETTER "NATION" BECAUSE OF YOU!

THANK YOU ALL '

KATIE COLBY

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Veterans Day to me is one of the most significant and memorable days of the year. It causes me to pause and reflect on my own service time, my buddies whom I miss all the time, my family's collection of Veterans, and thanking all those who have ever served to protect this country. Veterans day this year is even more significant when we have young men and women on the line fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan and other remote regions of the world. An entire new generation of Veterans is coming up through the hard fought wages of war. Veterans day to them will mean as much if not more than it does to us... for their world, their time, their wars are truly global in nature. God bless them all. God bless all who have served and shall serve in the future. '

David V. Chevalier

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I would like to say THANK YOU TO ALL VETERANS, and rather than Veterans Day being a once a year occasion, I believe we need to thank all of the Veterans every time we see one...remembering not only them, but their families and friends. '

Lori

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Veterans Day is a day of recognition to the ultimate sacrifices of men and women that have served their nation in protection of the freedom that all Americans enjoy every year. I am the last generation that served in my family. I served in the U. S. Army from 1974 through 1982. '

Carlos A. Vela

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We must remember all Veterans, including the Living Veterans and respect them as they were willing to give up their lives for our country to protect the freedoms for us and other countries throughout the world, whether World War I and II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert Storm, Afghanistan, Iraq and the Civil Wars in various states.

THESE MEN AND WOMEN SHOULD BE REMEMBERED IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER!!

HOWEVER, IT IS SAD TO SAY THAT MOST PEOPLE DO NOT CARE, THEY REFUSE TO HELP THEM WHEN THE VETERAN IS IN NEED, BUT YET IF SOMEONE IS IN NEED ALL VETERANS WILL GO TO THEIR AID - EVEN IF THE VETERAN HAS NOTHING.

PLEASE START PRAYING FOR ALL VETERANS THOSE LIVING THAT WERE WILLING TO GIVE THEIR LIVES FOR THE FREEDOMS THAT WE HAVE AND THOSE WHO DIED SO THAT WE CAN HAVE THOSE FREEDOMS.

WE MUST REMEMBER THE WORDS OF JESUS CHRIST IN MATTHEW THE 10 COMMANDMENTS AND ALSO HIS WORDS "Ask, if ye (truly)believe, ye shall receive!!

Please pray for all Veterans each and every day as many of us are having problems and people are not willing to help us.

I am a Veteran from the Vietnam Era.

"GOD BE WITH YOU EACH AND EVERY DAY OF EACH YEAR!!!" "I TAKE PRIDE IN WHAT I DO AS I AM A CHRISTIAN!!"

Reverend John M. Hollander '

Reverend John M. Hollander

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First and foremost,

I want to give thanks and honor all my fellow veterans who served in the military whether voluntarily or involuntarily. I appreciate you, your families and your service to this country.

I want to give a special thanks to all my sister veterans. It takes a special kind of woman to wear a military uniform and combat boots and serve alongside their male counterparts. Kudos to those of you, like myself, who were soldiers and even managed to juggle being a mom and wife through it all.

There are some that don't realize the privileges they get to enjoy in this country because of the sacrifices and dedicated service of the military. I just want to say although it's nice to have a day set aside to honor us, I appreciate us 24/7/365. God bless and thank each and every one who served.

Jacque U.S. Army 1/5/82 - 5/15/92 '

Jacqueline

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First of all I would like to thank all the men and women that have served our country in time of war and in peacetime service. I pray for our service members everytime I eat a meal. When I look back on all the wars our country has been involved in and the men and women that have served I pause and reflect on the sacrifice that was and is made to protect our country from communism and tyranny around the world. Thank you to all the brave and proud members of the armed forces. God bless the president of the United States and the members of the armed forces and God bless America. '

James M Williams Jr.

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I think Veterans Day should be each and every day. Without the men and women who have fought for this Country, we would not have the freedoms that we all enjoy. I also think that it shouldn't matter if it was an acknowledged war or one we got involved in not only to protect our freedoms, but help others, as AMERICANS always do. I think each and every young man or woman that serves in Korea at this time and in all of the past years are Veterans of a war zone also. Any time any of our Soldiers have to serve in another country, it is to preserve what America stands for, and therefore, I believe they are also all Veterans. This is not to take away from someone who has actually had to be in combat, but to add to them, because all are in a fight to preserve America's Freedoms.

For this reason, my heart and thanks go out to each and every Veteran who has represented America in preserving our freedom and I thank God each day for them and salute them - those that actually gave their life and those that by the Grace of God still live to fight another day.

My Father, Uncles, etc. all served during WW II and Korea, family and friends during the Viet Nam War, and my Son in Korea (approx. 15 years ago) and then served with NATO when the Kosovo conflicts started. I believe each and everyone of them to be brave, honorable men, just as every other man or woman that serves their Country (my Country - OUR COUNTRY) is and needs to be thanked.

THANK YOU ALL and GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU WHO STILL ARE PROTECTING ME AND MY FREEDOM. I salute each of you. '

Jeanne Turk

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Veterans Day is a day of recalling memories, both good and bad of friends who have gone on to the final formation, and events that have been both rewarding and very humbling. Also, it is a chance to remind myself, and others around me, of all the wonderful things that we as Americans have and can do, that we would not have if Veterans had not fought for it. '

JoeV

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Thank You all Veterans past, present and future and all Military Personnel for having the courage to defend our country. May God watch over you always. '

Edie

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I became a teacher after serving three and a half years in Vietnam. I taught for 27 years. On the day before each Veterans Day I would take the day and explain why Veterans Day was important to me. I told them of the men I served with, the living and the dead. I told them about each of the men who died from their town in that war and how their names were engraved on a memorial on their Town Green, along with those of other wars. I explained that I would go and stand before that memorial because I wanted to be sure that at least one person was there to remember their sacrifice. I invited each student to share the moment with me. I was always amazed at who showed up. For 27 years I was never alone on that day. I asked to call a family member or friend who served this country and take a moment to say the most important words a veteran can ever hear---'thank you'. I moved from that small Connecticut town last year. I hope that I had enough of an impact on those young men and women whom I had the honor to teach over the years to have at least one of them be there in front of that memorial this year. '

Bill Boyles

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A great day to recognize our warriors and our heroes. There are other heroes beside our soldiers. Those are the silent heroes; a mom or dad, a sister or brother, a grandma or grandson, a church family or a pastor, a community or a neighborhood, all lifting the names of our brave heroes before God in prayer. Veterans Day should honor them also, they are the ones who intercede daily, till the loved one(s) returns, dead or alive.

I know, I am a Vietnam Veteran who is blessed to have had a mother, a church family, aunts and uncles, all praying for my safe return. I salute our warriors, but I also salute all those praying warriors. God bless our warriors, and God Bless America. If you read this and want prayer, just e-mail me. ' '

Al Ramirez

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I want to give my Prayers and thoughts to our men and women over seas and here on American Soil! I also want to remember my husband who is a Proud Viet Nam Vet, and my cousin PFC Larry K. Robillard USMC who died Sept. 7,1969 in Viet Nam at the tender age of 19. And my hero and Best Friend to the end my father who was a WWII Vet,he served in the European Campaign and at The Battle of The Bulge. He passed from this life in April of 1985 but is forever in my heart. God's Speed to you all!!! '

Sharon Thornton

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A profound salute and Thank You to all who have taken the stand of Soldier, Airman, Sailor, Marine, Coast Guardsman. Thankful then, now, and forevermore! Everyday is Veterans Day. Good luck, God Bless... '

Keith Godsey

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Veterans Day observance comes Nov. 11 of each year. This Day should be a "Thank You" to our Nation's Veterans--those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, those who are still serving the USA, and to those who have served the USA.

I am a US Navy Veteran who served during the Vietnam War. I am honored when citizens come to me at work and thank me for my service. I also thank many other veterans whom I face for all that they did during their service days. I further thank the military for their duty to our country.

On Veterans Day, reach out and shake a veterans hand and say "thanks". You'll be glad you did and they will pass the handshakes onward to other veterans.

God Bless You and God Bless America!

Stuart M. Ginsberg Athens, Ga. gaman2000@hotmail.com '

Stuart Ginsberg

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I appreciate this opportunity to share these thoughts. As I walked my dog in the hills above my home this morning, enjoying the emerging sunrise and a fresh, crisp desert breeze on my face, I began to think about our military personnel stationed in combative positions overseas. I wondered what these brave men and women were thinking each day as they too watched the sunrise and possibly with a fair breeze also. Certainly, their husbands, wives, children, homes and life experiences are foremost in their minds as they ready themselves for another day that, for some, may be their last. Unknowing, dedicated to their duty, they proceed, as countless thousands of Americans have before them. It is a noble sacrifice that, in my opinion, demands our sincerest respect, thanks, and admiration. Veterans Day is a time for me to recognize this sacrifice. It is shamefully ignorant that so many Americans take the freedoms that have been earned through the hard fought, bloody sacrifices of our military for granted. If you encounter a Veteran at any time, please offer your thanks. I certainly will! '

Don Hicok, US ARMY Vet

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My birthday is Veterans Day. This year it will take on an extra meaning for me. My son Hoby served two tours in Iraq. In July of this year he was killed. Hoby's birthday is Nov. 7th. I always said he was my birthday present. This year I will honor my son as a Veteran and mourn him at the same time as my birthday. This is a bitter sweet day. Thank you goes out to all the brave soldiers that have served their country. '

Dianne

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On Veterans Day, as on other Armed Forces related holidays, I think about the sacrifices that our men and women have made, and still are making, to keep our great country free. Freedom isn't free, and many have proudly paid the ultimate price for us. We, as a free nation, should be ever grateful for our veterans......past and present. May God hold them all in His palm. '

Greg Lesniewski

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These words from the USA can be repeated from every serving unit in the world.

God Bless all our Armed Services around the World Here/And Not Here.

Thank You to the forums member who are working so hard on this project.

Colin

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