Aw shucks Dixie thanks. Sometimes it’s a blessing and a curse, but I wouldn’t change who I am for the world. Some people tell me I’m too nice and that’s okay, I would rather be too nice than be a b i you know what!
dac, I have a real fondness for the military. I may not always agree with war (not trying to start anything political here honest) but I have the utmost respect for the men and women who go out and represent and serve our country and go out and defend in a way that I am not physically able to do.
Both my grandfathers served in WWII and I was given the honor of their dog tags. I proudly carry them on my keys and cherish them to pieces.
Every Veteran’s Day I go to our local cemetery that has a huge ceremony and support all those that are still with us and celebrating and those that have passed on. This year I was fortunate enough to visit Arlington National Cemetery on the day after Veteran’s Day, it was beautiful. I’ve been another time and it’s really quite a beautiful place to go. I have plenty of photos if anyone is interested in seeing them I would be happy to post them.
If they are not gone, I would take one. My son-in-law is out now, but served Afghanistan. He lost several friends to IEDs and was one of the guys who searched out the devices and dismantled or destroyed them so his unit could go in and do their job.
One of the funniest jokes I know involve Marines, but I can’t tell it on this family forum. :laugh:
Actually, I don’t have anything bad to say about the United States Marine Corps. My Father was a Navy Chaplain. Spent 12 years with the Navy, 8 with the Marine Corps. Did three tours in Vietnam. An Admiral was once asked what weapon system made him feel the safest. The Reporter was expecting an answer like the F-14 or MX-1. Instead, the Admiral replied, “A Southern Baptist Marine with a rifle.” Not sure if it’s a true anecdote, but it’s a safe bet either way. Thanks for your service, Harry!