#1
Well folks, and fellow Americans, this weekend (Saturday and Sunday the 29th of May) is Memorial Day Weekend. To clarify, Memorial Day is on Monday!

According to Wikipedia:

"Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. Service Members who died while in the military service. First enacted by formerly enslaved African-Americans to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War – it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars.

Now I know some of you disagree with the current wars... and that's fine. But this thread isn't the place to voice that disagreement or disdain. There are plenty of other places on this website for that, most notably the "Only Political Thread" or the multitude of other current events threads that pop up consistently.

For those who care, please take at least a few seconds today to think about your loved ones, or those you know, or friends and family of those you know, who have died in the current wars, or the ones that came before. Honor them by reflecting on their memory, the love they gave to their family and friends, and the sacrifice they gave to protect those around them

I've had friends and family members lost in this war, and previous ones, and I think about them often.

Here is a quote that I think is relevant and that has always stuck with me:

"“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”


I hope that the disrespectful don't find their way into this thread and that if they do, the mods deal with them appropriately
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Last edited by Dreadnought at May 29, 2011,
#3
You'd think that someone who put this much effort into a Memorial Day post would actually know when Memorial Day is.
#4
I put it on here for today because I, and most others I know, still have to work tomorrow and celebrate it on the weekends instead

EDIT: There, edited in the correction. Sorry for the confusion
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Last edited by Dreadnought at May 29, 2011,
#5
Yeah I thought it was Monday, but still, I always call my grandfather on Memorial Day. Dude was a badass in WWII, got multiple medals one winter night when he fixed his platoon's communication line in the middle of the battlefield. Went on to become a Sergeant Major.
#6
inb4 zoot, IRISH, and Kumanji
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#7
Hooray, jingoistic glorification of imperialistic violence that violates basic human rights and international law!

/cynical socialism

There, it's out the way, the thread can continue as intended.

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#8
One of my friends had a son who was killed in the War in Iraq 6 years ago. Yesterday, he had local rock bands play a benefit show in memory of his son, Jeff. My band played, and we had a blast. Tomorrow, I'll be playing Taps at the Memorial Day service, and I'll be the keynote speaker. I'm anxious!

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One of my friends had a son who was killed in the War in Iraq 6 years ago. Yesterday, he had local rock bands play a benefit show in memory of his son, Jeff. My band played, and we had a blast. Tomorrow, I'll be playing Taps at the Memorial Day service, and I'll be the keynote speaker. I'm anxious!


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#10
just wondering what you Americans do for memorial day, ceremonies?? fireforks?? etc... I'm just across the river from Port Huron and didn't really see a whole lot going on, I did notice larger than normal gatherings at some of the parks along the river though. you guys put on some kick ass fireworks on July 4th btw.
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just wondering what you Americans do for memorial day, ceremonies?? fireforks?? etc... I'm just across the river from Port Huron and didn't really see a whole lot going on, I did notice larger than normal gatherings at some of the parks along the river though. you guys put on some kick ass fireworks on July 4th btw.
Yeah, we usually eat apple pie with fireforks.
#13
it must be that whiskey of yours I'm drinking, says tennessee sour mash on it, time to go top up