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Broncofan-13
11-11-2003, 12:14 PM
Today is the day that we honor the men and women, past and present, who have given their lives, or are risking them right now, in the defense of our country. This may sound a little cheezy, but since my dad is a soldier, I figured I should post something about veterans day. to all of the soldiers stationed in Iraq, kuwait, afghanistan, or wherever, Id just like to thank you. without you, the concepts of freedom and democracy would be nonexistant. God bless you.

BroncoCy
11-11-2003, 12:15 PM
Originally posted by Broncofan-13
Today is the day that we honor the men and women, past and present, who have given their lives, or are risking them right now, in the defense of our country. This may sound a little cheezy, but since my dad is a soldier, I figured I should post something about veterans day. to all of the soldiers stationed in Iraq, kuwait, afghanistan, or wherever, Id just like to thank you. without you, the concepts of freedom and democracy would be nonexistant. God bless you.

True dat.

invisogothworld
11-11-2003, 12:15 PM
Thanks

pikman
11-11-2003, 12:15 PM
Originally posted by Broncofan-13
Today is the day that we honor the men and women, past and present, who have given their lives, or are risking them right now, in the defense of our country. This may sound a little cheezy, but since my dad is a soldier, I figured I should post something about veterans day. to all of the soldiers stationed in Iraq, kuwait, afghanistan, or wherever, Id just like to thank you. without you, the concepts of freedom and democracy would be nonexistant. God bless you.

Amen Brother, it is Rememberance Day up here and to those who have fallen and those still serving I say THANKS. How about a moment of silence on the board.

gr8moose
11-11-2003, 12:19 PM
My Dad is a retired Air Force vet, my Brother in Law is stationed at Ramstein AFB (the base I grew up on) and has been through the mideast several times the last few years (he had to spend 8 months there last year, shipped him off to Saudi two weeks before Christmas). When I was young it was what I wanted to do, I have lots of friends in service or recently discharged and have been a pole bearer for a few older vets I knew and worked with. Much respect and love for those who do that duty, for those of you who don't understand or need to better understand please read this...

The Morality Of War
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things;
the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling
which thinks that nothing is worth war, is much worse.
A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight;
nothing he cares about more than his own personal safety;
is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free,
unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

...oh yeah, Thank you.

Broncofan-13
11-11-2003, 12:23 PM
Originally posted by gr8moose

The Morality Of War
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things;
the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling
which thinks that nothing is worth war, is much worse.
A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight;
nothing he cares about more than his own personal safety;
is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free,
unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

...oh yeah, Thank you.

You make that yourself? that was good

gr8moose
11-11-2003, 12:25 PM
I wish, it was from a plaque my dad had in his office, i used to stare at it and memorize it. One of those influential early memories. Its anonymous from the 1800s.

NOLABroncofan
11-11-2003, 01:12 PM
Originally posted by Broncofan-13
Today is the day that we honor the men and women, past and present, who have given their lives, or are risking them right now, in the defense of our country. This may sound a little cheezy, but since my dad is a soldier, I figured I should post something about veterans day. to all of the soldiers stationed in Iraq, kuwait, afghanistan, or wherever, Id just like to thank you. without you, the concepts of freedom and democracy would be nonexistant. God bless you.


Just to throw my two cents in there... I too want to thank the military members that have placed their lives on the lines in defense of this country. I'm especially pleased to see the NFL has made a valiant effort to recognize our beloved military members. God Bless and Semper Fi.

Nuff said....

BroncoManiac_69
11-11-2003, 01:27 PM
Well Done Broncofan-13.

GOD BLESS THE USA and all that defend her.

orangenblue420
11-11-2003, 01:49 PM
:cheers:

Here's to all the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect and serve this and other countries.......

invisogothworld
11-12-2003, 12:44 AM
Here is the quote below with the source. :). I served in the Air Force and fought in the Persian Gulf War and Somolia.

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings, which thinks that nothing is worth war, is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing, which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than him." -- John Stewart Mill (1806-1873)

Broncofan-13
11-12-2003, 10:08 AM
John stewart mill, where have i heard that name?

gr8moose
11-12-2003, 10:19 AM
invisogothworld-
thanks for finding the quotes author-
I had the time couldn't remember who it was from

Zaknafein
11-12-2003, 01:56 PM
I have a new found respect now for bronco fans.

I too served in desert storm in the army. Maybe late today but my thanks to vets come daily. I have not seen post like these in any other forums ive visited.

Notice this.....no chief fans left a reply here did they? hmmmm :P

Broncofan-13
11-12-2003, 02:03 PM
a friend of mine also served in desert storm. he was an army ranger. thank you belatedly for helping protect democracy. I plan on joining the military as well. not sure of the branch yet, but its either army or airforce :)

Zmabe
11-13-2003, 08:11 AM
very touching
a co co cocho

Broncofan-13
11-13-2003, 09:46 AM
Originally posted by Zmabe

a co co cocho

what?

Broncofan-13
11-13-2003, 09:57 AM
ahh! I see. thanks for clearing that up, horseface.