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Our Military Heroes!

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Posted 03-05-2010 at 11:00 AM by Rattlesnake Gal

There are many Forum members with loved ones in the military. Since this topic is non lake related, I am starting this blog dedicated to our nation's heroes.

It would be great if you could post here and share your stories and experiences with your Forum family.

Since becoming friends with WinnDixie and learning about her grandson, it has really personalized our troops for me.
I have a renewed mission to do a little something to support our troops. Thanks WinnDixie!

Little things mean a lot. Excerpt from the Girl Scout Cookie thread.
Originally Posted by WinnDixie View Post
Over 100 boxes, raised by donations to a G.S. Troop here in Huntsville, have gone to my grandson's Army unit-- 5th Stryker Brigade presently at Marjah in Afghanistan. They will be a welcome treat, and won't last long!
Here are some links of ways to make a difference:
(Please feel free to add links!)

Support Our Troops!

Hero Miles - Donate your frequent flyer miles to assist service members and their families.

MotoMail Send a letter!

Operation: Care and Comfort

Operation Military Pride

Any Soldier

Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day

Thanks for reading my blog!


"Rattlesnake Gal"
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    WinnDixie's Avatar

    Thanks, AW!

    Thanks for your thoughts. Freedom sure isn't free!

    I'd also like to ask all to remember Winni-retired and his family now. He has two loved ones in harm's way, and it's not an easy road for the family...can be scary and often lonely. I cannot tell you how much I appreciated all the Forum support when my grandson was in Afghanistan. Now Winni-retired has one in Pakistan. They will not hear even as much from his son as we did from Scott...so it is harder yet. I know he will appreciate all the support that comes his way!
    Posted 09-30-2010 at 04:08 PM by WinnDixie WinnDixie is offline
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    Patriot Guard Riders - You Don't Have to Ride!

    Patriot Guard Riders

    Patriot Guard Riders Mission Statement

    The Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse amalgamation of riders from across the nation. We have one thing in common besides motorcycles. We have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for Americaís freedom and security. If you share this respect, please join us.

    We donít care what you ride or if you ride, what your political views are, or whether youíre a hawk or a dove. It is not a requirement that you be a veteran. It doesn't matter where youíre from or what your income is; you donít even have to ride. The only prerequisite is Respect.

    Our main mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family. Each mission we undertake has two basic objectives:

    1. Show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities.

    2. Shield the mourning family and their friends from interruptions created by any protester or group of protesters.
    We accomplish the latter through strictly legal and non-violent means.

    To those of you who are currently serving and fighting for the freedoms of others, at home and abroad, please know that we are backing you. We honor and support you with every mission we carry out, and we are praying for a safe return home for all.
    Posted 10-01-2010 at 11:06 AM by Rattlesnake Gal Rattlesnake Gal is offline
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    Veteran's Day 2011

    Here are a couple touching YouTube videos that I would like to share.

    Veterans Day 2011 - Freedom Isn't Free

    Veterans Day 2011: Adagio for Brass

    My heartfelt thanks go out to each and every person that has served this great nation over the years and to their families too.

    Happy Veteran's Day!


    Posted 11-09-2011 at 03:11 PM by Rattlesnake Gal Rattlesnake Gal is offline
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    70th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor

    Posted 11-11-2011 at 10:07 AM by Rattlesnake Gal Rattlesnake Gal is offline
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    Goodnight Saigon by Billy Joel

    I heard this very appropriate song today on 11-11-11 and it brought me to tears. Came home on found a video on YouTube... talk about overwhelming.

    Goodnight Saigon by Billy Joel

    We met as soul mates on Parris Island
    We left as inmates from an asylum
    And we were sharp, as sharp as knives
    And we were so gung ho to lay down our lives

    We came in spastic like tameless horses
    We left in plastic as numbered corpses
    And we learned fast to travel light
    Our arms were heavy but our bellies were tight

    We had no home front, we had no soft soap
    They sent us Playboy, they gave us Bob Hope
    We dug in deep and shot on sight
    And prayed to Jesus Christ with all of our might

    We had no cameras to shoot the landscape
    We passed the hash pipe and played our Doors tapes
    And it was dark, so dark at night
    And we held on to each other
    Like brother to brother
    We promised our mothers we'd write

    And we would all go down together
    We said we'd all go down together
    Yes we would all go down together

    Remember Charlie, remember Baker
    They left their childhood on every acre
    And who was wrong? And who was right?
    It didn't matter in the thick of the fights

    We held the day in the palm of our hands
    They ruled the nights, and the nights
    Seemed to last as long as six weeks...

    ...On Parris Island
    We held the coastline, they held the highlands
    And they were sharp, as sharp as knives
    They heard the hum of our motors
    They counted the rotors
    And waited for us to arrive

    And we would all go down together
    We said we'd all go down together
    Yes we would all go down together
    Posted 11-11-2011 at 05:02 PM by Rattlesnake Gal Rattlesnake Gal is offline
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    United states military

    Two of my uncles served during WWll,two other uncles during Korean War. I served during Vietnam War. My son who recently retired after serving 23 years,served during Desert Shield,Desert Storm,Iraqi Freedom. Those that serve today do so by choice,there is no draft . Because they choice to serve they exemplfy
    Posted 09-23-2012 at 07:46 PM by rone5847 rone5847 is offline
    Updated 09-29-2012 at 06:10 PM by rone5847

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