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Offline mullet

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Re: Make it worth it and pass it on
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2020, 10:05:09 am »
Yes, Sir. God Bless America!

I'm with you, BJ, going to miss Don at the knap-ins down here.
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Offline BAfromPA

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Re: Make it worth it and pass it on
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2020, 01:30:38 pm »
This is a fantastic thread. Happy Independence Day to each and every one of you from here in the United States of America and, to those who have protected and defended our Constitution, thank you. There are no words worthy of the depth of gratitude we all owe you.

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Re: Make it worth it and pass it on
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2020, 04:16:07 pm »
We have been off line for a while!  Zuma has crossed over?  Sad news, indeed!  We are celebrating this 4th in a new town with old friends and many new ones! Every one stay safe, remember the men and women who stuck their necks out to found this nation, and those who did so to protect it. 
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Offline sleek

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Re: Make it worth it and pass it on
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2021, 09:44:49 am »
I would like to wish everyone a happy 4th, and request a bit of reflection today.
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Re: Make it worth it and pass it on
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2021, 10:18:55 am »
We are very fortunate to live in a country like the U.S.A gracious happy Independence day to the people in America!!!!We must remember where we come from.
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Offline gifford

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Re: Make it worth it and pass it on
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2021, 03:02:56 pm »
Just as true then as it is now, a truly appropriate thread for today, the Fourth of July. Thanks for starting it and keeping it going.

Offline Parnell

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Re: Make it worth it and pass it on
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2021, 05:10:26 pm »
Much appreciated and well written, Sleek.  Best wishes to all.
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Offline WhistlingBadger

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Re: Make it worth it and pass it on
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2021, 06:56:51 pm »
Well said, all.  We watched "Midway" (the old one, though I hear the new one's better) over lunch today.  Though not a vet myself, I know a bit about the War, so I was able to give a bit of commentary.  My 12 year old was surprised to hear that, if we had lost that battle, big parts of our country might well have been speaking Japanese for a long time afterward.  I hope it drove home to her that we are only what we are (including having the right to express "mixed feelings" about our country) because of the blessing of God and the bravery of a few.  We are SO secure, it's hard to imagine anything different.  It's hard to imagine what could have been.

O beautiful for heroes, proved in liberating strife,
who more than self their country loved, and mercy more than life.
America, America, may God thy gold refine
'til all success be nobleness and every gain divine.
--Catherine Bates

O thus be it ever when free men shall stand
between their loved homes and the war's desolation.
Blessed with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
praise the power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just
and this be our motto:  In God is our trust.
And the Star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
--Francis Scott Key
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Re: Make it worth it and pass it on
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2021, 11:47:44 pm »
Had a fantastic day with my family and friends. Thanks to all those that have made that possible for us.

Bjrogg

PS I still miss Zuma. Just thinking of you Don
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Offline Fox

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Re: Make it worth it and pass it on
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2021, 12:09:27 pm »
Indeed, we need to remember the people who were in this land before us though, and the blood we caused to be here. We still do have a long way to go, but we are certainly free, and doing good comparing us against many other countries, but we mustn't forget our issues that need not be overlooked.

Hope that wasn't too political sounding ;D
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Offline sleek

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Re: Make it worth it and pass it on
« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2022, 10:17:36 pm »
If no one minds, I'd like to bring this back to the top.
Tread softly and carry a bent stick.

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Offline bjrogg

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Re: Make it worth it and pass it on
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2022, 10:37:50 pm »
I don’t mind at all Sleek.

Happy Birthday USA.

Bjrogg

PS I still miss Zuma
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Offline Yooper Bowyer

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Re: Make it worth it and pass it on
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2022, 11:00:59 pm »
Happy Independence Day, and thanks to all that brought us this far!

I've got to say the division in the news is pretty depressing these days, but it's good to remember now that, nevertheless, we are still the UNITED States, 'One Nation under God'.
 

And still ringing as true as ever...

From the Declaration of Independance
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

From the U.S. Constitution
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We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

From Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
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... that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain-that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom-and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.


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Re: Make it worth it and pass it on
« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2022, 08:22:05 am »
Happy Independance day USA!!!
We can be happy because of the ultimate sacrifice others have made.
Hard to imagine what they went through establishing this country.Even seeing it on TV.
BowEd
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Offline mullet

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Re: Make it worth it and pass it on
« Reply #29 on: Today at 09:47:25 am »
All you have to do is work in Third World countries like I have then go through Customs in the US and hear them say, "Welcome Home", to make you appreciate what we have in this country.
Lakeland, Florida
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