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RE: Happy Memorial Day
(05-31-2021 09:52 PM)BearcatMan Wrote:  Had a pretty awe inspiring day watching my uncle as an officer in attendance at a burial for a sailor recently identified through DNA who had died in the Attack on Pearl Harbor when the USS Oklahoma was sunk. Not a single person alive today knew him (he was from outside of Celina, OH, all of his siblings had passed, and they couldn't find any of his high school classmates to attend the service), but the crowd was probably 500 strong to watch him put to rest next to his parents in his hometown.

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Incredibly humbling to know that this man had given his life for his country and wasn't laid to rest for 80 years, and there are so many out there who won't have that done for them either. If you ever have the chance to take part in a service like that, or just to honor those who have fallen, do it. Political affiliation, religion, sexual orientation, racism, abortion, etc....none of that matters to the fallen soldiers and sailors, but their sacrifice is what allows us to have our own beliefs on those matters, whether we agree or not.

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RE: Happy Memorial Day
(05-31-2021 11:12 PM)QSECOFR Wrote:  
(05-31-2021 09:52 PM)BearcatMan Wrote:  Had a pretty awe inspiring day watching my uncle as an officer in attendance at a burial for a sailor recently identified through DNA who had died in the Attack on Pearl Harbor when the USS Oklahoma was sunk. Not a single person alive today knew him (he was from outside of Celina, OH, all of his siblings had passed, and they couldn't find any of his high school classmates to attend the service), but the crowd was probably 500 strong to watch him put to rest next to his parents in his hometown.

https://mercercountyoutlook.net/2021/02/...er-county/

Incredibly humbling to know that this man had given his life for his country and wasn't laid to rest for 80 years, and there are so many out there who won't have that done for them either. If you ever have the chance to take part in a service like that, or just to honor those who have fallen, do it. Political affiliation, religion, sexual orientation, racism, abortion, etc....none of that matters to the fallen soldiers and sailors, but their sacrifice is what allows us to have our own beliefs on those matters, whether we agree or not.

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Amen to that.
 
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RE: Happy Memorial Day
Was a navy corpsman with the 4th and then 2nd Marines in a combat engineering unit during the 1st foray into Iraq...anyone with a brain wondered in the quiets of their studies if they had the steel to go over the wire for a brother when called upon and you were pretty sure you did. Never had to do it but I regard those guys before me that did regardless of MOS with perpetual awe. Big reason I volunteer for vets of all walks.
 
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