Share a story of someone you know who has served our Country
Cool idea, but maybe give something to the person in service too?
What about retired miltary? And miltary family members? Can we enter this contest, too?
I served in the Air Force during the Vietnam era. Although non-medical women personel did not go to Vietnam at that time, alot of our male friends went – and didn’t come back. I want to thank everyone for the change in attitude toward our men and women in the armed services today. Young people may not know that returning soldiers were spit on and called baby killers. Men and women who go to fight are changed forever, sometimes in ways you can’t see, and deserve our gratitude. I’ve inserted a picture of me during basic training standing in front of the Alamo. I’m in the center. Even my grandkids have never seen this picture. Have you hugged a service person today? Do it, they’ll love it.
Adam….. is that not too much of an unveiling of the poster’s identity? I appreciate the intent behind you asking this, but something like this would probably be best left for Facebook…
With my father’s permission I proudly post his picture! He served in the USMC during the Korean war. 1950-1953. I have other family members currently serving in different branches of service as specialists . So to keep them safe from harm know that even though you may not see their pictures here; they are committed and continue to prominently serve our great nation!
I would not feel comfortable posting a photo either of current military members due to the whole world situation we are facing. also memorial day is for those who died in service.
Adam did state that this was a dual purpose: To acknowledge Memorial Day AND remember those who are currently serving. We can do both. And while I acknowledge the current danger that military personnel and their families are in on a daily basis, here and abroad, not acknowledging them in any way you see fit sort of goes against what they are serving for. I do respect everyone’s right to make that decision for themselves and their family and am fine with what everyone else has said. Not trying to start a debate. :heart:
Hi Adam, after thinking about this request, I have reservations. I feel that we are proud of our military personnel. I think that we should appreciate and support them, but I agree with LoriW57 and Massha.
I know it was well-intentioned, but…
My wonderful SIL is deployed. I wouldn’t feel comfortable posting his photo under the circumstances and certainly without his permission. And I know he feels strongly as I do that Memorial Day is a legal holiday to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice and died serving our country.
Originally known as Decoration Day after the Civil War, it was renamed Memorial Day after WWI and expanded to honor those who died in all U.S. wars. Also, on Memorial Day, the National Moment of Remembrance is observed at 3 p.m. local time so that we can stop and take a minute to think about those who passed.
To celebrate those currently serving in uniform, the 3rd Saturday in May is designated Armed Forces Day. We celebrated the day last Saturday and should keep the two days separate as intended. Let’s not diminish the meaning of Memorial Day. JMHO
Both my family and my husband’s family have a proud tradition of military service. Both of my grandfathers served in WW2 – one with the Pacific Fleet in the Navy and one with the Air Corps/Air Force. (Sadly, both gone now.) Two of my uncles served in the Army, one as a sniper in Vietnam, and yet another uncle with the Air Force. On my hubby’s side, both his father (now deceased) and sister served – his father with the Army, his sister with the Navy.
Finally, my husband was a proud member of the US Army for 21 years until his retirement in July, 2012. He is still serving our country today, just under a different…government agency. Understandably, I am not terribly comfortable posting his picture because of this. However, I am super proud of his patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve despite all of the hardships, dangers, and worries endured.
As a looong time Army wife, I give my most sincere and heartfelt thanks to all of the men and women, both past and present, who so generously gave everything they had to give for our nation, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice. We owe you all a debt that we can never possibly repay. :heart:
Hello Adam, My husband retired after servicing 27 years in the Navy. I was a Navy wife for all those years. I am very lucky to have him back and safe with me now. I know you mean well, however, to keep those who are serving safe, no pictures should be out here for all to see. It’s been seven years since my husband retired and we are enjoying life. We thank for those who have served and for those who are serving and for all they do for us and our country.
Hello again Adam, so you want a story about those who serve. What about the ones who SERVED? My late husband SERVED in the Vietnam War. He didn’t die there as a Special Forces platoon leader, he died here!! He went through HELL when he came back, as many others did. Does that deserve a $25.00 gift card????
Sorry, but you struck a nerve. I know that you have the best intentions, but I lived this life and don’t want to ever remember it again!!
ALL GAVE SOME – SOME GAVE ALL!!!
Due to security reasons I CANNOT post a picture of my son who is serving our country in the AF.
Therefore I am posting a picture of my late dad and my late uncle. They both served during WW2. My Daddy is the Sailor!
My uncle George served in World War 2 in the NavyMy cousin Doug served in Vietman and so did Dennis, who died in an accident on the Naval BaseDoug is still living :)He served in the Army.
Yes and here is the Photo of the Korean War Memorial.
All Veterans who had served and is still serving:)
George pass away of Cancer:)
May God Bless and keep everyone safe:)
Peace and love always:)
i appreciate your good intent, but I can’t post a picture. My nephew is a Marine and defending our country’s freedom. We are very proud. The Marines instructed all family members to refrain from posting pictures on the Internet and to remove any service related bumper stickers from their cars. With the high level of animosity toward our military from ISIS, this is for our Marine’s safety and family’s safety. I know we post using nicknames, but it’s not worth taking a chance. Again, I know you meant to honor our military, but let’s keep them safe so they can come home to their families. :heart:
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05.31.16 12:15 PM