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Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Nov 11, 2013 - 04:44pm PT
Thanks bluey! Now that I'm robotized, we need to make a plan pronto. I lost your number again and mines different so I'll pm you.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Nov 11, 2013 - 04:45pm PT
It's one thing to say that you support the troops.

It's another to actually do it.


While many believe this is the day to honor and salute those who served, it is on every other day of the year that the appreciation holds up. A large portion of businesses have discriminatory approaches towards hiring veterans who they fear might exhibit PTSD in the work place. Our warriors come home crippled, physically and emotionally, while we wave a flag once a year and walk past them begging for change the other 364.

Veterans Day should tell us to go above and beyond in helping our Veterans transition back to a life they left to serve our country. If the call came, they would answer. Regardless of your feelings in how the brass handle the hammer they are there for us when we need them - which is pretty damn often.

So, yes, God Bless The Troops, etc. Sometimes even heroes need a hand.



Thanks, everyone. I appreciate the hell outta ya.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Nov 11, 2013 - 08:15pm PT
Enlisted during Viet Nam but the Paris Peace Accord was signed while I was in Basic and the worst I had to do was go to Kansas.

I love this line, Gilroy!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Nov 11, 2013 - 08:34pm PT
Wow! Great post Greg Davis.

Remembering all the past and present military as well as their loved ones, families and friends this moment, this day. Prayers and love! lynne




ps, Greg, missed you at the Billy S. Memorial in JTree. Hope all is good with yo.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 11, 2013 - 08:45pm PT
One for Bluering.
Mel &#40;the 'mayor' of Planads&#41; is a vet.  He loves the blues.
Mel (the 'mayor' of Planads) is a vet. He loves the blues.
Credit: mouse from merced

One for the Chief.
Shipmates through thick and thin.
Shipmates through thick and thin.
Credit: mouse from merced

One for all the ST vets.
Thank you, vets, even if I'm too young to understand.
Thank you, vets, even if I'm too young to understand.
Credit: mouse from merced
SalNichols

Big Wall climber
Richmond, CA
Nov 12, 2013 - 12:59am PT
You're very welcome. I was happy to do it. 31 years, both in and out of service doing my best for all of you, even those who would question my motivation...Baba. I couldn't care less, you were my people, my responsibility, and it was my privilege to serve you.
nopantsben

climber
Nov 12, 2013 - 08:56am PT
i don't understand this whole idea.

after that, the veterans have my compassion as victims of our government, not because they are truly fighting for freedom, because they aren't.
that make a whole lot more sense than all the thanks. thanks for what exactly?

not that i have anything against vets per se - it's just that i don't get how you could think of that job as something particularly positive like say being a doctor or a nurse or a firefighter or whatever.

and the american effort to end ww2 is very honorable and deserves respect, as do those that made it happen.

i don't see how that line of thought would work for vietnam or irak though.
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Nov 12, 2013 - 09:06am PT
Ben,

I completely agree with your sentiments. I have a hard time giving a blanket thank you to all veterans. Any time period perhaps after Korea is kind of the cut-off point for me. Most of the wars after Korea were pretty hard to justify, IMHO.

Did I ever show you my scar from Vietnam, on that trip into the Wind Rivers?

Ha, Ha.

Steve

nopantsben

climber
Nov 12, 2013 - 09:17am PT
no - with all the mosquitos exposing skin wasn't possible, remember? ;)
but you told the story. what a rough time that must have been...
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 12, 2013 - 09:19am PT
I disagree Ben. There aren't any good wars. Some are more righteous causes than others to be sure.

Some folks feel the need to serve in the military, regardless of the era, or the leadership. I have a long history of military service in my family. I felt the need to honor my family, even though I was a long haired hippy freak, and I joined under Reagan!!(The duality of man.)
Many modern wars have been less than glorious in their premise and conduct. That doesn't mean I withhold my thanks to those veterans.
As I said, there are no "good" wars....

Credit: survival
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Nov 12, 2013 - 09:26am PT
I think criticizing The American Machine that created Veterans Day, on veterans day is akin to criticizing someone for praying while they are praying.

Sorry, it seems boorish to me. I don't mean to offend the critics of the ideals involved, seriously. But can't yall take that up in some other thread?

For some of us, the political part, the machine part, the American Religion paert - all pale before the individual sacrifice and commitment of our fellow citizen / soldiers.

I would not want any of my vet acquaintances and friends to ever think I would lump them in with the machine to which we all must answer.

Salute, vets.

DMT
nopantsben

climber
Nov 12, 2013 - 09:27am PT
Some folks feel the need to serve in the military, regardless of the era, or the leadership

i realise that, but don't understand why that is the case. that's what i meant.
what's positive about going to war or being part of the army just for it's own sake?
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 12, 2013 - 09:36am PT
i realise that, but don't understand why that is the case.

Too many reasons for different people to list them all.

For me? I wanted my WWII Dad and Uncles to be proud of me.
I needed a job, some direction, some training, some benefits.
I wanted to do something exciting besides climbing. I wanted to travel.

Pretty standard stuff for a lot of young folks who can't afford college...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 12, 2013 - 09:37am PT

i realise that, but don't understand why that is the case. that's what i meant.

That there is pretty indicative why you don't get it yet feel inclined to
make such a condescending statement.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 16, 2013 - 09:50am PT
Survival is correct here. You can't choose which vets are worthy of praise based on the wars they SERVED in! They served their country and went to war under orders from their commanders. Not because of political ideology.

ALL vets deserve respect and our thanks.

Here's a prez honoring his men; http://patdollard.com/2013/11/love-this-how-to-thank-a-soldier-by-george-w-bush/

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 16, 2013 - 10:02am PT
I am a veteran and because of my time in service i question the right of politicians, who rarely have loved ones serving, to so blithely send young Americans into harms way.
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