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Being that this is Memorial Day please remember those that have served and those that are serving this nation. And please especially remember those who paid the ultimate price and the ones they left behind.
This was in an email that was sent to me and I thought I'd share it with y'all. Many of us who served in a war made it home, many of us lost friends, we will always remember. I won't speak for anyone but me, but Memorial Day for me is bigger than a sale at the mall or at the local car dealership. I bet it is too for this little guy as well.

It's been said that one picture is worth a thousand words . How many words is this one worth?

This amazing picture has drawn a lot of comments from readers of the Nashville paper, The Tennessean .
See letter below .
Dear Tennessean:
The Tennessean's April 5 photograph of young Christian Golczynski accepting the American flag from Marine Lt . Col . Ric Thompson is one of the most moving and emotion provoking images I have ever seen .
My wife and I attended funeral services for Christian's father, Staff Sergeant Marcus Golczynski, on April 4, along with our six year-old son, dozens of Marines, and several hundred others who came to pay tribute to this fallen hero.
As one would expect, many of your readers were touched by this incredible picture . Staff Sergeant Golczynski had previously served one full tour in Iraq . Shortly before his death on March 27 he wrote to his family that he had volunteered to do this a second time due to our deep desire to finish the job we started . In his letter he said, "We fight and sometimes die so that our families don't have to . " Tragically, Staff Sergeant Golczynski had only two weeks remaining on his second tour . We look at the photograph of Christian every day . It is displayed prominently in our home . Our hearts ache for Christian and for all those who have lost loved ones in this controversial conflict .

Remember Ft. Hood

And never forget who did it

Religion of peace my жопа

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Thank you for sharing that with us. This holiday touches me more then any other holiday. I have lost many friends and relatives that have served our country.

My grandpa earned a purple heart at Guadalcanal in WW2, my uncle was killed in the Korean War, I have a cousin who was killed in Veitnam, and one that was severely injured in Desertstorm. Then I lost a good friend while serving during this conflict in the middle east.

This is all besides the fact of myself serving for 7 years in the Corps. You can never say thanks enough times to the men and women that serve to protect us.

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post #4 of 7 Old 05-28-2007, 11:13 AM
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Thank you for sharing Craig! And thanks to you all who have or are presently serving!!!!

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Thank you each and every one of you serving now and in the past.

I'm sure glad I'm not on the Eisenhower today. 90 plus degrees outside means about 110 in the main machinery room! Yikes.

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Cool Post Craig.

God Bless Or Troops!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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post #7 of 7 Old 05-28-2007, 12:11 PM
Is it even worth it???

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Craig.. thanks for sharing. I think that we can never have enough reminders of what this holiday is really about. It's more than a couple of races in Indianapolis and Charlotte, more than the big sales, this is a day set aside to remember the fallen heros and their families who have sacrificed so that this country could become, and can remain what it is. They are the reason we can enjoy the races, they are the reason we have access to the sales.

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