Happy Memorial Day

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Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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At my kids' parade this morning (daughter plays sax and son plays quads) when the band was done, after prayers and moments of silence at the cemetery, we all let the balloons go free (R/W/B of course) and screamed HAPPY Memorial Day. In memoriam, and gratitude; of course.

(Guess the helium shortage is over, eh?!?)

PJ, when I used to haul asphalt w/ the hubby about 5 or 6 years ago (hot, but not Hazmat; 6122 and 3257) we pulled with rigs similar to yours. I have this thing for PeterCars, haha! Ours weren't the cleanest (no, not O/O's but contracted) ... still gorgeous no matter how ya slice it.

GREAT read, Turtle...btw!

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Don't let Superlejera worry anyone. We've never had a topic that person couldn't get upset about and spout off some kind of nonsense.

Happy Memorial Day! Hope everyone is eating burgers and enjoying some sunshine. We've had a super rainy spring but the sun sure is shining today.

Bird-one's Comment
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Superlejera, not too be rude here man but did you even read what PJ posted or just the title and went right into demanding the title? Because had you read you would of seen he used the term "FELLOW VETS". PJ Is a vet, retired Leo, and a genuine stand-up guy, had the awesome opportunity to have breakfast. Heard somebody say this last year too. I don't know why it's suddenly becoming a thing but as a veteran myself I see 0 disrespect in this. I heard it twice today by two strangers. I have a half sleeve full of military tattoos that's the only reaspn why they knew.

Anyways sorry for the rant and Happy Memorial Day to all vets of this forum. I'm happy to be alive and in one piece. And will be happy to be with fellow veterans shortly remembering our Fallen.

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Bird-one's Comment
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And let me clarify i meant to say I heard twice today Happy Memorial Day from the nicest TA workers around. And for the record PJ didn't need defending it was my opinion on the matter.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Army 's Comment
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I closing in on 20 years of active service. I am good with either way it’s said. My last deployment was a long time ago but does not dismiss the memories good and bad. I encourage you all to read the link below. Thanks.

List of names

Army 's Comment
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Sorry, let me be clear that list of names was my brigade who paid the ultimate sacrifice during my October 2006 to December 2007 deployment.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Regardless of semantics, I think we are all on the same page here about the meaning of this day.

BTW, last night I watched a very sobering movie on Netflix called Sgt. Will Gardner. It was a movie about one Vet's struggle and the neglect of society to these men and women. If my memory serves me correctly, at the end it said that on any given day there are approximately 20,000 homeless Vets and an average of 20 Vet suicides per day. Very sad.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Thanks, Bruce K.

I watched the first 7 minutes and cried my face off. I WILL get through the rest; without make up, LoL. Sobering puts it mildly.

My husband is from a military family; his father lost his sight and his hearing in the process. My dad and my brother were Navy. Our daughter is entertaining ROTC... even though she's got other scholarships pending. She loves that uniform.

Thank you ALL ALLLLLLLLL for your service. Much.

And thanks, Brett, for the clarification. I don't post much; but when something hits a 'sweet' spot, LoL.

THANK YOU ALL!!!!

ps: On a side note, hubby thought he was supposed to work today; he called dispatch and 'powers that be' in Chicagoland (main company where his 'dispatch' is.... nobody has a clue.) Trying to send him to Campbell's.... and they are CLOSED. Finally hooked up with a fellow driver that ensured us; they are NOT running today. Daycabs. Sheesh, right? (Thanks, DH.)

Peace, and thanks to ALL y'all vets. TYSM.

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