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Memorial Day Songs?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by yooperdave, May 24, 2012.

  1. yooperdave

    yooperdave Minister of Fire

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    Here's a couple. Hope I don't create any bad feelings or memories, but this holiday has a sort of reverance that is to often overlooked. I still remember how Vets were treated when returning from Nam...almost like we had a country full of Westboro baptist protestors.





    Sorry I don't know how to post the video right to this page, but plese take the time to view these.

    Hang in there, to all my fellow veterans!
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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I am a two tour Nam vet but this holiday isn't for us that are still here. It is for all of the ones from all of the wars that died getting it done. Then and now.
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    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    I have way too many- most are slowertunes by old punk rock bands (you'd be surprised) or Irish ballads. Here are a few of my favorites

    The words to this song are just staggering



    This one's long, but always draws a tear


  4. yooperdave

    yooperdave Minister of Fire

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    Bart, I know the holiday isn't for us, I just feel that there isn't enough respect given to this day.

    3 years ago, we stopped at a cemetary for our final visit of the day. The first thing we saw was a mini van with a big dog that they had let out and it was running around. 99 looks over at me and says "Don't say anything". I'm thinking that maybe the dog jumped out, as it was put back into the van shortly after we saw it out.
    The next thing I saw was a guy in flip-flops, shorts, tank top, sunglasses and a beer in his hand "walking" around from different graves. I couldn't believe it! As luck would have it, he ended up coming past me and "sort of" challenged me. (wrong)
    Him- is somethihng wrong?
    Me- is that a beer you have?
    Him-I do this every year. So what?
    Me- I find it offensive and disrespectful.
    Him-oh no, I go to all the area cemetaries and have a beer with the relatives.
    Me-Great idea...and then you jump in your truck and drive on to the next one??
    Him-oh no, my 16 year old daughter drives me....

    A year later on the fourth of July, he talks to me in a bar, still trying to justify his actions. I let him know that if his idea was so great, maybe next year we will see the VFW and Legion and clergy members carrying drinks and dressed in beach attire for the ceremonies on Memorial Day morning.

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