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Sniper
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   Posted 5/28/2010 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   
 Take a moment this weekend to think of the many men and women now serving our countries and those that gave so much in the past. Especially those that paid the ultimate price , that we may live in peace . Pehaps someday we may live without the threat of war. Until that day, our young men and women will be called away from us. Please keep them in your hearts and minds.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


Lyndyl
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   Posted 5/28/2010 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Amen!
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MAG102886
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   Posted 5/28/2010 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I def will!! I lost my brother in Afghanistan 3 yrs ago.  I will never forget what Memorial day stands for!!
 
Thank you Sniper for posting this.  It's all too common that people forget what these holidays stand for, it's not just a 3 day weekend!


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Nanners
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   Posted 5/28/2010 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Never forget!! Thanks to all the veterans who proudly served....
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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newfoundsun
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   Posted 5/28/2010 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Ditto!  Thank you to all those who have served and are serving in the military.  My family will not forget!
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crohnielass
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   Posted 5/28/2010 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, they are all hero's and we thank them all for all they are doing and the sacrifices they have had to make. Bev x
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DCS54B
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   Posted 5/28/2010 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
HOOAH!!!  Thanks for the acknowledgement!  May everyone have a fantastic Memorial Day! I served close to 12 years in the Army as a Chemical Warfare specialist and it is nice to hear the sentiments in this post!  God bless all the troops still serving in harms way and all the Veterans who are responsible for the freedoms we enjoy today.
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Crohn's DX in 2006 but sick for well over a year before that. Currently just started on Humira, Pred - 40mg (hoping to taper off of this soon), Phenergan 25gm prn, Percocet, Pentasa 500mg, Protonix 40mg and Lomotil, prn. 
 
I live my life to the fullest, enjoy every day and am excited for the day when we will be able to say good-bye to CD and UC.  I am becoming active in my local CCFA chapter and have found them to be a wonderful resource!


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 5/28/2010 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
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Make sure your suffering has meaning…


newfoundsun
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   Posted 5/28/2010 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Navy...now you make me cry!!!!
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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 5/28/2010 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
if you have never heard the responding poem "We shall keep the Faith" it is pretty good too...


Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields,
Sleep sweet - to rise anew!
We caught the torch you threw
And holding high, we keep the Faith
With All who died.

We cherish, too, the poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led;
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies,
But lends a lustre to the red
Of the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders Fields.

And now the Torch and Poppy Red
We wear in honor of our dead.
Fear not that ye have died for naught;
We'll teach the lesson that ye wrought
In Flanders Fields.
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I will find a way or make one. –Phillip Sidney 1554-1586

All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.

The Bucket List- Have you found joy in your life?  Has your life brought joy to others?

Make sure your suffering has meaning…


Nanners
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   Posted 5/28/2010 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow Navy that was awesome!! Thank you for sharing it with us. Made me cry too!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Dooger73
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   Posted 5/28/2010 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
MAG102886 - so sorry to hear about your brother. It's probably of little consolation, but from one proud American, THANK YOU for the sacrifice in your immediate family. My CD kept me out of the military though I signed up and tried going to get to basic. Our soldiers deserve so much more credit and honor than they receive.

WE WILL NEVER FORGET. God bless America.
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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 5/29/2010 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
For the Vietnam vets:

http://www.vietnamreflections.com/
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I will find a way or make one. –Phillip Sidney 1554-1586

All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.

The Bucket List- Have you found joy in your life?  Has your life brought joy to others?

Make sure your suffering has meaning…

Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 5/31/2010 4:43:54 PM (GMT-6)


mtgman
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   Posted 5/29/2010 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
amen.
35 year old male living in AZ.  Diagnosed with Crohns at age of 15.
Currently off Pred.  still taking Asacol.  Just had 1st Remicade infusion a week and a half ago
In the middle of a bad flare now for a year...lost almost 30 lbs. -- gained most of it back now.


Sniper
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   Posted 5/31/2010 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the post about the VietNam mem. wall. I am not surprised though because i recall my return home and how I was spit at and cursed in the airports. I will never forget how hard it was not to react in kind but I knew I was better than that and all the men I knew that had died for these S heads were too. If you disagree with your government, thats fine, there are channels to take, but spitting on me did not help..
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 5/31/2010 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry Sniper I stuck the wrong one up there. I was just looking for that picture, and the one that shows the wall and the quote "they did not run, they did not protest, they died proud for the country they loved."

http://www.usmemorialday.org/memorialday4.pdf


P.S. it is bad I am getting annoyed that people are not remembering Deborah Sampson, the metaphor for what that is actually...LOL
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I will find a way or make one. –Phillip Sidney 1554-1586

All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.

The Bucket List- Have you found joy in your life?  Has your life brought joy to others?

Make sure your suffering has meaning…

Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 5/31/2010 5:42:11 PM (GMT-6)


Sniper
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   Posted 5/31/2010 9:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Less we forget , the first woman in combat in the revolutionary war . Deborah Sampson , who wore the uniform and performed the duty of soldier . Who also treated her own wounds at westpoint so that her gender would not be discovered . We have come far MMMNavy , we have come far ...
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


hld4good
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   Posted 5/31/2010 9:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Amen! They have sacrificed everything for us because freedom has never been free.

My family has lost many men since WWII and my father was wounded in the Pacific Theater. He lived the rest of his life with disability but never complained. I am humbled by those like him.
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hld4good
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Total Posts : 193
   Posted 5/31/2010 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I just read your post, Sniper. I live in the Midwest and those behaviors didn't happen here. I am so sorry it happened to you, but you are right. Those imbeciles are, most likely, the same people who want everything from the government but wouldn't lift a finger to save the country. Thank you for your service in Viet Nam.
Age 58, Crohn's since age 21
3 bowel resections, 1980,88,95
1 fistula repair, 2005
probiotic
digestive enzymes


grumpygi
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Total Posts : 266
   Posted 5/31/2010 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
My Pastor and his wife were delayed in the Dallas Airport this spring and he shared this story on Sunday as part of the Memorial service. In the Dallas Fort Worth Airport an individual started clapping. This clapping was continuous which gradually increased while all activity and talking ceased. Soon the whole airport was silent save for the continual clapping of each person in the airport. Employees, travelers, families all joined in the clapping. This couple migrated to the noise only to see large numbers of military troops returning from combat. As they walked through the airport surrounded by people clapping in honor of their return. The returning military members were stunned into disbelief at this spontaneous and generous outpouring of love and support.

To each person who put their lives on hold to serve our country, thank you, you are awesome!
newby


Sniper
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Total Posts : 6518
   Posted 6/1/2010 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Darn, I use less instead of lest just to draw old VietVet out and what happens,,,NaDa...
Thank you hldwodrgs. It was a long time ago and I was not in the best state of mind at the time. I have never returned to California. I wont say I never will ,,but I think there would be icicles in Hades if I ever fly into the place again ...
grumpygi , like they say,,," Texas is a whole nother country ."
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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