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Michigan Dale
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« on: November 11, 2005, 10:32:26 AM »

Today is Veteran's Day.   Not just another Hallmark Holiday but a day to remember the men and women that fought for the freedoms we enjoy today.   Let us never forget them or take it for granted.  Today and everyday, you might want to remember to Thank a Vet.   If not for these fine people we wouldn't be able to come online and share ideas and thoughts and of course to scrap with one and other as we often do.   Shoot, if not for the Veterans of this country we might be reading this in Russian or Japanese or some other language if we were permitted to read it at all.  My dear old dad was a two time Purple Heart Veteran and one of Harness Racing's greatest fans.  After his return to Chicago after WWII it was Harness Racing that he enjoyed most of all.  Thank You, Veterans of the USA.   Now, that being said.....lets pick some winners!
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2005, 10:39:30 AM »

The only Veteran I will be honoring today is RTP!!! cause hes the only Veteran that I know first hand.
Good luck today Phil, Now go get that pick 6 today at Hollywood!!!
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2005, 10:44:22 AM »

I AGREE 100% DALE..PERISH THE THOUGHT OF BAGHDAD BOB CALLING THE RACES AND TRYING TO READ OUR PROGRAMS IN ARABIC...HERES TO OUR NEXT GROUP OF VETS..OUR TROOPS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN AND THANX TO ALL OUR VIET NAM..KOREAN..AND WWI AND WWII HEROES
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2005, 10:47:21 AM »

Thats what I said RTP!!! Its his day!!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2005, 10:49:31 AM »





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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2005, 11:00:43 AM »

Nice post!!!
Is that Desert Storm Camouflage?
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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2005, 12:42:59 PM »

          great post dale ,         sometimes we forget about how we obtained the freedom we have and we take life for granted . it was heroes like dales dad who made this country what it is today . we certainlly complain sometimes about things , but we live in the best country in the world . lets all hope and pray our troops come home safely and the war ends soon . we dont need another long battle like vietnam . 58,000 young men lost their life in a very difficult conflict to win . iraq is looking more and more like the vietnam war . to those families that lost a loved one I know this is a special day for you as it should be . as for me I have lived my life gambling and proud that I have survive doing what I enjoy the most betting the horses . but the best memories I have are the great times and friends I made in the army . I still remember all their names . there is a special bond thats formed with your fellow serviceman that you never forget ! to all the veterans I thank you for the support and the sacrifices you made for our country .       RTP
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2005, 04:19:57 PM »

          great post dale ,         sometimes we forget about how we obtained the freedom we have and we take life for granted . it was heroes like dales dad who made this country what it is today . we certainlly complain sometimes about things , but we live in the best country in the world . lets all hope and pray our troops come home safely and the war ends soon . we dont need another long battle like vietnam . 58,000 young men lost their life in a very difficult conflict to win . iraq is looking more and more like the vietnam war . to those families that lost a loved one I know this is a special day for you as it should be . as for me I have lived my life gambling and proud that I have survive doing what I enjoy the most betting the horses . but the best memories I have are the great times and friends I made in the army . I still remember all their names . there is a special bond thats formed with your fellow serviceman that you never forget ! to all the veterans I thank you for the support and the sacrifices you made for our country .       RTP

I couldn't have said it better, Phil.

Thanks to you, and all other veterans.  We never forget about you, but specifically we'll celebrate you today!

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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2005, 04:26:04 PM »

I couldn't have said it better, Phil.

Thanks to you, and all other veterans.  We never forget about you, but specifically we'll celebrate you today!

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          The Suncoast is giving away FREE meals all day long today to any veteran. Any vet can eat 3 square meals in the casino for free.

          Is Maywood and the cheap " Johnson's " doing that for their gamblers who are Vets? Or are they going to charge the "Vets" for coffee?
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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2005, 04:28:35 PM »

Edward

          The Suncoast is giving away FREE meals all day long today to any veteran. Any vet can eat 3 square meals in the casino for free.

          Is Maywood and the cheap " Johnson's " doing that for their gamblers who are Vets? Or are they going to charge the "Vets" for coffee?

Doc will be peforming free proctology exams in his office to any veteran.  PL and JJ will observe in the closet, pants down.  TC
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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2005, 04:34:04 PM »

Edward

          The Suncoast is giving away FREE meals all day long today to any veteran. Any vet can eat 3 square meals in the casino for free.

          Is Maywood and the cheap " Johnson's " doing that for their gamblers who are Vets? Or are they going to charge the "Vets" for coffee?


You can't beat Vegas, they know how to treat people and the Veterans that served this country.

    The track owners would NEVER do anything like that for their patrons who are Vets. I'll bet they're not even giving them free admission.
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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2005, 04:35:53 PM »

You can't beat Vegas, they know how to treat people and the Veterans that served this country.

    The track owners would NEVER do anything like that for their patrons who are Vets. I'll bet they're not even giving them free admission.


They should receive food and admission EVERY day.  JMO.

It's a little different, but Grandfather used to be a police officer.  Back in the day, the locals would take care of you with coffee at night, and food during your shift -- because you were out there patrolling the community...these days, my friend is an officer, and they don't get s**t.  Very sad.

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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2005, 05:23:57 PM »

They should receive food and admission EVERY day.  JMO.

It's a little different, but Grandfather used to be a police officer.  Back in the day, the locals would take care of you with coffee at night, and food during your shift -- because you were out there patrolling the community...these days, my friend is an officer, and they don't get s**t.  Very sad.

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EW:
That's primarily because these days the police are strictly prohibited from taking anything, to avoid apperances of impropriety, not because people aren't appreciative.
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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2005, 06:09:32 PM »

EW:
That's primarily because these days the police are strictly prohibited from taking anything, to avoid apperances of impropriety, not because people aren't appreciative.

I don't buy that.  If anyone mistakes a ham sandwich for impropriety, the World is a sick place, Paul.

You very well could be correct in practice, however.

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« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2005, 06:37:05 PM »

         guys most veterans just want what they have coming . we get free medical just about pending on your status . we also get a monthly pension based on your service connected dis-order or injury . which starts out at about 800 + a month . which is pretty hard for someone  to live on . there are a lot of vets who lost more than limbs in the war . they lost there to desire to live a normal because they did'nt comeback with a healthy mind . the one thing that hurt the vietnam vets was the lack of appreciation from the public when they came home . a lot of vets could not handle the resentment and ended up very bitter towards normal life . I think all vets in all wars just need the americans to say thanks for serving . unfortunately in vietnam war there were no parades and celebrations for vets who came home as there were in other wars . it took over 20 years for the vietnam vet to get some regognition , to some vets it was far too late ! my opinion is better late than never . if you happen to be traveling on vacation or something and you see a serviceman in the airport . just say hello young man . you may make a difference in his life .    RTP
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« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2005, 06:52:33 PM »

Well said RTP!I think the estimation on the turn out for the Sox parade was at 1.7 million.When most vets came home from 'Nam they were looked at different or even spat upon..To all VETS who read this I salute you and say Thank YOU!I think now peope have a hard time understanding what most vets know and that is  GOD, MOTHER and COUNTRY!
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« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2005, 09:30:39 PM »

Props to RTP, happy Veterans Day to a true Warrior......   Your country thanks you and all other Veterans on this special day.   
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« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2005, 11:39:34 PM »

Thank you Phil and very well said.
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