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    Taken today.

    Guards at Tomb of the Unknowns to remain on-site during hurricane
    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

    you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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    Eagles may fly; but weasels aren't sucked into jet engines!

    "I'm not expendable; I'm not stupid and I'm not going." - Kerr Avon, Blake's 7

    What didn't kill us; didn't make us smarter.


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        The Old Guard.
        Any metaphor will tear if stretched over too much reality.

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          Yes. Saw this on the news today.......those guys REALLY consider that duty an would I............

          Those three words are on my licensce plate


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            Sometimes, you really have to re jig what you think of as important.

            It never occurred to me before, but this is something very special.
            Indyref2 - still, "Yes."


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              "You listen to the ol' Pork Chop Express on a dark and stormy night......"


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                Not taken today, as the Army clarified, but in September. But this picture still conveys exactly the right sentiment. The Old Guard is still guarding the Tomb with a super-storm bearing down. This is what we owe to those who gave the last full measure of devotion.

                [EDIT] I think this photo still affects me, even if I know that the soldiers weren't really standing in a hurricane yesterday, but was from September. I think it's the very old-fashioned idea of a scared trust, handed down from generation to generation. It's about not letting down those who had given their lives for the nation, even in the most horrid of conditions. That, in itself, is devotion to duty.
                Last edited by Ogukuo72; 29 Oct 12, 21:17.


                • #9
                  Devotion to "Duty-Honor-Country".

                  The most visable part of a persons education is their parents example !

                  Christianity is made far too complicated by far too many denominations.
                  It's truly a simple concept.
                  Dont take my word for it---Read the Book of Romans!


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                      Very inspiring, thanks for the story John.

                      "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
                      Ernest Hemingway.

                      "The more I learn about people, The more I love my dog".
                      Mark Twain.


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                        It goes way back too. I just watched for about the third time history channels series on the revolution.There was the original "duty,honor, country.Those men literally went through hell.................half of the POW's died..............


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