Happy Veterans Day: I'm proud to be an American.

@TRBRocks420 (86096)
Banks, Oregon
November 11, 2016 3:43am CST
First I want to say happy Veterans day to all the brave men and, women, who served this great country we call home, it's the land of the free and, today, we remember that freedom came with a price, many soldiers did not come home and, millions more came home never to be the same again, wait that's memorial day, but either way thank you all for your service. Veterans day started out as Armistice day, celebrating the end of world war 1, the war was ended on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, it was changed to veterans day in 1954, to celebrate everyone who served, not just the soldiers from world war 1, in closing I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free and, I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me and, I proudly stand up next to them and, defend her still today, because there ain't no doubt I love this land. God bless the USA, courtesy of Lee Greenwood.
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@vandana7 (69047)
• India
11 Nov 16
Happy Veterans day to you. Calling those who I know served in armed forces. @CoralLevang, and @just4him. Happy veterans day sweetie.
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@TRBRocks420 (86096)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Nov 16
Yes a very happy veterans day to them all. Thanks for adding their names.
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@vandana7 (69047)
• India
11 Nov 16
@TRBRocks420 .. I did not want them to miss out on folks who think of them.
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@TRBRocks420 (86096)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Nov 16
@vandana7 Since we are mentioning Veterans, we have to remember @teamfreak16 Happy veterans day my friend.
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@teamfreak16 (42534)
• Denver, Colorado
11 Nov 16
I have a rant that I might or not post later. Thanks for this. Well put.
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@TRBRocks420 (86096)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Nov 16
You're welcome and, happy veterans day, will look for the rant later.
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• Eugene, Oregon
12 Nov 16
Would like to see that, Scott.
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@teamfreak16 (42534)
• Denver, Colorado
12 Nov 16
@JamesHxstatic - Oh, I posted it alright. It should be somewhere in your feed.
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@just4him (132739)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov 16
I didn't know it was the 11th hour of the 11th day. I only knew it was on this day. I don't even think I knew the year either. I love that song, and I will always be proud to be an American and to have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. Yes, God bless the USA.
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@TRBRocks420 (86096)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Nov 16
Yeah, I thought that was pretty cool, when I learned that too and, Happy veterans day. God bless the USA.
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@just4him (132739)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Nov 16
@TRBRocks420 Thank you.
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@TheSojourner (17290)
• United States
11 Nov 16
To you, and all my brothers and sisters from the past present, and future... in uniform... Thank you.
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@TRBRocks420 (86096)
• Banks, Oregon
12 Nov 16
You're welcome and, a very happy veterans day :)
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@rebelann (43705)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Nov 16
I too salute all those who served and fought for our country. I suppose memorial day is intended for those who perished.
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@TRBRocks420 (86096)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Nov 16
Happy Veterans day and, yes that's the main difference.
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@marlina (80747)
• Canada
11 Nov 16
Happy Veterans day to you too! Here in Canada, it is named Remembrance Day.
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@TRBRocks420 (86096)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Nov 16
Thank you and, yes I know. Happy remembrance day :)
@crossbones27 (22392)
• Redlands, California
11 Nov 16
Well said brother.
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@TRBRocks420 (86096)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Nov 16
Thank you and, happy veterans day.
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@vandana7 (69047)
• India
11 Nov 16
Happy Veterans day to you too because I know you served in armed forces. :)
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• Redlands, California
11 Nov 16
@vandana7 Thanks miss Vanny appreciate that not many people take the time.
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• United States
12 Nov 16
Lee Greenwood singing, God Bless The USA with on-screen lyrics. 4th of July (Independence Day) is right around the corner and this song will bless you becaus...
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@TRBRocks420 (86096)
• Banks, Oregon
12 Nov 16
Thanks for sharing, one of my favorite songs.
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• United States
13 Nov 16
Used to sing that song a lot.
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@Happy2BeMe (75437)
• Canada
12 Nov 16
Well said. Happy Veterans Day you you.
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@TRBRocks420 (86096)
• Banks, Oregon
12 Nov 16
Thank you and, happy veterans day.
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@maezee (34568)
• United States
11 Nov 16
Ditto! I never served but I have profound gratefulness for those that do. Happy Veterans Day!
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@TRBRocks420 (86096)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Nov 16
Thank you and, happy veterans day.
@celticeagle (121067)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Nov 16
Great post! Thank you. I have been watching stuff about the vets all day. Great stories. One about a vet that is now 108 years of age. Some one asked him how he was doing and he replied: " I felt better when I was 103!"
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@TRBRocks420 (86096)
• Banks, Oregon
12 Nov 16
Thank you and, wow that's awesome still kicking at 108.
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@celticeagle (121067)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Nov 16
@TRBRocks420 .....Yes, it is.
@allen0187 (34432)
• Philippines
12 Nov 16
Happy Veteran's Day! To all those that gave their lives, we say 'Thank you!'. To all those that continue to sign up amidst all the danger, we say 'Thank you!' as well.
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@TRBRocks420 (86096)
• Banks, Oregon
12 Nov 16
Amen and, thank you.
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@allen0187 (34432)
• Philippines
12 Nov 16
@DianneN (92252)
• United States
12 Nov 16
I'm proud to be an American, too. My father, two uncles, and brother-in-law served our country to preserve our freedom. Happy Veterans Day to all who served!
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@TRBRocks420 (86096)
• Banks, Oregon
12 Nov 16
Glad to hear it my friend and, happy veterans day to them. I have had a lot of family who served too.
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@Tampa_girl7 (27588)
• United States
12 Nov 16
I am proud to be an American too.
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@TRBRocks420 (86096)
• Banks, Oregon
12 Nov 16
Glad to hear it my friend :)
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@FayeHazel (22123)
• United States
11 Nov 16
Thank you for posting the history of this day -- I hadn't remembered the WW1 aspect of this
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@TRBRocks420 (86096)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Nov 16
You're welcome and, happy veterans day :)
@Corbin5 (123110)
• United States
11 Nov 16
Wonderful words my friend. Love of country. It doesn't get much better than that.
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@TRBRocks420 (86096)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Nov 16
Thank you my friend and, happy veterans day.
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@VivaLaDani13 (22964)
• Perth, Australia
15 Oct
@TRBRocks420 Beautiful post for those who fought hard for your country.
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@TRBRocks420 (86096)
• Banks, Oregon
15 Oct
Thank you my friend :)
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@Jessicalynnt (47878)
• Centralia, Missouri
12 Nov 16
Here here! Lovely said, and I am going to note that that song is now stuck in my head
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@stbrians (15899)
• Kakamega, Kenya
12 Nov 16
You are true veteran