veterans' day

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  1. davidjohnson

    davidjohnson Piano User

    Nov 2, 2003
    i'll be sounding 'taps' at the monument cluster on our courtsquare this evening at 6:00 pm.

    you folx got anything lined up?

  2. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

    May 11, 2005
    Metro Detroit
    To all past and present members of our Armed Forces
    United States Army

    United States Navy

    United States Air Force

    United States Marine Corps

    United States Coast Guard

    and all of our reservists and National Guard

    "if not for you..........."

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  4. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

    Sep 29, 2004
    .. and on this day, come sing with me:

    Oh, Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling,
    From glen to glen and down the mountain side;
    The summer's gone, and all the leaves are falling;
    'Tis ye, 'tis ye must go, and I must bide.

    But come ye back when summer's in the meadow,
    Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow;
    'Til I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow;
    Danny boy, Oh Danny boy, I love you so.

    And when ye come and all the flowers are dying,
    If I am dead, as dead I well may be.
    Ye'll come and find the place where I am lying,
    And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.

    And I shall hear, 'though soft ye tread around me,
    And all my grave shall linger sweeter be,
    Then ye will bend and tell me that ye love me,
    And I shall sleep in peace until ye come to me.

    Thank you, vets, those with us today and those with us in spirit.

  5. pwillini

    pwillini Pianissimo User

    Mar 4, 2004
    Kalamazoo, MI
    There are men, on both sides of my family, who have served this Great Nation in the Armed Services. My Great Grandfather was a Rough Rider, wounded as he rode beside Roosevelt up San Juan Hill. My father served as an officer in the Transportation Corps in the early 60's before the Viet Nam troop build ups. I served 8 years as an Army Engineer, including time in Germany as The Wall fell, Turkey during the Iraq buildup and then in Desert Storm. As a young Lieutenant, I served as Escort Officer for 15 funeral details, presenting the flag to loved ones, including the family of a WWI Medal of Honor recipient! What an honor to present honors to that man! My wife's family has many who served including a uncle that retired from the Air Force and another who retired after serving in WWI

    We are a family proud of our service to the "greatest Nation on God's green earth" (thank you Micheal Medved). I salute those men and women who serve us now, knowing the hardships they endure. I also pray daily for their families, as they endure even greater hardships, not knowing the details of their loved ones' lives.

    May God continue to bless this great nation! To all who have served and are currently serving, protecting our freedoms and liberties, I stand straight and true a salute, with a deep gratitude for your sacrifices!

    I would find it too difficult to stand at attention and render an acceptable playing of TAPS. I could never render it with enough dignity and pride to be acceptable to anyone who has served in our Armed Forces.

    Peyton Wood
    Commander, B Co., 54th Engineer Bn., 1st Armored Div (attached)
  6. davidjohnson

    davidjohnson Piano User

    Nov 2, 2003
    oops. it's veterans day rather than veterans' day...sorry for the mistake.

  7. Eclipsehornplayer

    Eclipsehornplayer Forte User

    Sep 14, 2005
    Metro Detroit
    I'll be playing later on today at Ft. Benning

    ARMED forces on parade as well as many others, ending somberly with TAPS.

    God Bless all Vets! I thank them for my freedom, and later on I'll be playing for them.
  8. Jarrett

    Jarrett Piano User

    Nov 11, 2003
    Richland, MO
    Just finished Last Post and Rouse for a UN ceremony at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis.
  9. dow30

    dow30 Piano User

    Apr 26, 2005
    A Great Big, THANKS, to all members of the Armed Forces past and present! Your service is so greatly appreciated, Be Well!
  10. murph66

    murph66 New Friend

    May 16, 2005
    As with others, I am fortunate to have a history of service in the armed forces in my family, although my great grandfather didn't exactly serve with the U.S forces- He was part of the Honor Guard that escorted Jeff Davis to Montgomery to take the oath of office as President of the Confederacy. Since then, however, my father (SSGT, USMC), an uncle (LtCol, USAAF, Europe) and another uncle (Capt, USAAF, Pacific) have served, all in WWII. I am retired as a Chief Warrent Officer from the Army National Guard, where I served as Commander of the 41st Army Band. I have always been proud of the members of my family that have served. Fortunately, all came back, including one uncle who was a guest of the German government for about a year.

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