Memorial Day
2008
From Rick And Bobbie

We Dedicate This To All Of Those Past And Present Military Members
That Have Given The Ultimate Sacrifice In Defense Of Our Country
And To Those That Survived And Came Home
A Veteran Always Leaves Part Of His Soul
In The Combat Arena That He Has Left

ALWAYS
REMEMBER



NEVER FORGET!!






WORLD WAR ONE

World War I
Also Known As The First World War
The Great War
And The War To End All Wars

Killed 116708
Wounded 204002
Dollar Cost $33 Billion






WORLD WAR TWO

Killed 408306
Wounded 670846
Dollar Cost $360 Billion







There Are Six Flag Raisers In This Photo
Four In The Front Line And Two In The Back

The Front Four Are (Left To Right)
Ira Hayes
Franklin Sousley
John Bradley And Harlon Block

The Back Two Are Michael Strank
Behind Sousley
And Rene Gagnon
Behind Bradley

All Six Men Are True American Heroes






KOREAN WAR

Killed 54246
Wounded 103284
Dollar Cost $50 Billion






VIETNAM WAR

Killed 58219
Wounded 153356
Dollar Cost $111 Billion



This Counter Will Remain Here
Until All Of Our Missing Soldiers Are Accounted For






THE VIETNAM WAR WOMEN'S MEMORIAL
AND PLEASE DON"T FORGET WOMEN OF ALL WARS

Women Are Heroes Too

There Are Almost Two Million Women Veterans
From The American Revolution
To Panama
Bosnia
Kosovo
Afghanistan
And Iraq
Women Have Served In Some Way In Every Conflict
History Tells Us That Thirty Three Thousand Women Served In World War One
Almost Five Hundred Thousand Took Part In World War Two
During The Korean Era
One Hundred And Twenty Thousand Women Were In Uniform
And Seven Thousand Women Served During Viet Nam
During Desert Storm
Seven Per Cent Of The Total U.S. Forces Deployed Were Women
Over Forty Thousand Women






DESERT STORM/IRAQ/AFGHANISTAN WAR

On Going







The Forgotten Veteran

1 Out Of 4 Homeless Are Veterans






Why Are Poppies Associated With Memorial Day And World War 1?

Poppies Grow Wild On Flanders Field
The Large Military Cemetery In France
Many America Casualties From World War 1 Are Buried There






FLANDERS FIELDS

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

CopyRight
1915
John McCrae














I Am A Prostate Cancer Survivor
That Could Have Been Caused By Agent Orange Exposure

In 1998, I Met The Woman That Saved Me From Suicide
She Gave Me A Reason To Live
Living With Me Hasn't Been Easy
I Still Have My Good And Bad Days
But With Bobbie's Love I Survive
I Love You Woman
Without You I Wouldn't Be Among The Living




I Survived The 1968 Tet Offensive









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