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    "On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month...."

    Today, we honor our veterans, present and past.

    Thank you to all veterans who have served our nation!

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    Originally posted by Administrator View Post
    "On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month...."

    Today, we honor our veterans, present and past.

    Thank you to all veterans who have served our nation!
    AMEN!

    Thanks to Bok, Gramps, Hondo, SDJ, Siege, and anyone else I missed.

    "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."

    -John Locke

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    • #3
      Happy Veteran's Day.
      "There are four lights!"

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      • #4
        Thank you to all who served.
        Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
        Robert Southwell, S.J.

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        • #5
          In this same vein, meet Richard Overton:


          The oldest known veteran of World War II was honored with a thunderous standing ovation during a ceremony Monday at Arlington National Cemetery, as President Obama and the rest of the nation paid tribute to 107-year-old Richard Overton's service.

          The tribute to Overton was a stand-out moment at Monday's Veterans Day ceremonies, as details emerged about Overton's visit. Earlier in the day, the Texas man met with Obama and Vice President Biden, along with other veterans, during a White House breakfast.

          "This is the life of one American veteran, living proud and strong in the land he helped keep free," Obama said during the ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

          Though he uses a wheelchair, Overton can still stand -- and did so, as the crowd applauded his service.

          Overton served in the Pacific during World War II, and Obama regaled the audience with his accomplishments. "He was there at Pearl Harbor when the battleships were still smoldering. He was there at Okinawa. He was there at Iwo Jima," Obama said.

          When he returned from the war, Overton went back to Texas, where he built a house for him and his wife -- the house he still lives in today. The president said Overton still rakes his own lawn, and still drives ladies in his neighborhood to church every Sunday.

          [....]

          He attributes his longevity in part to drinking a tablespoon of whiskey in his coffee and smoking a dozen cigars a day, according to the article.




          Good for him!
          Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
          No one will be denied:
          Big law suits and bathroom toots;
          We're all getting Dixie-fried.
          But somewhere Hank and Lefty
          Are rollin' in their graves
          While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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          • #6
            My sincere thanks to my fellow veterans.
            “I do not aim with my hand; he who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
            I aim with my eye.

            "I do not shoot with my hand; he who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
            I shoot with my mind.

            "I do not kill with my gun; he who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father.
            I kill with my heart.”

            The Gunslinger Creed, Stephen King, The Dark Tower

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            • #7
              Thank you, thank you, thank you vets!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Adam View Post
                In this same vein, meet Richard Overton:


                The oldest known veteran of World War II was honored with a thunderous standing ovation during a ceremony Monday at Arlington National Cemetery, as President Obama and the rest of the nation paid tribute to 107-year-old Richard Overton's service.

                The tribute to Overton was a stand-out moment at Monday's Veterans Day ceremonies, as details emerged about Overton's visit. Earlier in the day, the Texas man met with Obama and Vice President Biden, along with other veterans, during a White House breakfast.

                "This is the life of one American veteran, living proud and strong in the land he helped keep free," Obama said during the ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

                Though he uses a wheelchair, Overton can still stand -- and did so, as the crowd applauded his service.

                Overton served in the Pacific during World War II, and Obama regaled the audience with his accomplishments. "He was there at Pearl Harbor when the battleships were still smoldering. He was there at Okinawa. He was there at Iwo Jima," Obama said.

                When he returned from the war, Overton went back to Texas, where he built a house for him and his wife -- the house he still lives in today. The president said Overton still rakes his own lawn, and still drives ladies in his neighborhood to church every Sunday.

                [....]

                He attributes his longevity in part to drinking a tablespoon of whiskey in his coffee and smoking a dozen cigars a day, according to the article.




                Good for him!
                Mr. Overton turned 109 today.

                “I got good health and I don’t take any medicine,” he told FoxNews.com in 2013. “I also stay busy around the yards, I trim trees, help with the horses. The driveways get dirty, so I clean them. I do something to keep myself moving. I don’t watch television.”

                Overton lights up a dozen cigars a day, but he's stopped taking a shot of whiskey in his morning coffee.

                "Don't drink that whiskey any more," he said.
                Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
                No one will be denied:
                Big law suits and bathroom toots;
                We're all getting Dixie-fried.
                But somewhere Hank and Lefty
                Are rollin' in their graves
                While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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