Memorial Day
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Posted 5/26/08
Do you have a reason to celebrate? No, i aint talking bout school being off, but that could also work...

my late grandpa fought in world war 2, he was a very brave man, and that made me want to join the army, but atleast back then ita been valiant for one to join the army since u actually had a cause, Today no way for me, there is no reason, but getting off topic here, who else has a reason to celebrate?
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I feel you man. My Grandfather fought in WWII he was a memeber of the 101st airborne (the one they made band of brothers from) And i fell the same way, then we were fighting for the right reasons. Not to take away from the brave men and women fighting just the idiots telling them to do it.

Short of that though, Memorial day sucks
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I celebrate because I have one extra day to study for Final Exams. That's always a reason to stay home, eh?

On a more serious note... my parents didn't take part in wars, but at least three of my great-grandparents were killed by the Chinese Communists during the Cultural Revolution, and my grandparents are all either high school/middle school only graduates or illiterate.

I don't particularly think that Memorial Day's purpose was to celebrate (maybe to celebrate the fact that due to all these soldiers dying, we're still alive), but to honor the memory of them. I dunno; I'm not native to the US.
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My father served in Desert Storm with the U.S. Navy, my grandfather in Korea with the Army, my late uncle in Vietnam with the Navy, another uncle in Desert Storm with the Army, and I have a friend in Iraq (Army). I think what all of them did and are still doing is very commendable, and while I don't think today is a day to celebrate it defiantly is a day to celebrate the memory of the sacrifices they made as well as their families. Memorial day does not suck and to forget the memory off ALL the soldiers and military personal who died for this country is unpatriotic and a sign of not understanding this country's history and it's importance.

I think now more then ever the need for men and women to stand up and believe in this country is of paramount importance; not only this but that those who have the backbone to stand up and believe in this country right now and lay down their lives for it no questions asked, simply because they believe in the country’s capability to change things for the better, is respectable beyond comparison.

"The summer solider and the sunshine patriot will, in times of crisis, shrink from the service of their country, but he that stands it now deserves the love and the thanks of man and woman." ~Thomas Paine, American Crisis I, 1777
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I guess just to celebrate all the precious freedoms I enjoy. Thats the beauty of this country, you celebrate and enjoy any national/religious holiday even though they have nothing to do with you.
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Posted 5/26/08

dkaceblaze wrote:

I feel you man. My Grandfather fought in WWII he was a memeber of the 101st airborne (the one they made band of brothers from) And i fell the same way, then we were fighting for the right reasons. Not to take away from the brave men and women fighting just the idiots telling them to do it.

Short of that though, Memorial day sucks

i know right? but like i said, atleast ur grand pa fought for something, now its pointless..
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My father served in Desert Storm with the U.S. Navy, my grandfather in Korea with the Army, my late uncle in Vietnam with the Navy, another uncle in Desert Storm with the Army, and I have a friend in Iraq (Army). I think what all of them did and are still doing is very commendable, and while I don't think today is a day to celebrate it defiantly is a day to celebrate the memory of the sacrifices they made as well as their families. Memorial day does not suck and to forget the memory off ALL the soldiers and military personal who died for this country is unpatriotic and a sign of not understanding this country's history and it's importance.

I think now more then ever the need for men and women to stand up and believe in this country is of paramount importance; not only this but that those who have the backbone to stand up and believe in this country right now and lay down their lives for it no questions asked, simply because they believe in the country’s capability to change things for the better, is respectable beyond comparison.

"The summer solider and the sunshine patriot will, in times of crisis, shrink from the service of their country, but he that stands it now deserves the love and the thanks of man and woman." ~Thomas Paine, American Crisis I, 1777


yeah i understand what you are saying, its just in my opinion, its a fact we dont have to be there, kay, its one thing to sacrifice your life for a cause, but what are they there for, not looking for an argument, just i think we dont have to be at iraq right now
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Posted 5/26/08

Kojima_Taiki wrote:

I celebrate because I have one extra day to study for Final Exams. That's always a reason to stay home, eh?

On a more serious note... my parents didn't take part in wars, but at least three of my great-grandparents were killed by the Chinese Communists during the Cultural Revolution, and my grandparents are all either high school/middle school only graduates or illiterate.

I don't particularly think that Memorial Day's purpose was to celebrate (maybe to celebrate the fact that due to all these soldiers dying, we're still alive), but to honor the memory of them. I dunno; I'm not native to the US.


yeah, we celebrate it for a few reason, my grandpa lived through it, fought for his country and help raise his family through sweat, being a farmer for a living in the time of peace he helped in, my grandma experienced painful scenes while my grandpa was fighting, they where a few years apart, 10? she was in elementary and she witness one of her friends get hit with a bomb, can u imagine that as a kid? must be traumatic, had to use wet clothes as gas mask, sorta, hate to say it but it was the japanese who terrorized my country, but we kool now, lol
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Posted 5/27/08
Memorial Day is about brave man fought in WWII , and we get one day off why one day? , how about 2 day off now that sweet.
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