🇺🇸🙏🏻 Blessed Memorial Day everyone! Today we remember & pay homage to the brave souls in our Armed Forces who died while fighting to protect our freedom. Do you personally know anyone who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country?
Yes, but his ultimate sacrifice was delayed for many years. My daughter-in-law's father was exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam, and it finally killed him last April.
I’m sorry for your loss. God rest his soul and God bless his family. 🙏🏻
Thanks, Griff. Love ya, buddy.
Bloodline of soldiers, yes.
I visited family at Willamette National Cemetery.
I’m sorry for your loss.
IDK. Since my mom's family are from the Dominican republic a lot of people my mom's family who live there had served there. My brother is an army vet. Greateat grandfather was a WW2 vet... For Italy. I don't know much but I'm sure my family name has been involved in military conflicts around the world in several different time periods.
No. I must have lived a sheltered life.
Five guys I knew in high school were killed in Viet Nam.
My dad and uncle served in WWII and both managed to survive many close calls.
My husband’s father died in WW2. My uncle died in Korea.
I’m so sorry.
My grandad died in WWII.
Thanks glux. I wished I could haven known him.
Nobody alive knows anyone who fought for freedom in the United states. None of their wars have been out of defense or self protection.
Doesn't change the fact that they served in defense of this country, whether used directly for that purpose or not.
Not going to celebrate the tools used by an imperialist war machine to further exploitation of other land and people
Well that's a shame. Good men and women have died doing something a weak ass like you not only couldn't do, but you openly diss their sacrifice. I get having strong disagreements with the causes of various conflicts, but not what you do.
If they were good men and women they wouldn't have gone to war to kill for corporate greed and corrupt governments.
To any who died fighting in wars for the US after WW2, good riddance.
Debatable. Usually those feelings are not established until a while after. Afghanistan is a great example. Excellent reason to go in. First Gulf War war certainly noble as well, though not necessarily in direct defense. Vietnam featured many thousands of drafted men who, despite being forced to join, most served admirably and with dignity. Your way of thinking is shallow, short sighted, mean spirited, and outright disrespectful to the sacrifices of deceased service members and their families. You have the right to be ignorant and stupid, but those are rights I would highly advise against exercising.
I speak as a proud service member of over 14 years who knows a few who have died in service to this country. They did not die in vain.
I don’t know anybody, but my husband did.
During the Korean War, a few of his high school classmates were killed in an ambush.
Lost a few shipmates while I was in.
I’m sorry for your loss and thank you for your service.
That’s pretty tough to deal with.
An observation on sacrifice. One shipmate died while underway. We had months ahead of us, so we put him in a body bag and stored him in the freezer until we pulled in. By the time his family knew, he had been dead for over 60 days. As bad as that was...we later lost two guys at sea.....the bodies were never recovered.
With one of my sons someone got in the way of the plane. I think my other ones there was a death to do US actually accidentally involved that was in Korea. I think it may have been a civilian deaths in so many years. I know it really bothers my son’s. A part of my son-in-law’s unit was killed in a terrorist attack.
There is a real randomness to deaths in the military...from combat...friendly fire....training....stupidity....accidents....or combinations of.
With my husband being a high school teacher I have found similar things. Usually it’s just plain stupid. One young man got ALS. And our friends son was killed in active duty. And two of them were firemen
I graduated high school in 1968 so I knew classmates that died. A friend’s son died. And some of my ancestors died fighting for our country.
I’m very sorry.
Yes, someone I went to school and church with, and someone else that I went to church with. One in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. Very sad, tragic loss.
I’m very sorry for your loss.
Thank you. They were both good men.
My whole older family served in WWII. Fortunately no one died in combat.
Tell them thank you for me! 🇺🇸
Not really...the son of my mother’s friend is as close as it gets to my knowledge
My husband's uncle claims Henry Kissinger took his leg. That is the closest thing.
No, but I have the utmost respect & admiration for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, our people, & our nation. My heart bleeds & weeps for anyone here who lost a loved one in the Military.