Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Just Conversation
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-28-2006, 06:42 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
OkieCat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Posts: 235
<span class="ev_code_BLUE">Memorial Day means many things to me. We get to enjoy having a long weekend.... We decorate the graves of my family members. I take time to pause and reflect upon how they influenced my life and lift up a prayer of thanks .... but as I look out upon the cemetery I can't help but notice the flags, Old Glory in a smaller version by the hundred or thousands depending on where I am. Those flags mean that a man (or woman) has served our country. I may not know their story but I do know they paid a price... whether it be time away from their family, an injury from war, the trauma that never leaves their heart, or the ultimate sacrifice...

So today I would like to offer my heartfelt gratitude to those who have served. This weekend we placed the red, white & blue flowers on three of my family member's graves who are veterans, one a World War 1 vet, one a World War II vet, and a Korean War vet....These three men represent many others in our family. In one way or another we are related to numerous other veterans, pretty much from every branch of the military and from every war or conflict. As I visit their graves I think of so many others and am humbled and thankful that I come from a long line of such bravery.

So to any veteran who may read this post, THANK YOU for your service to our country. I truly appreciate it, more than words can ever say! </span>


__________________

__________________
Happy trails!
Cat (& Jimmy)
New to us: 2003 Damon Ultrasport 3873
OkieCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-28-2006, 06:42 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
OkieCat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Posts: 235
<span class="ev_code_BLUE">Memorial Day means many things to me. We get to enjoy having a long weekend.... We decorate the graves of my family members. I take time to pause and reflect upon how they influenced my life and lift up a prayer of thanks .... but as I look out upon the cemetery I can't help but notice the flags, Old Glory in a smaller version by the hundred or thousands depending on where I am. Those flags mean that a man (or woman) has served our country. I may not know their story but I do know they paid a price... whether it be time away from their family, an injury from war, the trauma that never leaves their heart, or the ultimate sacrifice...

So today I would like to offer my heartfelt gratitude to those who have served. This weekend we placed the red, white & blue flowers on three of my family member's graves who are veterans, one a World War 1 vet, one a World War II vet, and a Korean War vet....These three men represent many others in our family. In one way or another we are related to numerous other veterans, pretty much from every branch of the military and from every war or conflict. As I visit their graves I think of so many others and am humbled and thankful that I come from a long line of such bravery.

So to any veteran who may read this post, THANK YOU for your service to our country. I truly appreciate it, more than words can ever say! </span>


__________________

__________________
Happy trails!
Cat (& Jimmy)
New to us: 2003 Damon Ultrasport 3873
OkieCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 12:52 AM   #3
Community Moderator
 
RV Wizard's Avatar


 
Country Coach Owners Club
Appalachian Campers
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Chattanooga, Tn.
Posts: 12,062
We too want to thank our men and women who have and are serving our country and protecting all of us. We are praying that they and their families will be blessed this time of year and ask God to protect and wath over them. Thank you again.
__________________
Mike, RVIA & RVSA Certified Master RV Technician
Amy, Dr. Assistant - Roxie & Mei Ling, four legs each
2000 Gulf Stream Scenic Cruiser 450 hp & 1330# torque
06 Saturn Vue, 06 Chevy Z71 4x4 & 2014 Corvette Z51 M7
RV Wizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 03:44 AM   #4
Member
 
Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Ten Mile, TN
Posts: 79
I too wish to thank all those who have served this great country both past and present.
__________________
Dave, 98 Holiday Rambler Alumalite TT 32FT Front Kitchen two slide out rooms. Pulled by 2006 GMC Crew Cab Dually 4x4, Duramax, Allison , 3.73 gear, SLT trim .
[b][i]100th ANNIVERSARY FLSTFI Black with air brushed real fire blue flames, #180
Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 06:50 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Kazoo Tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Posts: 1,182
I served in Viet Nam. An experience that I do not wish to repeat, but without which my life would not be the same. It was this experience that made me realize how much we here in the U.S. really have. There is no other country on earth that allows the freedoms we enjoy and take for granted. It is our military personell that have assured us those freedoms for years to come.

I now thank and appreciate the efforts of our military in the middle east. I wish them a successful journey, and a safe return home.
__________________
Tom and Barb
'07 Winnebago Voyage 35L
Workhorse W22 chassis FMCA 219315
Kazoo Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 07:10 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
rogueii's Avatar
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 603
We also salute ALL who have and are serving our country. I have the greatest respect for all service men and women.
I served 6 years in the Navy--two of them with the USMC.

God Bless and Protect them and their families.
__________________
04 SeaBreese LX 8341 / Workhorse W-22 / GM 8.1 / Allison 5 Speed / Brazel's ULTRAPOWER Upgrade/Taylor Extreme Service PlusCables/DIYCAI
06 Honda CRV4/SE/all wheel drive with Falcon II / Roadmaster 9000 Braking System
rogueii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 08:05 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Bakersfield, Ca. U.S.A.
Posts: 386
To all who have served and those that are serving, Thank You, and may God Bless You.
__________________
99 F-350 4X4 PSD pulling a 24' Nash travel trailer
JRNOLL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 11:34 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Webster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Jamestown, California
Posts: 330
As a 20-year Navy veteran, I would like to thank OkieCat for honoring our veterans. My DW was watching TV this a.m. and one of the anchors on the show said, "Happy Memorial Day!" We were taken aback by this and the lack of coverage of veterans on this observed day of Memoriam. I feel that so many treat this as a holiday when they need to remember those who have fallen to give them the freedom to have a three-day weekend.

Thank you......and God Bless!
__________________
<font color="#0000ff">George Eldridge

Cynthia Totten</font>
Webster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2006, 12:47 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
powerboatr's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: North East Texas
Posts: 3,666
A late thank you for honoring our veterans
as a 21 year navy man, i miss my commrades and the great adventures we embarked on to help provide the blanket of freedom we all enjoy.
__________________
USN Retired, Life time member of the DAV.
Enjoying the 2008 Damon Tuscany 4056, no your eyes are fine, there are really 6 slides
2016 Expedition Toad on Hauler flat bed
powerboatr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2006, 04:39 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Doncat1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Shreveport, LA
Posts: 6
It is great to see more and more appreciation for our military and veterans. After 24 years in the Air Force, I would be proud to serve again tomorrow.

__________________
USAF Retired

2003 Prowler 29' TT
Doncat1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2006, 01:56 AM   #11
Junior Member
 
WOW.... look at that view!!!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Everywhere
Posts: 14
You're welcome!
I would also like to thank my fellow Vets. I'd do it again, in a heart beat. I sent everyone of my children into the military to serve. I've always felt that it should be a condition of citizenship. There is a great comraderay amongst Vets that no one else understands.
I also wonder about those musicians who write or sing songs about how proud they are to be an American & I'd gladly stand up & serve.... What service were they in? None, they were too busy building a career to make money. Do they go in the service when the call comes? No, they stay in their cushy palatial estates.
__________________
Maybe the reason History repeats itself so often, is that no one listened the 1st time.
Evil suceeds when good people do nothing.
WOW.... look at that view!!! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2006, 07:44 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Renegades's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Waverly, Tennessee
Posts: 184
THANK YOU...

I'll also say thanks to the one's who didn't come back. They gave the most. I retired in 1980 after 20 years and 3 trips to NAM. I would do it again with any questions asked. Again thanks to all who served and who are sereving so we may enjoy our freedom.

Jim USN RET
__________________
Renegade (Jim) & Wrangler (Doreen)
& 4 attack cats, TJ, Shadow, Chessie, RJ
along with 2 who adopted us, Tom & puddy.
Renegades is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2006, 08:05 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Jestme13's Avatar
 
Mid Atlantic Campers
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: McVeytown, PA
Posts: 2,254
GOD BLESS OUR FLAG, AND GOD BLESS THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED TO PROTECT HER !

GOD BLESS AMERICA
__________________
Steve, Pat, Hakbar, & Root Motor

2007 National RV Pacifica 36'
Jestme13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2006, 09:22 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Dave Fernandez's Avatar
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Ontario, CA USA
Posts: 1,294
JUST A REMINDER THAT TODAY IS FLAG DAY, LONG MAY SHE WAVE.
__________________

__________________
Dave Fernandez
2001, 38ft FDDS, 350 ISC, Tow 2004 Yukon
http://www.alpinesocal.com
Dave Fernandez is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thanks To Veterans On Veterans Day Wayne M Military / Veteran RVing 2 11-10-2008 05:43 PM
For All Veterans Out There! Spikester Newmar Owner's Forum 1 11-12-2007 11:12 AM
Thank you Veterans Kablewizard Just Conversation 2 11-11-2007 02:06 PM
Thanks To All Veterans Hoverbug Military / Veteran RVing 4 12-07-2006 04:34 AM
Thank you veterans! Military / Veteran RVing 13 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.