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I Want to Wish Everyone a Happy Veteran's Day

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 20 People

    You Might Be a Vet If You've Ever Heard ....

    Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo. The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him. Of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are nothing but targets, nine are...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 11, 2008

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    Thank You All!!!

    On this Veteran’s Day 2008 I wanted to take a moment to thank those who are serving/have served our USA so selflessly.  I know the cost of my freedom isn’t free and that it is only there due to the sacrifices made by each of you.    I also want to...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 6 Responses Nov 11, 2008

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    Veteran's Day 11/11/2008

    Thank You!!!     Lord,   Keep our Troops forever in Your care   Give them victory over the enemy...   Grant them a safe and swift return...                   ...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 11, 2008

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    Ugh...

    I had originally written a story as a tribute to several men that make my life so much better than it would be without them in it. Unfortunately when Ii attempted to post my story there I see there is now a link between facebook and my EP account. If I wanted to post the story in...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F Nov 5, 2010

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    Welcome Home

    Back in Feburary I got the honor to go to Micronesia and pickup the remains of a b-24 flight crew which went down during the battle of Midway. The dive team consisted of divers from all the branches. The remains were loaded up and we took the remains to hawaii for id...
    tankerman1 tankerman1 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 11, 2008

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    May I tell you about my nephew,

    my wifeโ€™s sisterโ€™s son? He was a veteran. He was a troubled child, violent & aggressive. At three, playing board games, his only concern was โ€œHow do I win?โ€ He would then cheat. He was a well-known neighborhood bully who was banned from playing with their children by...
    ColdMountain ColdMountain 61-65, M Nov 11, 2014

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    Tomorrow is National Parent's Day. EV1 who's a parent of human or not-human kids (pets), HAPPY PARENT'S DAY! :)
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    For the last two months I have been throwing a pity party for myself. After having a rude guy tell me : "Your depressed and go get therapy but don't kill yourself." The sweetest...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Vrysad Vrysad 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    milotank milotank 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    AttachmentIssues AttachmentIssues 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 19

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    christina1219 christina1219 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    The things I want/need, are priceless and can't be bought, are also very hard to come by, yet it's so simple to accomplish...just takes the right person.
    Mvrcus Mvrcus 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    You know, it's all about values. Do you value being fit and active and able to do so much more? If so you'll eat right, do lot's of exercises, probably not smoke and probably not...
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M Jul 17

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    Today is my friend Skating Momma's birthday. Yes. She told me so! :) I'm having a catered party ,right here ,in my profile digs. There plenty of room in the back since they...
    bookerdana bookerdana 51-55, M 7 Responses Jul 17

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    NewEra0916 NewEra0916 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 15

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    I don't regret my past it is what it is. I'm not looking back I'm looking forward. New day new life. New horizons
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    I want to not worry about sleepless nights spent crying and hurting myself. I want to not spend days at a time alone in my room. I want to have friends and people to talk to. I...
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    sometimes I do, but then other times I'm just like, nah that probably wouldn't be good. I already have problems giving up control, could you imagine how it would be if I knew his...
    bretneyc bretneyc 26-30, F Jul 14

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    soma1971 soma1971 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    Happy birthday to a girl name chrissy. She is my soul, my R.O.D, my life. We had our ups and downs but guess wht how can i forget this day. A day when she was brought into this...
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    One day I am going to roll over and kiss the love of my life Good morning.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 13

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    First off, thank you all for your service. Veterans and are what make this country the land of the free and home of the brave. I'm on this site to try and give you all a public...
    fjproc fjproc 26-30, M Jul 11

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    Just a little bit of a vent I suppose. After having dealt with depression for over five years, a few months ago something happened that really made me rethink the entire... 'do it...
    8DayDreamer8 8DayDreamer8 16-17, F Jul 10

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    i love happy life and want friends around to be happy, that's wonderful.
    HChristina HChristina 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Sorry that's it's the fifth now! I forgot haha well yeah Happy fourth!
    LiveLoveCoffee LiveLoveCoffee 16-17, F Jul 5

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    sammyjo963 sammyjo963 22-25, F Jul 5

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    Why.. I have been crying all day.. and I cant help it
    MysticThornwolf MysticThornwolf 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    iamlovepeople iamlovepeople 31-35, M 5 Responses Jul 5

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