I Remember when Presidents were quite sincere in their recognition of this day. It is a shame we do not have patriotism and people that walk the talk. They are commander in chief's however don't care about the welfare of our soldiers.
combat is no long the hands on stuff we had in viet nam
our troops no longer throw there weapons away and use the AK47 as the M16 was pure junk that first year
the scars on my wrist are now gone from being bit as i held my wrist in their mouth so they could not scream, as i waited for tht rush of air as life left there bodies then droped them and ask god to guide them to warrior paradice
I don't believe all wars are the same. The killing is. What should we do, when non-democratic forces take control? Use diplomacy?
The positive side: some of those guys gave up their lives so that civilians could be free.
The negative side: some of those guys were left dead or handicapped.
And it never changes.
Are you saying, without experience, that war never changes or that it never changes anything?
I would have to say you are in error on both accounts.
1). Weapons are so advanced that they get the name, ''Smart Weapon''
2.) I do NOT SPEAK GERMAN and there are people of the Jewish Nationality still on this planet.
I don't leave it up to my Gov't to thank a soldier...I pay for their lunch, coffee or just smile at them and say, '' I don't know the cost you Pay to be standing here today, but I am damn glad you DID back then and that you ARE right now."
We will, as with anywhere where there is a Difference of Realities, have to muster up and say ''My guns are bigger than yours."
And you are Welcome.
I served in Vietnam and have to say warfare is continually changing. The technology of my day is mideval compared to the smart weapons of today. I always think about my old comrades on this day
you are very welcome
There will always be wars, so we will always be remembering. Only wars today are more sophisticated with regards to weapons etc. No one should have to fight for freedom but as long as there is war there will be fallen soldiers.
Its there to keep us believing in the past. Wars are funded by the same people; governments make a lot of money out of war. People who are killed are just fodder to them. Governments couldn't care less about their people. Its all bullshit.