Well said and posted, Surfin.
I had edited a news letter for my motorcycle club a couple of years ago, and wrote a column in it on memorial day for the vets. I also listed the names of members who served. Well first crack at it left a ton of guys off the list, which I was told about right quickly. Each year I was reminded of more names that escaped (amazed at how many served). The point is, it was VERY important to them. I wasn't that sensitive to my name on the list for some reason. Then yesterday, a lady who I had just met, thanked me. For some reason it meant something then. Now I know what those bikers were feeling.
Thanks to all who served, and especially the combat vets. You done good!!!!!
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Weber Kettle (it's crap...gave away)
Meadow Creek TS250 (sold)
Meadow Creek chicken cooker