Happy Veterans Day

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  1. Nov 11, 2018 #1

    ExBizJet

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    Whether you served one tour or a forty year career. Whether it was Active Duty, Reserve, or Guard. Thank you for stepping up, raising your hand, and answering the call.
     
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    I guess much of it depends on the side you are on and your perspective.
    My godfather and the man who inspired me to fly started out as a member of the Dutch Underground. His brother was killed resisting the German invasion. He was helping Dutch Jews and downed RAF pilots escape. One British pilot, after numerous questions about flying, encouraged my godfather to go to Britain with him and join the Free Dutch Airforce. After the war he flew Catelinas, them moved on to KLM.
    We got to know him because his wife (then girlfriend), also worked for the Dutch underground. When my uncle, a platoon leader in the 82nd, landed in Holland, she became his translater. I can tell you they both were forever grateful to the Americans for liberating them and made it a point to visit the Netherlands American Cemetery and tend to graves there.
    Both my uncle and father helped liberate concentration camps. Years later when I was growing up we found out at a BBQ that the father of a friend in the neighborhood was in one of those concentration camps. I can tell you he thanked God every day for the sacrifice of the Allied troops who helped liberate him.
     
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    W2992 is our resident Truther, conspiracy nut, communist, etc.....

    One should not dignify him with a response, unless it’s the kind that he got in Kansas City that one time.......
     
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