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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2330
From: SoMass
Posted: 2012-05-28 07:58 am   Permalink

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On 2010-05-31 06:49, Big Kahuna wrote:
I'd like to stray from Tiki for just a moment to offer my sincere Thanks to all of those who served our country, past & present, living & dead & especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice so we can live in this great country. To my parents generation, raised in the depression & who came of age during WWII, I offer a special Thank You. You faced obstacles we will never know & with your courage, hard-work & indomitable spirit, you triumphed over tyranny & gave us the ability to live the lives we lead & be who we need to be.
Thank You & God Bless



This year, I share with you a poignant song, recorded by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap. Though it was recorded during the Vietnam War, it fits with any time period.
Rick
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch9dMcPpFmM&feature=em-share_video_user

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TikiVato
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Joined: Mar 03, 2009
Posts: 400
From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2012-05-28 08:11 am   Permalink

AMEN

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 5997
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-05-28 11:54 am   Permalink

I have family currently serving & would like to thank all the young Men & Women
in all branches of the service.


 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 1779
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2012-05-28 3:41 pm   Permalink

Thanks to everyone in the armed services for everything they give us and thanks to those who gave so much. If you see someone in the service shake their hand it doesn't take much time but can mean a bunch.
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"Anyone who has ever seen them is thereafter haunted as if by a feverish dream" Karl Woermann


 
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Hurricane Dave
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Joined: May 22, 2012
Posts: 2
From: New Jersey
Posted: 2012-05-28 6:24 pm   Permalink

Though I'm new here, I would like to post one of my favorite Memorial Day sentiments, "In Flanders Fields," by Lt. Col. John McRae:

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1052
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-05-28 9:45 pm   Permalink

Good night Kinny wherever you are! Well said Little Braddah,
Semper Fidelis
David and CeCe


 
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christiki295
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3813
From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2012-05-30 07:22 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-05-31 08:22, littlegiles wrote:
Very well said!

It is on Memorial Day that I miss my father the most. I was always super proud of my dad. He was 16 during WWII and quit school, lied about his age and joined the navy so he could serve. He spent the war in the South Pacific on a PT boat. After the war, he went back to school and graduated and I proudly wear his high school ring today.

Bless all our soldiers past and present!


Nice sentiment.
And, we can't forget the enormous role that those returning from the Pacific theater in WWII made in patronizing the Tiki establishments upon their triumphant return.


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2330
From: SoMass
Posted: 2013-05-26 4:55 pm   Permalink

It's that time of year, again. Please take a moment to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice, so that we may be free.
Quote:

On 2010-05-31 06:49, Big Kahuna wrote:
I'd like to stray from Tiki for just a moment to offer my sincere Thanks to all of those who served our country, past & present, living & dead & especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice so we can live in this great country. To my parents generation, raised in the depression & who came of age during WWII, I offer a special Thank You. You faced obstacles we will never know & with your courage, hard-work & indomitable spirit, you triumphed over tyranny & gave us the ability to live the lives we lead & be who we need to be.
Thank You & God Bless



This year, I share with you a poignant song, recorded by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap. Though it was recorded during the Vietnam War, it fits with any time period.
Rick
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch9dMcPpFmM&feature=em-share_video_user

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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5706
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2013-05-26 5:27 pm   Permalink

Bless all those that have sacrificed limb and life in the struggle to bring freedom to our world.

 
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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1309
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-05-27 07:14 am   Permalink

Thank you to all that have served our country. Your sacrifice is remembered.

 
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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Joined: Jan 10, 2005
Posts: 1168
From: Ling Cod Beach, CA 90803
Posted: 2014-05-26 11:46 am   Permalink

Remembering those who served our country today...

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 5997
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-05-26 12:03 pm   Permalink

To my family, Friends & all servicemen & women that are & have served, Thank You!
A special shout out to the crew of the USS Nimitz (CVN-68).

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bamalamalu
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Joined: Mar 20, 2006
Posts: 560
Posted: 2014-05-26 12:25 pm   Permalink

Thank You to all who serve; past, present & future.

 
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Or Got Rum?
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Joined: Jul 29, 2009
Posts: 332
From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2014-05-26 1:10 pm   Permalink

Well stated everyone....NEVER forget and never stop thanking those who have and are still fighting for our freedom. Big Kahuna, the initial tribute you especially resounded w/ me as this is what my parent's faced. My young apprehensive father prior to leaving for the Pacific theater and then horsing around on the Islands. A survivor of Pearl Harbor...I miss you Dad...




 
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zond2
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Joined: Jun 30, 2007
Posts: 192
From: Casa Grande
Posted: 2014-05-26 2:53 pm   Permalink

34 years active and reserve combined and still going strong.
Your thanks makes the sacrifices worth it.


 
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