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    Happy Veteran's Day to all who serve and have served in our Military.

    May we Never, Never, Never, Never forget the sacrifices that have been made so we can live in a free country.

    I, for one, am glad that someone choses to "Stand their Post" so that we remain free.

    God Bless all of you and your families.
    To gain knowledge is good, but to share knowledge is wise

    -Best Regards
    -Clay English
    Founder Redtailboas.com 1998-2013

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    Happy Veteran's Day!! And thank you for your service also.
    It's too bad that such a horrible tragedy had to be so close to Veteran's Day.

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      Thank you to all of you willing to give so much of your lives to preserve what freedoms we have!

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        lol, speaking of free...... TODAY I GET SOME FREE FOOD....... even though im in the NAVY i too appreciate those overseas handling the real business. i may be there one of these days.

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          Thank you all that serve and have served this country.

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            Thank you to those who have served, as well as those who are currently serving. We owe our freedom to you.

            Happy Veterans Day.

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              Thanks to all my brothers and sisters that have served and are still serving our fine country. To anyone who has not served, thanks for all your support!

              I personally want to thank the many generations of my family that have served as well.

              God bless America, and God speed.

              P.S. I thought this may be the right time to post this. This is where Taps came from. Sorry no pictures show up. I got this in an email from my Dad.











              If any of you have ever been to a military funeral in which taps was played; this brings out a new meaning of it.


              Here is something Every American should know.. Until I read this, I didn't know, but I checked it out and it's true:

              We in the United States have all heard the haunting song, 'Taps.' It's the song that gives us the lump in our throats and usually tears in our eyes.


              But, do you know the story behind the song? If not, I think you will be interested to find out about its humble beginnings.

              Reportedly, it all began in 1862 during the Civil War, when Union Army Captain Robert Ellicombe was with his men near Harrison's Landing in Virginia . The Confederate Army was on the other side of the narrow strip of land..


              During the night, Captain Ellicombe heard the moans of a soldier who lay severely wounded on the field. Not knowing if it was a Union or Confederate soldier, the Captain decided to risk his life and bring the stricken man back for medical attention. Crawling on his stomach through the gunfire, the Captain reached the stricken soldier and began pulling him toward his encampment.

              When the Captain finally reached his own lines, he discovered it was actually a Confederate soldier, but the soldier was dead.

              The Captain lit a lantern and suddenly caught his breath and went numb with shock. In the dim light, he saw the face of the soldier It was his own son. The boy had been studying music in the South when the war broke out. Without telling his father, the boy enlisted in the Confederate Army.

              The following morning, heartbroken, the father asked permission of his superiors to give his son a full military burial, despite his enemy status. His request was only partially granted.

              The Captain had asked if he could have a group of Army band members play a funeral dirge for his son at the funeral.
              The request was turned down since the soldier was a Confederate.

              But, out of respect for the father, they did say they could give him only one musician.


              The Captain chose a bugler. He asked the bugler to play a series of musical notes he had found on a piece of paper in the pocket of the dead youth's uniform.

              This wish was granted.

              The haunting melody, we now know as 'Taps' used at military funerals was born..

              The words are:

              Day is done.
              Gone the sun.
              From the lakes
              From the hills.
              From the sky.
              All is well.
              Safely rest.
              God is nigh.

              Fading light.
              Dims the sight.
              And a star.
              Gems the sky.
              Gleaming bright.
              From afar.
              Drawing nigh.
              Falls the night.

              Thanks and praise.
              For our days.
              Neath the sun
              Neath the stars.
              Neath the sky
              As we go.
              This we know..
              God is nigh



              I too have felt the chills while listening to 'Taps' but I have never seen all the words to the song until now. I didn't even know there was more than one verse . I also never knew the story behind the song and I didn't know if you had either so I thought I'd pass it along.

              I now have an even deeper respect for the song than I did before.

              Remember Those Lost and Harmed While Serving Their Country.

              Also Remember Those Who Have Served And Returned; and for those presently serving in the Armed Forces.



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                Thank you to all the active and retired veterans thoughts and prayers with the deployed and stationed here you people are the real heros!

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