Watch this BEFORE your football game or barbecue Around Town, posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton, on May 27, 2012 at 11:37 am Peter Carpenter is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
This will help you remember what Memorial Day is really about and that some families will be missing a loved one today because that loved one died on a battlefield somewhere - for US.
Posted by Gary, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on May 27, 2012 at 2:22 pm
I thought I heard Biden say that the Liberation of Iraq would be a success, and that Iran is being pushed away. I fully honor the American soldiers who paid the price. I also honor GWB, who made it happen. It is a world-changing war.
Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton, on May 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm Peter Carpenter is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
Not just a three day weekend - Thanks.
I am a (100% disabled but still very alive) Vietnam Veteran and I still bear the far heavier scars that happened when I came 'home'. Hopefully we will never again confuse our anger with misguided leadership with our obligations to those whom we send to fight our just and unjust battles.
Posted by Gary, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on May 27, 2012 at 2:43 pm
The Vietnam vets were screwed, and I was part of it...to my shame.
I finally grew a brain, and realized that Hanoi should have been bombed into the stone age in 1966. You guys did your job, and paid the price. You are honored, especially, by me, with tears in my eyes.
It IS Memorial Day, not BBQs and long weekends. Thank you for your sacrfice.
Posted by not just a three day weekend, a member of the Nixon School community, on May 28, 2012 at 1:31 am
Oddly, my post, that also thanked Peter for his service was also removed, as were several others before it.
Apparently, merely for mentioning that someone brought his usual rant into a thread specifically about Memorial Day and families of survivors. Please, boys, keep this thread free of the usual partisan hatchet jobs.