FALL IN. PRESENT ARMS! [Veteran Day Thanks]

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It is with great honor that I am able to post this here. Through out all the times in our lives that we may bicker among ourselves, complain about the quality of life, and even lash out with our anger in misguided frustration, we must always remember that we stand able to do these things, because of the Men and Women who have fallen for us.

Opinions come and go, politicians change, countries grow, but Soldiers stay the same. Defenders of what we hold to be inalienable rights to all living things, defenders of a constitution derived of Men who wished but nothing of equality for all. It is not a message of political ambition or self-righteous exasperation, but an idea that all born unto this earth ARE free to peruse a life of fulfillment and happiness. Sadly, the cost for this has never been short of the lives of those willing to defend it.

To those who are serving:
Remember back to your training, and even before that when you raised your right hand. Remember that understanding of sacrifice and determination, that overwhelming sense of pride. Remember that spark that allowed you to decide your life was worth giving up for the same reasons you joined. I implore you to infuse this feeling back into your day-to-day and especially into your units. The beuacracy of the Military is dreadful if you allow it to be. Remember why.

My heart goes out to you and I thank you for all you do. I thank you for all the time you spend away from your families. I thank you for all the long days, sleepless nights, and the toll your job takes on your body. I love you all with everything I can muster.

To those who have served:
The transition to civilian life is an interesting one. It was much easier in my head. We have been expected to set a standard for what feels like our entire life and as it turns out, the rest of the world doesn't play by the same rules. No one will ever know the true hardships we have faced save for those who have been with us. Do not fret over the confusion and ignorance of the world. We are unique to them, and sometimes uniqueness can be supplemented with fear, anger, and confusion. Never forget your discipline. Never forget our comrades. Walk strong and be proud.

I thank you for all you have done, for what I do not know you've done, and for what you continue to do. You are my brothers and sisters. We are a family of forgotten but not gone. I love you. You are always in my thoughts.

To those who have fallen:
I can not conjure the words to express my gratitude. You gave 100% of yourself and no cost is greater. There is not continue here. No extra coins to be inserted. Please take resolution in knowing that the rest of us are right behind you, screaming your message all the way to the gates of hell. You are loved. You are missed. May you rest in eternal peace.

Today is Veterans day, we take the time to honor those who serve. To give themselves up to something greater than themselves is not an easy task, and I say while today is the day of rememberance and pleasentries, do not forget them tomorrow.

Yay vet day!
Sorry this has nothing to do with wow and does not belong on these forums


The forums here are specifically to discuss the game and related topics. Any topics not related to World of Warcraft, Battle.net, or Blizzard Entertainment are subject to deletion.

I understand your concern, and I thank you for your post. I realize that this thread has interrupted your day and caused you great distress and for that I apologize.

Many Veterans play WoW and are an integral part of the gaming community, I believe there is no harm in giving them some respect for one day out of the year as WoW is a very strong game that is very supportive in deployments and even dealing with issues such as PTSD. The community, the repetitive choices, and the diverse world are wonderful settings for any service member to use to escape the riggers of the hardships that military service brings down upon them.

I know that WoW helped me and more specifically many friends and is actually being studied by several independent groups as a tool for PTSD therapy for returning US Troops. I look forward to seeing what comes of that.
Don't care Alastair, everyone deserves thanks every once in awhile, crusading here to get rid of things you don't like isn't going to work, move onto the next thread and have a nice day. Thanks.
eh here in Canada we have remeberance day instead.

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