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A Non-Cycling Thanks(7 posts)

A Non-Cycling Thankskameamea
Jan 8, 2003 5:08 AM
I know that this is a non-cycling topic but I think this board reaches more people than the non-cycling board.

Last summer some one posted a topic to see how many of the board users were affiliated with the Military. There was a very significant amount as I recall that were on active duty. In light of world events Marines, Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen are being called upon to the jobs that they have been trained for. They are deploying numbers of troops that havent been seen since Desert Storm. Many of these troops some of wich are our friends and RBR board users are going to be faced with long deployments away from friends, family and cycling. Regardless of your personal or political views of whats going in North Korea, The Middle East and lets still not forget our troops Afghanistan. We need to give our Military members at home and especially abroad our best wishes.

So, Best Wishes and Good Luck to our defenders of freedom from, one of your own.

And if our paths cross in the desert I sure hope you don't need me.
Jan 8, 2003 5:18 AM
Good luck and godspeed, and come home safely.
re: A Non-Cycling Thanksrollo tommassi
Jan 8, 2003 7:17 AM
The Navy Hymn

Verse 1: Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Verse 2: O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walked'st on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Verse 3: Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Verse 4: O Trinity of love and power!
Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.
Here, here... n/mBonked
Jan 8, 2003 10:17 AM
someone explain why peace activists would disdain vets?curtybirdychopper
Jan 8, 2003 3:27 PM
I agree with Kam's perspective fully. Regardless (or irregardless for some on this board) of your view on war of the events in Korea, Middle East, etc., I believe our soldiers should be supported. The politicians in washington should be protested, not the soldiers going or returning to/from war. Excuse my naivety, but can someone explain why peace activists disdained vets in previous wars. How could they not see their protests were misdirected?
imo... (ot)fbg111
Jan 8, 2003 7:34 PM
different peace activists had different reasons. Some disdained the vets b/c they believed the vets willingly allowed themselves to be brainwashed in boot camp instead of thinking for themselves about the war. Others b/c of a superiority complex (blue-blood liberals et. al). Others b/c the vets' sacrifice illuminated a lack of equivalent courage and selflessness in the peace activists. And still others b/c they mistakenly believed that all the soldiers were unrestrained murderers like Sgt. Barnes, and non like Sgt. Elias (from Oliver Stone's Platoon). Regardless, I agree. Protest the politicians who would foolishly waste American soldiers' lives, not the soldiers.
Hoo-yah, Doc!!! nmmlester
Jan 9, 2003 4:17 AM