Veterans Day 2018

 

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES….

https://mailchi.mp/nara/0rjknzxchj-763401?e=2018eed2da

NO MATTER WHAT COUNTRY YOU LIVE IN – IF YOU ARE LIVING FREE – THANK A VETERAN !!!

 

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Here We Go……

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Farewell Salutes – 

Daniel Buchta – Far Rockaway, NY; US Navy, USS Nimitz

Jean Danniels – ENG; WRENS, WWII

Waverly Ellsworth Jr. – Buffalo, NY; US Navy, Korea, medic

Virgil; Johnston – Grove, OK; USMC, WWII

Alma (Smith) Knesel – Lebanon, PA; Manhattan Project (TN), WWII

Samuel Mastrogiacomo – Sewell, NJ; US Army Air Corps, WWII, MSgt., B-24 tail gunner, 2nd Air Div./8th A.F. (Ret. 33 y.)

Willis Sears Nelson – Omaha, NE; US Army Air Corps, WWII, ETO, B-17 pilot

Gregory O’Neill – Fort Myers, FL; US Army, WWII, ETO, 787th

Orville Roeder – Hankinson, ND; US Army, Medic

Nicholas Vukson – Sault Saint Marie, CAN; RC Navy, WWII, Telegraphist, HMCS Lanark

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About GP Cox

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GPCox is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on November 11, 2018, in Home Front, Korean War, Uncategorized, Vietnam, WWII and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 109 Comments.

  1. Thank you!
    That song always makes me cry. I was able to see Lee Greenwood on the 4th of July at Ft. Bragg. WOW, that’s an experience I will never forget! EVERYONE on their feet singing, cheering, shouting AIRBORNE, HUAH…chills and tears!
    Blessings~

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  2. This year I went with my dad and we both received free veteran meals… it was such an honor to both be thankful and to be thanked 😍

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  3. You’re making me cry GP.
    We must give thanks … and ever be vigilant.

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  4. GP, Wow! Quite a response from your Followers! I knew I could count on you for a Veterans’ Day tribute!!!!!!!!! It means so much to all who have served! May all be well with you & your mission here. You hit the “Trifecta” with your three posts in a row of Marine Birthday, Veterans’ Day, & 100th Anniversary of WWI !!! Thank you!!!!!!! Phil

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  5. Thank you! Great tribute. As the cartoon says, you don’t have to explain to some, and others will never understand. I always look at your Farewell Salute and get misty. What a great Country we have because of those great people.

    Your posts are always inspirational..
    Have a great day, GP.

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  6. Thank you for sharing… thank you for serving…

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  7. Thank you for this great tribute to the heroes!💕

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  8. Gisteren werd bij ons de herinnering gehouden aan einde grote oorlog.Bedankt ook aan de Amerikanen die ons toen te hulp zijn gekomen.Beankt aan allen soldaten Die ons hebben bevrijd.We zullen hen steeds dankbaar zijn en ook voor de vele doden(Amzeikanen, Canadeze,Fransen,Engelsen en congolezen die tussen 1914 en 1918 zijn gevallen voor onze vrijheid.Met alle respect.
    Bedankt

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  9. With the lyrics to the photos you have surpassed yourself – especially the last text makes you very thoughtful!

    Who don´t want to understand – this person will never understand!

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  10. Saluting all who served! Thanks for sharing these, GP! ❤

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  11. Reblogged this on John's Notes and commented:
    I didn’t see this post until the 12th, a day late for Veterans Day, but I like both of these videos in GP Cox’s post and wanted to share them.

    Thanks to all who have, and who are currently serving.

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  12. Have you seen this sample from Peter Jackson’s latest project? Outstanding work.

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  13. This brought tears. Thank you for this post in tribute to all of our veterans.
    I appreciate you doing this, GP, and I know my oldest brother (who served in Vietnam as an 18 year old boy) would appreciate it greatly. 🙂
    I am so thankful, and ever grateful, for all of our veterans, and for all of those serving us today! It just continues to break my heart that our veterans and those serving today are not treated better. 😦
    Thank you for serving, GP, and thank you to all of your readers here on WP that served!
    (((HUGS)))

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  14. Thank you for those videos.

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  15. “At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them”

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  16. Thank you, GP, for your informative war posts! I learn something new with every one I read. A huge Thank You to all veterans today! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 Christine

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  17. At this time of the year, every place I go, they ask all veterans to stand for recognition to show our appreciation. Last night it was at a Germanfest in Pittsburgh, tomorrow it will be recognition time at our annual Veterans Day Parade. The veterans certainly deserve our thanks.

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  18. Thank you always, GP; we are all so grateful for your dedication to those who have served so bravely for our freedom. Bless you, GP. Cher xo

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  19. I have no idea how many of you followers are, yourselves, veterans. We thank you.

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  20. So Proud of all who served! So Proud of my country! So Proud of my flag! So Proud of United States of America!

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  21. We owe our veterans more than we could ever repay.

    Lest We Forget

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  22. As usual, you’ve done a great job of reminding all of us about the patriotism and struggle of war and keeping our beliefs strong.

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  23. Oh yes GP! Remember the veterans, and do not let them alone after services. Michael

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  24. Remembering all your Veterans and thanking them for all they have done to make Our Countries safe. Remembering American Service Men and Women today here in England, our Remembrance Sunday and all those Americans who so bravely came to our aid in our darkest days. A Gentleman aged 97 from San Diego, he had flown here during the War they interviewed him and then we saw him proudly march by the Cenotaph, very moving, he is coming back next year he said, God Bless him. Great Britain and America I hope will always be the Best of Friends. Take care of yourself. Anna.

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  25. yes, a time to honor veterans everywhere

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  26. Thank you for this fine tribute, GP.

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  27. The monument to the dead of the Battle of Imphal in Burma says it all:

    “When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave our today””

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  28. A wonderful tribute, GP. Thanks for your excellent work. I always learn a lot from your posts and it is much appreciated. Steve

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  29. Thank you for your Remembrance Day post! Too many people take it only as a day off and go shopping, forgetting that even the little pleasures of day to day liven would not be possible without the contributions of our veterans to the freedom we take for granted.

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  30. Good article and I really like, thanks for sharing!

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  31. Bravo Zulu as they say in the Navy. Great job.

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  32. The learning curve seems to have too short a run. Alas, for tomorrow.

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  33. Salute to all veterans and all that are still serving today! Bless their families!

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  34. Thank you for what you do, GP. They have earned the right, to be remembered.

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  35. Just looking at the Farewell Sslutes today shows the many ways in which brave men and women served. Thank you for this post and for all the work you put in to prepare the information you share with us.

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  36. Bless them all for their service – for the past, for today, and tomorrow.

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  37. Nice sentiments, GP. Today is very important in this country, and I am pleased to see at least 90% of the population taking heed of remembrance all around Britain.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    • THAT is fantastic to hear, Pete.

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      • A heartwarming sentiment, GP Cox. In Brancaster, North Norfolk, the National Trust Coastal Group has secretively been preparing an impressive sand sculpture of a man who went to see and never returned. Stephen Hewitt will be drawn into the sands at low tide and washed away as the sea returns to Brancaster Beach today. The north Norfolk beauty spot is one of 32 beaches where people are being invited to assemble on Sunday, November 11.
        Large-scale portraits by have been commissioned for an Armistice project by film director Danny Boyle, called Pages of the Sea. Good name, isn’t it? People attending will also be asked to join in by creating silhouettes of people in the sand, remembering the millions of lives lost or changed forever by the conflict.

        https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/remembrance-sand-portrait-on-brancaster-beach-1-5761463

        Thank you so much for the outstanding work you do, GP. All the millions of lives lost or traumatised rightly deserves to be remembered and no-one is more qualified than you speak up for us.

        The Fab Four send you warm greetings across the pond. Have a good start in the new week, dear friend.
        xxxx

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        • Dina,
          Thank you so much for your kind words and the story of the beach portraits. I hope a lot of pictures will be taken!
          Remembering the veterans who are there to protect our freedoms deserve recognition every day!
          All my best,
          GP Cox

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  38. A perfect blend of inputs to allow an appropriate heart hurting fall of tears, for this day, followed by heart felt gratitude. .

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  39. Thank you very much!

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