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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby Elderberry » Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:35 am

I didn't know Lowe's and Home Depot gave discounts every day. I just spent a bunch of money there for moving supplies. I'll remember that for the future.
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby AntiM » Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:38 am

Some restaurants give the 10% also, Texas Roadhouse come to mind.

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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby Meat Hunter » Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:53 pm

Elderberry,

All the Lowe's & Home Depots in my area offer the 10% veteran discount every day. I only found out about it in 2013 and use my old ID whenever I think about it.

Around here, they don't advertise it or ask you, you have to ask them and I have yet caused an eye to flutter or any response other than, "...can I see your card".

My local Ace hardware stores Do Not.
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby Elderberry » Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:24 pm

Turns out there's a bit of a catch. It's not an all the time discount for all veterans. http://guardianofvalor.com/lowes-and-ho ... explained/
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby Meat Hunter » Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:39 pm

I am just lucky and will continue to ask.
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby southern crone » Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:02 am

Dirt Cheap stores, 10% on Mondays.

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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby Elderberry » Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:19 am

Meat Hunter wrote:I am just lucky and will continue to ask.
I think I might try that too.
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby AntiM » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:31 am

We were in line at Lowe's behind some guy who was arguing that he was ex-military, and claiming he went on missions so secret that even now he wasn't issued normal ID. Wearing mismatched camo, of course. Dude, really? When it was our turn, Larry quietly showed his actual blue card. All smiles from the cashier. We are near a base, so most of them know the drill.

I don't have a VA card, just my dependa card and a "veteran" on my state ID. That works. I just don't have the time to fuck around down in SLC with the VA office to get a card. They're overworked as it is.
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby ygmir » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:01 am

I've heard over half the people to "claim" to be Vets, aren't. that, pisses me off!!
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby geospyder » Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:42 pm

Couple years ago I was in Berlin and at Checkpoint Charlie there were civilians (at least I presume they were) dressed in mock US and Soviet military uniforms so tourists could pose with them. I was in the Navy (61-64) not the Army, but I was surprised at how upset I was seeing people pretending to be military.
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby Elderberry » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:49 am

geospyder wrote:Couple years ago I was in Berlin and at Checkpoint Charlie there were civilians (at least I presume they were) dressed in mock US and Soviet military uniforms so tourists could pose with them. I was in the Navy (61-64) not the Army, but I was surprised at how upset I was seeing people pretending to be military.


How do you feel about Civil War reenactors?
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby geospyder » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:45 pm

Elderberry wrote:
geospyder wrote:Couple years ago I was in Berlin and at Checkpoint Charlie there were civilians (at least I presume they were) dressed in mock US and Soviet military uniforms so tourists could pose with them. I was in the Navy (61-64) not the Army, but I was surprised at how upset I was seeing people pretending to be military.


How do you feel about Civil War reenactors?


Had never given it any thought but you do make a good point. Maybe because the Checkpoint Charlie was in my lifetime that it bothered me.
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby AntiM » Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:56 am

Once all the people who hold a first hand memory of a particular war have passed away, then the recreation carries less sting?
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby Popeye » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:59 am

Might be the uniform, a civil war uniform would not have personal meaning but fatigues?......
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby Elderberry » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:03 pm

To me they would be just 'actors' probably trying to make a buck getting photographed with tourists. That's different than someone lying and saying they were in the armed forces just to boost their ego or make an impression.
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:49 pm

And maybe there's more we should thank them for...
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby Zona » Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:38 pm

Limits on reason must be had, draw a line on need.

You lie too much people, as a group, and I can prove your bad data set.

Don't use a dirty water as a fact, a life point, you know already.
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby Thecatman » Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:10 am

Can't forget the dogs that most branches of the military use.
Saw the movie "Max" last night about a dog that the Marines used in Afganistan. Good movie.

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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby ygmir » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:30 am

*bump* because, it is the day.......
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby Thecatman » Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:46 pm

Not just a day off from work either
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby ygmir » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:05 pm

indeed. so many are forgotten and ignored. damn that!
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby Thecatman » Mon May 30, 2016 1:06 pm

BUMP!

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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby Ratty » Mon May 30, 2016 4:51 pm

Thank you all. I saw a friend on the street and he just got a job at the VA as a housekeeper. Very thrilling for him. He took one of my extra bikes to commute. Thrilling for me. A BIG 'Thank You' to all who served and all still in.
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

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Bump!

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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby ygmir » Tue May 30, 2017 7:04 am

thanks for the bump Thecatman!
I wrote a little something yesterday, but got sidetracked and didn't make it back here:

the flags waved,
the friends did cry,
They marched to war,
no questions, "why",

the time away,
of boredom and fear,
sometimes a laugh,
more often, a tear

with family hopes,
too, lovers and friends,
to win the war,
a nation sends

with prayers and hopes
and candles burn,
they marched forth, proud,
some didn't return.

So thanks to them,
who heard the call.
Respect for them,
who gave their all.
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby Ratty » Tue May 30, 2017 8:55 am

Thank you Thecatman and Yiggy. I bow to the waist for all service men and women. Thank you.
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Re: Thank You, Veterans

Postby Thecatman » Tue May 30, 2017 7:24 pm

Got a lump in my throat reading that poem.
I figured that today is the official Memorial Day.
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