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Re: Rolling Thunder
« Reply #751: November 10, 2020, 07:22:09 PM »
Happy Birthday USMC!

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« Reply #752: November 11, 2020, 12:19:45 PM »

Salute to all of our Veterans...


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« Reply #753: November 11, 2020, 12:47:25 PM »
Salute to all of our Veterans...
Ditto. Forgot it was Veterans Day.

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« Reply #754: November 17, 2020, 01:40:24 PM »
Wreaths Across America has been cancelled because of covid.

Edit; this decision came from Arlington Cemetery.

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« Reply #755: November 17, 2020, 02:22:59 PM »
Wreaths Across America has been cancelled because of covid.

Edit; this decision came from Arlington Cemetery.

It has been cancelled at Arlington, we're still waiting on word from Quantico but it will probably be cancelled there.  Some of the private cemeteries, including Stonewall Memory Gardens in Manassas, are still moving forward AFAIK (I'd assume by spacing out groups of fewer than 25).

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Re: Rolling Thunder
« Reply #756: November 17, 2020, 03:09:50 PM »
Arlington is back on per orders of the sec of the army

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« Reply #757: November 17, 2020, 03:16:00 PM »
Arlington is back on per orders of the sec of the army

it seems a lot lower risk than some of the other events that are going forward

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« Reply #758: November 17, 2020, 03:24:19 PM »
it seems a lot lower risk than some of the other events that are going forward

Yeah. Outdoors, plenty of spacing opportunities

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Re: Rolling Thunder
« Reply #759: December 07, 2020, 03:20:25 PM »
Quantico National Military Cemetery will be doing wreath laying on December 16-19.

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« Reply #760: March 29, 2021, 01:19:09 PM »
The troops were officially withdrawn on March 29, 1973...other than our remaining MIA's and POW's...


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Re: Rolling Thunder
« Reply #761: April 09, 2021, 03:15:44 PM »
The Battle of Vimy Ridge started 104 years ago today.  Thich was also the year the Leafs last won the Cup. 

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« Reply #762: April 30, 2021, 06:07:56 PM »
Just heard the pentagon turned down the request of use the parking lot again for RT due to the pandemic. The organizers are trying to get RFK instead.

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Re: Rolling Thunder
« Reply #763: June 29, 2021, 10:39:09 PM »
Found out tonight a little back story on Maya Lin and the Vietnam Memorial.  At Yale, there's a memorial rotunda between the main dining hall and the large formal auditorium that has names inscribed of alumni who died in service in wars dating back to the Civil War.  When we were freshmen, they had just finished inscribing the names of the fallen in the Vietnam War.  Lin apparently would rub her had over the new inscriptions and trace them as a young architectural student, which was apparently part of her inspiration for the Vietnam Memorial. 

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Re: Rolling Thunder
« Reply #764: July 31, 2021, 10:24:29 PM »
Not quite a veteran topic but 9/11 related.

T2t.org . There's a firefighter who lost a brother at the world trade towers who is walking from dc to shanksville to nyc to raise funds for support of firefighters families. Met a lot of firefighters in town from NYC to see him off.