Saturday, November 11, 2006

Veteran's Day

From all of us here to all Veterans, living, deceased and yet to serve, thank you.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding the previous posts:
I am CPD, I am on military leave, and I am in Iraq. Yes it sucks, I would rather be home, but I would prefer radical Muslims to not attack me there either. My Dad was also CPD and served in Vietnam. One difference between his conflict and mine is that for every American Casualty there are 3 Iraqi either Army or Police, that is not counting civilian. The Iraqi Army/Police are 70% of the casualty totals. (I know I am at a medical facility) That is not reported because it would show that the Iraqi’s are more vested in this than some people would have you believe. Is it perfect? Hell no it’s a mess over here, but pulling out now would be a death sentence for a lot of people, leave us a lot more vulnerable and would make a mockery of those that have suffered. It is not fun knowing that my life is on hold, that my wife and kids are without me, they can keep the money I would rather be home but those wishes are nothing without knowing my home is secure. God help the US if these animals make it over there. They kill each other without mercy, I shudder to think of what they would in the US, don’t think for a minute if we left tomorrow they would suddenly go back to peacefully roaming the desert or killing Israeli citizens. I appreciate the thanks for those that do, I tell the critics walk a mile in my shoes before you criticize, take care 10 months and counting.

11/11/2006 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your welcome.

11/11/2006 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

veteran in 006-you're welcome

they were the years i made my best friends. if one of us is in need, we still drop everything and drive/fly halfway across the country. cpd could learn from that.

it's not what you have done together, it's what you have SURVIVED together...

11/11/2006 02:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walking through the park today
The sun was set out west
He asked if he could share my bench
He needed to take a rest

I asked him what brought him out
On such sultry day
He said he often sits alone
And thinks of friends, and prays

He prays for friends who fought in war
The souls he left behind
Young, brave, courageous and true
They fought for all mankind

But as he rose to leave that bench
I stood to shake his hand
I thanked him for the life I have
And the freedom in our land

So if you’re at a parade this day
Have fun but don’t forget
The price that was paid for our liberty
For this you can thank a vet.


11/11/2006 06:05:00 AM  
Blogger cpdwoman said...

Thank you all to all Veterans for the sacrifices you have made for our country.

11/11/2006 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you!

11/11/2006 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As one who did not serve in our armed forces, let me take this opportunity to thank those of you who did.

11/11/2006 10:19:00 AM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

General Douglas MacArthur It is the SOLDIER, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the SOLDIER, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the SOLDIER, not the campus organizers, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the SOLDIER, who salutes the flag, who serves the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag,

Who allows the protester to burn the flag. AMEN.

` We are not retreating — we are advancing in another direction.
— General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)

Semper Fi

11/11/2006 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless you for all you have sacrificed! You are true heros!

11/11/2006 12:06:00 PM  
Blogger wagonman said...

I was in the service, but during peacetime. I want to thank from the bottom of my cynical heart every Solider, Sailor, Marine, Airman,and member of the Coast Guard.

to 12:06 keep safe, come home as soon as you finish your mission.

You and all of the other coppers on military leave are never far from our thoughts.

11/11/2006 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all the veterans who have served our great land, one simple word says it all, "THANKS"

11/11/2006 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless the American Veteran!!

11/11/2006 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anyone wants to show their thanks to a veteran and if anyone likes to give to a charity, I saw this organization on ABC News. Please go to It's an organization that takes WWII vets to DC so they can see the WWII memorial. These vets can't afford to go so this group depends on donations to take them. Most of these vets are old and will not be around much longer so the goal is to allow them to see the memorial before they die. What a great way to say thanks and you're not forgotten.

11/11/2006 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a Veteran, I'd like to take a moment to that those who went before me, so that I might have a home to defend, those who served with me, so that I was able to go to my home again, and to those who serve now, so that I can protect their homes when they come home again. So much is taken for granted, and that is how simple Freedoms become lost.......the best way to thank a Veteran,.....stand up for your rights, exercise them openly, and remind those who chide or admonish you that they infringing upon your rights.

God Bless all of you who fought in WWI, WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, Beirut, Panama, The Gulf, and all of those other places that normal people will ever know that you were there......or why. Those of us who served will know why, and for what. Thank you for my opportunities, I only hope that I was and am able to continue in that noble my fellow Grunts: INFANTRY LEADS THE WAY, FOLLOW ME! AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY!

11/11/2006 08:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In time of danger, not before,
God is loved, soldier adored.

When dangers passed,
and all things righted,

God forgotten, soldier slighted.

I read that on a wall at Fort Benning 12 years ago, it seems to apply more so now that my uniform went from green to blue, but I do carry with me the reminder that if nobody else appreciates you, you family, your friends, your comrades, and the survivors helps me keep perspective when it gets too sh!tty out there.

11/11/2006 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

American Soldier

They ask him why he's leaving,
why he's shipping off to fight.
They fail to see what's on the line,
all their freedoms, all their rights.

Comprehension is beyond their grasps
that someone's got to go.
And while every breath may be his last
no fear, no doubt will he ever show.

Because he knows that if he dies
in some far off foreign land,
that his valiant efforts may save the lives
of his countrymen, family, and friends.

And that girl's picture in his pocket,
though how he longs to hold her
will forever be carried in the heart
of this true American Soldier.
By Clayton O'Connor
Copyright 2004

Thank You to all that serve............

11/11/2006 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANK YOU Veterans and may God watch over you and keep you safe. It is with your courage that I am free. With prayers and blessings I and all Americans wish you well.

11/11/2006 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aaah, Veterans Day!

THANK YOU!!!! [One and All]
Anyone have any idea how many WW I Veterans that are still alive today?
LQQK below

[Just] TWO!

At the rate that the WW II Veterans were dying [almost 100 A DAY] coupled with all the red tape surrounding building the WW II Memorial on the 'Mall' in Washington D.C., it was closing in on the possibility that IF they continued at the present pace, there would be NO WW II Veterans left alive to enjoy the Memorial.

So...NOT just today, Veterans Day, but EVERY day, let us remember ALL those that served. WE owe it to THEM.


On that same note....PLEASE remember OUR Brothers and Sisters in Law Enforcement. Whether it be the St. Jude March, visiting the Chicago Police Gold Star Families Memorial and Park, our 2nd Annual Candlelight Vigil, the Memorial(s) of Cook County, Springfield or the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. [RIP Eric Solario/Chicago] do your part.

That's what WE do.......

Continue to back-up one another and stay safe!
Bro' in Blu' 39 years and 'still' active.

11/12/2006 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you love your freedom, thank a Vet!
Please put your money where your mouth is, and contribute to the Police Chaplains Ministry.They are accepting donations to send care packages to CPD members overseas.
Police Chaplins Ministry
1140 W. Jackson
Chicago, Ill 60607-2906

11/12/2006 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny aint it? How those years we spent in our young man/woman hood,serving our country, always stay with you. Even more so then the years from this job.

11/15/2006 12:01:00 PM  

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