Sarcasm and Silliness from a Windy City Cop
posted by SCC at 12:01 AM
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.
veteran in 006-you're welcomethey 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...
Walking through the park todayThe sun was set out westHe asked if he could share my benchHe needed to take a restI asked him what brought him out On such sultry dayHe said he often sits aloneAnd thinks of friends, and praysHe prays for friends who fought in warThe souls he left behindYoung, brave, courageous and trueThey fought for all mankindBut as he rose to leave that benchI stood to shake his handI thanked him for the life I have And the freedom in our landSo if you’re at a parade this dayHave fun but don’t forget The price that was paid for our libertyFor this you can thank a vet.TO ALL VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES,THANK YOU
Thank you all to all Veterans for the sacrifices you have made for our country.
As one who did not serve in our armed forces, let me take this opportunity to thank those of you who did.
THOUGHTS ON VETERANS DAYGeneral 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
God bless you for all you have sacrificed! You are true heros!
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.
To all the veterans who have served our great land, one simple word says it all, "THANKS"
God Bless the American Veteran!!Always!!
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 honorflight.org. 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.
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 tradition......to my fellow Grunts: INFANTRY LEADS THE WAY, FOLLOW ME! AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY!
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 do.....it helps me keep perspective when it gets too sh!tty out there.
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 lastno fear, no doubt will he ever show.Because he knows that if he diesin some far off foreign land,that his valiant efforts may save the livesof his countrymen, family, and friends.And that girl's picture in his pocket,though how he longs to hold herwill forever be carried in the heartof this true American Soldier. By Clayton O'ConnorCopyright 2004 Thank You to all that serve............
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.
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.THE 'ULTIMATE SACRIFICE!'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....... That, "THIN BLUE LINE"Continue to back-up one another and stay safe!Bro' in Blu' 39 years and 'still' active.
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 Ministry1140 W. JacksonChicago, Ill 60607-2906
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.