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David Melson

Veterans, soldiers deserve thanks

Posted Friday, October 12, 2007, at 9:19 AM
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  • I think there should also be a federal law that prohibits anyone from protesting at a soldier's funeral. This is highly disrespectful and should be as illegal as walking down the street in the nude.

    -- Posted by nathan.evans on Fri, Oct 12, 2007, at 9:44 AM
  • I would like to just extend my gratitude to all the brave men and women that have fought for our country. And may God have mercy on those ignorant(no name calling I just don't know what else to call them) souls that would stoop so low as to spit on a soldier.

    You can disagree with the war only because all these men and women(from every war) went into battle to ensure your right to do so. I agree David, protest Washington and the politicians, but don't protest the soldiers, some of whom were drafted and not given the choice if they wanted to go or not.

    -- Posted by jesuslovesevery1 on Fri, Oct 12, 2007, at 9:54 AM
  • Nathan, there is a group called the Patriot Guard Riders that, at the invitation of the family, will stand by to block the protesters from contacting or harassing the families of fallen soldiers. The website is www.patriotguard.org. It is primarily a bike club, but there are plenty of "support" vehicles (like us until we get bikes). Anyone is welcome, the only requirement is that you show up every now and then to welcome some troops home and stand by to honor the ones that have paid the ultimate sacrifice for a country that is seeming more and more like it doesn't appreciate it. As a veteran, it is an honor to be able to do this whenever Mr. Phelps and his band of wackos are planning on being at the funeral of a Soldier, Marine, Sailor, or Airman that has fallen to defend their right to be idiots.

    -- Posted by Thom on Sat, Oct 13, 2007, at 10:05 AM
  • I have a question, why doesn't our "liberal media" allow us to see the devestating results of war, such as flag-draped coffins by the hundreds? Honestly and objectively, why did this change? Out of respect? I don't think so, we broadcast presidents funerals, queen's funerals, and everything else in between, why can't we see something crucial to understanding the devestation of war? I honor EVERY SINGLE fallen soldier, who has served in ANY war in American History. I would also NEVER spit on one, or put a boot to their head. But I would like to save their lives, by bringing them home. Is that too much to ask?

    -- Posted by nascarfanatic on Sat, Oct 13, 2007, at 6:40 PM
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