At Joe Offers suggestion, rather than start another thread on the subject, I just rejuvinated this one.
Let us all, on this day set aside our politics and remember to honor those who gave the last full measure, so that we could have the freedom to voice our thoughts and express ourselves on any thing we choose without fear of retribution.
This thread was started in 1999 and now, five years later with yet another military action in our history, it is interesting to note the thoughts of those that posted back then and wonder how they feel about things today.
Since that thread was started I learned about the fate of my father, who was laid to rest in 1993 in Dayton, Ohio at the National Cemetery. Even though I never had the privilige to know him, I will honor his memory and all the countless others who served.
Whatever your feelings, pro or con, take a moment to remember all those who served and give thanks for their sacrifice.