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Re: Salute
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2010, 12:02:10 PM »
You're preaching to the choir with me, Phil. Thanks for posting!
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Re: Salute
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2010, 12:47:01 PM »
It's been easy/popular to bash the French, but we as a nation have a long association with them. Quite possibly we would have failed in our revolution without their support. And remember- they gave us our beloved Statue Of Liberty as a gift to commemorate that friendship.

Great post Phil! Not too long. Actually very concise. Thanks.

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Re: Salute
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2010, 02:16:47 PM »
I'd rather have a German Division in front of me than a French one behind."

- General George S. Patton

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Re: Salute
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2010, 02:47:41 PM »
I'd rather have a German Division in front of me than a French one behind."

- General George S. Patton

Patton was also known for telling a shell-shocked (that's PTSD FYI) soldier to stop being such a pussy, effectively. I don't hold much for Patton or his quotes.
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Re: Salute
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2010, 02:54:15 PM »
It's been easy/popular to bash the French, but we as a nation have a long association with them. Quite possibly we would have failed in our revolution without their support. And remember- they gave us our beloved Statue Of Liberty as a gift to commemorate that friendship.

Great post Phil! Not too long. Actually very concise. Thanks.



I was hesitating to post a pic I took of Lafayette's tomb but wasn't sure how to tie t in. When he came to help during the Revolutionary War (and "came to help sounds trite - I believe he came with several thousand men) he said "Nous voilà.". After the US army took back Paris, one American soldier was reported to have gone to the tomb and said, "nous revoila" meanng, "And here we are."
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Re: Salute
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2010, 02:55:27 PM »
Nous voilà means "here we are" - stupid iPhone won't let me type right.
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Re: Salute
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2010, 03:42:40 PM »
The French also gave us Lois Pastuer - whom all of us grateful.   ;)

On a more serious note: Thanks to all the veterans who have served, in war time or not, to preserve our freedom. I have not served but had a history of family members who have. My uncle, who died in '96, saw a lot of action in vietnam. RIP.

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Re: Salute
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2010, 05:07:40 PM »
Salute to all the American Vets. We are forever indebted to you .