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Got this in an e-mail.. of course I checked snopes and so feel inclined to share. ESPECIALLY since there are many of you and yours serving the likes of me. There are many days when I wonder the value of the words "Thank you" and pray that when I say the words, the receiver feels like I do, when I am told "Thank You".
Thanks so much and to your families ..:flag:

"A lesson that should be taught in all schools!

Back in September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a
social studies school teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock, did
something not to be forgotten.

On the first day of school, with the permission of the school
superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she removed all
of the desks ou t of h er classroom.

When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that there were
no desks.

Looking around, confused, they asked,
'Ms. Cothren, where're our desks?'

She replied, 'You can't have a desk until you tell me what you have done to
earn the right to sit at a desk.'

They thought, 'Well, maybe it's our grades.'

'No,' she said.

Maybe it's our behavior.' She told them, 'No, it's not even your behavior.

And so, they came and went, the first period, second period, third period.
Still no desks in the classroom m.

By early afternoon television news crews had started gathering in Ms.
Cothren's classroom to report about this crazy teacher who had taken all the
desks out of her room.

The final period of the day came and as the puzzled students found seats on
the floor of the deskless classroom.

Martha Cothren said, 'Throughout the day no one has been able to tell me
just what he/she has done to earn the ri ght to sit at the desks that are
ordinarily found in this classroom. Now I am going to tell you.'

At this point, Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and
opened it.

Twenty-seven (27) U.S. Veterans, all in uniforms, walked into that
classroom, each one carrying a school desk. The Vets began placing the
school desks in rows, and then they would walk over and stand alongside the
wall.

By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place those kids
started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their lives, just how
their right to sit at those desks had been earned.

Martha said, 'You didn't earn the right to sit at these desks. These heroes
did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. Now, it's up to you to
sit in them. It is your responsibility to learn, to be good students, to be
good citizens. They paid the price so that you could have the freedom to get
an education. Don't ever forget it.'

By the way, this is a true story.... If you can read this, thank a teacher.
If you read it in English, thank a soldier."

Yes, it really is a true story... You can check it out @

http://www.snopes.com/glurge/nodesks.asp
 

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I don't know what it is about me, I guess I am just emotional or patriotic, but that story moved me to tears.

Thank you to all the men and women who have given their all, including their lives, to protect our freedoms. Let us not forget what they have done and support them with all they do.

ian

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ian husford said:
I don't know what it is about me, I guess I am just emotional or patriotic, but that story moved me to tears.

Thank you to all the men and women who have given their all, including their lives, to protect our freedoms. Let us not forget what they have done and support them with all they do.

ian

:raiseflag:

:patriot:
I guess that is why I posted ,, :)
 
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ian husford said:
I don't know what it is about me, I guess I am just emotional or patriotic, but that story moved me to tears.

Thank you to all the men and women who have given their all, including their lives, to protect our freedoms. Let us not forget what they have done and support them with all they do.

ian
I agree completely with the first part but, as to supporting Vets, with all they do. Heres a statement form a fellow vet that moved me to anger

You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.
John Kerry
While looking for that one I found a few more fun ones, look up that mans quotes, and see how often he looks like an [contentment auto edited by author] even from the pro Kerry side.

I would rather be the candidate of the NAACP than the NRA.
John F. Kerry

We have traded a dictator for a chaos that has left America less secure.
John F. Kerry

When we walk away from global warming, Kyoto, when we are irresponsibly slow in moving toward AIDS in Africa, when we don't advance and live up to our own rhetoric and standards, we set a terrible message of duplicity and hypocrisy.
John F. Kerry
 

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I served on a coastal patrol boats in Nam. Not once did we do the things that Kerry said we did so I do not believe anything the man says. My son-in-law is a career soldier. I have flow the U.S. flag everyday since he left, he will be home in two weeks, then I can retire it. When I see a man or woman in uniform I walk over and thank them and shake there hand for there service. God bless them all.
 

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I served on a coastal patrol boats in Nam. Not once did we do the things that Kerry said we did so I do not believe anything the man says. My son-in-law is a career soldier. I have flow the U.S. flag everyday since he left, he will be home in two weeks, then I can retire it. When I see a man or woman in uniform I walk over and thank them and shake there hand for there service. God bless them all.
When you son-in-law gets home .. thank him for me too, and to you and your daughter ( I am assuming here) for supporting him and his family while he is doing something for me and mine.

In case it isn't apparent ,, I have a bit of a background with a couple of Military folks that I love dearly
 

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gr8grandma I sure will, I think they do need to be thanked. When we came home no one gave a hot #%&. That is why I go out of my way to thank them.
 
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