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Without our veterans... I don't want to even think about what this world would be.  This past week I had an encounter with a WW II veteran, a man who saw D-Day from a few thousand feet above the beaches.  He was very pleased when I told him about the newly restored P-47D named "Dottie Mae".  Dottie Mae has been fully restored down to the correct color of the flush rivets and a fully functional turbo-supercharger.  You see, he was P-47 driver and to this day he dearly loves that aircraft.

The stars and stripes fly high over Casa de Stans, thanks to our veterans.

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In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

 Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae

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God bless all U.S. and British Service Vets, wherever and whoever they may be!

My Stars and Stripes is flying high, but I see very few in this area, as we seem to have a preponderance of ex-Russians and Ukrainians living here!

The checkers at the local Walmart hardly speak English, and God forbid you should ask a question!

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