"Remembering Our Fallen" Win a MPC Coop May HAL w/hosts Mike & Sally

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  1. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    ~ Remembering our Fallen ~


    Chicken COOP Random Drawing!


    “Land of the Free Because of the Brave”
    May 2016 Hatch-a-Long
    Hosted by, Mike & Sally

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    Sally's uncle
    from before the end of world war II





    Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance


    for everyone who has died serving in the American armed forces.


    We want family pictures, stories that granddad told on the front porch, we want to feel the love and patriotism that members have. Please share with us family & friends that may have been lost and special things that you may have done/organized in remembrance. Please share those that you have remembered in words and images. Random drawing will choose the winner from Entries submitted in this thread.


    4 STORIES/ENTRIES PER CONTESTANT


    Submissions accepted until May 31st, 2016 Midnight EST


    See more Rules Below




    Winner to Receive:






    If the winner doesn’t want a coop $250 MPC credit.


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    Rules:


    Open to ALL BYC members in the Continental U.S. ONLY (Not Alaska or Hawaii)
    4 STORIES/ENTRIES PER CONTESTANT
    Must be your own Stories & own rights to Images
    To submit your entries, simply post your stories & images in this thread
    Submissions accepted until May 31st, 2016 Midnight EST
    Winner Announcement, check back to this page after June 12th, 2016
    Winner chosen by Random Draw
    REMINDER that your host's reserves the right to disqualify posts not following the rules.
    All BYC Rules Apply! Terms of Service (Rules)
    VOID where Prohibited!


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  2. BantyChooks

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  3. Sally Sunshine

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  4. wornoutmomto3

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    I have a family member that has served in every American war. And i mean every American war. It is a family legacy, but it isn't and easy life; for those serving or their family.
     
  5. generaldsherman

    generaldsherman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll start with one of my ancestors, my 3rd Great-Grandfather. His name was John Peter Valentine Ritter. He was a soldier in Prussia and immigrated to the US just before the civil war broke out. He already knew what war looked like; I can imagine he was not eager to see another. What must it have been like for him to be in a new country, one that was supposed to be a better place, and see war break out around him. He lived in Ohio when the war broke out.

    J.P.V. volunteered to go to war again, in spite of what he must have seen. He became a member of the 2nd Ohio Voluntary Cavalry in the war. here is some information about the unit
    Quote: http://www.ohiocivilwar.com/cwc2.html J.P.V. was discharged with honor and was buried in Arlington. Thanks JPV for helping to bring freedom to everyone in the country!

    Here is a picture with my cute nephew in front of his headstone there.
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  6. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    No it certainly isn't easy. You should have some stories to share.
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

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    Oh wow, we would love to hear more about this family legacy. Just what we are looking for. Please share with us [​IMG] Do you have pics you could scan for us too?
     
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  8. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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  9. chicken hawk 33

    chicken hawk 33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's,not a story of someone in the army.but my brother Steven was born with one arm and half of the other.he is amazing, learned to plead the bass guitar when he was young.one of the coolest bass players.well when he was I think twenty or twenty one, he decided he wanted to be in the army.so he went and signed up and everything.later he got the letter and phone call saying he was not eligible to be in their army.he could have done the computer stuff or anything like that.they would not even give him a chance
     
  10. Puddin Fluff

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    I am a U. S. Air Force Veteran. I met my husband when we were stationed together at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. We were both E-3 AWACS crew members. My then boyfriend, was re-assigned to Valdosta, Georgia. We spent a year "dating" long distance. When it became clear that on my next assignment we would not be stationed together, I resigned my commission and moved to Georgia to be with him. Several months after I left, one of our aircraft was taken down by a bird strike and all 24 crew members were lost. All men whom I had served with and one who was a very close friend, "Skip" Rogers. We went through training together and came into the squadron together. It was like losing a brother and 23 more family members.

    I had just begun a Masters program and because of that and the expensive of traveling from Georgia to Alaska, I was unable to attend the Memorial Service. I over the years, I have kept in touch with various other crew members and I often feel the loss on any day or event that is military related.

    http://www.yukla27.org/

    More information on the the crew and tributes can be found at the above link.

    If you Goggle Yukla 27, news reports and photos are available.

    Men and women voluntarily risk their lives every day so that we can do, say, be anything we want and it is too often taken for granted.

    Remember the Fallen and pray for those left behind.
     
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