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Posted on Mar 13, 2018
CPT Alex Gallo
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It speaks to the moral bankruptcy of our leaders when the programs that protect the most vulnerable in our country are gleefully defunded in the name of corporate tax cuts while simultaneously raining money on a grandiose display to pander to a small demographic that is frequently used as a political shield. This same group averages, what, 22 suicides a day? How many of this demographic are homeless? Prior to this year, we already had parades. Were these parades lacking? Everywhere you go, more often than not, people seem to feel almost obligated to thank you for your service. How much more pageantry do you need?
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SGT Keith Tyler
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I don't think we are lacking in Military Parades but I'm not opposed to more however the push back on Trump's parade was because it was about him and not the military. After the push back it was moved to Veteran's Day. I've been thanked for my service and called a traitor in the same conversation by flag pin patriots because I wouldn't tow the party line.
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I think people like parades and they do inspire. I think we need to inspire more people to military service. What greater service to each other as citizens could there be than to pledge one's life in their protection and service? It matters not whom the president may be.
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PO2 Rev. Frederick C. Mullis, AFI, CFM if I could vote you up more than once I would. Very well said.
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PO2 Rev. Frederick C. Mullis, AFI, CFM
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Well I hope those who were throwing all the sour grapes before saw the Celebration of Independence for our Republic that our President put on. It was fantastic, even though the Lefy Wing socialist kissing Media choose not to cover it. Look at the pictures, Patriotic Americans came out in the tens and hundreds of thousands to be part of it to see the few tanks, watch the B2 and the Blue's fly over the Lincoln Memorial and just be part of our Republic's celebration of Freedom. Those nay-sayers who were crying and bitching so loudly have the right to do so because they live in that very same Republic where Patriots fought and dies for those rights now we have socialists in Congress who want to make our Republic like Venezuela and Cuba and every other broken down failed third-world country. GOD BLESS AMERICA! may she be strong for another 250 years!
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I absolutely hated drill and parades at USNA. Family and friends loved it.... they never understood why I hated it. Then, I went to a few parades as a spectator, and I realized the difference. There is a pageantry and spectacle to parades that stirs people. I saw the wide eyed wonder in the eyes of children, and then it hit me, that there is a duty to do these things. Much like small town parades. If, in this time of not enough young Americans enlisting, then parades may be a good idea. Really liked your Lincoln tie in, never really thought about that before...
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SGT Randall Smith
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Hated giving up part of my Saturday time for parades. Then we would stand around waiting or listening to talks we didn't care about. BUT, when the band started and we stepped off you stood a little straighter and marched proudly.
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Sgt Jon Mcvay
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I disliked liked winded Generals while standing at attention. Still today Sam Sosa music is still in my head. My wife says I hum it when I am upset. Drill was my very favorite part of the military. Parades are like drill on your first day of learning, out of step, relaxed, and no one yelling at you only members of the community cheering you on. Giving you the respect that you have already earned.
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SGT Ronald Audas
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During AIT,I was invited to participate in a parade in downtown Dallas.Yes we waited and listened to speakers,but when we started to march,all the hours of drill took on a new meaning.Cadence,uniform,being a member of a team seemed to be magnified.It was a special day for a young private.
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Capt George Kent Brashear
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During my early career I was an Air Force trumpet player. My job was band. Every afternoon we formed up and marched to the headquarters building to play retreat. Then there were the formal parades. Love those parades.
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CPT Alex Gallo When I go to the local Veteran's Day Parade each year, I see fire trucks, veterans on motorcycles and old cars, a lot of boy scout and girl scout troops, but very few military bands or military units. I would love to see more military units represented in our parades.
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SPC Dave Loeffler
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Went to a veteran's day parade in Reno, my Father in law a WWII marine had his marine ball cap on. The marine unit in the Parade as it came up on him they saluted him and came and shook his hand. That was a true sign of respect.
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SPC Dave Loeffler - I agree with you about being thanked for your service. I was asked how many babies had I killed, and was also told to repent for my sins.
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SPC Dave Loeffler - I am happy to hear that your Father In law was honored for his service.
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Me too
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