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  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Nov. 11, 2011 1:09 p.m.

    As Veteran myself,
    I consider myself lucky.

    I came home, I have a family.

    I wish to honor all those who didn't come home, and never had a family.

    We will always remember, and never forget you my brothers. Thanks.

  • Penguin Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 11, 2011 9:39 a.m.

    I'd like to give a shout-out to all the veterans. Thank you for your service. And you are permitted one free Bloomin' Onion at Outback. I went myself. It was tasty. I salute you.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 11, 2011 9:09 a.m.

    The veterans exemplify the very best in America today.... and we owe them our life! Thanks!

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 11, 2011 8:24 a.m.

    I want to thank the Veterans of our country for their dedication and service to maintain our freedoms. I know the sacrifices these men and women have made for us to enjoy the ability to drive down the road, to go to movies, to sports activities and especially, to vote. After living in various countries and seeing their governmental processes, we are blessed so much to have the ability to vote, really vote. The military or police force in most of those countries, when I lived in them, did not exercise their power and authority as we are blessed to have police and military here. I saw the police or military outside the polls checking on what person the voter had marked on the ballot. Not exactly what we would ever want to see in the U.S. Our military and Veterans live and die for us to live with freedoms that people all around the world are envious of, even with problems that we may have today.

    Veterans need to be thanked for their service, especially those from the Korean and Vietnam era that are not remembered or given too much thanks for. Our military families today THANKS.

  • across the sea Topeno, Finland
    Nov. 11, 2011 4:20 a.m.

    I wish to thank veterans of the US Armed Forces for their sacrificies that saved my country.

    Most people are not aware of the following...

    When the Soviets attacked Finland in 1939 as part of their pact with Hitler who attacked Poland at the same time. The US politicians did not do anything!
    Finns fought, and fought ill equipped, but firm and held the Soviets... An armistice was signed and Finland lost 15% of it's land. Subsequantly Germany was the ONLY country to give us military assistance and we joined them and threw the Soviets out of Finland in 1942. The war continued till the Soviets made a major attack on us in August of 1944. The largest ever artillery bombardments followed. Finland was fighting to the last man, but three days before the end of the war our recon troops informed us that the Soviets were pulling back their tanks from the front... WHY? I thought, till I realized that it was because of the D-Day and the Allies were winning in the west and that's why Stalin had no choice but to join the race to Berlin. THUS it was the American veteran who saved Finland!