While they don’t seek attention, veterans as a group deserve much of the credit for America’s success as a free land. Without brave men and women willing to die for freedom, there is no freedom.

It is the Veteran, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion
It is the Veteran, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the Veteran, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the Veteran, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the Veteran, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the Veteran, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.
It is the Veteran, who salutes the Flag,
It is the Veteran, who serves under the Flag,
To be buried by the flag,
So the protester can burn the flag.

 

Pennsylvanians have a long and proud history of military service. With more than 10% of the total Medals of Honor ever awarded, Pennsylvania ranks second only to New York. Pennsylvania’s Smedley Darlington Butler is the only person to receive two Medals of Honor for combat action in two different wars. For heroic service during WWII 26 Pennsylvanians received the MOH; while the number for the Korean War and Vietnam War are 8 and 9, respectively. One PA veteran received the medal for combat action in Samolia and the state’s most recent recipient served in Iraq.

According to VA statistics, Pennsylvania had 964,000 veterans on September 30, 2010 of which 708,200 served during wartime—the largest group being Vietnam War veterans (320,400). The number of women veterans increased to 63,600. Of the state’s total veteran population 15,450 were over the age of 90, 149,000 were between 80-89 and 205,800 were between 70-79. There were 455,000 veterans age 50-69, 192,000 between 30-49 and 36,000 under the age of 30. For more VA statistics and reports visit http://www.va.gov/vetdata/.

Many entertainers were known more for their movie, singing and TV careers than for their military service including Clint Eastwood, Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Lee Marvin, Mel Brooks, Eddie Albert, Alan Alda, Montel Williams and Tony Bennett. Sports icons Bob Feller, Yogi Berra, Willie Mays, Pat Tillman, Bobby Jones, Ken Norton, Tom Landry, Ted Williams, David Robinson and Roger Staubach all served their nation. Many former Presidents earned stars and bars in the military including Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter. For more names you’ll know visit http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/04/12/actors-who-served-in-military/,
http://www.military.com/features/0,,78603,00.html and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_Presidents_by_military_rank

Thank You, Veterans – A song written and performed by Janet Yost of Downingtown PA

To all who have served, the Pennsylvania VFW thanks you and stands ready to serve and support you and your family.

Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)

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Thank You Soldiers – Veteran’s Day/Memorial Day Song

We have given away approx. 20,000 FREE copies of the sheet music. Find our other patriotic free sheet music at www.restored.faithweb.com. Check out what has happened since this video was posted at: http://www.restored.faithweb.com/fromseatoshiningsea.html

This is the Tussing Elementary 3rd grade class singing a sincere thank you to our brave and strong soldiers, men and women, past and current, for protecting us in times of war and peace. THANK YOU!

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Thank You to the American Soldier

This original song was inspired just a couple weeks ago (9.18.07) by an email I received regarding the Marines needing encouragement over in Iraq. I really want them to hear this song, since it’s for them, and really it’s for every American Veteran of any war….thank you for fighting for me, you are making a difference for America.
D.H. Aka Big D {a grateful citizen of the United States of America}

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To Our Troops and Their Families- “We Thank You” – Joe Monto

Dedicated to our MEN & WOMEN & their families in the Armed Forces.
You can purchase the MP3 here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/joemonto

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“We Thank You” written by Joe Monto

Verse 1:
He looks into her eyes
She puts her hope in his return
How hard it must be for them, uncertain war approachin’
She starts to cry
He gets on the plane, waves goodbye

Verse 2:
It’s been her life-long dream
To proudly serve as a marine
She writes her son a letter from Baghdad
Wishing mommy was home holding him
But she’s got a job to do
And she’s committed to see it through

Chorus:
Thank you, for your sacrifice
The freedom that you bring
Thank you, for laying down your life
And giving everything,
For me, for my family
And we thank you

Verse 3:
There’s a knock at the door
It’s the worst of their fears
Their son’s been killed in Iraq
Another casualty of combat
He wouldn’t want them to cry
For our country he died

Bridge:
To our troops around the world
Brave men & women fighting for us
We wave red white & blue
Our prayers go out to you

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Special Message for Vietnam Veterans

This is a special message of gratitude and encouragement for Vietnam Veterans.

Welcome home and Thank you for serving! You made a difference. We’re glad you’re in our lives.

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Tribute to the Vietnam Veterans
Tribute to our Troops – Toby Keith

A tribute to our troops the song is American Soldier by Toby Keith!

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