May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

For the 60th consecutive year, Fran Mullins will line up this morning to walk in Bristol's annual Memorial Day parade.
While his longevity is unusual, his commitment to honor our nation's fallen warriors -- and pay respect to those who survived, tool -- is typical of a town that has never faltered in support of its men and women in uniform.
Bristol's parade is at 9 a.m. and Forestville's follows at 11 a.m. Bristol's is the more somber event.
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22 comments:

Anonymous said...

With all due respect for those who served in the US armed forces, Memorial Day is and always has been for those who died serving. Please do not try to revise that.

Anonymous said...

No one is trying to "revise" anything. The parade and the ceremony after were totally focused on remembering our fallen soilders.

You must be the same fool who posted previously on this blog. Please re-read what Embarrassed said. He/she is right on point.

Anonymous said...

May 31, 2010 3:15 PM:

It was a rhetorical statement aimed at a trend not necessarily present or prevelent in Bristol or anywhere for that matter.

Don't get defensive now or obnoxious (although it's too late for the latter).

Anonymous said...

May 31, 2010 3:15 PM:

Calling people "fools" will get narrow-minded, self-aggrandizing jerks like yourself no where.

Anonymous said...

typical of a town that has never faltered in support of its men and women in uniform.
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Stephen .... That is except when G.W. is in the White House and our beloved school 'teachers' were instructing our children that our military in Iraq were nazi's .

Anonymous said...

11:59, some of our American military in Iraq did commit atrocities worthy of Nazi Germany. As has our military in other wars too.

These same people would probably get a medal in Bristol thanking them for their service.

Anonymous said...

11:59 I totally do not believe any school teacher taught their students that Iraqis were Nazis. Iraqis, like any other group in the world, have their bad apples and it is up to our government to protect us from the bad apples regardless.

Anonymous said...

poster 10:19: It is because these men and women died that you are able to say what you say. This article was written to remind us all of that. Why can't we, for once, just focus on what really matters here, which is the sacrifice these people made instead of insulting one another, which is all that ever is written anywhere else in this blog by Bristolites. My thanks and humble gratitude goes out to each and every person that has died to defend the rights we have in this country and too often take for granted especially freedom of speech.

Anonymous said...

Grow up all of you. sick just sick.

Anonymous said...

June 2, 2010 6:46 AM:

You're twisting the whole thing around. By doing so you do not win the argument.

My point was that Memorial Day is for those who died fighting. That is all. That is what it is and that is what it should always be for. Some today say and/or seem to think it's for all who served in either war or peace. I disagree with that.

Anonymous said...

12:06 I'm not trying to win any argument. I'm just saying why does everything that's posted on this blog have to turn into a negative? Yes, Memorial Day should be to honor those who died while serving, but if Steve got it wrong or if someone celebrates all veterans does it hurt anyone? Of course not. Let's stay positive is the message I am conveying.

tsk, tsk said...

12:06 - so what did you do on Memorial Day, wimp-out and sit on the blog all day, busting everyone else's b-lls?
Get a life fool.

Anonymous said...

7:29

I was out of town, visiting the grave of my father, who was a war casualty.

I do this every year.

respect. said...

10:49 - then respect the service of your father and every other person who has worn the uniform of our country and stop busting b-lls.

Anonymous said...

There are times when b---s dererved to be busted, and when those who use the service of others to promote themselves, then it is time!

Anonymous said...

It's a shame mr. blummie couldn't make it . Maybe he would have told us about his service in Korea and W.W.II .

unreal said...

this posting was about mr. mullins and the 60 years that he has marched in recognition of those fallen in battle, unbelievable how only this blog could screw that up.

Anonymous said...

The Boulevard is a dump. A goose-dropping dump that is. It's disgusting.

ugh said...

so if the only positive thing that you recognize on the boulevard is goose droppings, I can assume thaT you do not KNOW SHIT.

Anonymous said...

You all are going nuts b/c Steve has not posting anything in awhile LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

June 6, 2010 8:20 PM aka ugh:

No you freaking moron, but the city should do something about the goose-droppings you goddam idiot.

Gander/Dander said...

10:42 - sure sounds as though the DROPPINGS got your GOOSE.