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6,000 who have died in Iraq, Afghanistan wars honored at Pleasanton Memorial Day ceremony

Original post made on May 28, 2013

The commander of the Pleasanton American Legion post said yesterday that less than 1% of the 300 million Americans serve in the military forces today and that less than 5% even know a military family.

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Posted by Christine Raher
a resident of another community
on May 28, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Quilts of Valor comfort our wounded warriors, in any capacity, from any conflict. Please consider making a donation of your time or treasure to the Amador Valley Quilters who have created a Rookie Quilt Project to teach any quilter wannabe how to create these beautiful patriotic quilts that are given to veterans in the this community. Get a group together - this can be fun! Web Link

My son was injured in Iraq and received a Quilt of Valor as he recovered. I will never forget the kindness of others and hope more Quilts of Valor reach all our military.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on May 29, 2013 at 4:18 pm

I served in Special Forces for 3 years when I was a youngster. Now, I'm nearing retirement and wonder how the freedoms my fellow soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice to protect were actually threatened by the countries they have fought and died in since Korea.


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Posted by Mary
a resident of Del Prado
on May 30, 2013 at 1:56 am

It's a question many people have asked, just not loudly enough. Are we becoming a nation of passive cattle? Talking heads? Where is the activism. One lesson learned, thank God, is not to turn our backs on our veterans when they return.

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Posted by Dick Cheney
a resident of another community
on May 30, 2013 at 6:13 am

Unless someone has higher priorities like I had, laying down your life for your country is one's patriotic duty. And it's profitable for our job creating heroes as well.

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Posted by anon
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 31, 2013 at 11:13 am

Coming from a military family, growing up as a military brat, I will always support America's armed forces. However, I never could support or understand Bush's need, other than to feed his ego, to put our military in harms way (IRAQ). Just under 3000 american's died on 9/11/01 on American soil. Saddam Hussein wasn't responsible for that attack, yet we invaded Iraq in the name of fighting terrorism. I would like to know the true numbers of our military that died fighting in Iraq, and the true number fighting the Taliban (the originators of the 9/11 attack).

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Posted by anon
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 31, 2013 at 11:18 am

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