View Full Version : Veteran's Day 09

11-11-2009, 07:55 AM
To those who have served and those who are now serving, we appreciate your service and sacrifice.

11-11-2009, 07:56 AM
Amen to that.

11-11-2009, 07:56 AM

11-11-2009, 08:42 AM
thank you to all that serve our country.

11-11-2009, 08:44 AM
Yes thanks to all the veterans on here and across the country!

Cal-Mum uker
11-11-2009, 08:56 AM
Just wanted to share a great Veteran's Day iconic ukulele picture with folks on UU.

My deepest thanks to all the veterans here at UU.

11-11-2009, 08:59 AM
Nice pic.:)

11-11-2009, 09:03 AM
That is a great pic. I'll go ahead and repost it if you don't mind:


11-11-2009, 09:04 AM
Deepest respect and thanks to our veterans.

MAGNUTS, a UU member, is still in Afghanistan, if I'm not mistaken. And let's not forget Melissa82's husband goes off to Afghanistan in a week.

11-11-2009, 09:09 AM
That is awesome.

Thank you to all that are serving / have served our country.

11-11-2009, 09:09 AM
I really, really love this!

I've been asking people, "have you hugged a vet today?" :)

11-11-2009, 09:13 AM
Thanks, CalMum! What could be more fitting on this Veteran's Day. From one veteran to all the others on UU, thanks for your service!

11-11-2009, 09:17 AM
BTW...Not bad for a first post! Welcome officially to UU!

Cal-Mum uker
11-11-2009, 09:32 AM
Thanks very much mailman, I've got to get a computer. This iPhone can't do much LOL. I must thank KylePix at photobucket.com for this picture. If people need a better copy you can find it there.

11-11-2009, 09:52 AM
That is such an awesome picture!!!

Man, I have the most respect for all service members, past and present. I could never do that job that they do and lucky for me, I will never have to, because there are people out there who volunteer to put their lives on the line for all of us. I thank each and every one of you for your past, present, and future service. You are making this country a better place and making it possible for all of us to do what we love (and many times take for granted) each and every day.

Thank you. :worship: :bowdown:

P.S. +1 for the OP. Awesome first thread. I tried giving props but I guess we got rid of them after yesterdays Town Hall Meeting?

11-11-2009, 10:23 AM
That is awesome.

Thank you to all that are serving / have served our country.

You are welcome and I would GLADLY do it again.

Ronnie Aloha
11-11-2009, 10:29 AM
Thank you to our veterans, wherever they may be.

My favorite youtube video is a fitting tribute:


11-11-2009, 11:57 AM
Received this vid from an old service friend and thought I'd share it with all . . . A Pittance of Time (Remembrance Day) by Terry Kelly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq_TmHt5Ncc).

11-11-2009, 12:12 PM
As a Veteran of the U.S. Navy I served aboard the U.S.S. Vega from 1968-1972.
I wish I was into the Uke back then to help ease the stress of the long lonely months at sea.

My thoughts and prayers are with all Veterans and those currently serving our wonderful country.

11-11-2009, 12:14 PM
A big thank you to all that have, had, and are serving our country.

11-11-2009, 12:17 PM
To those who have served and those who are now serving, we appreciate your service and sacrifice.

You're welcome.

11-11-2009, 12:21 PM
Wow that's a very moving photograph. And very apt for today.

I think of today as a remembrance of my grandfather. A brave man who joined the Navy in 1939 as soon as he heard war had been declared. He did 22 years. I wear my poppy with pride :)

11-11-2009, 12:32 PM
Regarding the photo in the original post....

I figure this photo to be either WWII or Korean War vintage, based on the uniform and helmet. Could conceivably be Vietnam War era, but the vibe I get is earlier....

11-11-2009, 12:48 PM
Curiosity has gotten the better of me . . . how many here on UU?

11-11-2009, 12:50 PM

11-11-2009, 01:40 PM
Thanks to all of the Veterans. We owe you more than a day.

I'd like to think that while my Grandfather was sailing in the South Pacific in 1944, that he had a ukulele stashed in his bunk.

Miss you Papa.

Steve vanPelt
11-11-2009, 01:48 PM
A big thank you to all our vets, past and present. Freedom isn't free. THANK YOU!!

Professor Palmer
11-11-2009, 02:02 PM
Great thread guys.

Grandpa flew a B-17 in WWII. Rest in peace, and thanks for your service Grandpa.

I think I'll make a UU wallpaper out of that picture. You guys down?

11-11-2009, 02:12 PM
Curiosity has gotten the better of me . . . how many here on UU?

Vets? I'm one....

11-11-2009, 02:15 PM

STG1 Shea (Sonar Tech)
US Navy 1991 - 2001

11-11-2009, 02:23 PM

UkuleleHill -- that is outstanding. Everyone should watch that. It's very moving.

11-11-2009, 02:35 PM
Thank you to all our veterans and their families for all of their sacrifice.


11-11-2009, 02:35 PM
was mynah.

Hickam AFB, Hawaii

11-11-2009, 03:53 PM
USMC '68 ('Nam) to '92 ('Storm)

The majority of people I've met around the world are good hearted, to include those citizens of countries we've been at war with. I've always said to judge people by their individual merit, not by their leadership (or lack of). Life, liberty and the pursuit of happyness are traits desired around the globe. Protecting those traits is/was an honor, not a job.

I have a son in law (USN Hospital Corpsman) serving in Afghanistan right now. He's got an uke with him, too! Ric

11-11-2009, 04:17 PM
U.S. Coast Guard 65-71
Sonar / Radar

Thanks for all the great tributes to all our vets

Let's pray that we can get our troops back home soon.

11-11-2009, 04:37 PM
^^ Hey, fellow Radar troop!

Happy Veterans Day to all Vets.

USAF 1984-1990
ATC Radar

11-11-2009, 05:07 PM
You're welcome.

Thanks JT. Didn't knowyou were a vet.

11-11-2009, 05:10 PM
USMC 1995-2002
Combat Enginner
2nd MarDiv
3rd MarDiv
Military Policeman

11-11-2009, 05:12 PM
New social group:
Vets with Ukes

11-11-2009, 05:14 PM
Thanks to all of the Veterans. We owe you more than a day.

There are organizations that help those veterans who are now in need. In San Francisco, there's Swords to Plowshares.


According to its web site, Swords to Plowshares "is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that provides counseling and case management, employment and training, housing and legal assistance to veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area." Please thank our veterans by helping out the organization in your area that is committed to helping veterans in need. Mahalo.

11-11-2009, 05:17 PM
To all the Vets of the Ukulele Underground and their families, I salute and thank you for your courage and sacrifice!

Ahnko Honu
11-11-2009, 05:32 PM
Hey All,

Sorry to hijack the thread, but I'll be using these planet waves humidifiers along with my hygrometer to hopefully keep my kala acacia tenor and kala travel ukes alive in a mountainous region of Iraq (no humidity). I've got a hard case for the acacia, so that should keep the RH a little bit more constant, but I'm also planning on storing them in a small closet with several bowls of water. Is this asking for trouble? The solid acacia is just too pretty to leave at home in Alaska, where the humidity stays around 60-80% year-round, but I don't want to destroy it. I could also pick up a couple room humidifiers while in Korea to help the situation. My big questions is, is three months of futile attempts at keeping the humidity constant going to kill the ukes? I could return them to AK after that time period if the hygrometer shows I'm failing...

Shout out to UU member Dige currently serving in Northern Iraq along with his 2 'ukuleles. Come home safe. :shaka:

11-11-2009, 06:27 PM
Curiosity has gotten the better of me . . . how many here on UU?

I'm one, just one enlistment.
USAF 1999-2003

Professor Palmer
11-11-2009, 06:37 PM
I hope this is not inappropriate for the thread (If so, mods please remove it). I made a UU wallpaper from the picture on the first page.

Hi res: http://i34.tinypic.com/2m2cg9y.jpg


11-11-2009, 09:26 PM
My son is serving right now. He is scheduled to return to civilian life next June. His position is something that I am not allowed to divulge. He is, however, presently in the States, but he has had two Middle-east tours of duty. I look forward to his safe return home. He has three ukuleles with him.