Friday, November 13, 2009

Veterans Week / Day celebrations

From: []
Sent: 10 November 2009 12:35
To: Kamboj Chander
Subject: Re: EMAILS FROM MEMBERS - "REPORT MY SIGNAL" - EMAIL 761/2009 - 10 NOV09 (A to G)

The great idea of celebrating a Veterans' Week every year, seeds of which have been sown by Col PS Jauhal, is indeed very laudable one. It will give an opportunity for we the Veterans to project ourselves and the masses to understand us and our needs better. With this massive movement under the aegis of IESM gaining momentum, the Babus and the politicians can't remain un oblivious to our problems and our sentiments.
However, a suitable week will have to be selected, which will remain unchanged every year.

Sir, may I request you to invite comments/views of brother Veterans.

Fond regards
Brig Davinder Grewal
From: Brig V A Subramanyam
Sent: Thu, 12 November, 2009 10:09:25 AM
Subject: Thank you from President Obama

Received in another ex-servicemen group.

Am still hoping for the Day when this will happen in Mera Bharath Mahan.

"Like birds, let's leave behind what we don't need to carry..............
Grudges, Sadness, Pain, Fear, and Regrets...Fly Light."
Have a Wonderful Day!
== Subramanyam

Date: Wednesday, 11 November, 2009, 7:18 PM

Today, on Veterans Day, my message to you is simple: Thank you. Thank you for your selfless service, for your valor, and for your strength of purpose that make all of us proud to be Americans.

Today, Americans will pause amidst a great conversation about the future of our nation to take a moment and recognize your service to our democracy -- a service that guarantees us all the liberty to engage freely in that conversation, no matter what our views may be.

We know that we owe you a debt that cannot be repaid. But we can and will fulfill our nation's promise to stand by you and your loved ones. That is why we've worked hard for better care for our veterans, and why we provided the largest increase in Veterans Administration funding in history.

Today, we honor those Americans past and present who've served on battlefields from Lexington to Antietam, Normandy to Manila, Inchon to Khe Sanh, Ramadi to Kandahar. You have defended our freedom on land, and at sea, and in the air.

You reflect the diversity that makes this America. You share a patriotism beyond question. And you share the same unflinching courage, selfless compassion, and uncommon camaraderie that -- when faced with the tragedy of a despicable and heartbreaking attack last Thursday -- the soldiers and civilians of Ft. Hood humbly revealed to the world.

You and your loved ones are the patriotic men and women we honor today, Veterans Day. And you are the men and women we shall honor every day, in times of war and times of peace, so long as our nation endures.

Thank you.

President Barack Obama

From: Hector Poppen []
Sent: 12 November 2009 10:48
To: Kamboj Chander

Dear Brig. Kamboj,

I am appending below a news items that appeared in "Zenith", which is the Catholic Church's daily news bulletin from Rome.

It shows the importance The Church gives to "Soldiers", especially those who have made the supreme sacrifice of their lives. If you consider it worthwhile you may put part of it in"Report my signal" blog.

Best regards

Cdr Hector Poppen (Retd)
Dubai, UAE

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