• Nov 11th 2009 at 9:45AM
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We'd like to take a brief pause from the normal frivolity around here to acknowledge and salute America's veterans. Thanks to all the men and women who have served our country, for the innumerable efforts and sacrifices you have made in the past and continue to make today. It is because of you that we have the great freedoms we take for granted. For that, we are humbled, and we are very grateful.

Thank you.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm thankful to my departed dad, who fought as a marines at Guadalcanal, and my uncle (who is still with us) who served as a navy gunner on board a merchant marine ship in the Atlantic when the U-boats were still prowling the depths in large numbers. Finally my father-in-law who served on the carrier USS Franklin Roosevelt during the Cuban Missile Crises. Thanks to all the veterans past and present!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well, it's an American blog, but it covered the worldwide auto industry, so...

      Thanks to all the people who've served in the forces of peaceful nations across the world.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Great point. I've worked with some wonderful service members from over 30 nations. I'd say the Polish are the most fun, by far! The Germans are incredible (no surprise).

        It's funny because we often ask each other what the other drives. That's always an interesting conversation.
      • 5 Years Ago
      A big thanks to all of our troops. Thank you Alex for taking the time to recognize these brave men and women. I can only hope that our government will do more today than just remember. They need to pass legislation to offer better benefits to our military personnel, particularly those returning to our country who are unable to deal with the stress associated with being at war.

      If you or one of your loved ones is a veteran who is suffering please help them find the resources they need to cope with the stress of war. There are many, many resources available: http://www.nmha.org/reunions/resources.cfm

      There is also a company called prescription audio that is currently offering veteran's a free product to help with the symptoms of ptsd: http://www.prescriptionaudio.com/pages/ptsd

      • 5 Years Ago
      Thank you, thank you, thank you... all who have served and do serve in our military to help protect our country and our freedom, and who help to free others less fortunate than ourselves. I am grateful!
      • 5 Years Ago
      A former veteran that became a terrorist and hated America. You see things in gray and not in black and white how they really are.

      Respect to all the real vets out there and thank you.
      All gave some, Some gave all.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Today I remember my grandfather, Harold Anderson, who served in the D-Day invasion of Normandy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Thank you, brave ones.

      And the next time I see y'all [soldiers] at the airport, - your meal's on me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      As a veteran and serving officer, thank you Alex! I really appreciate those I serve with and those who served before me.

      Interestingly, I love our wheeled and track vehicles. We've been planning training for the new M-ATV that will replace the HumVee in Afghanistan. So, even in the Air Force I get to work with vehicles.

      Btw, the USAF gave me my first and only opportunity to drive up and down the Autobahn as a young Captain! 240 kmh was an awesome rush!
        • 5 Years Ago
        150 mph.
        So you probably had a car with a limiter.
        That is a shame.
        Would have been awesome to go even faster.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The military does provide the opportunity for some rather unique experiences, huh?
      • 5 Years Ago
      A smart salute and a tip of the hat are due to all of our men and women in uniform. A most sincere and profound, "Thank You," for all that you folks do. And to all of those for what they have done.

      A special round of applause to all of our Vietnam-ear veterans, and a very hearty, "Welcome Home!"

      • 5 Years Ago
      Good points,Motor_Yakuza.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Thank you to all Veterans and currently serving!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Much love to all the vets out there. As the son of one, I'm proud of all you guys and gals out there.

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