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St. Louis hosting 1st big parade on Iraq War's end
AP ^ | Jan. 28, 2012 | JIM SALTER

Posted on 01/28/2012 11:29:07 AM PST by PROCON

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Large crowds are gathering in downtown St. Louis to honor Iraq War veterans Saturday during the nation's first big welcome home parade since the last troops left the country in December. Veterans dressed in camouflage lined up alongside military vehicles at the start of the parade, while organizers handed out small American flags to people along the route, many holding signs reading "Welcome Home" and "Thanks to our service men and women."

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KEYWORDS: iraq; usmilitary; wot
God Bless St. Louis and God Bless our troops!

Unfortunately, this pre-mature withdrawl has led to hundreds of civilian deaths by the bad guys, just like after the Vietnam war.

Politicians, with their good intentions always have a way of mucking things up.

Again, God Bless our Troops!

1 posted on 01/28/2012 11:29:12 AM PST by PROCON
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Celebrating the “end” of a war, is not the same thing as celebrating the “winning” of a war.

This doesn’t seem the same as when our boys were cheered by the French citizens as we rolled into Paris, Brussels, and 100 other towns in Europe, etc.

I can remember celebrating V-E Day, V-J Day, and a big parade for General Patton, and this just ain’t the same thing.

2 posted on 01/28/2012 11:43:44 AM PST by CGalen
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To: CGalen

VE and VJ day were special to Americans, I remember my dad talking about them, and your right, it isn’t the same, but we thank the troops nonetheless.

3 posted on 01/28/2012 11:50:35 AM PST by PROCON (My Passion for FREEDOM is Stronger Than That of Democrats Whose Obsession is to ENSLAVE Me)
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