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Happy Memorial Day, Vikings Fans

Posted by Mike Wobschall on May 28, 2012 – 6:24 am

Today is a day off for many of us. It’s a day to spend with family and friends enjoying the great outdoors or a ballgame or a preferred indoor activity if the weather is a bear. Today, for many, is the unofficial start of the summer vacation season.

But more importantly, today is Memorial Day.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed each year on the last Monday of May and it’s dedicated to remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It’s because of the bravery and courage of our service men and women that we as American citizens are able to enjoy luxuries such as freedom, security and even football.

So before you take the time to consume great Vikings content on vikings.com or relax with family and friends on a day off, please take a moment to remember and honor the brave men and women who’ve given the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our safety and freedom.


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46 Responses to “Happy Memorial Day, Vikings Fans”

  1. By Corey Fuller 27 on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    It’s a blessing to live in the BEST country in the world.

  2. By DRS on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    Happy Memorial Day to everyone.

  3. By DRS on May 28, 2012 | Reply

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  5. By DRS on May 28, 2012 | Reply

  6. By DRS on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    Later one and all.

  7. By packhater on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    I want to send a salute to all you men and women who have served or are serving to defend this great nation ! God bless you all !

  8. By ozzinator on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    Prayers and salute to all our military for keeping us free. Thanks much!!!!!

  9. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    And a thank you to all the family of the military– they make tremendous sacrifices of their loved ones who are soldiers.

  10. By NovaScotiaVike on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    A BIG THANK YOU from north of the border !

  11. By celticvikingwarrior on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    A HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO ALL THE SOLDIERS AND THEIR FAMILIES, THROUGHOUT THE HISTORY OF OUR NATION, FOR MAKING THE U.S.A. THE ONE NATION WITH MORE FREEDOM’S THAN ANY OF ALL TIME.
    GOD BLESS YOU ALL, AND THANK YOU AGAIN…………

  12. By RichardA1 on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    Happy Memorial Day! Vikings are looking good!!!

  13. By Northern Norseman on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    Every time someone says,”God Bless America!”……… he truly has. God has blessed this nation to be the best in the world filled with opportunity, adventure, and a chance for the pursuit of happiness. SKOL!

  14. By DeerTracks 30 years Retired Army Comat Veteran on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    Titus

    Your thank you to the familes of miltary?

    Too Bad your United States Government doesn’t feel or think that way! Are you and the rest of the country aware that when a Retired Miltary Verteran, such as myself dies, the widow has her Social Securty taken away? WHY?

    Because she would then recieve half of his sorry amount of Retired Pay,Even tho she did earn the SS! These lying treacheous government pentilizes her for having been married to a Retired Military Comat Veteran!

    Billions for Wall Street! Billions for Banks Bailout, Billions for Worthless Third World Countries!

    And for Widows of Retired Veterans? Zero, Zero, Zero!!!

  15. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    Deer Tracks– I am very very AWARE of the poor, disgusting lack of treatment afforded our veterans– I have a long history in my family of military accomplishments/heroes. What has poor government policy have ANYTHING to do with me thanking the families?

  16. By Tim on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    God bless you DeerTracks.

  17. By Tim on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you to all the military veterans and there families for the sacrifices they have made and god bless all the true Americans god bless the MN Vikings.

  18. By DeerTracks n on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    Titus,

    Sorry you missunderstood the point I was trying to make!

    I am aware that you werte thanking the Families! My statement was to point out the sorry way the Backstabbing, Lying people in Wasington deal with Widows!!!

    You seen what almost didn’t happen with the Vikings Satidum, My pointing out my problem is on a much larger scale!Thank you for your statement! Peace…

    ComBat Vet, TWO wars!!

  19. By Rocksalt on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    Right on Feertracks..not to mention the 6 trillion $ we spentn Iraq…..we could have a billion $ stadiumn in every metro area along with needed upgrades to schools, highways etc,,,,,,,,yes we should honor all veterans and service folks…….not dishonor them by not even giving them the proper equipment cuz our leaders want to make profits …..SEE Blackwater……

  20. By Rocksalt on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    Deertracks…… sorry… my frikkin keyboard needs light…

  21. By Rocksalt on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    Profiteering warmongers have no honor…….

  22. By Rocksalt on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    Fight for our freedoms, not for corporate profiteering!

  23. By Rocksalt on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    That is what Memorial Day is about…those who sacrificed for our FREEDOMS!

  24. By Rocksalt on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    There is no honor for gutless political leaders who pose as (and mock) soldiers while they make profit$$$ from their little enterprising schemes.

  25. By DeerTracks n on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    Rocksalt

    Thank you. When will it be time to march on that den of evil?

    Most of us still know how to fight!

  26. By Frederick Jones on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    Wars have no winners.

  27. By Frederick Jones on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    DeerTracks,

    I was surprised to hear the US Gov takes away the SS from a widow. But it’s more of the steal from the poor, give to the rich. Why? Because they can.

  28. By DeerTracks n on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    Fred

    I have been fighting those dirtbag swine in Washington for years, trying to get them to right a terrible wrong!

    Nothing works! They are all too busy lining their pockets to have time for anything!

  29. By celticvikingwarrior on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    DeerTracks n………My Thank’s to you and your family for your extreme and unimaginable sacrifices………
    Did you know (I’m sure you do) that it’s NOT only Widow’s etc..
    My Mom worked at the dept. of the Navy early in her life, and her last job was for the post office (don’t get me started) when she was FORCED TO RETIRE she LOST ALL HER ACCRUED RETIREMENT PAY, SOCIAL SECURITY, from the dept. of Navy because those _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _’ s CREATED A LAW AND CALLED IT “DOUBLE DIPPING’…….. While of course increasing their own at every turn……….

  30. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    Deertracks, it is all cool. On some of my cycling I ride past the vet homes near Minnehaha falls and I think is that where someone ends up who puts his or her life on the line– who may be crippled or emotionally scarred? Ticks me off. And, really, I know some of you might get mad, I wonder then how we pay these kids to catch a pigskin millions while the kids (and the seasoned vets) are given a few pennies.

  31. By KoN on May 28, 2012 | Reply

    It’s backwards, I agree Titus, it has become normal reward those who provide us with entertainment (athletes, singers, actors, etc.) much more than those who provide necessary services. The only profession that is necessary and rewarded as such is the doctor.

  32. By monnes on May 29, 2012 | Reply

    How can you be proud of a killing machine that are and has through out most of history fought wars half way around the globe away from your shores.
    What’s so special about the ”freedom” that your so proud of? What’s different between it and other nations freedom. Canada, Australia, NZ, Most of Europe.

    Your not the best country in the world probably the worst. Poverty, racism, crashing economy and power-madness is what describes america best.
    It’s not hard to see why people hate you.

  33. By celticvikingwarrior on May 29, 2012 | Reply

    monnes—-YOU should probably learn alittle more history before “speaking”.
    A wise person once said ” it is wiser to keep one’s mouth SHUT and thought the FOOL, than to open it and remove all doubt”.
    Just to address one of your absurd “arguement’s is that ALMOST ALL, IF NOT ALL those contries and continent you mentioned EITHER FOUGHT WITH US, SIDE BY SIDE AS BROTHER’S IN ARM’S, OR WE WERE FIGHTING FOR THEIR FREEDOM’S TO BE KEPT FROM BEING TRAMPLED AND DESTROYED FOREVER.
    Totally classless piece of garbage………..of course we’ve made, and continue to make mistakes…………but for you to write that on THIS DAY……..!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. By celticvikingwarrior on May 29, 2012 | Reply

    Those we HONOR on this holiday are the ones who made the sacrifices, the SOLDIER’S AND THEIR LOVED ONES.
    THEY do NOT make this countries policies, nor do they declare the war’s in which they participate. What they do is selflessly put their lifes on the line for the FREEDOM’S of other’s, NOT JUST THEMSELVES !!!!!!!!
    Whatever FREEDOM and LIBERTIES we enjoy today were garnered from previous and greater generations.
    We AMERICANS are our own worst critics, we are fully aware of our fault’s and shortcoming’s, and it is PRECISOUSLY those FREEDOM’S that allow us to challenge our government to do better, without fear of being shot or imprisoned for life for those belief’s.
    This country began a revolution of sort’s in 50′s, 60′s & 70′s, precisously because we recognized so many of our emerging faulr’s.
    We would NOT have been in Vietnam if it were not for the French, who ALONG WITH THE REST OF EUROPE AND THE REST OF THE PLACES YOU MENTION WOULD HAVE BEEN SPEAKING GERMAN FOR MANY YEARS PRIOR TO THAT TIME IF IT WERE NOT FOR WE, THE AMERICANS YOU SEEM TO HATE SO MUCH !!!!!!!!!!!!
    If you indeed hate us so much, and have the GALL to say the thing’s about us that you did on such a precious and meaningful day, then you are FREE to stay off our website, and STICK IT WHERE THE SUN DON’T SHINE !!!!!!!!

  35. By Mike B. on May 29, 2012 | Reply

    @monnes Cause when you are whining that someone is hurting you or the big bad Germans took over my country You call on the US to save you from tyranny. The same tyranny that was used against this nation over 200 years ago. We chose to rise about the monarchs and establish a free nation. Sure you all followed suit, but it has always been the US showing the way. It was the US that prevented Spain from dominating Central America. It was the US soldiers that made the difference in the trenches to beat the stalemate in WWI. That was very unpopular here. It was the US that came in and fought a two ocean war and again turned the tide and defeated Hitler.

  36. By Mike B. on May 29, 2012 | Reply

    It was the US with it’s constant actions to prevent the Soviet Union. Korea, Vietnam Grenada. We were always there ready to stop communism. The result as the break up of the Soviet Union and the collapse of the Berlin Wall. The Reunification of German all due to the fact the US was ready. We made our mistakes along the way all countries make mistakes. When Sadam Hussien threatened to bully the Middle East and invaded a neighbor, the US rose to the call. When even after being defeated Saddam continued to bully his own people and prevent others from see if he was developing illegal weapons, he obstructed us. The US took action and eliminated Saddam Hussien. The US stood against Extremist and killed Osama BinLaden and his deputies. The US has always protected freedom and is protecting the freedoms of everyone around the world. I am proud to have been a Cold War warrior and my tour in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. God Bless the USA

  37. By megakrab on May 29, 2012 | Reply

    Just got back from Afghanistan earlier this year and going back at the beginning of next… Thanks all.

  38. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on May 29, 2012 | Reply

    Monnes– ha ha ha ha. Truly you jest. Europe would not be free if the USA had not fought in World War Two. Ignorance is a great platform for criticism. What is your agenda? Who do you work for? You should be investigated.

  39. By Troutdaddy on May 29, 2012 | Reply

    As my family and I visited the graves of our daughter and other family members yesteday, it was very apparent to me as I watched families doing the same activities that the spirit of freedom in our country is alive and thriving and as I continue to build those traditions with my children, they will know the importance of sacrifice and continue these same traditions with their children and respect those that serve our country in any capacity. It was a great day. I am a Scout Master and we woke up early as the sun was rising and planted 80 flags in the yards of our neighborhood. As I drove back through to make sure we had not missed any, it was a great feeling to look down the street and see each flag and each house. Looking at the post from Monnes above just makes me even more proud of those sacrifices. Thank all of you on this blog who have served and for your insights. Keep bleeding purple fellow Vike fans!… Nuf Said….

  40. By packhater on May 29, 2012 | Reply

    I just learned a new word……………….”monnes” (n.) a cowardly moron who does not live in the United States of America.

  41. By monnes on May 29, 2012 | Reply

    haha I really like how people talk about history here. like if you din’t fight in the ww2 Europe wouldn’t be free (btw think we would cause the nazis couldn’t resist the red army when they got their weapon production under way) but then I can say that America wouldn’t be a country if the Europeans woldn’t have settled it. And I love the thing Mike B wrote ”The same tyranny that was used against this nation over 200 years ago. We chose to rise about the monarchs and establish a free nation” haha you mean the same tyranny that you used to steal the native americans country right?
    Please americans of the kind that seem to hang out on this site.. please educate yourselves in your s.c. freedom, your country’s situation, why your actually a part of all the conflicts that you are.

    And I really wish Americans would stop using the word freedom as if its something hand delievered to their door every morning by a man in a blue white and red pin striped suit….your actual freedom is and has been chewed away from under your feet more so than any time in history, problem is most of you have no idea and just keep marching to whatever beat is being drummed. I genuinely feel sorry for the Americans who have watched their country fall down the gutter with Bush /rant

    And BTW the frase ”god bless america” is well overused people.. god doesn’t exist and if he does he has forgotten about america a long time ago.

  42. By Mike B. on May 29, 2012 | Reply

    @ monnes how can a person from europe even bring up the issue with native americans in this country. Europeans have a extremely long history of eliminating any tribe they can overcome all over the world. It so our manifest destiny happened in recent history. If we followed the european example there woudln’t be a native people left anywhere. The native women would have been enslaved and the lines merged with european to propagate more slaves eventually diluted to more europeans. England itself has a long history of conquering and being conquered. The Roman empire. should I continue. Get real monnes.

    The reason you have the US so much is that you can’t beat us so follow along now our economies are blended

  43. By celticvikingwarrior on May 29, 2012 | Reply

    monnnes…..I am an AMERICAN, second generation from IRELAND, while you’re at it tell the British to get OUT OF IRELAND………

  44. By packhater on May 29, 2012 | Reply

    Hey monnes… if you don’t like the USA, bring it, DONT SING IT !!!!!!

  45. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on May 29, 2012 | Reply

    Monnes– how long have you been deceived?

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