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I've never been to the veteran's get together, I wasn't sure if many people show up.  I think I might check it out next time.  

 

USAF Security Police 1991-1996, Yokota Japan, Norvenich Germany, and Dyess TX.

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52 minutes ago, k9trix said:

I've never been to the veteran's get together, I wasn't sure if many people show up.  I think I might check it out next time.  

 

USAF Security Police 1991-1996, Yokota Japan, Norvenich Germany, and Dyess TX.

The ones I've gone to haven't had a lot show up. The Captain and the CD have hosted the ones I've attended.  The date and time will be posted in the Cruise Compass and at GS. 

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6 hours ago, davekathy said:

The ones I've gone to haven't had a lot show up. The Captain and the CD have hosted the ones I've attended.  The date and time will be posted in the Cruise Compass and at GS. 

It's hit & miss. Sometimes they're well attended, sometimes not.

On our last cruise they had an informal get-together at the schooner bar everyday at noon. It was not sponsored by or headed up by the crew. Just a simple get together someone decided to put together. I didn't find out about it till the last day. I had neglected to look at the bulletin board at guest services where it was posted. It was not published in the Plan of the Day (Cruise Compass).

Lesson learned: Always check the BB at GS on the first and second day of the cruise for possible events not published of the Compass.

T

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Heads up! 🙂 
 

Any of you who are active or retired US or Canadian military members please check your cruise fares for changes. I lucked across an extra $600 military discount off a crown loft on Oasis for November (shocked us to be honest) that had not been there before today.
 

🇺🇸  Remembering those who have kept us safe through the ultimate sacrifice.

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2 hours ago, AlohaLivin said:

Heads up! 🙂 
 

Any of you who are active or retired US or Canadian military members please check your cruise fares for changes. I lucked across an extra $600 military discount off a crown loft on Oasis for November (shocked us to be honest) that had not been there before today.
 

🇺🇸  Remembering those who have kept us safe through the ultimate sacrifice.

Thanks for the heads up. I'll check our December Oasis cruises....

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2 hours ago, AlohaLivin said:

Heads up! 🙂 
 

Any of you who are active or retired US or Canadian military members please check your cruise fares for changes. I lucked across an extra $600 military discount off a crown loft on Oasis for November (shocked us to be honest) that had not been there before today.
 

🇺🇸  Remembering those who have kept us safe through the ultimate sacrifice.

I went and checked our two cruises for Harmony Dec 6 and Dec 13. The 6th did not show the military discount but the 13th cruise did. However the cruise for the 13th turned out to be about $100 total for the room more than our last "re-booking" at a nice low price.

 

We check all our booked cruises often. Every once in a while you can really find a savings! So far, we've lowered the cost for our two cruises on the Harmony this December for a total of about $600 from original booking date. We re-booked both cruises twice.

Again, Thanks

T

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This morning (25 May) we had a memorial at our Vietnam Memorial Wall (~80% replica) to honor all that have passed, that died in wars to serve our country, protecting our freedom and privileges. Then there was the bell ceremony to honor all the wars from the beginning of our country, from the Revolutionary war to the current conflict in Afghanistan. 

 

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14 hours ago, davekathy said:

This morning (25 May) we had a memorial at our Vietnam Memorial Wall (~80% replica) to honor all that have passed, that died in wars to serve our country, protecting our freedom and privileges. Then there was the bell ceremony to honor all the wars from the beginning of our country, from the Revolutionary war to the current conflict in Afghanistan. 

 

Nice!

Where is this replica?

Thanks

T

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Don't know if it is the same replica referenced in the post but there is one in Punta Gorda, Florida.

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17 hours ago, davekathy said:

This morning (25 May) we had a memorial at our Vietnam Memorial Wall (~80% replica) to honor all that have passed, that died in wars to serve our country, protecting our freedom and privileges. Then there was the bell ceremony to honor all the wars from the beginning of our country, from the Revolutionary war to the current conflict in Afghanistan. 

 

 

3 hours ago, 2chiefs said:

Nice!

Where is this replica?

Thanks

T

We had the Moving Wall come through our village many years ago that was a replica of the actual wall, but transportable so it could travel around the country. I was able to find the panel that had the priest my last ship was named after, USS Capodanno FF-1093. Father Vincent Capodanno earned the Medal of Honor while providing care and comfort to his Marines who were under fire, sacrificing himself in the process.

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5 hours ago, 2chiefs said:

Nice!

Where is this replica?

Thanks

T

There are at least 4 separate "traveling" walls and many replicas throughout the country.  Most are around 1/2 size but there's one permanent structure in Utah that is 80%, as is one of the traveling walls.

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9 hours ago, 2chiefs said:

Nice!

Where is this replica?

Thanks

T

Layton Utah. The wall was an idea in January 2015. July 2018 the Vietnam Memorial Wall was finished followed by a dedication ceremony. Ours is a permanent monument. The Vietnam Memorial Wall is 80% scale of the monument in Washington DC, stands 9.5 feet at the apex and is 360 feet long.

 

 

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6 hours ago, sparks1093 said:

 

We had the Moving Wall come through our village many years ago that was a replica of the actual wall, but transportable so it could travel around the country. I was able to find the panel that had the priest my last ship was named after, USS Capodanno FF-1093. Father Vincent Capodanno earned the Medal of Honor while providing care and comfort to his Marines who were under fire, sacrificing himself in the process.

Ours isn't one of the traveling Vietnam Memorial Walls. Ours is a permanent monument. Built and dedicated in 2018. Over the past 6 years I have been part of a large motor cycle escort for 4 different traveling Vietnam Memorial Walls.  

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1 hour ago, davekathy said:

Over the past 6 years I have been part of a large motor cycle escort for 4 different traveling Vietnam Memorial Walls.  

Have been part of the escort. Moving

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On 4/24/2020 at 2:12 PM, george35 said:

U.S. AIR FORCE 1952-1956

 

george35

Thank you for your service. My father was an Airborne (187th ARCT) and Infantry (31st IFR) officer in Korea 1950-1954. God Bless You, Sir. 

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25 minutes ago, Johnamac123 said:

Thank you for your service. My father was an Airborne (187th ARCT) and Infantry (31st IFR) officer in Korea 1950-1954. God Bless You, Sir. 

Always happy to see the 187th mentioned.  I was a LT in the 3/187th INF BN at Fort Campbell in 1979 - 1980.

 

RAKKASAN

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55 minutes ago, WeMissSeaView said:

Always happy to see the 187th mentioned.  I was a LT in the 3/187th INF BN at Fort Campbell in 1979 - 1980.

 

RAKKASAN

My  father rarely spoke of his time in Korea. However, he did put a Rakkasan bumper sticker on his car after attending a reunion. He figured the only ones who knew what it meant were those that served in the unit.. Umbrella Men...

I was born in Hopkinsville not too long after my father was discharged... When we laid him to rest in 1997, he was wearing his 187th regimental tie, his blood wings, and his jump boots.. One last jump into heaven... 

Thank you for your service, LT...

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On 5/25/2020 at 2:32 PM, AlohaLivin said:

Heads up! 🙂 
 

Any of you who are active or retired US or Canadian military members please check your cruise fares for changes. I lucked across an extra $600 military discount off a crown loft on Oasis for November (shocked us to be honest) that had not been there before today.
 

🇺🇸  Remembering those who have kept us safe through the ultimate sacrifice.

Been lucky last 2+ yrs receiving Military discounts of $225-$1600+ on 1/4 of my 12 Cruises. Use to be a last minute thing now as you show can be 6 months and even more before a sailing. Always watching, at times will appear one week and gone the next. Including other Discounts have scored $4000 since March on my Nov2020-Nov2021 previous Booked Cruises...

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8 minutes ago, ONECRUISER said:

Been lucky last 2+ yrs receiving Military discounts of $225-$1600+ on 1/4 of my 12 Cruises. Use to be a last minute thing now as you show can be 6 months and even more before a sailing. Always watching, at times will appear one week and gone the next. Including other Discounts have scored $4000 since March on my Nov2020-Nov2021 previous Booked Cruises...

I have been happily using military discounts for many years.  What I can not understand is why Royal never asks for proof.  Princes requires proof and lists it with your profile for future cruises.  I was on a Royal cruise once when someone was bragging that he always got the military discount and had never served in the military.  As a retiree with 28 years of military service, I was shocked to hear him and I told him that.  He did not care because Royal never asks for proof.  Royal should ask for proof and then add it to the C&A profile.

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39 minutes ago, WeMissSeaView said:

I have been happily using military discounts for many years.  What I can not understand is why Royal never asks for proof.  Princes requires proof and lists it with your profile for future cruises.  I was on a Royal cruise once when someone was bragging that he always got the military discount and had never served in the military.  As a retiree with 28 years of military service, I was shocked to hear him and I told him that.  He did not care because Royal never asks for proof.  Royal should ask for proof and then add it to the C&A profile.

Same, always brought my ID Card but Royal has never ask for proof. That makes me mad someone getting it and never served. One thing not sure of is when offered if there is limited number Military Discounts. Was 6-7 yrs ago I held a Cabin and while checking prices on similar cabin same sailing Discount wasn't offered. After Cabin was released Discount was available again. Put Deposit down and Discount again wasn't available. If limited number available and non-Veteran using one another could use, really sad. And that was yrs ago, might be different now...

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14 hours ago, davekathy said:

Ours isn't one of the traveling Vietnam Memorial Walls. Ours is a permanent monument. Built and dedicated in 2018. Over the past 6 years I have been part of a large motor cycle escort for 4 different traveling Vietnam Memorial Walls.  

I'm glad that there are other permanent monuments.

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