Early Randomness: my attempt at thanking those who have served (71 HQ Photos)

  • Chive_On

    To all who have served, and are serving now, Thank you.

    • disturbed

      Amen! Thank you for your service and sacrifice!

  • wholesaletrash

    Thank you to all the troops for all you have done, all you do, and everything you will do.

  • SenorWilson

    Great post. Much thanks to all veterans and current troops. Happy veterans day everyone.

  • Cass

    As a military wife, thank you for posting this, Chive. To all the veterans out there, thank you. The rest of us don't know all the sacrifices you've had to make and we don't understand the things you go through, but we do know that it's rarely easy. Thanks.

  • tymann357

    Great piece, got all the branches and even police and firemen…oh wait, you missed one! Didn't see a single Coast Guardsmen in there, we are only the fifth armed force that's been around for over 200 years and fought in every single war since the beginning of the United States right alongside the Marines, Army, and Navy…no biggie 🙂 And if you don't believe me, look up Douglas Munro…

    • willsellout

      My thoughts exactly. Semper Paratus!

    • Gabe0315

      Over a million lives saved. Semper P from E-city.

    • Mark

      No one cares you're homeland security now ; ) But as I Marine I recognize you guys don't worry!

    • Rick

      sh*t, I was actually thinking about that at one point and got side-tracked, my apologies to the CG

      • tymann357

        Thank you for putting a piece in and recognizing the fact that we also fight for this country and have sacrificed lives…

    • MoMorris


    • luke

      14 is coast guard

  • Garrett Bailey

    cool. I may be getting deployed some time next year. it's my turn!

    thanks chive

    • etcrr

      God's speed my friend, Stay safe

      • Rick

        be safe out there

  • Chiver4Life

    It's a pleasure to serve, and an honor that it is America, and all that she stands for. Chive, you make possible for troops and sailors to remain sane in insane parts of the world. Thanks.

    • etcrr

      No amount of thanks could be enough to show you how much I appreciate your service and sacrifices to our nation, I look at you with awe and great respect for you having done our country proud. thank you Sir.

    • Rick

      no, thank you

  • bubba357

    Incredible. The greatest pics are the ones when families are reunited. So hard to be away. #3….looks like you dont need legs to kick ass!! Thank you all.

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  • willsellout

    Thank you. I know that the veterans thank The Chive for everything you do as well. I know you make our existence a bit more pleasurable, and in some cases, tolerable!

  • etcrr

    Absolutely incredible photos. touching tender ones brought tears to my eyes for the solderiers sailors returnig home. Men in rehab etc.
    God Bless the People and Familes of the armed forces including USCG and Border patols. Your Bravery, Courage, Sacrifices and Love of our great nation are extremely appreciated. and Happy Birthday to the Marine Corp, for without you we would not be here today as a nation

  • Shucks

    Thanks vets! You guys are better men and women than I'll ever be.

  • Treadhead

    Thanks Chive, they'll never stop our fun

  • Katie

    Great post. Thank you to those who have served, those who are serving, and those who will serve. What you do for your country is nothing short of amazing.

  • Gruntastic

    As much as people say "Happy Veterans Day" to me, my mind will always drift to the REAL heroes. The Brothers that never made it back. I love EVERY single one of you.
    Semper Fidelis.

    3/5 Marine.

    • Ace1100

      semper from 1/7 marines

      • piamerican

        oorah, from 3/1 marine

  • Guest

    Beautifully done. It shows us at our best. To all who serve and have served, we thank you every day.

  • Sean

    Well done Rick, on behalf of every Soldier, Airman, Sailor, Marine, Reservist, and Guardsmen its appreciated to be recognized. We do it so the simplest things such as thechive.com, theberry.com, and thebrigade.com can continue, so that our children do not have to worry about their future. After all its the small things in life that make it worth living. Thank you to those who have served before me, those who have served with me, and those who will preserve what we have worked so hard to maintain after I am gone.

    SSgt Perez
    CSAR HH-60 Mechanic

    • etcrr

      Thank you Sean for your service and sacrifices, God bless you Sir

  • Commando00

    From one Veteran to the thousands out there and all our active duty members in all Armed Forces……..stay safe and Chive On!!

    Happy Veteran's Day To All……..

  • Buddha

    Perfect song to scroll the post!

    Collin Hay "Beautiful World"

    Another great job Brigade/Chive!!!

    Happy Vetrans Day to my Dad, Cousins and Friends you served…

    Thank You. God Bless America!

  • tex

    thanks for recognizing the coast guard….

    • Rick

      as I said above,
      I was actually thinking about that at one point and got side-tracked, my apologies to the CG

      • Rick

        never mind, corrected, CG is in

  • caait

    this was beautiful. thank you for those who have/are serving, and for sharing

  • Dragos_Nei

    So much pain and suffering and for what…..

    • xkdc

      For your right to have typed that.

      • Dragos_Nei

        Sorry dude, that might have been a reason 40 years ago but not today. My heart goes out to all the families who have lost a loved one trusting in the greater good.

        • Jules-CO

          Like anything else in this world, good or bad, it must be maintained. Don't be such a hater, especially on this post. Your mentality is a shame.

        • piamerican

          Dragos- Veteran's Day doesn't just pertain to the current conflict. I know that you've been over there and get your opinions from your peers and teachers but from my experience everyone who says that want love and peace etc just wants it in their backyards and doesn't really care about the awful crimes committed around the world. So, go play your Call of Duty or Battlefield 3 today and pretend you'd know what to do if you're ever in the shit.

        • ladyfriend

          I agree with you 100%

    • spade87

      you want to take my upcoming deployment? youll learn some shit thats for sure and have respect. but i dont think you could hack it with that mentality>

    • hMMMM

      NOT TODAY, ASSHOLE. Any of the other 364 days, ok? Fucking unreal…

      • Katie

        Thank you!

    • Piper

      Today is not about the what, it is about the who. We are supporting the men and women out there. Even if you don't support the wars, and I don't, show some respect to those who go out there for us. If we didn't have as many people volunteering to go we might end up with a draft. They are saving your ass from this pain and suffering.

  • Another Rick

    This brought me to tears. Thanks to all these men and women for what they've done, are doing, and is need be, may have to do in the future.
    It's great that we honor them now; the memory of the Vietnam era still stings a bit.

    • Jules-CO

      Got me teary eyed as well, I don't mind:)

  • Dom

    i knew # 8 from corps school 7 years ago. damn, time flies by.

  • Edge


    I lost it on that one.

    • Duane

      me too

    • Paul

      That is a EOD Tech right there.

    • thrillho

      Me too….very powerful image right there

    • Fapmaster

      Don't feel bad,I did too.

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