This weekend at Lowe’s

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This weekend at Lowe’s

Post by S 854 » Sun May 24, 2020 5:13 pm

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I saw this tribute across the parking lot on the way in to the store... curiosity got the better of me and I walked over to it...

I gotta say, I wasn’t ready for the emotional response it created as I read the sign...

They’re good people at Lowe’s...
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Re: This weekend at Lowe’s

Post by Bendog02760 » Sun May 24, 2020 6:16 pm

That’s awesome, one of the few big stores to make you feel appreciated. Ironically I’ll be heading there in a few minutes, couple of house projects but also will buy some flowers etc for a friends monument who was lost in Al Diwaniyah.
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Post by Kilometers2 » Mon May 25, 2020 7:45 pm

That is wonderful. I didnt see anything like that at our local Lowes but they have two categories of military parking....combat wounded, and then all other vets.
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Re: This weekend at Lowe’s

Post by Lokiboy » Mon May 25, 2020 8:00 pm

That was a very thoughtful tribute
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Re: This weekend at Lowe’s

Post by Bendog02760 » Mon May 25, 2020 8:15 pm

My preferred parking spot is as far away from everyone else!!!!
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Re: This weekend at Lowe’s

Post by tgtrotter » Tue May 26, 2020 12:34 am

My guess it was attributable to the store management rather than " Lowe's ". ( Purely uninformed guess )

But I've seen stuff like that before and it is way cool.
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Re: This weekend at Lowe’s

Post by Lofty » Sat May 30, 2020 9:09 pm

Bendog02760 wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 8:15 pm
My preferred parking spot is as far away from everyone else!!!!
Same here, Sir.
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Re: This weekend at Lowe’s

Post by Rich Maund » Sun May 31, 2020 4:29 pm

Wow. That choked me up. Great tribute.
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Post by a1930ford » Sun May 31, 2020 6:57 pm

We chose to eat out during that day. We ate at the local IHOP, which was a challenge with the poor service to begin with and all the changes due to this virus stuff. However, I noticed there was nothing at all as to any flags flying outside or banners or such inside. When we passed McDonalds, Sonic and other fast food places as we drove back home that day, none of them seemed to be flying any flags or having anything at all related to Memorial Day. My neighborhood had virtually every home flying flags and signs or such to honor those who who have served and died to defend our very rights and freedoms. Much different than what I had experienced as a kid in my own home town, for sure. The local cemeteries all had hundreds of flags placed on them by local groups, but they would not allow a large group of people to go inside the area, due to the virus stuff requirements here. Sort of sad in a way to not be able to drive through and view up close, but nice of the folk who put out all of those flags in memory. I really don't even recall most of the news channels really doing a lot of presentations regarding Memorial Day, but maybe I just missed it at the time.
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Re: This weekend at Lowe’s

Post by windmill » Sun May 31, 2020 9:04 pm

FWIW, As a veteran, son, grandson, and great grandson of veterans, I don't fly a flag or anything outwardly visible, but I do honor the day in my heart.
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Re: This weekend at Lowe’s

Post by Peter Pan » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:11 pm

For decades in my birth country to wave the flag was reserved to some "shaved heads" and we ordinary people were taught since school "we aught to be ashamed to be a German".
The result was what we see today... with "AFD", "Pediga" and other haters. Extremes swapped from one extreme to the other.

In my wife's country nearly every person uses regularly the banner. A country without even an army since 1948.

Honour the dead and wounded, who fought for freedom and piece is important.
But much more important is for us survivors to "be fair, tolerant and helpful" in daily life.

Says someone who had to accompany too many friends and family members on their last
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Re: This weekend at Lowe’s

Post by Peter Pan » Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:06 pm

Sorry if I offended someone, ...there is a line between honouring the ones to whom we owe our freedom and lives. And thus by doing it, cause trouble to others by tearing wounds open. (Says someone who had only 2 years ago a family gathering at the graves of 5th, 6th, (and 7th) generation of soldiers with his godfather.)

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