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Old 10-31-07, 11:28 AM
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US Troops "Our Heroes"

So, I'm walking a dog with a lady friend and we pass by this house that has all these Halloween decorations on their lawn (mostly just the tombstones). Anyway, I read them one by one and one seemed to stick out. Talk about mixed messages. FWIW, the house had an American flay posted and a pickup in the driveway, so I doubt the tombstone was part of some counter-protest or something insane like that.

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Old 10-31-07, 11:31 AM
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Look at the funny dead US soldiers.

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Old 10-31-07, 11:45 AM
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Almost looks chopped. Looks a little lighter there, but that could just be light.

Who knows what people think when they do these things.
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American flag and truck don't necessarily mean they support the war...does it?
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Old 10-31-07, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
Almost looks chopped. Looks a little lighter there, but that could just be light.

Who knows what people think when they do these things.
I think the OP took the pics. My guess is that it is more an honorary thing and not making a slight of lives lost in the military since it includes the flag and lacks a pithy comment like the other tombstones.
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Old 10-31-07, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by wishbon3
I think the OP took the pics. My guess is that it is more an honorary thing and not making a slight of lives lost in the military since it includes the flag and lacks a pithy comment like the other tombstones.
Exactly my take on it as well. Notice there is no funny quotes of comments on it. I think it was certainly intended as a sincere tribute but I can understand how that can be misunderstood in amongst all the others.
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That misspelling of "heroes" would stick out to me as well. Tasteless.
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Barrack Obama does not have one of these in his yard. Clearly, he does not support the troops!
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Originally Posted by pinata242
That misspelling of "heroes" would stick out to me as well. Tasteless.
Tombstone space requirements?
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Old 10-31-07, 12:21 PM
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yeah, I took the pics. No photoshop or anything like that. wishbon3 is right on with regard to the "purpose" with regard to the meaning. I just think it's absurd to throw some heartfelt memorial piece in amongst all those other jokey, fake ones.
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Old 10-31-07, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by General Zod
Exactly my take on it as well. Notice there is no funny quotes of comments on it. I think it was certainly intended as a sincere tribute but I can understand how that can be misunderstood in amongst all the others.

I'm sure it's supposed to be sincere, as well. I'm just questioning the judgment on why someone would feel the need to do such a thing, specifically among such other insincere or non-serious tombstones.
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Old 10-31-07, 12:28 PM
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the lighting is either from the sun setting behind me or from the flash. I assure you these were not messed with. Here's a couple others I took:


could be from the spotlight
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Originally Posted by dick_grayson
yeah, I took the pics. No photoshop or anything like that.
I knew that. Just made the observation.
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