'Murica!

America!
By Kevin Michaluk on 26 May 2014 10:03 am EDT
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To all my friends in America — especially those currently serving in the country's armed forces — have a quality Memorial Day. Put down your phones and spend time with your family and friends. Remember all those who have served and died while protecting your rights and freedoms.

As a Canadian, I have a lot of respect for my neighbouring country and the role it has served in the world. And don't worry - I'll be still be working away today, so you'll all have plenty of reading to catch up on tomorrow.

Have a great Memorial day!

Topics: News & Rumors

121 comments

CallMeNop

I'm french, but I join you in this memorial day.

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qbnkelt

I was not born an American, I became one by choice.
I am very thankful to the U.S. of A. and to those who have had the courage to defend it, and especially to those who gave their lives for her. I am humbled by their sacrifice.

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imcurved

Me too. God Bless America.

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morpho4444

God Bless America, and all its immigrants from China, ummm also Mexico, also India, and England, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, Germany, France, Vietnam and many more!

slagman5

I'm with you qbnkelt, my family immigrated here to escape China's communism. I hate when I see these kids who grew up here talk about how much better it is over there or Cuba, they have no clue, they don't realize the "stats" and info coming out of those countries are all lies. I wonder why they never question why everyone flocks out of those countries and why so many of them come to the USA...

Anyway, despite all of the joking around, Canada is our #1 ally, we love you Canada!

I think Canadians and Americans poke fun at each other in a brotherly love kind of way. But to those who seriously intend to insult Canadians or Americans, screw off...

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Observation Junkie

Awesome Kevin, yes put down your phone and spend time with the family.

Does that extend to not adding another two posts within a matter of hours?

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jorgkbzas

Let me be the first to put down my phone..

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CallMeNop

Or not ?

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Gees97

I don't understand the comment.

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QuIcKsIlV3r

he tried to be witty with a first comment and failed....

morpho4444

I have reached to 679 first in CB.com, while Quicksilver, I would be surprised he gets even 10 firsts

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You are counting yours? You must be obsessed, mate ;-)

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BGK

The Frenchie got there ahead of him.

imcurved

Bourbon forever!

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If you didn't wanna type Boulben, LOL

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Gees97

Good post. Enjoy your day kevin

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+1

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jaydee5799

Thank you Kevin!
And thanks especially to all our military personnel; both currently in service and our veterans! We salute you!

Elite1

Well said!

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Itbankrock

Agree!

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BerryRipe

Thanks Kevin!

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bradpromac

Thank you to all the men and women on both sides of the border who have served for the rest of us!

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Godgass

Although we may not share the holiday, we share the gratitude. Merci à nos amis!

A friend from Montreal.

Dave79

Yeah keep exporting democrazy!

currentuser

Thank you, Kevin, for taking the time to write that post. And thank you to all of our servicemen and women who offer their lives in our service, especially those who have died. May God reward you.

Caesar Miramontes

Thanks Kevin!

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the_game969

Happy Memorial day to our neighbors down south!

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BlackberryFan777

Thanks, Kevin. You're a class act.

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QuIcKsIlV3r

respect to all the men and women that gave their heart and soul to defend the US, us Canadians are thankful we are allies with the US.

TranceRomance

Yup! Look at us!

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rjkolo

Thank you Kevin!

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SunshineStateFlyer

Happy memorial day from Switzerland. I'm grateful for your service. God bless America!

martinjdub

#respect

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bb_uzer

Thank you Kevin, and all the Crackberrians, for your regards. May God bless you All, including those of a heart of stone, and minds full of mush.

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artie

Thank you Kevin.

arTie's berry "Q10"

Zebb

"Murica" spreading a disease called democracy

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blackmoe

Hey democracy works - just ask the 2 wolves and a sheep who are voting on what's for dinner.

kylef5993

Love that.^ honestly though.. what's a better option?

KermEd

Well said :) it's all a money based dictatorship anyway. But also kind if irrelevant to the purpose of the post (honouring those that have passed)

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War is the continuation of diplomacy with different means. - Bismarck, German Chancellor (1800's)

Nobody deserves to die for this. Why does diplomacy have to end? War only creates losers, but let us still mourn for both sides of any war, they have families, lives, purpose and souls, too.

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Dylanmichael603

America is a Democratic Republic, if you have a problem with Democracy, take it to the UK!

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wuulfy

What the hell do they teach you in school? Try googling which country was the first to give ALL its citizens the right to vote. An education is a wonderful thing.

Nick Spagnolo

Here Here cheers to the USA

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androidphanatic

Thank you Kevin. Heck most Americans don't recognize this day for what it is. Most seeing it as a day off and bbq day. Thank you.

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TheStoryUp

That reminds me I have to take the stakes out of the freezer! Jk I'm Canadian.

Zed30

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Same goes for Australia Day and ANZAC Day..... ;-)

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steini_5260

I want that shirt.

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BK_NY_RAY

America isn't the United States. That's why it's named the United States of America.

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Douken

+1000 for logical sense

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BBFunGuy

Almost thought you were being ironic, the Canadian military record in peacekeeping is second to none. Respect.

jaydee5799

America: Love it or Leave it!

yammyfan

Show your love by fixing it.

jaydee5799

Obviously you are not speaking to me as you have no idea what I do each day to help "fix" America's problems...

yammyfan

That is correct. It's just a generalized response to an oft-repeated phrase. No personal insult intended.

jaydee5799

Thank you for the clarification!!

TheStoryUp

Enlighten, what areas are you trying to fix? Just wondering.

Zed30

yammyfan

Start with the guns. Fix the Constitution. It's really starting to show its age.

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I don't think the Constitution needs fixing, but its **application** and the multitude of by-laws, exceptions, circumventions that have been created around it...

In the original spirit of the document, the Bill of Rights and the other Amendments, many of these new Homeland Security, surveillance and privacy invasions wouldn't be possible. And it's spreading to other freedom-loving countries as well. Just my take. God bless America anyway, it needs him, and others do too :-)

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niss63

"Greater love has no one than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." Thanks to our veterans. Happy #MemorialDay to everyone.

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nt300

Thanks for remembering all.
Kevin, where can we get a Z10/Z30 T-shirt from?

unleashed_ric

@KevinMichaluk Nice Shirt. (y)

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BriGuy19872015

"America" does refer to the United States if it's being used to refer to a single political entity. Otherwise one would say "North America" or "the Americas" or the "Western Hemisphere". Would you really argue the "Canada" does not mean Canada unless you say the "Dominion of Canada"?

Ps. The US Navy still loves BlackBerry - no Air Force turn coats here!

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kirshan

Agreed !

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BriGuy19872015

Having said that, I love Canada.

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Oilers24

The day is of remembrance for the fallen. It is not a day for politicizing.

The soldiers of all nations gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. We who are left behind should respect that gift and leave the political back and forth for another day.

jafobabe

^^^^ Couldn't have said it better.. thanks Oliers24

TheStoryUp

Six to one, half a dozen to the other.

I'm think that "the fallen" want to be remembered by their friends, family and countrymen for sure, but I bet most would rather see that none of their friends, family and countrymen share the same fate as them.

The only way that's going to happen is to discuss politics and foreign policy and how to change/fix the broken systems that are in place now.

If you want to remember someone go visit a memorial or share some stories with your friends and family. Leave the political stuff for the blogs and forums, better yet go help with some organizations that promote peace and prosperity.

Zed30

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All nations, well said.

Here in Australia, even the German, Japanese, Vietnamese etc. descendants and immigrants are welcome to memorial services. This is now very well accepted and respected, even encouraged. Both sides had victims and terrible losses in this senseless, brutal game called war. Fosters forgiveness, makes you aware were all human, fragile, weak, mortal and need love. :'-))

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kbz1960

Thanks Kevin and a moment of silence for those that have fallen.

I can't believe some of the responses and I'll leave it at that.

Septembersrain#AC

*Bows her head in a moment of silence*

kirshan

I would encourage the advocates of the United States military to take a look at the national crime statistics, because even the government publish records that show Americans kill more Americans than there are even potential threats from foreign states.

Imagine the USA with better policing and fewer militants.

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Septembersrain#AC

Today isn't the day for us to be imagining that. Instead I'm imagining that all the rain here is the tears of the soldiers in heaven missing their families.

Today I'm not patronizing anyone.

FastLane228

great post Kevin

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spikesolie

Thanks to those who have had the courage to defend this country for as far as they coils have. Not an American by birth but recently one by choice.

Shame the people upstairs with power are using that loyalty to do some damming deeds.. but that's a discussion for another place at another time

Happy memorial day everyone!

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Good stuff.

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soccerbabas

Thanks much Kevin!!! It's like a born again CrackBerry of yesteryear seeing you make that many posts today.

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jordan559

Wow!! Some of these comments are horrible. This is a day we should be giving thanks to all those that gave their lives to protect a way of life, not just here in America but in other parts of the world as well. Their families don't want to read this stuff.

To all of you that hate the U.S. Government that's fine but today isn't about the politics, it's about real people who died protecting the right of freedom. Their ultimate sacrifice is what allows us to post things on this site or move from country to country freely.

Please just show some respect for ONE DAY. You guys can go back to hating the U.S. tomorrow.

Semper Fi

jaydee5799

Thank YOU for your service sir!

Nathan Hesketh

I think that people do honour those who fought for their freedom, such as in world war 2, but the more recent wars were not so much about defence. For better or worse, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars probably should not have happened. It is sad to say, but it is a lot of rich people in government and top business that sent often poor soldiers to fight their battle and further their wealth gains. I know some good came about, such as for women in Afghanistan, but the motivations of those who had the most to gain were not pure, they were profit.

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Monteman73

Thanks Kevin! Hope you have the same!

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olllllo1978

Thank you Kevin.

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Z10NIZED

Where did you get that shirt?

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UnlimitedEra

That picture makes me think spider kevin

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Rootbrian

Happy memorial day to everybody below the canadian border. :)

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Tatwi

I need to get me a Kevin Michaluk wig. Daym that's some styling hair!

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imcurved

And a big thank to Mr. Ken Taylor for saving your American brothers and sisters. You're a true friend.

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imcurved

By just looking at the picture at first, I thought Kevin was doing a commercial for the Z10. It could be a nice poster.

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christoph77

I'm belgian but i join as well ;-)

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iain-livingstone

Well said Kevin, much love from Ulster, + to all terrorists we say No Surrender!! Love my awesome z30 :-)

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Superfly_FR

We will celebrate 6th June 1944 in a few days. We French do remember the huge tribute U.S.A paid for a free world. So please add my voice. To Kevin's.
From France with respect,
SF

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RyanGermann

I was part of the Canadian delegation to "D-Day + 40" in 1984 and it was an honour.

NursingNinja

Hey Canada is alright too! Thanks Kevin!!

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LoneStarRed

Semper Fidelis

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LoneStarRed

Canada is great, I just never figured out the "Canadian Bacon" deal.

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baspeed

Thank you Kevin for your kind comments about our heros. Thanks

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sandboxshooter

As a 20 year military retiree and then a 7 1/2 participant in "other work" in the Iraq theatre of operations, I'd like to give tribute to the friends I've lost and mourn for this day. I'd like to also pay tribute to the foreign military personnel I've had the pleasure of serving with which includes the Canadians (no better friends), and the French (forefathers of my Louisiana birthplace).

3_M4N

America.

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Earl_3

You look like you should be wearing a cape and shouting I fight for the truth and the American BlackBerry way. Hzah!!!

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RyanGermann

As a fellow Canadian, I couldn't agree more. Thank to the men and women in the US armed forces, and a shout-out to the Canadians, too!

Anovascular

I hate the "'Murica" meme.

http://therightstuff.biz/2014/03/06/death-to-murica/

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Shannon Stauffer

Thanks Kevin! And thank you to all the men and women who have served and are currently serving! I agree 100% Memorial Day is a day to spend time with your family, and it's not all about having a barbecue!

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Paul Callahan

America. Spreading freedom and democracy... lol.. in 1998-99 we had Osama Bin Laden (helping us) bomb our Allies (Kosovo).
America.. Spreading freedom and democracy..

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arlene_t

I only noticed Kevin's pic. Look like superman rather the z10man

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Eir

Greetings from Japan. We're also very grateful for dropping atomic bombs on civilians.

Earl_3

Bombing Japan with atomic bombs was a huge misfortune but if ya miss with a bull you'll get the horns.

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Eir

Yeah, bullying is the correct wording. Yugoslavia was always a US ally, and was still bombed.

brotherjus

Best shirt ever

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anon2100101

In Memoriam to ALL murdered people in different uniforms who are forced to kill each other in the name of its dominant systems... The people who lift their fingers to shoot another never want to be murders- they are ALL only (more or less loyal) tools of political, economic, religio-cultural doctrines....
It will never stop- in the so called named of justice, freedom, agrreable to God or what ever for factitius words...

LoneStarRed

Pan inclusion. Empty,vacuous trite. Be thankful that you live in a place where you can express your opinion because someone else already paid the price to allow you to do that!

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anon2100101

I´m thankful for the fact, that I´m living in a country, who feels ashamed by its own crimes against humanity, a country which doesnt glorify wapons, a country which doesnt forced me to be proud at the own wars, a country with memoriam days for ALL victims of war... a small difference to the USA. And last not least I´m glad to live in a country far away from you- I´m sure, your tolerance for dissidents is limited... BTW- thank you for YOUR due for my freedom of speech, and CocaCola...and McDonalds... and GM corn... and Disney World.... and General Motors.... and NSA.... and the education of Osama Bin Laden (during the russian occupation)... and fracking.... and so on...

wuulfy

This site gets more US-centric every day....

LoneStarRed

*shaking my head *

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LoneStarRed

Add a face palm to that.

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wuulfy

Thanks for proving my point.

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AOAJ007

Thank you Kevin, I'm a veteran and a big fan. I appreciate your words!

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