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Old 08-16-2017, 01:03 PM   #2321
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I too attended the rally and it was great. I was a bit disappointed at the recognition that was given to the military, of which I am NOT one. A few years ago, the recognition included a flag ceremony, the first verse and chorus of each branch, and having the branch members stand up. Rumor had it that there were a small handful of people who complained about the length of time it took so the ceremony was shorten. Shame on them. If they don't like it, they can leave the building and re-enter after the ceremony.
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I too attended the rally and it was great. I was a bit disappointed at the recognition that was given to the military, of which I am NOT one. A few years ago, the recognition included a flag ceremony, the first verse and chorus of each branch, and having the branch members stand up. Rumor had it that there were a small handful of people who complained about the length of time it took so the ceremony was shorten. Shame on them. If they don't like it, they can leave the building and re-enter after the ceremony.
I believe the recognition afforded to our veterans this year was appropriate, heartfelt and respectful.

As the father of a soldier, I can tell you that he actually dislikes some of the more 'elaborate' recognition ceremonies that you get at some places. A simple "thank you" is more than enough for him.

He is a very humble person (in respect to his military service), and he told me that sometime the attention, while genuine, can be a bit much. He is doing what he feels is his duty as an American citizen. To make a big 'production' of thanking him for that, however well intended, is missing the point entirely. He has also told me that many of his comrades feel the same way. He always smiles and talks politely to strangers who thank him for his service, but I can see that deep-down he finds the attention a bit embarrassing.

In light of that, I think what was done at dinner struck the proper balance of gratitude and respect.

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As a veteran (1964 -1970) I totally agree with Cowracer. The rally year with the flag ceremony and songs for each military branch was waaaay overdone. My opinion of course.
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I believe the recognition afforded to our veterans this year was appropriate, heartfelt and respectful.

As the father of a soldier, I can tell you that he actually dislikes some of the more 'elaborate' recognition ceremonies that you get at some places. A simple "thank you" is more than enough for him.

He is a very humble person (in respect to his military service), and he told me that sometime the attention, while genuine, can be a bit much. He is doing what he feels is his duty as an American citizen. To make a big 'production' of thanking him for that, however well intended, is missing the point entirely. He has also told me that many of his comrades feel the same way. He always smiles and talks politely to strangers who thank him for his service, but I can see that deep-down he finds the attention a bit embarrassing.

In light of that, I think what was done at dinner struck the proper balance of gratitude and respect.

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I recently had this discussion with my wife. Being a vet I am proud and honored to have served. Was one of the best feelings of my life.

I wear my hat stating I am a Air Force Vet. I wear it proud as I did my uniform.

I have conflicting feelings of the attention. I know back in the Vietnam era the guys got no respect or thanks. In the 80s no one stoped you and said anything, nor did anything for the vets.
Sometimes I forget I'm wearing my veteran hat or MC vest and someone thanks me for my service.

The discussion with my wife is it makes me feel uncomfortable because a lot of guys did not come back or not come out of service the same. How do I respond when someone stops me to say thanks.

Being in the Air Force was something I wanted to do since I was young and I was proud to be a part of a great bunch of people that are Veterans.

So we came up with an answer of " It was my pleasure or it was an honor."

Don't ever stop appreciating the men and women who have and continue to serve.

It's what makes this nation Great!! Thank you to all my brothers in uniform.
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Very well said and Thank You for Your Service....
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As a veteran (1964 -1970) I totally agree with Cowracer. The rally year with the flag ceremony and songs for each military branch was waaaay overdone. My opinion of course.
As I recall they did this at the rally I attended in 2015 and thought it was very appropriate. Later RJD
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Hi Oakman, I live about an hour and a half north of Casey. In case you (and others) do not know, Casey is home to about 6 Guinness Book of World Records for the largest:
working wind chimes, rocking chair, knitting needles, golf tee, rural postal box, and a few others. Plus you can't go wrong eating at Richard's Farm Restaurant. It's a dairy barn remolded into a restaurant.
I'll keep this in mind when I return from the rally next year. We did eat at a great little pizza place in Casey called the Great House of Pizza.
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Hi,

This is a special shoutout to Denise and Jamie for the fine work they did at the Rally -- interfacing with hundreds of people and meeting our various needs.

They were courteous and professional in every contact I had with them. In my case, they went out of their way to provide service far beyond what an out-of-warranty owner could have expected. And similar experiences were related in my discussions with many other attendees.

As an example of the level of their thorough customer service, Jamie called me today with a follow-up question about a part they are shipping to me. She also offered to provide a replacement for another broken part that I mentioned in passing as we talked this morning.

There are many other folks who helped as well, but these two ladies really shined. In my experience, dedication of this type to full customer satisfaction is rare, and a very satisfying part of belonging to the Forest River "family."

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Old 08-17-2017, 06:02 PM   #2330
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AGREE! They not only helped with the items on my list but made sure Lippert fixed my broken leaf spring hanger bracket. Also could not ask for more but George personally escorted the door techs to my rv to fix the front door. This was late Friday and for some reason the techs did not know about my door issues. After they looked at it they determined the door needed replaced! If George had not gone out of his way to get them to look at it I suppose we would still be stuck with an ill fitting door. Denise is ordering a new one and Orvin will put it on. Yeas another trip to Goshen but well worth it to get it fixed right. Some of these vendors this year did not meet their obligations until someone, like George, persuaded them to. Thanks to the Cedar Creek team!
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Sorry should have stated these techs were from the Challenger door group!
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Hi brownm1,

And along those lines, I really should have mentioned the Lippert step gang. (I don't have my paperwork where I'm at, or I would name names if they are on there.)

In any event, they arrived Friday to install my standard steps. When I mentioned I wished I would have known I could get a hydraulic set, they checked -- but didn't have any more there at the Rally. They asked me if I could wait a little bit. Sure...

When they came back a couple of hours later, I found out that when they looked some more and couldn't locate another set, they went to their nearby facility and built one for me. And when it didn't quite fit right the first time, they disassembled it on site, replaced a key part with another one they fetched from the shop, rebuilt it there, and finished the installation.

Top notch service -- I should say so!!!

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Totally agree about the Lippert team. Not only did they fix the spring hangar bracket but came back the next day to make sure everything was ok!!!!
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Lippert replaced all my spring hanger brackets on my 3 axle Vengeance Touring EditionToy Hauler. Sounds like bent hangars are a common problem.
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My back cap is faded and Denise said the next date was sometime in June. Called Orvan and his next open date was at the end of January so I set a date for April. We will be on our way to Alaska.
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Oh yes, we had a really good time in Alaska. What I wouldn't give is to be able to take my great granddaughter back with us. I want to go halibut fishing plus take in a few more tours. I was stationed in Alaska in the Army and I enjoyed it then and now.
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I would like to also say had a fabulous time running the shuttle hopper on my two shifts met a lot of great people it's seems the more you volunteer the more fun you also have.
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I would like to also say had a fabulous time running the shuttle hopper on my two shifts met a lot of great people it's seems the more you volunteer the more fun you also have.
That is why I love taking a golf cart camping. It takes it to another level of enjoying the entire camping experience.
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We've always made good use of golf carts during the past 5 FROG Rallies, either helping people park before the rally or helping them get around during the rally.
We've been at the Brown County KOA in Gnaw Bone, IN since the rally which is close by our daughter and new first granddaughter.
Right across the road, there is a really nice looking golf course and this morning, we saw a couple of guys using a golf cart to haul around their equipment. I guess that the real reason they call those things golf carts. It always interesting to learn the origin of how things got their names.
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When we stayed at Ocean Lakes in SC we discovered there is a difference between golf carts and golf CARS. I think we need to talk FROG Bob into renting a few golf CARS for next years rally.

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