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Tiki as a symbol of freedom

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When lifting a mug this Memorial Day, please reflect on the service men and women who served in the Pacific during WWII. They were among the first to discover the joys of tiki, and among its most devoted early adherents. Before today I never thought of tiki as a symbol of freedom, but I guess it really is. Have fun and drive safely this weekend.

[ Edited by: Kailuageoff on 2002-05-24 14:36 ]


That's a nice thought, and very appropriate. As Sven outlines in BOT we have a great debt to owe the GI's for hatching much of the Polynesian/Tiki craze of the post WWII era.

To say nothing of the primary benefit of their sacrifices in that theater of war.

My Dad got me started in all this. His Mr. Bali Hai man was the genesis of my mug collecting. He was a USMC combat veteran, took some beaches in the Marianas. Came back and enjoyed many things Polynesian the rest of his life.

only thread I found mentioning those that have fought for our freedoms.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.

[ Edited by: rodeotiki 2006-11-11 12:21 ]

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