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AMERICA - The Right Way!! (Day 1756) [Remember the Trade Center!!]
Various News Sources and FReepers | November 11, 2005 | All of Us

Posted on 11/11/2005 4:57:52 AM PST by Chairman_December_19th_Society

We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail!

Good morning!!

Do not let the victims of the attacks on New York and Washington, nor the brave members of our Nation's military who have given their lives to protect our freedom, die in vain!!

Today is Veterans Day, a National holiday to recognize those who serve, and those who have served, this Nation's highest calling, to protect our freedom and our people from the others in the world that would do us harm.

The Federal Government is closed, the Post Office doesn't deliver, state government workers have the day off.

But Fairfax county schools in Virginia apparently think veterans are no big deal--schools are not only open, the holiday isn't even acknowledged.

Sad.For AMERICA - The Right Way,I remain yours in the Cause, the Chairman.


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1 posted on 11/11/2005 4:57:52 AM PST by Chairman_December_19th_Society
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To: A Citizen Reporter; ABG(anybody but Gore); AFPhys; alwaysconservative; Angelwood; arazitjh; ...

Have you hugged a veteran today?


2 posted on 11/11/2005 4:58:09 AM PST by Chairman_December_19th_Society (Conservatives--The Workforce of America; Liberals--The Whineforce of America)
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society

Happy Veterans Day.

Fairfax Schools are open? That's disgraceful.

We saw quite a few soldiers yesterday at the museum; what nice young men they were to talk with.


3 posted on 11/11/2005 5:00:15 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach

Schools are open in central Indiana as well. In fact, we have not had this as a school holiday for many years. I think we gave up Veterans Day in order to get MLK Day off, if I remember correctly. I bet you can guess my comment on that.


4 posted on 11/11/2005 5:06:18 AM PST by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's son and keep him strong.)
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society; kassie; All
Good morning to everyone! A big thank you to all our Veterans for saving our country and allowing us to enjoy this life. Today my visit to my Father will be a bit more special. Thanks to all. He's hanging in there. Below is a picture I just scanned - my Dad had made a trip to the WWII Memorial in D.C. a year ago this past September. He stands under the Pacific Theatre memorial. I wish I could have been there with him - I know it was an emotional visit for him.
5 posted on 11/11/2005 5:06:19 AM PST by texianyankee
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To: Miss Marple

I'm really disappointed to hear that it is not isolated to have schools open on Veterans Day. Without our Veterans, we wouldn't be celebrating much of anything, imo.


6 posted on 11/11/2005 5:08:22 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society; tillacum; M Kehoe; JRandomFreeper; ken5050; Northern Yankee; All
Have I hugged a veteran today?? Yep! My dear husband.

Thank you for your service Chairman, & ditto to all the vets out there & on this thread today.

Good morning!

7 posted on 11/11/2005 5:10:03 AM PST by Molly Pitcher (We are Americans...the sons and daughters of liberty...*.from FReeper the Real fifi*))
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society; All

Good Morning.


8 posted on 11/11/2005 5:10:56 AM PST by Iowa Granny
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society; ABG(anybody but Gore)
My feelings are mixed today since my father, a WWII veteran, died this day 5 years ago..

ABG, thank you for your service!

9 posted on 11/11/2005 5:11:45 AM PST by Molly Pitcher (We are Americans...the sons and daughters of liberty...*.from FReeper the Real fifi*))
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To: texianyankee

((texianyankee's dad)) and thank you, sir.


10 posted on 11/11/2005 5:11:49 AM PST by lysie
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society; All; Iowa Granny; The Raven; kayak; Lorena; Dog; lepton; ...
War blog rings true for many Michael Yon

While the Burbs are burning Paris is Steaming Opinion Journal

Who's harming America's image? David Limbaugh

11 posted on 11/11/2005 5:14:28 AM PST by Molly Pitcher (We are Americans...the sons and daughters of liberty...*.from FReeper the Real fifi*))
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To: Peach
This is locally decided. My children's school system (formerly Dan Burton's district) held out on the MLK thing for quite a while. When the teachers started griping about not getting it off, they gave them the day off but called it a winter break.

They had already started attendance during Veteran's Day because most systems were open, having traded for the MLK day thing.

It is very sad. On the other hand, mamny of the schools around here do have programs in which veterans come to speak and are honored. That is a good thing, as if the kids just had the day off I am not sure they would get any message from it.

After all, on MLK Day most kids do not spend the day reading the "I Have a Dream" speech. They go to the mall or watch movies.

12 posted on 11/11/2005 5:15:01 AM PST by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's son and keep him strong.)
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To: lysie; lepton; bevlar
lysie thanks for the steamer links. Very helpful!!

lepton, thank you for your service.

And Bev, remembering and grateful for Larry's service to his country.

13 posted on 11/11/2005 5:16:06 AM PST by Molly Pitcher (We are Americans...the sons and daughters of liberty...*.from FReeper the Real fifi*))
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To: Molly Pitcher
((Molly))

BBL. Off to get chow for the animals.

14 posted on 11/11/2005 5:17:28 AM PST by lysie
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To: Molly Pitcher

God Bless your Father.


15 posted on 11/11/2005 5:17:30 AM PST by texianyankee
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To: Molly Pitcher
You are welcome.

We are in the market for one, too...someday.

16 posted on 11/11/2005 5:18:23 AM PST by lysie
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To: Molly Pitcher

Oh, and God Bless your husband, too, and yourself as well!


17 posted on 11/11/2005 5:19:45 AM PST by texianyankee
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To: Miss Marple
In fact, we have not had this as a school holiday for many years. I think we gave up Veterans Day in order to get MLK Day off, if I remember correctly

In Iowa, we gave up "President's Day" (Washington & Lincoln) for MLK.

Goofy. Just Goofy.

18 posted on 11/11/2005 5:21:03 AM PST by Iowa Granny
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To: texianyankee; Neets
Thank you tex! Appreciate that.

Nita, dear FRiend, thank you for your service!

19 posted on 11/11/2005 5:21:41 AM PST by Molly Pitcher (We are Americans...the sons and daughters of liberty...*.from FReeper the Real fifi*))
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To: Miss Marple
That's true and as long as the schools make an attempt to have the kids understand the sacrifice made by veterans by having them give speeches, it's not a horrible trade off.
20 posted on 11/11/2005 5:24:00 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach; gulfcoast6; oldngray
Oh my, the subsequent callers have embraced Bennetts' earlier caller, Daniel, offering him prayers and encouragement.

Gotta run!

Toby and ong, thank you so much for your service to our wonderful country!!

21 posted on 11/11/2005 5:26:16 AM PST by Molly Pitcher (We are Americans...the sons and daughters of liberty...*.from FReeper the Real fifi*))
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society

Good morning! I hugged my dad last night, and plan to do so again tonight if I see him. Does that count?


22 posted on 11/11/2005 5:32:31 AM PST by alwaysconservative (Well, alrighty then!)
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society

The markets are open today too. But not on MLK Day.

Good morning, I'm off for line dancing this morning.


23 posted on 11/11/2005 5:34:43 AM PST by prairiebreeze (Take the high road. You'll never have to meet a Democrat.)
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To: Molly Pitcher
Good morning, Molly. Have you been listening to the veteran stories on Bill Bennett this am? I have had several throat tightenings and eye moistenings listening to them.

I can't for the life of me understand how a country that produces so many world class heroes can be so infested with so much insane, military-hating liberalism.

May God bless our vetarans!

24 posted on 11/11/2005 5:34:48 AM PST by Two Thirds Vote Aye (9/11/2001 - The most notorious clxxxon legacy to date.)
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To: Two Thirds Vote Aye; prairiebreeze
Yes!! I heard Daniel's call & wrote about it on yesterday's thread, earlier....

Hi there, 2/3rds....

Very, very moving.

25 posted on 11/11/2005 5:37:35 AM PST by Molly Pitcher (We are Americans...the sons and daughters of liberty...*.from FReeper the Real fifi*))
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To: Molly Pitcher
Thanks Molly!

Eagles up!

26 posted on 11/11/2005 5:45:01 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Molly Pitcher

Great! Well, I missed it. I was so busy yesterday, I didn't even get to lurk. I also missed Daniel's call.


27 posted on 11/11/2005 5:47:53 AM PST by Two Thirds Vote Aye (9/11/2001 - The most notorious clxxxon legacy to date.)
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society

Sir, if you attempt to put your arms around me, you will regret it! I wasn't a Squid! :-)


28 posted on 11/11/2005 5:48:26 AM PST by Redleg Duke (9/11 - "WE WILL NEVER FORGET!")
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society
Today at 11:00, I will stand for a minute of silence. My Grandpa was wounded in France in the "Great War". My late Dad was a Vet of WWII, Korea and Viet Nam.

"Lest we forget!"

29 posted on 11/11/2005 5:50:38 AM PST by Redleg Duke (9/11 - "WE WILL NEVER FORGET!")
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To: Molly Pitcher
Thanks for the links, Molly! Michael Yon IS incredible. Chris Muir of DayByDay cartoons also talks about Mark Yost, and he is highly critical of the LSM's coverage of Iraq. See here.

If you are known as much by who your enemies are as your friends, I'd say that Mr. Yost is in the same good company as President Bush.

30 posted on 11/11/2005 5:51:35 AM PST by alwaysconservative (Well, alrighty then!)
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To: Molly Pitcher

Laura Ingraham coming up with more great stories, I expect. Keep the hanky handy.


31 posted on 11/11/2005 5:59:34 AM PST by Two Thirds Vote Aye (9/11/2001 - The most notorious clxxxon legacy to date.)
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society; Molly Pitcher; All
I patted myself on the back. ;^)

If this weren't all the way up north, I'd drive up there myself and do it myself, even if I do get arrested.

Vets want removal of white flags in park (Arrested In Waterville ME)

32 posted on 11/11/2005 6:13:54 AM PST by ABG(anybody but Gore) (This tagline is under remodeling, thank you for your patience...)
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To: Molly Pitcher; gulfcoast6; MozartLover; kayak; All

Thanks Molly... and a happy and thankful Veteran's Day to all who have served in the Armed Forces.

Thanks to each one for their greetings yesterday.

Mozie... and kay... thanks for the cards. I appreciate your thoughts and kindness.

Had a delightful treat here in Kansas this morning. The local Hy-Vee grocery store was providing a free breakfast for all members of the armed forces, active duty and veterans. They made an announcement while I was in the store yesterday.

When I arrived about 7:30am today the place was almost full. All the managers were serving the food and doing a great job of welcoming veterans. I didn't see anyone in uniform. Breakfast consisted of scrambled eggs, grits, sausage, biscuits and gravy, home fries, breakfast pastries and assorted drinks. It was a wonderful treat and it was obvious there was a lot of good interaction between the veterans and their guests. The guests were charged $3.00 for their meal.

Being alone, I joined a table and got acquainted with some very nice folks, all of whom are disappointed with the liberal agenda that gets all the news and attention.

Not going to have access to a computer most of today. Have a great day, each one of you.


33 posted on 11/11/2005 6:45:11 AM PST by oldngray
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To: Iowa Granny

Giving up Armistace Day for MLK is a hot potato in some areas. The politicos had to quell the maurading masses of the 60s. It smacks my grits, but he was the only one the politicos could think of to honor, no one like Geo Washing Carver who made a real impact when he invented Peanut Butter. He was too peaceful.

Roomey and I will attend the services today at the square, honoring our Veterans. Mozie and Jemian I will ring the bell for your guys.


34 posted on 11/11/2005 7:07:38 AM PST by tillacum
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To: Two Thirds Vote Aye

Because 2/3s in a box of sweet apples there are about 3 or 4 rotten ones, that's why. Our wonderful brave heroes will eventually outnumber the week-kneed, loud-mouth, tv-camera-hunting liberals. We just need to get some strong conservative Republicans to replace the lilly-livered ones we now have in Washington. Roomey cannot understand what happens to our elected "servants" when they move to Washington.


35 posted on 11/11/2005 7:14:38 AM PST by tillacum
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To: oldngray

What a wonderful surprise for the veterans. By golly, if we had a Hy-Vee store, here, I'd go no where else. Please thank them for us.


36 posted on 11/11/2005 7:20:30 AM PST by tillacum
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To: tillacum

Thanks, tillacum! Good explanation!


37 posted on 11/11/2005 7:21:46 AM PST by Two Thirds Vote Aye (9/11/2001 - The most notorious clxxxon legacy to date.)
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To: tillacum

Geo Washington Carver went to Iowa State (just like my sons). He deserves more recognition than he gets.

Perhaps he should have invented Ramen Noodles. The students would erect a statue for him.

The sun is shining and it is a bit brisk this morning. A beautiful day to attend the tributes to our Heros.


38 posted on 11/11/2005 7:22:09 AM PST by Iowa Granny
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To: oldngray

You must be fairly near Iowa. Hy-Vee is an Iowa based company and I noticed your post sometime yesterday about a young man deployed with the Iowa Guard.

Continued prayers for your recuperation. Relax and enjoy the pampering.


39 posted on 11/11/2005 7:24:18 AM PST by Iowa Granny
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To: Iowa Granny

Today will clear up, would you believe we have a little fog. It should burn off before 1100 hours.

Perhaps George should have invented those noodles.

Well gotta go and get ready. bbl.


40 posted on 11/11/2005 7:24:51 AM PST by tillacum
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society
Yes. Well. A collective ((((veterans)))) and large serving of gratitude to all who have served and saved our country and way of life.

My Greatest Generation father and his friends had very mixed emotions post mid-sixties about having the schools closed on Veterans' Day, in view of the fact that so many teachers were protesting the war and all. I believe that continues to this day, no?

41 posted on 11/11/2005 7:28:11 AM PST by pollyshy (Blissfully ignoring the news since 09/18/2005)
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To: Peach
Fairfax Schools are open? That's disgraceful

IMHO only veterans should have the day off. That is why we have Labor day for all the laborers. Why should the Nea and feds labor unions get they day off they hate the military anyway?

42 posted on 11/11/2005 8:49:38 AM PST by CONSERVE
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society

Mornin'!

There may or may not have been a concerted late-night effort at my school to decorate a large portion of my very liberal campus in yellow ribbons and pro-troops signs.

I may or may not have been involved. :)


43 posted on 11/11/2005 8:53:12 AM PST by TBarnett34 (Hillary Clinton IS the Great Satan.)
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To: TBarnett34
I may or may not thank you for your possible involvment in possible patriotic activities. ;>)

Sad when patriotism has to go underground.

THANK YOU! to all that have served.

/john

44 posted on 11/11/2005 8:57:44 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (D@mit! I'm just a cook. Don't make me come over there and prove it!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

It was pretty much the most fun I've had on this campus in the four years I've been here. Our College Republicans club rocks.


45 posted on 11/11/2005 9:01:02 AM PST by TBarnett34 (Hillary Clinton IS the Great Satan.)
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To: Molly Pitcher; redrock
Good afternoon, and thank you Molly.

I haven't seen Redrock around, so I need to ping him.

When I lived in VA, a bunch of us would go to the Wall in DC every year to remember. It was really rough seeing grown men cry, but we did it anyway to show our gratitude to those that didn't come back. Remember of our Vets, all gave some, some gave all.

To my brothers (and sisters) in arms out there, we did good.

5.56mm

46 posted on 11/11/2005 9:29:07 AM PST by M Kehoe (Big Red One: No mission too difficult, no sacrifice too great.)
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To: TBarnett34

Thanks for going out in the dark to honor our Heros.

I totally understand the "most fun" description. My "most fun" in my lifetime was standing across from the Naval Observatory and screaming with other FReepers: Get out of Cheney's House. Never will I forget that day!

You will carry this covert activity with you thru your lifetime and someday embellish it just a bit for the benefit of your Grandchildren.

My gc are not yet old enough to understand. Someday I will tell them.

Thanks again, for your efforts.


47 posted on 11/11/2005 9:33:11 AM PST by Iowa Granny
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To: TBarnett34

(((((((((((TB)))))))))))


48 posted on 11/11/2005 9:35:23 AM PST by MozartLover ( My son, my soldier, my hero. Protect him, Lord, wherever he goes, and keep him strong.)
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To: Molly Pitcher; kayak; lysie; Peach; Miss Marple; All
Pinging some of those who were discussing the Mary Mapes latest on the other thread. It seems one of the main forensic document examiners has come out to say the Mapes is...full of it. LOL! Off Powerline blog:

Emily Will is one of the document examiners retained by CBS in connection with its fraudulent Texas Air National Guard story who acquitted herself honorably in connection with the story, as the Thornburgh-Boccardi report makes clear. Today Will writes:

As one of the document examiners originally retained by CBS to examine the Bush National Guard documents, I read with interest Mary Mapes's new book. There are MANY untruths, and I have outlined them on my website here in case you are interested.

Thanks, Emily J. Will Forensic Document Examainer

49 posted on 11/11/2005 10:26:14 AM PST by prairiebreeze (Take the high road. You'll never have to meet a Democrat.)
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To: Iowa Granny
My "most fun" was standing on the steps of the state capitol yelling "Get out of Cheney's House" too! I even got Mr. Marple to go with me!!

We need to get invigorated again. That speech today from the President was pretty good, wsan't it?

50 posted on 11/11/2005 10:34:19 AM PST by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's son and keep him strong.)
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