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FReeper Canteen~May~National Military Appreciation Month~May 5, 2005
May 4, 2005 | bentfeather/Canteen Crew

Posted on 05/04/2005 8:06:40 PM PDT by Soaring Feather


For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday...
Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.

~May~ National Military
Appreciation Month~



We thank you, you who volunteer
To join the military to protect
what's here...
The Constitution, the Rule of law,
Our way of freedom loved by all
In this wondrous land of ours
Whose Stars and Stripes flow freely
O’er the land, whose seas are free,
Don’t tread on us... we are too, proud
To let you turn us into dust!

We appreciate your bravery, your valor,
Your honor, your gallantry,
Thank You for all you do.
And let Freedom ring the whole world through.










The price that's paid for freedom made
an entire family terribly sad.
A nation must know the price that's paid
of blood, of tears, of love,
greater than any made
a life for freedom paid.

May our gracious God touch the hearts
and ease their pain.
Their loved one did not die in vain...
A Hero walks tall in a lofty land
of peace and will be forever young,
In the Mansions of the Lord.

Amen

bentfeather
05/04/05




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1 posted on 05/04/2005 8:06:41 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather

Me!


2 posted on 05/04/2005 8:07:09 PM PDT by duck duck goose
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To: bentfeather


May 5, 2005

Only One Door

Read:
John 10:7-10

I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved. -John 10:9

Bible In One Year: Psalm 73-75

cover Old Testament scholar Sir George Adam Smith says that when he visited the Holy Land he came upon a shepherd and his sheep standing before a stockade. There was no door in that protective enclosure, only an opening the width of a man's body.

Smith asked the shepherd why there was no door, and he explained: "I am the way in. I stand in the opening, and the sheep pass under me into the stockade. When they are all safely inside, I lie down across that opening. No thief can get in and no sheep can get out except over my body. I am the entrance."

We are like sheep who need a Shepherd (1 Peter 2:25). For entrance into heaven, a place of eternal bliss, Jesus gave this amazing claim: "I am the door of the sheep. . . . If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved" (John 10:7-9). The people listening to Him that day didn't think of a wooden gate swinging on hinges. They understood that He was really saying, "I am the entrance into the homeland of God." He could claim to be the way into that eternal blessedness, the exclusive way into God's glory, because He is the incarnate Son of God.

Jesus is the only way into heaven (John 14:6). We gain entrance only by putting our faith in Him. -Vernon Grounds

Come to the Savior, make no delay-
Here in His Word He's shown us the way;
Here in our midst He's standing today,
Tenderly saying, "Come!" -Root

There are many ways to hell, but only one way to heaven.

FOR FURTHER STUDY
Religion Or Christ: What's The Difference?

3 posted on 05/04/2005 8:07:16 PM PDT by The Mayor (www.RusThompson.com)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; HopeandGlory; MoJo2001; Kathy in Alaska; writer33; Old Sarge; StarCMC; ...

Ping!


4 posted on 05/04/2005 8:07:32 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (Honor)
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To: bentfeather; All
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Sending Best Wishes for our Brave Troops . . . thank you all.

Prayers going up.


5 posted on 05/04/2005 8:07:47 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: bentfeather; cedarswingman; AZamericonnie; Spotsy; beachn4fun; laurenmarlowe; Diva Betsy Ross; ...

SALUTING
the

U.S. Armed Forces

Medley of Hymns

TUNES
FOR
TROOPS


"Have You Forgotten - Daryl Worley"



"The Wind Beneath My Wings - Gary Morris"

"The Stars and Stripes Forever"


6 posted on 05/04/2005 8:08:26 PM PDT by uncleshag
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To: bentfeather
Well, I'm not first...

But I'm HERE...

7 posted on 05/04/2005 8:09:08 PM PDT by Old Sarge (In for a penny, in for a pound, saddlin' up and Baghdad-bound!)
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To: bentfeather; The Sailor; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; Blue Scourge; ...
Click on the pic and I'll guide you
to the start of today's thread




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our military and our allies military
and the family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.
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8 posted on 05/04/2005 8:10:05 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: Old Sarge

God Bless our Troops


Good Evening and Goodnight.
Bless our troops for protecting us and our freedom.




9 posted on 05/04/2005 8:10:23 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.And we're unlikely to get a look into this t)
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To: duck duck goose


10 posted on 05/04/2005 8:10:51 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (Honor)
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To: Old Sarge

WOO HOO!! Nice to see you!!


11 posted on 05/04/2005 8:11:31 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (Honor)
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To: The Mayor

Good morning, Mayor.

Thank You, for today's message.


12 posted on 05/04/2005 8:12:13 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (Honor)
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To: bentfeather
Thank You for today's topic and thread!
Thank YOU for your never ending support of our troops.


13 posted on 05/04/2005 8:13:46 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to the Queen today?)
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To: HopeandGlory
HopeandGlory,

Thank You, for the Pledge.


Prayers going up and please thank your son for his service.
14 posted on 05/04/2005 8:13:46 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (Honor)
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To: bentfeather

Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

Brad Fletcher~To All Our Mothers Children


15 posted on 05/04/2005 8:13:56 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (I AM an AMERICAN not because I live in America but because America lives in me!~Ray Cornelius~)
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To: bentfeather

MY first trophy!!! Im not even really dressed for the occasion....

Ok I will wing it!!!

I thank all the Troops who HAVE served and who ARE serving.

I thank God.
My cat Chuck.
My 3rd grade teacher who taught me all about Donna Summers.
My cross dressing bear Charlie...

ooops gotta go, they are breaking for a commercial.

hahahahahaha j/k


16 posted on 05/04/2005 8:14:17 PM PDT by duck duck goose
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To: armymarinemom

Beautiful AMM!


17 posted on 05/04/2005 8:14:48 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (I AM an AMERICAN not because I live in America but because America lives in me!~Ray Cornelius~)
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To: AZamericonnie

Good morning, AZ.

Thank You for your steadfast support of our troops.


18 posted on 05/04/2005 8:16:09 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (Honor)
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To: bentfeather

Marine Cpl. Joseph M. Abasciano provides perimeter security during a vehicle-mounted Tactical Recovery of Aircraft Personnel training exercise in Djibouti, Africa, on April 26, 2005. Marines of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) are deployed aboard the landing dock USS Ashland (LSD 48).

Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace (left), U.S. Marine Corps, talks informally with cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. on April 27, 2005. Pace visited West Point to share advice and lessons he learned while in combat. 

U.S. Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) force reconnaissance platoon conduct small arms training with M4 Carbine service rifles on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) while at sea on April 29, 2005. The platoon constantly trains while aboard the ship to maintain its role as a force in readiness while deployed in the Central Command area of responsibility.

Firefighters assigned to the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Fire Department use drip torches to start a controlled burn on a firebreak onboard the air station in Miramar, Calif., on April 30, 2005. Various Federal Fire Departments along with units from the San Diego Fire Department assisted in conducting the periodic controlled burn to prevent wild fires.

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brandon Patrick guides a hose pumping concrete for the foundation of a new school in Ban Nong Lom, Thailand, during Exercise Cobra Gold 05 on April 19, 2005. Patrick and his fellow engineers from the 9th Engineer Support Battalion are deployed to Thailand for the joint-combined exercise from Camp Hanson on Okinawa, Japan.

U.S. Marine Corps Engineers and U.S. Navy Seabees work alongside members of the Thai Army to raise a framework of rebar as they build a bridge in Ban Jingteenuean, Thailand, during Exercise Cobra Gold 05 on April 17, 2005. Marines from the 9th Engineer Support Battalion of Camp Hanson on Okinawa, Japan, and Seabees from Naval Construction Battalion 40, Port Hueneme Calif., are deployed to Thailand for the joint-combined exercise.

An Iraqi man speaks with 1st Lt. James Meeks, from Newton, Mass., in his home in Barra, Iraq, 35 miles north of Baghdad, on Tuesday. Soldiers raided several houses and made arrests as they searched for a leader of the insurgency with reported close ties to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Spc. Awilda Rodriguez, left, inspects her new home at Fort Belvoir, Va., on Tuesday following a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Army’s new residential community there, Herryford Village. Also pictured are Rodriguez’s husband, Edgar, and children Jonathan, 12, Amber, 6, and Jazmine, 5.

Staff Sgt. Cody Williams, a member of the 455th Expeditionary Mission Support Squadron’s Joint Radio Relay team, repairs a JR2 during a dust storm at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. Williams, a ground radio communications craftsman by trade, is deployed from Royal Air Forces Lakenheath, England. 

Cpl. David Segrest left, a radio operator, and Sgt. Tracey Sourbeck, a heavy equipment repairman with the Alabama Army National Guard’s Explosive Hazards and Awareness Team, 200th Engineer Battalion, teamed up to design a safer, better-equipped gun mount system for the turret of their unit’s Humvees. Their modifications allow for a second weapon, more firepower and better protection for Humvee gunners. The two are deployed to Camp Victory, Iraq. Sourbeck, 42, is a native of Enterprise, Ala. Segrest, 31, is from Jasper, Ala. 

Capt. Jennifer Rael, a pediatrician with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, performs a breathing test on an Iraqi child. Rael is currently deployed to Forward Operating Base St. Michael in Madmudiyah, Iraq.

Gosh, there has been such a shortage of Pediatricians in the 3rd Armored Cavalry in recent times.




Sailors assigned to the guided missile cruiser Normandy and the Cyclone-class coastal patrol ships Typhoon and Firebolt board a dhow in the Indian Ocean on Saturday. All three ships are currently deployed in the Gulf of Aden conducting maritime security operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.



Marines with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), stand perimeter security on April 26 during a vehicle-mounted Tactical Recovery of Aircraft Personnel training exercise in Djibouti, Africa.


From left to right, an F-15 Eagle, F/A-22 Raptor and a P-51 Mustang fly over Virginia on April 27.

Just another day at the office for our Troops.

America!

Our Military who also are our sons, daughters, neighbors, friends, family, associates and others, are on the job.

19 posted on 05/04/2005 8:16:24 PM PDT by Radix (Make room for the coming impressive tag line.)
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To: bentfeather

Your welcome!

Lookie here....http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1396918/posts

My 25 year incumbent just dropped out of the race....


20 posted on 05/04/2005 8:16:38 PM PDT by The Mayor (www.RusThompson.com)
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Set it for "Brief" instead of Full.
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21 posted on 05/04/2005 8:16:43 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to the Queen today?)
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To: armymarinemom

Thank You.


22 posted on 05/04/2005 8:17:07 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (Honor)
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To: bentfeather

23 posted on 05/04/2005 8:18:20 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; bentfeather; beachn4fun; Fawnn; StarCMC; MS.BEHAVIN; Bethbg79; ...
From the men in the Military and the Canteen


24 posted on 05/04/2005 8:18:59 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to the Queen today?)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Many thanks to all who served. Many prayers to all who served and fell. Many memories of immortal sacrifice to all of their families. You and they will never be forgotten. You and they will be honored by your countrymen forever.
25 posted on 05/04/2005 8:19:52 PM PDT by groanup (http://fairtax.org)
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To: All
To every service man or woman reading this thread.
Thank You for your service to our country.
No matter where you are stationed,
No matter what your job description
Know that we are are proud of each and everyone of you.


To our military readers, we remain steadfast in keeping the Canteen doors open.
The FR Canteen is Free Republics longest running daily thread specifically designed
to provide entertainment and morale support for the military.

The doors have been open since Oct 7 2001,
the day of the start of the war in Afghanistan.

We are indebted to you for your sacrifices for our Freedom.


FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT
Showing support and boosting the morale of
our military and our allies military
and the family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.
CLICK HERE TO FIND LATEST THREAD.



26 posted on 05/04/2005 8:20:26 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: Radix

Thank You, Radix for the great pictures of our Troops at work.


27 posted on 05/04/2005 8:21:04 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (Honor)
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To: bentfeather

Thank you for this evenings thread dear Queenie...any sign of our favorite disruptor? :)


28 posted on 05/04/2005 8:22:29 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (I AM an AMERICAN not because I live in America but because America lives in me!~Ray Cornelius~)
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To: AZamericonnie

Thanks. Hope you are well.


29 posted on 05/04/2005 8:22:42 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.And we're unlikely to get a look into this t)
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To: uncleshag
G-o-o-d M-o-r-n-i-n-g, Uncle Shag!!!!!
Thank you for tunes for our TROOPS!

30 posted on 05/04/2005 8:23:16 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (Honor)
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To: Lady Jag

Lovely graphic Lady Jag!

Thank You.


31 posted on 05/04/2005 8:24:20 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (Honor)
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To: The Mayor
My 25 year incumbent just dropped out of the race....

This is good news! Pulling for you Mayor.

32 posted on 05/04/2005 8:24:53 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (I AM an AMERICAN not because I live in America but because America lives in me!~Ray Cornelius~)
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To: AZamericonnie; writer33

No writer 33 yet. Probably disrupting on another thread.


33 posted on 05/04/2005 8:25:23 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (Honor)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Lovely, absolutely lovely.

Thanks guys.
34 posted on 05/04/2005 8:26:23 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (Honor)
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To: bentfeather

Reporting in!


35 posted on 05/04/2005 8:26:49 PM PDT by AZHua87 (Insurgent BloggerVet!)
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To: duck duck goose

Oh, you look just wonderful!!


36 posted on 05/04/2005 8:27:25 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (Honor)
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To: AZamericonnie

Thank ya Ma'am


37 posted on 05/04/2005 8:27:25 PM PDT by The Mayor (www.RusThompson.com)
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To: AZHua87

Good morning, AZHua87!!


38 posted on 05/04/2005 8:28:11 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (Honor)
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To: bentfeather


Ray Charles~America The Beautiful

Military Spouse Appreciation Day - May 6, 2005

President Ronald Reagan proclaimed Military Spouse Appreciation Day in 1984. The official celebration date has been designated as the Friday before Mother's Day each year. This year we will recognize and applaud the efforts of military spouses on May 6, 2005.

39 posted on 05/04/2005 8:28:11 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: bentfeather

BEAUTIFUL openning today, ms feather. God bless and protect our Military men and women, from sea to shining sea, and around the world.


40 posted on 05/04/2005 8:28:29 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ www.ProudPatriots.org ~ next campaign is Operation 4th of July~)
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To: duck duck goose

Goose!


41 posted on 05/04/2005 8:28:46 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ www.ProudPatriots.org ~ next campaign is Operation 4th of July~)
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To: duck duck goose

42 posted on 05/04/2005 8:29:15 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ www.ProudPatriots.org ~ next campaign is Operation 4th of July~)
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To: bentfeather

Morning for you maybe but it's 2029 hours (8:29 pm) where I am.


43 posted on 05/04/2005 8:29:56 PM PDT by AZHua87 (Insurgent BloggerVet!)
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To: bentfeather; Kathy in Alaska

More wasted band width! This Themeless Thursday has to go. Where in the :@#$! is the management? Do your job and stop complaining about forms. This ain't the post office!


44 posted on 05/04/2005 8:30:25 PM PDT by writer33 ("In Defense of Liberty," a political thriller, released in March. Buy it. I need new shoes. :))
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To: The Mayor

Thank you, Mayor, for today's coffee and inspiration.


45 posted on 05/04/2005 8:30:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ www.ProudPatriots.org ~ next campaign is Operation 4th of July~)
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To: bentfeather
Beautiful thread, bentfeather.


46 posted on 05/04/2005 8:30:49 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Great song and artist ms. marlowe, thank you.


47 posted on 05/04/2005 8:31:11 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (Honor)
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To: bentfeather

Nevermind. Somebody finally made you do your job. It's about time. :) HA!


48 posted on 05/04/2005 8:31:25 PM PDT by writer33 ("In Defense of Liberty," a political thriller, released in March. Buy it. I need new shoes. :))
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To: bentfeather

Good evening Canteeners and all the troops. It's Military Appreciation Month. Thank you to all the men and women in the military who do what you do so we can do what we do in a safe and free country.


49 posted on 05/04/2005 8:31:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("If they want us to quit bump-drafting, take the plates off." - Tony Stewart)
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To: AZHua87

ooops, me bad. Good evening to you!!

:)


50 posted on 05/04/2005 8:32:25 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (Honor)
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