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A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 5.30.05
Yahoo.com, Whitehouse.gov, Various ^ | Monday 30, 2005 | Snugs

Posted on 05/30/2005 2:35:37 PM PDT by snugs

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QUOTE OF THE DAY
Taken from the President’s remarks at the Memorial Day Commemorations at Arlington National Cemetery today 30th May 2005


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Across the globe, our military is standing directly between our people and the worst dangers in the world, and Americans are grateful to have such brave defenders. (Applause.) The war on terror has brought great costs. For those who have lost loved ones in Afghanistan and Iraq, today is a day of last letters and fresh tears. Because of the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, two terror regimes are gone forever, freedom is on the march, and America is more secure. (Applause.)

At our National Cemetery, we take comfort from knowing that the men and women who are serving freedom's cause understand their purpose -- and its price. Marine Captain Ryan Beaupre of St. Anne, Illinois, was killed in the first hours of the war. He wrote his mom and dad a letter that was to be opened only in the event he didn't come home. He wrote: "Realize that I died doing something that I truly love, and for a purpose greater than myself." Army Sergeant Michael Evans of Marrero, Louisiana, felt the same way. He was killed on January 28th while on patrol in Western Baghdad. In his own farewell letter to his family, the 22-year-old reminded those he left behind to stay strong. He said: "My death will mean nothing if you stop now. I know it will be hard, but I gave my life so you could live. Not just live, but live free." (Applause.)

For some of our young heroes, courage and service was a family tradition. Lance Corporal Darrell Schumann of Hampton, Virginia, was a machine gunner for the Marines, but his parents were Air Force. He liked to say, "Air Force by birth, Marine by choice, and American by the grace of God." (Applause.) Corporal Schumann was among the first to enter the battle against insurgents in Fallujah, and he was proud of what he -- what we are achieving. He later died in a helicopter crash. In his last letter from Iraq, he wrote, "I do wish America could see how awesome a job we're doing."

These are the men and women who wear our uniform. These are the men and women who defend our freedom. And these are the men and women who are buried here. As we look across these acres, we begin to tally the cost of our freedom, and we count it a privilege to be citizens of the country served by so many brave men and women. (Applause.) And we must honor them by completing the mission for which they gave their lives, by defeating the terrorists, advancing the cause of liberty, and building a safer world. (Applause.)

A day will come when there will be no one left who knew the men and women buried here. Yet Americans will still come to visit, to pay tribute to the many who gave their lives for freedom, who liberated the oppressed, and who left the world a safer and better place.
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Photo of the Day

President Bush's motorcade drives past gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery upon arrival for a ceremony marking Memorial Day Monday, May 30, 2005

1 posted on 05/30/2005 2:35:37 PM PDT by snugs
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Jedismom; 2Trievers; 4mycountry; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A_perfect_lady; ...

Dose going up please wait to post or re-post photos until the all clear is given


The transcript of the President speech at Arlington Cemetery today can be found at:-

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/05/20050530.html


2 posted on 05/30/2005 2:37:40 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: tuliptree76; Morgan in Denver; rodguy911

Ping as promised


3 posted on 05/30/2005 2:38:52 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs

Hi snugs!

Bless you for taking on Mondays, too! Appreciate today's edition.


4 posted on 05/30/2005 2:39:44 PM PDT by GretchenM (Panama Canal: America finished what France couldn't; but it took Carter to give it to China.)
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To: snugs
Before I post today’s photos here is a look at the Memorial Days that George W Bush has participated in since being President








5 posted on 05/30/2005 2:40:05 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: GretchenM

Toaster winner think of what you want while I post the photos it may be a while there are quite a few.


6 posted on 05/30/2005 2:40:41 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs

G'day snugs! Looking forward to today's dose of sanity!! Hope you are well.


7 posted on 05/30/2005 2:40:53 PM PDT by ozbushkin (Aussie Bushbot)
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To: snugs

Hi, snugs! Not #1 but at least on the first page maybe! I look forward to all the pictures!


8 posted on 05/30/2005 2:41:39 PM PDT by LUV W ((Freedom is on the march. Freedom is the birthright and deep desire of every human soul.GWB 3-29-05))
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To: snugs

A Vietnam veteran holds a flag near the Vietnam Veterans Wall Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 29, 2005. Men and women, young and old, gathered in the nation's capital to watch as hundreds of thousands of motorcycle riders took part in Rolling Thunder 2005. The annual ride which began in 1988 pays tribute to those killed in Vietnam and remembers those missing from all conflicts


Donald Rumsfeld, is surrounded by bikers before speaking during the annual Rolling Thunder memorial ride at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Sunday, May 29, 2005. The Rolling Thunder event, coinciding with the Memorial Day weekend, has been focusing attention on POW-MIA issues since 1988. Riders also advocate for veterans' rights.


Donald Rumsfeld is surrounded by bikers before speaking during the annual Rolling Thunder memorial ride at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington


Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force Gen. Richard Myers, right, delivers the keynote address Sunday May 29, 2005 at the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial


Rolling Thunder member Bill Pucin provides security as US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld addresses the 18th annual Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom in Washington, DC. Tens of thousands of motorcycle-riders from across the United States, including many Vietnam veterans, converged on Washington Sunday for the annual 'Rolling Thunder' commemoration


A biker stands guard as Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, rear, speaks during the annual Rolling Thunder memorial ride at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington Sunday, May 29, 2005. The Rolling Thunder event, coinciding with the Memorial Day weekend, has been focusing attention on POW-MIA issues since 1988. Riders also advocate for veterans' rights.


U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld addresses a Memorial Day veterans rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, May 29, 2005. Earlier in the day, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Richard Myers had led thousands of the Rolling Thunder motorcycle riders into Washington for their 18th annual 'Ride for Freedom' and rally for veterans.


Donald Rumsfeld is applauded as he addresses a Memorial Day weekend veterans rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, May 29, 2005


Donald Rumsfeld poses with an unidentified Vietnam veteran after making a speech at the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Sunday, May 29, 2005


singer Nancy Sinatra performs 'These Boots Are Made For Walkin',' Sunday, May 29, 2005, as part of the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.


Donald Rumsfeld exits after addressing a Memorial Day veterans rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington


9 posted on 05/30/2005 2:41:56 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: ozbushkin

I am fine thank you hope you are too


10 posted on 05/30/2005 2:42:20 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: LUV W

Good evening


11 posted on 05/30/2005 2:42:37 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs

I keep thinking of how much you have set yourself an extraordinary task, something I could not duplicate if attempted in reverse: to cull the day's top presidential news for a foreign country, to understand what's important and what's not, to interpret, when necessary, what the events mean, and to post it for a foreign audience.

It amazes me every time I consider it, and try to put myself in the shoes of an American attempting to return the favor to a British audience.

You are good!


12 posted on 05/30/2005 2:43:27 PM PDT by GretchenM (Panama Canal: America finished what France couldn't; but it took Carter to give it to China.)
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To: snugs
Photos from around the world depicting US Military commemorating Memorial Day Weekend


Lt. Gen. Arthur J. Lichte, US Air Forces in Europe vice commander, speaking to a group gathered at the Lafayette Escadrille Monument in Marnes-la-Coquette, France, Sunday May 29, 2005. The general was at the monument as the U.S. military keynote speaker for their Memorial Day ceremony on Sunday.


Maj. Gen. Bob D. DuLaney, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Air and Space Operations director, as he visits one of the 24 graves of unknown soldiers killed in World War II and buried at the Suresnes American Cemetery in Suresnes, France, Sunday May 29, 2005. The general was at the cemetery as the U.S. military keynote speaker for their Memorial Day ceremony on Sunday.


U.S. Air Forces in Europe Elite Guard, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, as they prepare to present the colors at the Arc de Triomphe in downtown Paris, France, during the Memorial Day ceremony Sunday May 29, 2005.


U.S. Air Forces in Europe Elite Guard, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, along with their French counterparts, as they await the arrival of the official party at the Arc de Triomphe in downtown Paris during the Memorial Day ceremony Sunday May 29, 2005. The Elite Guard visited different locations in the Paris area - the Arc De Triomphe, Suresnes American Cemetery and the Lafayette Escadrille monument.


A U.S. Air Force man walks past a marble wall with engraved names of those who were missing in action during World War II as they commemorate the 60th anniversary of World War II at the Manila American Cemetery in suburban Makati on Monday May 30, 2005. The memorial day is one of nine key Philippine Campaign commemorative events scheduled this year.


U.S. Airforce personnel stand beside a wall with the names of those missing in action during World War II as they commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Liberation of the Philippines at the American cemetery in Makati's financial district in Manila May 30, 2005. The Memorial Day ceremony is one of nine key Philippine campaign commemorative events schedule this year.


U.S. soldiers line up to get the lunch food during the Memorial Day at a military base in Kabul, Afghanistan Monday, May 30, 2005. Memorial day was officially proclamed on May 5 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic and was first observed on May 30 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.


U.S. soldiers line up to participate in a ceremony for marking the Memorial Day at a military base in Kabul, Afghanistan Monday, May 30, 2005.


U.S. soldiers participate in a ceremony to mark the Memorial Day at a military base in Kabul, Afghanistan Monday, May 30, 2005


A Filipino soldier stands in the middle of U.S. servicemen during the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of World War II at the Manila American Cemetery in suburban Makati Monday May 30, 2005. The memorial day is one of nine key Philippine Campaign commemorative events scheduled this year


U.S. Air Force honor guards stand at attention during the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of World War II at the Manila American Cemetery in suburban Makati Monday May 30, 2005. The memorial day is one of nine key Philippine Campaign commemorative events scheduled this year.

13 posted on 05/30/2005 2:43:48 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs

Wonderful Memorial Day pictoral reminders! Thanks for them! I believe you are more patriotic than a lot of Americans that I come in contact with, who have no idea what Memorial Day is for except for BBQ's!


14 posted on 05/30/2005 2:43:50 PM PDT by LUV W ((Freedom is on the march. Freedom is the birthright and deep desire of every human soul.GWB 3-29-05))
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To: GretchenM

Thank you I appreciate your kind words


15 posted on 05/30/2005 2:44:46 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: LUV W

I am learning fast from what I can make out it is the same or very similar to our Remembrance Day in November.


16 posted on 05/30/2005 2:46:06 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs

A U.S. Coast Guard honor guard march towards a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, May 30, 2005. President George W. Bush addressed the gathering after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns


President George. W. Bush stands with U.S. Army Major General Galen Jackman as he lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day May 30, 2005


U.S. President George W. Bush (L) is escorted by Army Major General Galen Jackman as he prepares to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, May 30, 2005


President Bush, left, lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier marking Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery Monday, May 30, 2005


U.S. President George W. Bush lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 30


President Bush bows his head after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier marking Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery Monday, May 30, 2005


President Bush is accompanied by Army Major Gen. Galen Jackman, right, after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier marking Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery Monday, May 30, 2005

17 posted on 05/30/2005 2:47:06 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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U.S. Air Force General Richard Myers (L), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (C) acknowledge U.S. President George W. Bush (R) as he takes the stage for a Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, May 30, 2005. A few minutes earlier, President Bush had laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in a solemn ceremony followed by the playing of taps


U.S. President George W. Bush holds his hand over his heart during the playing of the National Anthem at Arlington National Cemetery, May 30, 2005


President Bush places his hand over his heart during the playing of the National Anthem at a ceremony marking Memorial Day at the amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery Monday, May 30, 2005 outside Washington. Bush honored America's 'brave defenders' Monday in a dual Memorial Day salute to the dead and missing in action from wars of yesteryear and those on the front lines of today's war against terrorism


President Bush, right, and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, left, and put their hands to their hearts during the playing of the National Anthem at a Memorial Day ceremony at the amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery Monday, May 30, 2005
U.S. President George W. Bush (R), joins Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, as Air Force General Richard Myers, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, salutes during the playing of the National Anthem at Arlington National Cemetery, May 30, 2005


Thousands stand for the National Anthem during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 30, 2005


President George W. Bush, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard Meyers participate in a Memorial Day ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery amphitheatre in Arlington, Va., May 30, 2005

18 posted on 05/30/2005 2:48:17 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs

Probably very much the same, if yours is all about remembering all the fallen heroes of all the wars we have had to fight--no offence, from the Revolutionary War onward! I would imagine you guys have a lot of centuries of remembering to do there in England!


19 posted on 05/30/2005 2:49:10 PM PDT by LUV W ((Freedom is on the march. Freedom is the birthright and deep desire of every human soul.GWB 3-29-05))
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To: snugs

Members of the crowd listen as U.S. President George W. Bush addresses a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, May 30, 2005


President George W. Bush saluted US military personnel, particularly those who died in the line of duty, as the nation kicked off its Memorial Day weekend celebrations


U.S. President George W. Bush speaks at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day May 30, 2005


President George W. Bush speaks during a Memorial Day ceremony at the amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery Monday, May 30, 2005


U.S. President George W. Bush (C) delivers a Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, May 30, 2005. U.S. Air Force General Richard Myers (L), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (2nd L) also addressed the gathering


President Bush pauses during his speech marking Memorial Day at the amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery Monday, May 30, 2005

20 posted on 05/30/2005 2:49:24 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs

Thousands of people gather to pay their respects on Memorial Day at the amphitheatre in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 30, 2005


Tyler Jones, 10, of Austin, Texas, waves a small American flag at the Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, May 30, 2005. President George Bush had addressed the gathering after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.


A national Veterans of Foreign Wars honor guard exits a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, May 30, 2005


21 posted on 05/30/2005 2:50:53 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs

Woo-hoo! Look at General Myers in that great flag shirt! I like that!


22 posted on 05/30/2005 2:51:31 PM PDT by LUV W ((Freedom is on the march. Freedom is the birthright and deep desire of every human soul.GWB 3-29-05))
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To: snugs

Ya done good lady. Great work, and I'll add my thanks to the others posted here.


23 posted on 05/30/2005 2:51:43 PM PDT by Morgan in Denver
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To: snugs

Thats it for photos please feel free to post and re-post photos or graphics in the spirit of this thread.

ALL CLEAR


24 posted on 05/30/2005 2:52:08 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: GretchenM; snugs; All

Very good Thank you


25 posted on 05/30/2005 2:54:32 PM PDT by anonymoussierra (In te credo, in te spero, te amo, te adoro, beata Trinitas unus Deus)
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To: LUV W
I thought it was pretty cool myself and thought I must post that as I have picked up we have quite a few fans of General Myers on the dose so I thought they would appreciate it.
26 posted on 05/30/2005 2:56:44 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs
Snugs,....what an OUTSTANDING job you've done!!!!

Thank you so very much....WOW!

27 posted on 05/30/2005 2:57:11 PM PDT by NordP (Keeping America Great - Rice/Hughes in 2008 ! -- What do you mean, she won't run?)
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To: Morgan in Denver

Thank you Morgan much appreciated


28 posted on 05/30/2005 2:57:15 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: anonymoussierra

Good evening Sara


29 posted on 05/30/2005 2:57:41 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: NordP

Thank you


30 posted on 05/30/2005 2:58:02 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs
Toaster winner think of what you want

I'm pleasantly shocked! I had no idea this honor would befall me today. I want to thank Jim Robinson for creating this forum, and rintense for creating this thread, Brad's Gramma for coming up with the Toaster Award, and you, for picking up the Banner of the Toaster Awards, to make this all possible. I also would like to thank Kathy and Peter for lending me a computer in 1997 to get me started on the Internet; Jeremy and Melissa, and Chris, people since then who have given me computers to keep this web effort going.

I'm stalling for time to figure out what kind of toaster I would like. ;-)

31 posted on 05/30/2005 3:01:45 PM PDT by GretchenM (Panama Canal: America finished what France couldn't; but it took Carter to give it to China.)
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To: snugs
I would also like to thank my son, Mark, for giving me a computer. (I knew there was someone very important that I was leaving off that list!)
32 posted on 05/30/2005 3:03:00 PM PDT by GretchenM (Panama Canal: America finished what France couldn't; but it took Carter to give it to China.)
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To: snugs

She's really cute with that pony tail hanging down to her shoulders there. Must be the general's daughter, to get away with that!

33 posted on 05/30/2005 3:03:15 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: All



























Be strong America good country!!!!BE STRONG AMERICA GOOD PRESIDENT THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

34 posted on 05/30/2005 3:04:01 PM PDT by anonymoussierra (In te credo, in te spero, te amo, te adoro, beata Trinitas unus Deus)
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I had not noticed that before you pointed that out, what are the actual regulations regarding women's hair?


35 posted on 05/30/2005 3:06:30 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs
I am learning fast from what I can make out it is the same or very similar to our Remembrance Day in November.

We have Memorial Day on the last Monday in May to remember those who died serving our country, and Veterans' Day on November 11, to remember all veterans. The latter developed, I believe, as a result of the armistice ending WW 1 on 11/11 at 11 AM.

36 posted on 05/30/2005 3:07:24 PM PDT by GretchenM (Panama Canal: America finished what France couldn't; but it took Carter to give it to China.)
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To: snugs

sungs, beautiful job.

I particularly liked the retrospective of Memorial Days past w/President Bush.


37 posted on 05/30/2005 3:08:09 PM PDT by jtill
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To: snugs

I recently visited Arlington National Cemetary, end of April. The guide at the cemetary stated they have burials there every day now it seems because of the war in Iraq. There is also a new exhibit with the dead in Iraq in memorial.

When we were there was a burial. It really is quite sobering.


38 posted on 05/30/2005 3:10:02 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: snugs

How about a simple chrome model with a stunning picture of Laura Bush?


39 posted on 05/30/2005 3:10:50 PM PDT by GretchenM (Panama Canal: America finished what France couldn't; but it took Carter to give it to China.)
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To: snugs
I guess to stand out as a Vietnam veteran in this crowd you gotta have the proper costume...uh, uniform.

Sheesh!

40 posted on 05/30/2005 3:11:25 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: GretchenM
Here is your Certificate


41 posted on 05/30/2005 3:12:03 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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Be strong America good country!!!

42 posted on 05/30/2005 3:13:10 PM PDT by anonymoussierra (In te credo, in te spero, te amo, te adoro, beata Trinitas unus Deus)
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To: GretchenM
That is where our remembrance day comes from which is to remember those who have fallen. At the service at the Royal Albert Hall they drop Poppy leaves at the end each leaf depicts a service person killed on active duty, so unfortunately each year the total of the leaves increases.

We have a moment of silence at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th Month and though now referred to as Remembrance Day it was originally called armistice day.
43 posted on 05/30/2005 3:19:55 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: jtill

Thank you it was very interesting putting those past events together over the weekend.


44 posted on 05/30/2005 3:20:43 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: onedoug

I think the comment is don't judge a sausage by its skin


45 posted on 05/30/2005 3:22:03 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: GretchenM

Blah, blah, blah! LOL! Congrats, toaster winner! :o)


46 posted on 05/30/2005 3:23:45 PM PDT by LUV W ((Freedom is on the march. Freedom is the birthright and deep desire of every human soul.GWB 3-29-05))
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To: snugs

That is beautiful (and so is today's thread).

Our Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) sell orange and red (paper) lapel poppies to commemorate the service and sacrifices of our armed forces on Veterans' Day.


47 posted on 05/30/2005 3:24:03 PM PDT by GretchenM (Panama Canal: America finished what France couldn't; but it took Carter to give it to China.)
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To: gretchen; snugs

Gretchen I agree with every word you said. I'm amazed with our snugs as well!


48 posted on 05/30/2005 3:27:59 PM PDT by texasflower
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To: snugs

Wonderful montage of photos. Did you make those?

It must have taken forever.


49 posted on 05/30/2005 3:29:22 PM PDT by texasflower
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To: snugs
U.S. Air Forces in Europe Elite Guard, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, as they prepare to present the colors at the Arc de Triomphe in downtown Paris, France, during the Memorial Day ceremony Sunday May 29, 2005.

It is impossibly pathetic but my first thought when I read that caption was a feeling of surprise that the French allowed American GI's on their property to present the colors.

I remember how the French denied some British survivors of D-Day the honor of setting foot on French soil to commemorate that event recently.

50 posted on 05/30/2005 3:35:57 PM PDT by GretchenM (Panama Canal: America finished what France couldn't; but it took Carter to give it to China.)
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