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FReeper Canteen~Weekend In Washington, DC~August 25, 2005
August 24, 2005 | bentfeather Canteen Crew

Posted on 08/24/2005 7:09:50 PM PDT by Soaring Feather

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

Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom?
Support The United States Armed Forces today!


Good morning TROOPS!
A certain bird person went missing for a few days.
Here are some clues to her where abouts.


1) I hold the seat of power in my land.
2) The President of the United States has residence here.
3) It's not a State, but a District.
4) I saw the Viet Nam Wall and other monuments.
5) Poets gather there for Conventions!
6) Where was the Convention held??

Because our Military is strong, we are assured, that in America we can do our dreams.
Anyone may write, be free to travel, free to be what our heart desires.

bentfeather, read her poem in front of judges and sixty poets.
My poem did not win, but I won a door prize to return next year to compete again.

So what did we do the rest of the time??
There was live entertainment, dancing, dining, open mike reading, chatting and making new friends.
I now have friends from New Zealand.




~Tony Orlando & Dawn~Knock Three Times On the Ceiling~

Tony Orlando was our entertainment for Saturday night.
He is fabulous!
Tony Orlando is also, a big supporter of our TROOPS.



~Tony Orlando & Dawn~Sweet Gypse Rose~



~Percy Sledge~If You Don't Know Me By Now~




Click here to read the poem...


Click to see how Tony Orlando helps Veterans.


Okay, enough about me.
Now on with entertaining our TROOPS!
Thank You all for your service.
Without your volunteering to service our country, a trip as this might not be possible.


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1 posted on 08/24/2005 7:09:56 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; darkwing104; HopeandGlory; MoJo2001; Kathy in Alaska; writer33; ...

New Thread Ping


2 posted on 08/24/2005 7:10:36 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather; All
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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

Our Soldiers, Bringing Liberty to the Oppressed World . . . God Bless You Troops.

Prayers going up.


3 posted on 08/24/2005 7:11:02 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: bentfeather

4 posted on 08/24/2005 7:11:52 PM PDT by Lady Jag (The Goat-Vendor of Hamelin, and Expounder of Troll Logic)
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To: HopeandGlory

#1!!

Thank You Hope for today's Pledge.


5 posted on 08/24/2005 7:12:04 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: Lady Jag

So cute!! Howdy LJ!!


6 posted on 08/24/2005 7:12:45 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather

Thank God you were *found*. Nothing like almost starting a national security incident looking for you.

We can all laugh now.

*HUGS*
Thank you for sharing that part of your life with all of us!!


7 posted on 08/24/2005 7:16:18 PM PDT by MoJo2001 (www.proudpatriots.org (Support Our Troops)...1)
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To: bentfeather; writer33

Ummmm!!! . . . so that's where you were Miss Feather . . . I sure hope you had a great time . . . thank you for the great new thread as per usual, no matter what writer33 says . . . ;-)


8 posted on 08/24/2005 7:18:20 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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9 posted on 08/24/2005 7:18:55 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: bentfeather

Oh Ms. Feather, you got to read Glen Gaul Way! That's very exciting! *HUGS*

Wonderful thread, thank you Ms. Feather!


10 posted on 08/24/2005 7:19:13 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: MoJo2001

*HUGS* If you had known I was in DC, you would have hunted me down. LOL


11 posted on 08/24/2005 7:19:31 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: HopeandGlory

:-)

Thanks Hope.


12 posted on 08/24/2005 7:20:05 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: The Sailor; MoJo2001; hotstreak
Welcome Home The Sailor!



13 posted on 08/24/2005 7:20:48 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Yes, I did!! It was grand even though the poem didn't win.


14 posted on 08/24/2005 7:21:33 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather
Did you visit the Cow Museum in DC?
I think it's on Cowstiution Ave?


15 posted on 08/24/2005 7:23:36 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; MeekOneGOP; potlatch; ntnychik; devolve; Happy2BMe; Boazo; OXENinFLA; ...
WELCOME HOME DAVID
~ Thank You For Serving ~


 


16 posted on 08/24/2005 7:24:08 PM PDT by Smartass (Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió)
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To: MoJo2001; The Sailor; hotstreak
Welcome Home Sailor!!
Thank You for your service.


MOJO - My Little Diva!
HUGS to you and the family.

17 posted on 08/24/2005 7:25:45 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather; All


Ray Charles~America The Beautiful


18 posted on 08/24/2005 7:26:05 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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Set it for "Brief" instead of Full.
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19 posted on 08/24/2005 7:26:49 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

ROTFLOL!!!!!

No, Cowstitution Ave.!! LOL


20 posted on 08/24/2005 7:26:56 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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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


21 posted on 08/24/2005 7:28:07 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: Smartass

(((hugs)))) Thank you, SA! He is glad to be home, too!


22 posted on 08/24/2005 7:28:14 PM PDT by LUV W (A BAD DAY FOR THE DIMS IS A GOOD DAY FOR THE COUNTRY!!!!!! GET CINDY OUTTA CRAWFORD!)
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To: Smartass

Thank You SA. Lovely graphic.


23 posted on 08/24/2005 7:29:20 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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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.



24 posted on 08/24/2005 7:29:55 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: MoJo2001
I SALUTE YOU SAILOR!



Home is the sailor, home from the sea:
Her far-borne canvas furled
The ship pours shining on the day
The plunder of the world.......

'Tis evening on the moorland free,
The starlit wave is still:
Home is the sailor from the sea...

A.E. Housman



WELCOME HOME!!!
GOD BLESS YOU,
MOJO
AND YOUR FAMILY!


GOD BLESS AMERICA!

25 posted on 08/24/2005 7:30:32 PM PDT by LUV W (A BAD DAY FOR THE DIMS IS A GOOD DAY FOR THE COUNTRY!!!!!! GET CINDY OUTTA CRAWFORD!)
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To: bentfeather

26 posted on 08/24/2005 7:31:05 PM PDT by Smartass (Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Awwwww, how sweet. Thank you men for today's flowers. Also, thank you for your service to our nation.


27 posted on 08/24/2005 7:31:15 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: HopeandGlory; tomkow6; LUV W; All

Whoa I didn't know if you hear Drudge report that CNS news going have photos later on tonight or tommrow of anti war protesters storm Walter reed hospital for war wounded in District

Keep eye on that site


28 posted on 08/24/2005 7:32:28 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("Not everybody in, it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"= Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: LUV W; bentfeather; beachn4fun; Kathy in Alaska; All
Just got a call from my soldier boy.:)

He's doing great, sounds very alert and focused.

He's been doing lots of "medic-ing"; lots of heat exhaustion, one case of heat stroke, various & sundry other ailments. He's responsible for 3rd platoon of Charlie Company. OH-best part of all-I now have his address!!!:) :) :)

He says it is very hot & sticky in MS, and it doesn't help that they have to do PT in full BDU's, even if it's at 5:00....it's already hot.

He said they are training the guys hard and it is not easy but he's holding his own and doing just fine.

29 posted on 08/24/2005 7:33:20 PM PDT by MozartLover ( My son, my soldier, my hero. Protect him, Lord, wherever he goes, and keep him strong.)
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To: MozartLover

Wonderful news Mozart!! Relieves your mind and soul.


30 posted on 08/24/2005 7:34:32 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather

Oh What a beautiful day...what a blessed nation to live in under the guidance of this President.

Thank you heroes!


31 posted on 08/24/2005 7:36:50 PM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: bentfeather

Queenie - the poem ROCKS!! *sigh*


32 posted on 08/24/2005 7:37:24 PM PDT by StarCMC (Old Sarge is my hero...doing it right in Iraq! Vaya con Dios, Sarge.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

What a sweet picture of a little girl and flowers--that she is probably about to feed to the cow!


33 posted on 08/24/2005 7:38:20 PM PDT by LUV W (A BAD DAY FOR THE DIMS IS A GOOD DAY FOR THE COUNTRY!!!!!! GET CINDY OUTTA CRAWFORD!)
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To: eleni121

Amen!!


34 posted on 08/24/2005 7:38:59 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather

Thanks for your Canteen blessing--you are such a pretty lady! Love the picture.


35 posted on 08/24/2005 7:39:22 PM PDT by LUV W (A BAD DAY FOR THE DIMS IS A GOOD DAY FOR THE COUNTRY!!!!!! GET CINDY OUTTA CRAWFORD!)
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To: StarCMC

:)

Only in America can a dream come true.


36 posted on 08/24/2005 7:39:53 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: LUV W

:)

You're welcome for the Blessing. It is loved by many.


37 posted on 08/24/2005 7:40:55 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: HopeandGlory

Thanks for the beautiful image of the Lady who welcomes all to our shores......and thank you for your love for the troops! And especially thank AfganMan for his service--he is my hero!!!


38 posted on 08/24/2005 7:41:32 PM PDT by LUV W (A BAD DAY FOR THE DIMS IS A GOOD DAY FOR THE COUNTRY!!!!!! GET CINDY OUTTA CRAWFORD!)
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To: LUV W

Lovely presentation for The Sailor and family.

Thank You.


39 posted on 08/24/2005 7:42:04 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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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.

~Tribute to Our Troops~


40 posted on 08/24/2005 7:43:19 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (~ www.ProudPatriots.org ~Operation Semper Fi ~a field hospital~)
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To: bentfeather

Thank you! It is a pleasure to welcome another hero home! God bless them!


41 posted on 08/24/2005 7:43:25 PM PDT by LUV W (A BAD DAY FOR THE DIMS IS A GOOD DAY FOR THE COUNTRY!!!!!! GET CINDY OUTTA CRAWFORD!)
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To: trussell

Ronnie Milsap – What A Difference You’ve Made In My Life

Hi, T .. wanna dance? By request?

42 posted on 08/24/2005 7:43:53 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Pardon me while I have a strange interlude. " - Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding)
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To: AZamericonnie

Hi Connie!

Thank you for ~Tribute to Our Troops~.

Much appreciated.


43 posted on 08/24/2005 7:44:32 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: MoJo2001; The Sailor

Welcome home Sailor . . . and thank you for your service.


44 posted on 08/24/2005 7:44:40 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: LUV W

Good one Luv...


45 posted on 08/24/2005 7:44:53 PM PDT by Smartass (Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Thanks for your flags and Ray singing that beautiful song! I just can't hear it enough!


46 posted on 08/24/2005 7:45:02 PM PDT by LUV W (A BAD DAY FOR THE DIMS IS A GOOD DAY FOR THE COUNTRY!!!!!! GET CINDY OUTTA CRAWFORD!)
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To: bentfeather; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; All

Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (Aug. 23, 2005) - Aviation Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Jason Hauser, assigned to Patrol Squadron Four Seven (VP-47), replaces wiring on a P-3C Orion engine. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jennifer L. Bailey (RELEASED)

Jacksonville, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2005) - Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Justin Smith and Ordnanceman 3rd Class Angelina Casper watch the Common Rack and Launcher Test Set as they troubleshoot a BRU-15 bomb rack at Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) on board Naval Air Station Jacksonville. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Clarck Desire (RELEASED)

Caribbean Sea (Aug. 23, 2005) - Sailors take part in a 9mm live fire training exercise on the starboard aircraft elevator aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is currently in the Caribbean Sea conducting operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Pedro A. Rodriguez (RELEASED)

47 posted on 08/24/2005 7:45:18 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: bentfeather

Boo, sweetie! How are you?


48 posted on 08/24/2005 7:46:37 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Pardon me while I have a strange interlude. " - Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; MeekOneGOP; potlatch; ntnychik; devolve; Happy2BMe; Boazo; OXENinFLA; ...




WE PRAY FOR OUR LOVED ONES

We pray, oh Lord, for our loved ones
Far away from us now in a foreign land
Fighting to keep us safe, to keep our way of life.

Let freedom be the sacred promised word
Especially for those children
Now living in these times
Trapped in this violent storm
Called war and terror.

May they be given time to grow up in a world
That will offer them peace and freedom.
Let us now, oh Lord,

Stand firm and strong in our beliefs.

Let we not forget our duty to our homeland,
Our loved ones so far away from loving arms.

For in these, our darkest of days,
We shall endure. We shall stand tall.

We shall be strong. We shall carry on,
Keeping the memory of all those who have
Given their lives, fighting to keep freedom alive.

God Bless all men and women
Over in Iraq this night --
May God Bless and watch over them.
Amen.



Deus vobiscum



49 posted on 08/24/2005 7:47:32 PM PDT by Smartass (Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

 

 

I'd love to!

50 posted on 08/24/2005 7:48:45 PM PDT by trussell (Prayers for the children!)
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