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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....05-25,26,27-07...T.G.I.F....Memorial Weekend.. at the Finest

Posted on 05/24/2007 8:52:45 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA








Every generation of Americans have been called on to defend freedom and liberty. Over the years more than forty two million American men and women have served their country in time of war. More than a million have secured the blessings of liberty with their lives. America is blessed by our Heroes.



TAPS


Lee Greenwood - Proud To Be An American







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We take this time
on Memorial Day
to salute
our Fallen Heroes
who through the history
of our country
have fought and died
for all of us.
THANK YOU!!!




~Aaron Tippen~
The Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Flies




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1 posted on 05/24/2007 8:52:50 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; Aquamarine; The Mayor; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; deadhead; ...

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2 posted on 05/24/2007 8:54:19 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. It Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

((((GB))))

Your opening is just BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Thanks...and thanks for letting me have a part. :D


3 posted on 05/24/2007 8:58:14 PM PDT by LUV W (2 Pet. 3:10"..the earth..will be burned up." God promised REAL global warming.ALGORE can do nothing!)
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To: LUV W
Thank you so much for sharing your tribute, (((Luv))). It’s is so very beautiful! All your tables are :)
4 posted on 05/24/2007 9:01:57 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. It Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

Awwww...shucks!

Yours are awesome, GB!

But...thanks....


5 posted on 05/24/2007 9:04:53 PM PDT by LUV W (2 Pet. 3:10"..the earth..will be burned up." God promised REAL global warming.ALGORE can do nothing!)
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To: LUV W
Thanks! :)
6 posted on 05/24/2007 9:10:18 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. It Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: Finest FRiends
From Diver Dave

Last year we bought a new Buick Rendezvous - yeah, I know, "Old People's Car" - but that's okay, I'm qualified. Anyway, I am therefore on a Buick mailing list, and I just got a message this afternoon and thought it worth posting a link. Mrsd has a birthday tomorrow, and we have a big weekend planned so I don't know if I'll be around to post the link over the long weekend and I don't know who's postin' the TGIF thread, so if one of y'all would be so kind...

A Million Thanks.org
7 posted on 05/24/2007 9:13:04 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. It Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

You’re very welcome.

God bless and keep our heroes and may we
never forget the heroes who fell to keep
us safe.


8 posted on 05/24/2007 9:16:07 PM PDT by LUV W (2 Pet. 3:10"..the earth..will be burned up." God promised REAL global warming.ALGORE can do nothing!)
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To: Diver Dave
Hi Diver :)

I've always liked the "Old People's Car" :)

Excellent link. Thank you. I hope they receive millions of letters to the Troops!
9 posted on 05/24/2007 9:16:24 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. It Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: LUV W

Prayers for our Heroes!


10 posted on 05/24/2007 9:17:19 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. It Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: LUV W; GodBlessUSA

Just beautiful, GeeBee and LUV!


11 posted on 05/24/2007 9:18:40 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: MEG33

Thanks, Megs! (((hugs)))


12 posted on 05/24/2007 9:23:08 PM PDT by LUV W (2 Pet. 3:10"..the earth..will be burned up." God promised REAL global warming.ALGORE can do nothing!)
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To: MEG33

Good evening Meg :)
Thanks so much! How are you tonight?

I’m off for some sleep. It’s late here.
I wish you sweet dreams :)


13 posted on 05/24/2007 9:24:02 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. It Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA; Finest FRiends


We Honor and Remember Those
Who Gave All


To Protect Our Freedom
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14 posted on 05/24/2007 9:24:41 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: MEG33

Gorgeous Meg!


15 posted on 05/24/2007 9:26:36 PM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. It Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

Sweet Dreams.
I had to turn off the computer because of thunderstorms and lost power this afternoon. It’s still raining.


16 posted on 05/24/2007 9:27:06 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: GodBlessUSA

Thank you, GeeBee!


17 posted on 05/24/2007 9:29:30 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: GodBlessUSA
Wonderful tribute to our troops GodBlessUSA!


18 posted on 05/24/2007 9:39:15 PM PDT by tina07 (In Memory of my Father - WWII Army Air Force Veteran)
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To: GodBlessUSA; Diver Dave

Awesome, Dave. Thanks for sharing that with us!


19 posted on 05/24/2007 10:12:55 PM PDT by LUV W (2 Pet. 3:10"..the earth..will be burned up." God promised REAL global warming.ALGORE can do nothing!)
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To: GodBlessUSA; All


Good Morning FR Finest.



Honoring and remembering our Fallen heroes,past and present.






20 posted on 05/25/2007 2:52:52 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: tina07
Good Morning tina07 :)
Thanks so much! Awesome graphic.
21 posted on 05/25/2007 3:48:54 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. It Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Good, very early, Morning Mrs. N ;)
Gorgeous table! Thanks :)
Hugs!


22 posted on 05/25/2007 3:59:29 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. It Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

Good Morning GB.

You are welcome.
Getting ready to leave in just a few.
BTW,Love you presentation.:)


23 posted on 05/25/2007 4:05:23 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Thanks so much! Boy it’s early for you. Have a great day! I hope to see you later.


24 posted on 05/25/2007 4:10:51 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. It Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA

You are welcome.I’ll try to have a good day.

Have a wonderful day yourself.


25 posted on 05/25/2007 4:12:43 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: GodBlessUSA
Thank YOU for you Graphics and wonder posts!

I only wish I still had the patience to even attempt to do such work !

God Bless you all too on this day & to your families & friends.

OOH-RAH!

Darth AirBorne , Last Horseman


26 posted on 05/25/2007 5:12:40 AM PDT by AirBorn
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To: AirBorn
Good Morning Airborn :)
Thank You so very much!
I wish you and your family a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.
God Bless You
27 posted on 05/25/2007 5:31:26 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You!. It Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA; Aquamarine; Billie; DollyCali; dutchess; JustAmy; Kitty Mittens; Lady Jag; LUV W; ...
Happy Friday to the Finest! Wearing red to support our troops!


28 posted on 05/25/2007 5:36:24 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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Never forget the sacrifice they made.

29 posted on 05/25/2007 5:43:01 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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May 25, 2007

Corky

READ: John 16:5-16

We walk by faith, not by sight. —2 Corinthians 5:7

Stephen Kuusisto grew up feeling a stigma about being legally blind. For him, sight consisted of a kaleidoscope of shapes, colors, and shadows. Privately he would press his face close to the page of a book and memorize street names in an exhausting attempt to appear more able to see than he really could.

When Stephen was 39, his life changed after he acquired an affectionate and carefully trained guide dog named Corky. In learning to use Corky to lead him, Stephen reflected on the growing trust in their relationship. He said, “Faith moves from belief into conviction, then to certainty. We are a . . . powerhouse!” When Stephen admitted that he needed the help of a sighted companion, a new world of freedom and mobility opened up to him.

Many believers blindly stumble their way through the Christian life in their own strength. Seemingly, they are unaware that God has provided a supernatural Guide to lead the way. Jesus said He would send us a Comforter who would guide us into all truth (John 16:13). When we confess all known sin and then depend on the Holy Spirit to guide us (Gal. 5:16,18), we become a powerhouse for God! “For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Cor. 5:7

I’d rather walk in the dark with God
Than go alone in the light;
I’d rather walk by faith with Him
Than go alone by sight. —Anon.

Where God guides, He provides.


30 posted on 05/25/2007 6:37:25 AM PDT by The Mayor (http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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GREG KARUKAS~GIRL IN THE RED DRESS






31 posted on 05/25/2007 7:13:24 AM PDT by LUV W (2 Pet. 3:10"..the earth..will be burned up." God promised REAL global warming.ALGORE can do nothing!)
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To: GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Billie; Finest FRiends
~Good Morning To The Finest~


~WE HONOR AND REMEMBER~

Wear Red On Friday To Support Our Troops

32 posted on 05/25/2007 7:34:02 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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33 posted on 05/25/2007 8:44:08 AM PDT by Majie Purple (I (HEART SHAPE HERE) FRee Republic! &The Friends/FRiends I've met here!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Beautiful job @ # Noosie!


34 posted on 05/25/2007 8:48:35 AM PDT by Majie Purple (I (HEART SHAPE HERE) FRee Republic! &The Friends/FRiends I've met here!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

So great that pic @ 28!


35 posted on 05/25/2007 8:50:00 AM PDT by Majie Purple (I (HEART SHAPE HERE) FRee Republic! &The Friends/FRiends I've met here!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thanks again for another ping to your # 29 find.


36 posted on 05/25/2007 8:52:00 AM PDT by Majie Purple (I (HEART SHAPE HERE) FRee Republic! &The Friends/FRiends I've met here!)
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To: LUV W

T Y for the ping Luv!


37 posted on 05/25/2007 8:53:07 AM PDT by Majie Purple (I (HEART SHAPE HERE) FRee Republic! &The Friends/FRiends I've met here!)
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To: MEG33

All together lovely is Your # 32!
Poppy Memorial Day!


38 posted on 05/25/2007 8:54:37 AM PDT by Majie Purple (I (HEART SHAPE HERE) FRee Republic! &The Friends/FRiends I've met here!)
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To: GodBlessUSA
That is beautiful, GeeBee!!!



39 posted on 05/25/2007 9:07:38 AM PDT by Lady Jag (A positive attitude will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.)
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Beautiful Graphics, and Beautiful Thread! Everyone have a Safe and Blessed Weekend.


~God Bless and Keep our Military~

40 posted on 05/25/2007 9:07:43 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

T Y Caring Kitty, You too!


41 posted on 05/25/2007 9:14:13 AM PDT by Majie Purple (I (HEART SHAPE HERE) FRee Republic! &The Friends/FRiends I've met here!)
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To: GodBlessUSA; LUV W

What a nice surprise to see this beautiful Memorial Day Tribute thread today! Thank you also for the way you daily honor our Military Vets and Active Duty Warriors!


42 posted on 05/25/2007 9:32:35 AM PDT by Billie
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To: GodBlessUSA


Beautiful Memorial Weekend thread, GB. Thank you.

Have a safe, relaxing weekend.
Remember our Military!!

43 posted on 05/25/2007 10:34:50 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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Good morning, GeeBee.

Just stopping by with my Memorial Day Weekend offering, which will probably be my only post for awhile - or, at least until I get to feeling better. (I've been suffering with awful allergies and feeling too miserable to even care about being on my computer.)

I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend.

Remember Our Fallen Heroes....

In Flanders Fields
...Lt. Col. John McCrae


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.






44 posted on 05/25/2007 10:43:16 AM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage)
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To: ConorMacNessa


The Finest Observing
Memorial Day Weekend


45 posted on 05/25/2007 10:48:53 AM PDT by Lady Jag (A positive attitude will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.)
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To: Lady Jag

46 posted on 05/25/2007 11:03:35 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: LUV W

Another girl in a red dress


47 posted on 05/25/2007 11:11:09 AM PDT by Lady Jag (A positive attitude will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

48 posted on 05/25/2007 11:17:13 AM PDT by Lady Jag (A positive attitude will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.)
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To: Lady Jag

Bivouac Of The Dead
By Theodore O’Hara
(Written in memory of the Kentucky troops killed in the Mexican War - 1847)

The muffled drum’s sad roll has beat
The soldier’s last tattoo;
No more on Life’s parade shall meet
That brave and fallen few.
On fame’s eternal camping ground
Their silent tents to spread,
And glory guards, with solemn round
The bivouac of the dead.
No rumor of the foe’s advance
Now swells upon the wind;
Nor troubled thought at midnight haunts
Of loved ones left behind;
No vision of the morrow’s strife
The warrior’s dreams alarms;
No braying horn or screaming fife
At dawn shall call to arms.

Their shriveled swords are red with rust,
Their plumed heads are bowed,
Their haughty banner, trailed in dust,
Is now their martial shroud.
And plenteous funeral tears have washed
The red stains from each brow,
And the proud forms, by battle gashed
Are free from anguish now.

The neighing troop, the flashing blade,
The bugle’s stirring blast,
The charge, the dreadful cannonade,
The din and shout, are past;
Nor war’s wild note, nor glory’s peal
Shall thrill with fierce delight
Those breasts that nevermore may feel
The rapture of the fight.

Like the fierce Northern hurricane
That sweeps the great plateau,
Flushed with triumph, yet to gain,
Come down the serried foe,
Who heard the thunder of the fray
Break o’er the field beneath,
Knew the watchword of the day
Was “Victory or death!”

Long had the doubtful conflict raged
O’er all that stricken plain,
For never fiercer fight had waged
The vengeful blood of Spain;
And still the storm of battle blew,
Still swelled the glory tide;
Not long, our stout old Chieftain knew,
Such odds his strength could bide.

Twas in that hour his stern command
Called to a martyr’s grave
The flower of his beloved land,
The nation’s flag to save.
By rivers of their father’s gore
His first-born laurels grew,
And well he deemed the sons would pour
Their lives for glory too.

For many a mother’s breath has swept
O’er Angostura’s plain —
And long the pitying sky has wept
Above its moldered slain.
The raven’s scream, or eagle’s flight,
Or shepherd’s pensive lay,
Alone awakes each sullen height
That frowned o’er that dread fray.

Sons of the Dark and Bloody Ground
Ye must not slumber there,
Where stranger steps and tongues resound
Along the heedless air.
Your own proud land’s heroic soil
Shall be your fitter grave;
She claims from war his richest spoil —
The ashes of her brave.

Thus ‘neath their parent turf they rest,
Far from the gory field,
Borne to a Spartan mother’s breast
On many a bloody shield;
The sunshine of their native sky
Smiles sadly on them here,
And kindred eyes and hearts watch by
The heroes sepulcher.

Rest on embalmed and sainted dead!
Dear as the blood ye gave;
No impious footstep here shall tread
The herbage of your grave;
Nor shall your glory be forgot
While Fame her record keeps,
For honor points the hallowed spot
Where valor proudly sleeps.

Yon marble minstrel’s voiceless stone
In deathless song shall tell,
When many a vanquished ago has flown,
The story how ye fell;
Nor wreck, nor change, nor winter’s blight,
Nor time’s remorseless doom,
Can dim one ray of glory’s light
That gilds your deathless tomb.


49 posted on 05/25/2007 11:35:42 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: Mama_Bear; Aquamarine
((((For our resident feeling under the weather folks right now...))))


& Lovely poppy pic too M B!

50 posted on 05/25/2007 11:48:45 AM PDT by Majie Purple (I (HEART SHAPE HERE) FRee Republic! &The Friends/FRiends I've met here!)
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