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A Few of FR's Finest....06-18-19-07....Military Tribute
Billie, The Mayor

Posted on 06/17/2007 9:06:15 PM PDT by The Mayor







A Few of FR's Finest November 11, 2001

So many people have written me since my original Veteran's Day Tribute, asking how they, or a loved one, could be included in that tribute. Since I could no longer add the photos to the body of the thread, I have been including them here as I receive enough to make another collage.
I think there's never been a better nor more appropriate time to keep the faces of our own Veterans and Active Military in front of FReepers--every day! That's why I wanted to do yet another Daily Thread .....ABOUT FReepers .....and FOR FReepers. But not only about our Military FReepers; for all FReepers! Wouldn't it be nice to get to know a few of the other FReepers as well? That's why we've created a place for just that. This is a friendly room in JimRob's house where FReeper FRiends can gather every day and just say hello if that's all they want to do.
We have featured different FReepers, with a little background information on who they are and what makes them who they are, along with a few photos you might not have seen on other threads; sometimes others write an essay for us to post as the feature for the day; sometimes our presentation is a human interest story found elsewhere that you might not have read; sometimes special holiday threads; but whatever the topic of the day, it is always with FR's Finest in mind and that is YOU!
Every Monday we post the photos of FR's Military Personnel that I have collected and put into groups; these will be available to view through a link the remainder of the week - every day just a click away. :)   If you would like to add a photo of yourself or a loved one in the military, past or present, please let me know; I will hold it until I have enough for a new group.
Thank you, and please have fun with us...every day!

~ Billie, The Mayor, and all The Finest ~

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Thank You For Serving Our Country!

TOP: Logos, SwedeGirl's hubby, Neil E Wright, FallGuy, 1John, Sneakypete
MIDDLE:  T'wit, COB1, LadyX, Dick Bachert, 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
BOTTOM:  YankeeinSC, Delta21, JoeSixPack1



TOP:  Bosniajmc, AFVetGal, Archy, A Navy Vet
MIDDLE:  4TheFlag, Aeronaut, 68Grunt, Xinga
BOTTOM:  Codger, AAABest, Clinton's A Liar, Duke809, dcwusmc



TOP:  mc5cents, Norb2569, LBGA's son, VanJenerette
MIDDLE:  Jim Robinson, KJenerette, davidosborne, KG9Kid
BOTTOM:  gwmoore, Equality7-2521, SAMWolf



TOP:  porgygirl, Phil V., MudPuppy, NorCoGOP
MIDDLE:  RaceBannon, Neets, rdb3, jwTexian
BOTTOM:  USMC Vet, TheMayor, Vineyard, rhododogma



TOP:  g'nad, AgThorn's son Justin, SLB, AgThorn's son Brett.
MIDDLE:  fish70, razorback-bert, CheneyChick,Leroy S Mort, Mark17.
BOTTOM:  Terry's Take, Taxman, DinkyDau.



TOP:  ValerieUSA's son Grant, SK1Thurman, kd5cts, RangerVetNam,
dansangel and .45man's son-in-law Tony
BOTTOM:  rangerX, Old China Hand, Trish, Howlin's dad, Mustang



TOP: ohioWfan's son, MamaBear's father-in-law, MamaBear's dad, ladtx
MIDDLE:  The Mayor's niece, M.Kehoe, Beach_Babe's son-in-law
BOTTOM:  deadhead's dad, HiJinx, Severa's hubby, viligantcitizen's granddad.



TOP:  spectr17, RightOnline, SERE_Doc, Tet68.
MIDDLE:  FutureSnakeEater, RightOnline's wife, CIApilot, Clamper1797
BOTTOM:  usmcobra, onedoug, DiverDave, Joe6-pack



TOP:  Q6-God, Scan59, Mama Bear and JKPhoto's son, ofMagog.
MIDDLE:  Big'ol_freeper, JustAmy's great uncle, Prodigal Son.
BOTTOM:  JustAmy's husband, JustAmy's brother-in-law, JustAmy's brother.



TOP:  dakine's wife, MeeknMing's dad, Auntbee's nephew, MilitiaMan7, AlasBabylon.
BOTTOM:  Joe Brower, Temple Owl, Temple Owl's wife, dutchess' dad, Aomagrat.



TOP:  ladtx #2 son; DiverDave's twin Don; petuniasevan and husband
poorman; Mustard; ladtx #1 son;
BOTTOM:  AlamoGirl's brother Floyd; AG's dad; AG's brother Jim (inset);
WVNan's husband; ladtx' Aunt Eva.



TOP: Mo1's dad; BuffyT's Uncle (right, w/ her dad & grandmother); Armymarinemom's 3 sons.
MIDDLE: ru4Liberty's dad; SheLion's husband, MaineRebel; wirestripper.
BOTTOM: fivetoes; bigghurtt; hurricane; ladtx' dad; Pippin's brother.



TOP: Repubmommy's brother, Rose in RoseBear's uncle, BoxerBlues' son Chris, BoxerBlues' son Brent.
BOTTOM: Rose in RoseBear's cousin's hubby, Deadhead's stepdad, Dansy's dad, Misty's brother.



LEFT: Little Pig; TOP: hattend, Old Sarge, Aquamarine's dad.
MIDDLE: HuntsvilleTxVeteran.
BOTTOM: Its_me_K.E.T.'s son, Veloxherc, SeeRushToldU_So.



TOP: DollyCali, Wheelbarrow, DollyCali's dad, DollyCali's brother, Jen's Mom's daughter Jen.
MIDDLE: Warthogtjm dad & Warthogtjm, SoldiersPrayingMom's son jmpmstr4u2,
Indy Pendance's daughter, Agthorn's dad.
BOTTOM: Tupac, GulfWar1Vet, SandRat, JRios1968.









FR FINEST
HALL OF FAME #19




THE WEEKEND THREAD

06-15-16-17-07....
T.G.I.F. at the Finest

Opinions by our own 'King of Ping'
Every Thursday at the Finest
The guy's good, folks!


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1 posted on 06/17/2007 9:06:20 PM PDT by The Mayor
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; GodBlessUSA; Mrs Mayor; Mama_Bear; Aquamarine; JustAmy; ...




Below are names of some of our FReepers' loved ones who are serving our country. If you have someone you would like to add, please address a post to Billie; Dutchess; dollycali;The Mayor; GodBlessUSA; JustAmy, and we will add their name to this list. As we pray for them, we pray also for all our nation’s leaders, and military personnel, and their families and friends. May God hold them close to His heart.



gator girl........................husband
severa.......................... brother
Maigrey.........................cousin
mystery-ak...........son, husband
Inspectorette.......................son
Blessed American..........nephew
Slip18..........................nephew
Diver Dave........niece, nephew
ConspiracyGuy........2 nephews
Pippin............niece's husband
sneakers..........................son
weldgophardline.................son
weldgophardline.....brotherinlaw
jamaly.................brotherinlaw
Future Snake Eater.......cousin
WaterDragon............grandson
WaterDragon...........son-in-law
kimmie7......................brother
LadyX (RIP)..............grandson
fawn796......................nephew
ValerieUSA..................2 sons
Lakeside......................2 sons
LakeLady....................nephew
Spruce......................daughter
Leofl.................................son
chena...............................son
Hope and Glory..................son
TheMayor...............friends'son
Doug from Upland.......soninlaw
homeschoolmama........nephew
ariamne...................2 cousins
mhking.........................cousin
Consort.................2 daughters
Consort...................son-in-law
gonzo...................friend's son
visualops......................cousin
auboy..........................cousin
painter........................nephew
jrushing.............................son
LoneRedRanger...brother-in-law
Ladysmith.nephew, friend's son
tina07......soninlaw & his friend
MontanaCowgirlCop......brother
nelibeli........................nephew
Misty4jc.....................husband
Colorado Slim..............nephew
Tapatio....................2 nephews
ProudAFDad......................son
Alouette.............................son
Katydidnt...........................son
Zechariah_8_13....brother-in-law
Zechariah_8_13.............cousin
PreviouslyA-Lurker........brother
sheeza.......................husband
kemathen7..................husband
Q6-God..................twin brother
Q6-God....................active duty
Warrior Nurse...........active duty
SK1 Thurman...........active duty
David Osborne..........active duty
fc2tomschermuly......active duty
bkwells....................active duty
LongCut...................active duty
cjk...........................active duty
Trish........................active duty
ODC-GIRL................active duty
AF_Blue...................active duty
thumperusn..............active duty
Veloxherc.................active duty
Don Simmons...........active duty
wingnutx...................active duty
CGblue.....................active duty
bigghurtt...................active duty
frankiep....................active duty
veeceeque................active duty
JRios1968................active duty
NoLongerFreeState...active duty
CMS........................active duty
JemiansTerror...........active duty
Hoosiersailor...........active duty
txradioguy..................active duty tongue-tied. .............active duty
vigilante2.....son,& adopted soldier
NavySEAL F-16................son
Jaxter.....................son-in-law
2ndDivisionVet..........brotherinlaw
2ndDivVet.....former stepdaughter
GrandEagle ............... friend-Tim
DebWisconsin....................nephew
JarhedAirmanPatriot.........brother
athelass.......two sons and two nephews
DCBryan1................Active Duty

OhioWfan................................son
ladtx..................................2 sons
Its_me_K.E.T.........................son
MozartLover...........son, nephew
ak_daddoo........................nephew
Dubya............................nephew
LBGA (RIP)..........................son
katykelly..............................son
Armymarinemom................3 sons
american_ranger.....................son
cookcounty.............................son
Himyar....................................son
SpookBrat........................nephew
SpookBrat........................cousin
boxerblues........................2 sons
the piper..............................son
Tiffee4Bob......................boyfriend
TexKat.......................son, step-son
StarCMC.............................brother
Darheel...............................niece
Donaeus...........................nephew
BeAllYouCanBe........................son
Repubmommy........................brother
AgThorn................................2 sons
kneezles.................................son
RoseinRoseBear.....cousin's hubby
Atomic Conspiracy......half-brother
Atomic Conspiracy...........nephew
Atomic Conspiracy..............niece
Sunflowergal....................grandson
mrstank..............................husband
MrsMike31........................husband
spotbust1............................husband
campfollower............................fiance
LUV W........................................son
SilentServiceCPOWife........husband
DirtyHarryY2K......................daughter
DirtyHarryY2K................son-in-law
Skimask.....................................son
Palladin...............................grandson
MississippyMuddy...................sister
MississippyMuddy........2 nephews
Kramster...............................stepson
Socratic.............................nephew
freema.......................nephew, son
Azbushgal..............................son
kimmykay.................................son
NavySEAL F-16........................son
Ike..........................................son
repubmom...............................son
wolfcreek..........................daughter
JesseJane ...........................cousin
Roses0508..............................son
pmmd81..................................son
SoldiersPrayingMom.................son
WakeUpandVote..................brother
Skyraider.................................son
CyberAnt...........................nephew
mrs tiggywinkle...................cousin
Jen's Mom........................daughter
Meg33.............................grandson
911angelady........................2 sons
Nadine...............................nephew
U S Army EOD.................daughter
thehumanlynx...........brother-in-law
JFC..................................nephew
Earthdweller......................nephew
Scubachick.......................husband
ChairmanDec19thSociety ..brotherinlaw
Anthem............................2 cousins
meanie monster .........family friend
PragmaticWarrior..........2 nephews
Sageb1...........................3 cousins
JulieRNR21.........friend's grandson
SuzyQue...mom,2 sons,3 brothers
weeder1...........................nephew
IndyPendance..daughter,soninlaw
fatima.....................granddaughter
Lori from Long Island....soninlaw
monkeyface..........two grandsons
redhead...................grandnephew
varina davis................ ...Grandson
Rivendell.......................daughter
W.W.Smith...........................son
Gonzo........................Son-in-law
USMCWife6869...........Husband
AgThorn & Lily4Jesus......son
jackv...............................Son
Anne of DC.......niece's husband
GulfWar1Vet...........two cousins
TINA KIRBY...................Son
TADSLOS......................Son





2 posted on 06/17/2007 9:08:03 PM PDT by The Mayor (http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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~Freedom Isn't Free~

Honoring Those Who
Gave All
To Protect Our Nation

3 posted on 06/18/2007 2:57:11 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; GodBlessUSA; Mrs Mayor; Mama_Bear; Aquamarine; JustAmy; ...

June 18, 2007

Use It Wisely

READ: Genesis 2:7-15

The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness. —Psalm 24:1

God gave us an incredible gift—the beautiful world in which we live. Naturally, though, as we share this planet with so many others, we run the risk of seeing its beauty diminished and its resources depleted.

While we have every right to use the resources God placed in and on the earth, we also need to recognize our responsibility to respect the earth as His and to preserve its resources for future generations.

In Genesis, the Lord told Adam (and, by extension, all of us) to “tend and keep” the earth (2:15). Because we don’t know when Jesus will return, it would not be responsible stewardship to leave our children and grandchildren without the resources that God provided for them as well.

We might think our individual efforts to preserve God’s world aren’t valuable. But we can all work together to do our part. Buying and consuming less, simplifying, repairing instead of replacing, reusing, and recycling are all good stewardship practices.

One way we can testify of our love for God and to express our gratitude for what He has done is by tending and keeping the earth and all that it offers. Until the Lord returns, let’s use our world wisely.

The natural world that God has made
Is given to us and must be shared;
May generations yet to come
Be thankful that we cared. —D. De Haan

God created the world and placed it in our care.


4 posted on 06/18/2007 4:13:23 AM PDT by The Mayor (http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: The Mayor

Good morning all. Hope everyone had a great Father’s DAy.


5 posted on 06/18/2007 4:33:13 AM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: MEG33; The Mayor; La Enchiladita; Mrs.Nooseman; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; DollyCali; ConorMacNessa; ...

Good morning, y'all. It's Monday once again. yipee?
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.
We're having a hot one today so I'm out the door shortly for my walk. Got to do it early today and tomorrow.


6 posted on 06/18/2007 5:03:39 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem?)
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To: spotbust1

Good morning.
I did.. : ) I hope all the other Dad’s did too. Thank you.


7 posted on 06/18/2007 5:36:58 AM PDT by The Mayor (http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: beachn4fun

Morning Beachie.
Monday is always a crazy day for me.


8 posted on 06/18/2007 5:37:33 AM PDT by The Mayor (http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: The Mayor

Good morning, Mayor


9 posted on 06/18/2007 5:40:45 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem?)
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To: All
If I die before you wake...
10 posted on 06/18/2007 6:47:05 AM PDT by The Mayor (http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: The Mayor; Finest FRiends

To All Who Are Serving Our Country



*THANK YOU*

11 posted on 06/18/2007 10:21:24 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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& Allies!!!!!!!

12 posted on 06/18/2007 12:34:25 PM PDT by Majie Purple (I (HEART SHAPE HERE) FRee Republic! &The Friends/FRiends I've met here!)
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To: Purple Mountains Maj; Aquamarine; beachn4fun; Billie; Diver Dave; DollyCali; dutchess; ...

HAPPY MILITARY MONDAY TO THE FINEST!



The Soldier’s Code

1) I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

2) I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender my men while they still have the means to resist.

3) If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

4) If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me, and will back them up in every way.

5) When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am bound to give only name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies, or harmful to their cause.

6) I will never forget that I am an American fighting man, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, August, 1955.


13 posted on 06/18/2007 12:56:04 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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14 posted on 06/18/2007 12:57:57 PM 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: All
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15 posted on 06/18/2007 1:12:01 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: All
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. – Women have made major advancements during their 64 years in the Corps from their beginnings during World War II. The Women Marines Association tries to uphold the traditions created during that time but the local San Diego Chapter is in need of the younger active duty members.


16 posted on 06/18/2007 1:38:10 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Dubya
The Women Marines Association tries to uphold the traditions created during that time but the local San Diego Chapter is in need of the younger active duty members.

Hmmmm. Maybe they should call 'em BAMs again. :))

17 posted on 06/18/2007 1:55:14 PM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: The Mayor; Texas Songwriter; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; ST.LOUIE1; JustAmy; GodBlessUSA; ...



GOD BLESS AMERICA!

[click on picture]

Run to the Sounds of the Guns
~~~by Texas Songwriter~~~
aka Jeff Russell


18 posted on 06/18/2007 2:06:09 PM PDT by LUV W (IF STANDING FOR LIBERTY IN THE WORLD MAKES ME A DISSIDENT, I WEAR THAT TITLE WITH PRIDE. GWB -07)
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To: LUV W

Re: Your ping to Your post # 18...

That trumps a virtual visual of a Snicker’s bar pic every time!...

I know that You know tis a carry over comment from another Thread reply!...

Am just explaining a bit so those who come across this reply & wonder what it means/the connection!


19 posted on 06/18/2007 3:15:51 PM PDT by Majie Purple (I (HEART SHAPE HERE) FRee Republic! &The Friends/FRiends I've met here!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

T Y for the pings today CMac! especially the stone sculptured Soldiers!Awesome!


20 posted on 06/18/2007 3:22:25 PM PDT by Majie Purple (I (HEART SHAPE HERE) FRee Republic! &The Friends/FRiends I've met here!)
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