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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day May 26,08 Memorial Day Military Tribute
Billie, The Mayor

Posted on 05/25/2008 7:09:29 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 ~

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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: ConorMacNessa's dad & ConorMacNessa, SoldiersPrayingMom's son jmpmstr4u2,
Indy Pendance's daughter, Agthorn's dad.
BOTTOM: Tupac, GulfWar1Vet, SandRat, JRios1968.



TOP: Jaxter, MozartLover's son, mystery-ak's son, mystery-ak's husband.
MIDDLE: skimask's son, silent_jonny's dad, dwhole2th's son, jackv's son.
BOTTOM: Jen's Mom's father, txradioguy.









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THE WEEKEND THREAD

05-16,17,18-08....
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KEYWORDS: freepers; military; monday; tribute
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1 posted on 05/25/2008 7:09:31 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...............2 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
visualops.................Son, 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
oneolcop.....................son
ItsForTheChildren........2 nephews
SoldierDad....son, nephew, neice, cousin
OhioWfan................................son
marsh2............nephew
lilycicero.......husband
DCBryan1........Active Duty
ladtx..................................2 sons
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
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
USMCWife6869...........Husband
AgThorn & Lily4Jesus......son
jackv...............................Son
Anne of DC.......niece's husband
GulfWar1Vet...........two cousins
TINA KIRBY...................Son
dwhole2th ......................Son
TADSLOS......................Son
Katydidnt...................son
Trooprally .................. son
Edgewood Pilot...son, 2 nephews
Diver Dave............cousin
007girl...................nephew
arbee4bush .............daughter
PERKY2004..........husband
NotJustAnotherPrettyFace---nephew
o_zarkman44..son,stepson,nephew
USAFSecurityForces.....ActiveDuty
Bushman2...........Son
GodBlessUSA......son
DeLaine....daughter in law
Kalee....brother,son-in-law
Enough_Deceit........son
xJones..............son
Freedom Dignity n Honor .....son





2 posted on 05/25/2008 7:11:22 PM PDT by The Mayor ("A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps" (Prov. 16:9))
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3 posted on 05/25/2008 7:13:30 PM PDT by The Mayor ("A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps" (Prov. 16:9))
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“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.

The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature, and has no chance of being free unless made or kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”

- John Stuart Mill


4 posted on 05/25/2008 7:16:24 PM PDT by The Mayor ("A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps" (Prov. 16:9))
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To: The Mayor

I’d like to be included in your list of veterans...

Thank you

Tennessee Nana


5 posted on 05/25/2008 7:33:55 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: The Mayor

Great picture.


6 posted on 05/25/2008 7:34:42 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: The Mayor; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; ST.LOUIE1; JustAmy; GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; ...

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



7 posted on 05/25/2008 7:49:41 PM PDT by LUV W (The Republican Party is strongest when it is fearlessly conservative! RL \:D/)
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To: Dubya

Thanks Dubya, I know you’d liked it.


8 posted on 05/25/2008 7:54:22 PM PDT by The Mayor ("A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps" (Prov. 16:9))
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To: LUV W

Thank you so much LuvW!


9 posted on 05/25/2008 7:55:26 PM PDT by The Mayor ("A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps" (Prov. 16:9))
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Photobucket,P. The battle for the island of Tarawa, November 20th marked America's first major offensive in the Pacific war. It was also the first attempt to make an amphibious assault against a highly fortified enemy position. It wrote a new page in military annals, as one of America's and the Marine Corps' bloodiest battles.

10 posted on 05/25/2008 7:57:06 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

November 20, 1943


11 posted on 05/25/2008 7:59:00 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: The Mayor

My honor and privilege, Rus!

Thank you for opening the thread for the Military Tribute for
Memorial Day. I was afraid there wouldn’t be one this year!


12 posted on 05/25/2008 8:01:06 PM PDT by LUV W (The Republican Party is strongest when it is fearlessly conservative! RL \:D/)
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13 posted on 05/25/2008 8:01:50 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: The Mayor; DollyCali; ST.LOUIE1; Aquamarine; dutchess; Mama_Bear; Billie; Allegra; lonestar; ...

"The Mansions of the Lord"
Words by Randall Wallace

To fallen soldiers let us sing
where no rockets fly nor bullets wing
Our broken brothers let us bring
to the mansions of the Lord

No more bleeding no more fight
No prayers pleading through the night
just divine embrace, eternal light
in the mansions of the Lord

Where no mothers cry and no children weep
We will stand and guard tho the angels sleep
All through the ages safely keep the mansions of
the Lord


~The Mansions Of The Lord~

14 posted on 05/25/2008 8:02:59 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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15 posted on 05/25/2008 8:03:32 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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Photobucket

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16 posted on 05/25/2008 8:05:48 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: Tennessee Nana

The list on our active duty Prayer list or the opening collages of pictures?


17 posted on 05/25/2008 8:12:45 PM PDT by The Mayor ("A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps" (Prov. 16:9))
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To: LUV W

I have been planning on it and would not miss this day. I will post special Military tribute days in the months to come, you can be assured of that!

The next one will probably be around July 4th.


18 posted on 05/25/2008 8:16:11 PM PDT by The Mayor ("A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps" (Prov. 16:9))
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To: MEG33

Beautiful Meg, Thank you!


19 posted on 05/25/2008 8:17:42 PM PDT by The Mayor ("A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps" (Prov. 16:9))
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To: The Mayor

I will be eagerly watching for them. Can’t have too much tribute for our brave and true!

Thank you for being here for them....and for us!


20 posted on 05/25/2008 8:17:54 PM PDT by LUV W (The Republican Party is strongest when it is fearlessly conservative! RL \:D/)
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To: Dubya

Great posts Dub, Thank you.


21 posted on 05/25/2008 8:18:22 PM PDT by The Mayor ("A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps" (Prov. 16:9))
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To: All
Chesty

22 posted on 05/25/2008 8:18:50 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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23 posted on 05/25/2008 8:20:30 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: The Mayor

My pleasure, Mayor. Thank you for our Memorial Day thread.


24 posted on 05/25/2008 8:21:30 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: LUV W

Oh, I agree with you there for sure.
When Billie asked me to post the Military threads because I was a Veteran, I jumped at.


25 posted on 05/25/2008 8:22:02 PM PDT by The Mayor ("A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps" (Prov. 16:9))
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26 posted on 05/25/2008 8:22:39 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: MEG33

I would not have missed it. Thanks as always for being here.


27 posted on 05/25/2008 8:23:11 PM PDT by The Mayor ("A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps" (Prov. 16:9))
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To: The Mayor

Well, I am married to a vet, and have an active member of the service, so I am always interested in military posts.

....so...thanks! Glad you’re here for them!


28 posted on 05/25/2008 8:26:38 PM PDT by LUV W (The Republican Party is strongest when it is fearlessly conservative! RL \:D/)
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To: MEG33; All


Soldiers of the Iraqi War
 
  I've thought about this country
This fighting, the war
Things that never really
Concerned me before
I've thought about our military
their struggles, their lives
And how hard it must be
On their families, their wives
The things they endure
For us all to be free
We take for granted
Everyday, you and me
They're without the ones
That truly care
But have a bond with their brothers
That's beyond compare
They watch their comrades
Fall in vain
Holding onto much more
than just the pain
They carry the scars of war each day
With not many a thankyou along the way
They stand with their backs
Straight and tall at the door
With no fear in their eyes
When its again time to deplore
Straight into battle, into the core
Our Strong Brave Soldiers, of the Iraqi War.

mary catherine


29 posted on 05/25/2008 8:37:24 PM PDT by Lady Jag (You can contribute to FR any time at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: Finest FRiends; The Mayor


I Stand Before You

I stand before you all today
But not one eye can see my way

My time arrived, to leave this earth
A fact so planned, to every birth

It happened where I had to go
My torch for life was so aglow

I transferred while in uniform
Protecting freedom, through a storm

Should I resent I died for you
Not on my life, red white and blue

Please help my family through each day
Tell all my friends, try not to stray

And of the country I did love
Do think of me, through God above

Your memories, brought forth this day
Send love to us, who could not stay

©2001Roger J. Robicheau
Former SP5 US Army

30 posted on 05/25/2008 8:48:01 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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31 posted on 05/25/2008 8:51:33 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: The Mayor

God Bless them all and very well done.
Thank you very much for the reminder. I shall never forget.


32 posted on 05/25/2008 8:53:18 PM PDT by Big Horn (I am bitter, I just want to eat my waffle.)
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To: LUV W

I know how much you love the Veterans and the Military, I can see it in all of your beautiful posts, from here and the Canteen.

Your Love and Patriotism gleams through your posts and as a Veteran I appreciate it so much.

Please pass your Thanks and heartfelt gratitude to your Husband and your Son.


33 posted on 05/25/2008 9:10:01 PM PDT by The Mayor ("A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps" (Prov. 16:9))
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To: Lady Jag

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for that!


34 posted on 05/25/2008 9:11:52 PM PDT by The Mayor ("A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps" (Prov. 16:9))
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To: JustAmy

Amy, That is truly a wonderful post. My screen got blurry.


35 posted on 05/25/2008 9:14:32 PM PDT by The Mayor ("A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps" (Prov. 16:9))
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To: Big Horn

Thank you Big Horn, this is just one of so many special days that we need to remember and show out Thanks to them all.

Never Forget, if we do we are bound to repeat the past.
God Bless.


36 posted on 05/25/2008 9:16:38 PM PDT by The Mayor ("A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps" (Prov. 16:9))
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To: The Mayor

The following is an email exchange between Mr G and a colleague of his who lost his son in Iraq. It seemed appropriate to post it here. I have removed names to protect the privacy of our friend.

“Hello my friend,
Once again, (my wife) and I are thinking of your family and the sacrifices you’ve made on our behalf. We so appreciate our freedom, and know as best we can, that it is secured and protected by folks like you and your son. It seems so trite to only be able to say, “thank you”, but truly that is all I can offer.

Please accept our sincere kindest regards, and lift one of those really fine beverages, as we will.

All His best,
xxxx & yyyyyy

Let me tell you how much it means to us to hear you say it!

(my son) would, of course, laugh it off. He’s a Marine and he considered his sacrifice to be part of his obligation to others. What a mind-set for someone 26 years old in 2005, huh? I do not think that you can bring a kid up to have that kind of mind-set, I think they are born with it and I weep and rejoice in it.

I look at some of the stuff on street corners these days and can only conclude that those who would do us harm may have already won. Then I think of fine young men and women who put on “the suit” each morning and selflessly offer themselves for the rest of us and I give thanks.

Truly, there were only two who offered their lives for the rest of us, Jesus Christ and the kids in our military, Could that be why Christ understood the Centurion?

(my wife) and I want to share that there are no words to describe how much your thoughts and prayers mean to us. Thinking about people like you who are thinking about us is, I believe, truly coming close to touching God.

Bless you both!


37 posted on 05/25/2008 9:18:00 PM PDT by Grammy (Maxine Waters wants to....sociali.... er ....nationali....er... take over the oil industry.)
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To: The Mayor

I certainly will. And thank you for your kind words, Rus.

Also, thank YOU for your service. You are counted amongst my
heroes!


38 posted on 05/25/2008 9:21:09 PM PDT by LUV W (The Republican Party is strongest when it is fearlessly conservative! RL \:D/)
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To: Grammy

Wow! You know sometimes saying Thank you says so much.

Thank you Grammy, excellent post.

I still wonder where so many come from that are so dedicated to the survival of this Country, then I sit and reflect and realize, it comes from how they were raised. From Patriots come Patriots, Love of God, Men and Country is something that instilled in us from birth. Children have to be raised in Faith and guidance from Godly Faithful parents, that is what made this Country great and we will keep it that way as long as there is one Patriot standing.


39 posted on 05/25/2008 9:37:21 PM PDT by The Mayor ("A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps" (Prov. 16:9))
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To: LUV W

Thank you... I am what I am and nothing more.
God made me this way and I Love Him for it.


40 posted on 05/25/2008 9:38:31 PM PDT by The Mayor ("A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps" (Prov. 16:9))
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To: The Mayor; GodBlessUSA; jaycee; Lady Jag; MEG33; Cardhu; AFPhys; Iowa Granny; Miss Marple; ...
I posted this last year a the Memorial thread about my favorite vet to memorialize - my Dad! ...HERE



DollyCali’s Dad
MM Michael Grlicky, USN



Raised as one of 7 children to immigrant farming parents from Czechoslovakia, Mike was born in Michigan & later relocated with his family to NE Ohio. Public Schools & technical training at East Tech in Cleveland helped him with skills that would be used in the military & in his early jobs following college graduation

He met wife Eleanor at Martin Luther Lutheran Church & they were married shortly before the US was attacked at Pearl Harbor. Mike joined his other 4 brothers in signing up when the nation was attacked. The other 4 joined Army but Mike loving the water, chose Navy

He used his mechanical skills learned at East Tech to become a Machinist Mate. He envisioned lots of travel on ships. But the curse of all naval guys was his.. SHORE DUTY. He was stationed in Pacific theater in Okinawa & This was a “boring” land assignment to dad as he was in charge of setting up & maintaining the water purification on the island for the troops. He didn’t speak much about his war time but did recall LONG days & nights on Okinawa playing cards with his shipmates.

Following the war he used the GI Bill to go to Chiropractic College (a new field) in Davenport Iowa. He trained under BJ Palmer - the father of Chiropractic. Those early years found students invited to BJ’s home & learning the skills from the Master.

Back in Ohio following graduation & further studies at Logan Basic in St. Louis presented a dilemma.. Begin a practice & have the financial drawbacks that went with it or use his mechanical skills in industry & make the comfortable living.

Mom’s 10 votes to dads one vote had Industry(money) over Chiropractic(drought). As fate would have it, years later he was in middle management and the company was overtaken by a mega-buyout & he was “downsized”…

The devastation of this job and income loss was huge. The silver lining is that he was able to NOW later in life, do what he wanted to do his WHOLE life & he began his chiropractic practice.

He died of heart failure at age 74 & at his funeral My brother & I were thrilled and touched by the number of patients who came through & told us how much he meant to them & how often he treated them if they couldn’t pay. And this was the norm, not the rarity. He felt it was his duty to help/cure the infirm.. not get rich off of them.

He was an active man his entire life. He bicycled, walked, golfed, and was an avid card player. He was very involved as a Mason with the Twinsburg Lodge & along with my Mom in Eastern Star. He became Worthy Master & attained the 32nd degree

He was a fun father & played with us and taught us much regarding life. My love & excitement regarding the outdoors I attribute to the hours we would tromp around the woods & have berry picking outings or go to a nice lake & swim & enjoy the sun & nature in general.

He was a devoted & involved father to both my brother and my self. As a teen I could NOT even get a temporary permit to drive until I could change the oil of the car, change a tire & learn to check fluids & FILL THEM, I attribute my math skills to the hours he spent with me playing cards. He was the faithful dad when I did my dance lessons over the years. Mom never drove & if I couldn’t get there via bus, Dad would drive. In Sunday school we had “memory ladders”. Dad spent hours each week for MANY years learning them all with me. He always learned them faster. He had a wonderful mind & great sense of humor. He would amuse my friends when we would go on family outings as he was the only dad in the water & did fancy dives & flips off the board. The other dads were drinking beer with their buddies (my dad caught up on that later in day however).

His two times of "not so happy with Dolly" came when at 16 I sneaked out with the car one evening & got in accident. The second is at my wedding I chose White tie/tails for the attire for the men. He said he felt like a penguin. (but he looked very handsome). He was very proud when I joined the Navy following college & proud also of my brother's decision to join the Air Force. He was a wonderful grandpa & in his later years loved his "pup" Pierre, a Pomeranian, that he called - PeePee Fox.

He served his country, his church and his family with devotion & honor. Each Memorial Day I proudly go & “decorate” his grave & thank God for men such as him who have been the backbone & examples of decency in our great country.







41 posted on 05/25/2008 9:38:41 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

Wow Dolly, Thank you and God Bless my FRiend.


42 posted on 05/25/2008 9:40:52 PM PDT by The Mayor ("A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps" (Prov. 16:9))
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To: The Mayor

I thank the Lord for YOU and that I have met you!

I also thank Him for all our brave soldiers who do the
hard job—and give their all sometimes—by keeping this
great country safe from our enemies!

How could we NOT honor them!


43 posted on 05/25/2008 9:41:40 PM PDT by LUV W (The Republican Party is strongest when it is fearlessly conservative! RL \:D/)
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To: DollyCali

What a lovely tribute to a real hero, Dolly! Thank you for
sharing it with us here!


44 posted on 05/25/2008 9:43:10 PM PDT by LUV W (The Republican Party is strongest when it is fearlessly conservative! RL \:D/)
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim,

First Thank you my FRiend for ALL of your sacrifices you have made for this Country. Thank you for serving and Thank you for Free Republic.

You have been all of our thoughts and Prayers and I am still Praying for your quick and complete recovery.

God Bless you Jim.


45 posted on 05/25/2008 9:48:59 PM PDT by The Mayor ("A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps" (Prov. 16:9))
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To: DollyCali; jkphoto; The Mayor; Billie; dutchess; JustAmy; MEG33; jaycee; yorkie; Diver Dave; ...
That is a touching and beautiful tribute to your dad, Dolly. Thank you!

It made me think that maybe I should post this link to a page I made several years ago that is linked to my FR profile page. I have dedicated this to my TWO dad's; my father and my husband's father. Each served honorably in the Navy.

I post this in memory of all Navy men and women who made the ulitimate sacrifice for their country and gave their lives serving in the United States Navy....

I Am The American Sailor

46 posted on 05/25/2008 10:09:23 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: Lady Jag

Wonderful poem....


47 posted on 05/25/2008 10:14:31 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: JustAmy

Sending love...


48 posted on 05/25/2008 10:15:20 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: The Mayor
From Patriots come Patriots, Love of God, Men and Country is something that is instilled in us from birth.

Amen, my FRiend...it is so.

49 posted on 05/25/2008 10:30:05 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support our Troops ~ www.americasupportsyou.mil ~)
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To: Dubya; The Mayor; All

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50 posted on 05/25/2008 10:32:45 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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