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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Patrick Henry ~ July 6, 2009
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World | StarCMC

Posted on 07/05/2009 5:00:00 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

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~ Hall of Heroes ~

Patrick Henry
...a slightly different take on our heroes, in honor of Independence Day...

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Born: May 29, 1736
Birthplace: Hanover County, Virginia
Education: (Lawyer, Politician)
Work: Elected to Virginia House of Burgesses, 1765; Admitted to the Bar of the General Court in Virginia, 1769; Elected to the Continental Congress, 1774; Virginia Militia Leader, 1775; Governor of Virginia, 1776-1778, 1784.
Died: June 6, 1799


"Radical," is a title that few men can wear with ease. The name Patrick Henry, during the revolution and for some time after, was synonymous with that word in the minds of colonists and Empire alike. Henry's reputation as a passionate and fiery orator exceeded even that of Samuel Adams. His Stamp Act Resolutions were, arguably, the first shot fired in the Revolutionary War.


Patrick Henry's personality was a curious antidote to the stern honor of Washington, the refined logic of Jefferson, and the well-tempered industry of Franklin. Young Henry was an idler and by many accounts a derelict; though everyone knew he was bright, he simply would not lift a finger except to his own pleasure. By the age of 10, his family knew that he would not be a farmer, and tried instead to train him toward academe. He would not apply himself to studies either. At age 21 his father set him up in a business that he bankrupted shortly thereafter. Finally the general public disgust in Hanover and pressure from his young family (he had married at the age of eighteen) caused him to study for six weeks and take the bar exam, which he passed, and begin work as a lawyer.

In 1764 he moved to Louisa county, Virginia, where, as a lawyer, he argued in defense of broad voting rights (suffrage) before the House of Burgesses. The following year he was elected to the House and soon became its leading radical member. It was that year that he proposed the Virginia Stamp Act Resolutions. Few members of the Burgesses, as aristocratic a group of legislators as existed in the colonies, would argue openly for defiance of Gr. Britain. Henry argued with remarkable eloquence and fervor in favor of the five acts, which by most accounts amounted to a treason against the mother country. In 1774 he represented Virginia in the First Continental Congress where he continued in the role of firebrand. At the outbreak of the revolution, he returned to his native state and lead militia in defense of Virginia's gunpowder store, when the royal Governor spirited it aboard a British ship. Henry forced the Governor Lord Dunmore to pay for the powder at fair price.

In 1776, Henry was elected Governor of Virginia. He was re-elected for three terms and then succeeded by Thomas Jefferson. He was again elected to the office in 1784. Patrick Henry was a strong critic of the constitution proposed in 1787. He was in favor of the strongest possible government for the individual states, and a weak federal government. He was also very critical of the fact that the convention was conducted in secret.

President Washington appointed him Secretary of State in 1795, but Henry declined the office. In 1799, President Adams appointed him envoy to France, but failing health required him to decline this office too. He died on June 6, 1799 at age of 63.

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"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined."

–Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 5, 1778
The “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” Speech
 

 
NO  man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen, if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony.     

  The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfil the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason toward my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.     

  Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who, having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.     

  I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves and the House. Is it that insidious smile with which our petition  has been lately received? Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet. Suffer not 
yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort.      
  I ask gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? Has Great Britain any enemy in this quarter of the world to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us: they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain.     

  Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves longer. Sir, we have done everything that could be done, to avert the
storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded, and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne!     

  In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free—if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending—if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon, until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained—we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us!     

  They tell us, sir, that we are weak—unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?     

  Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature has placed in our power. Three millions of people armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, air, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston!  The war is inevitable—and let is come! I repeat it, sir, let it come!     

  It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace—but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms!  Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!


Please remember the Canteen is here to honor, support and entertain our troops and their families.  This is a politics-free zone!  Thanks for helping us in our mission!

And thanks, Biglook, for the heads up on this hero!

 



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1 posted on 07/05/2009 5:00:00 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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Please note: The author of the Hall of Heroes is StarCMC.
Please thank her for today’s thread.

Hall of Heroes: Patrick Henry

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2 posted on 07/05/2009 5:02:12 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Slow computer so I probably shouldn’t shout FIRST!!!!!


3 posted on 07/05/2009 5:05:09 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I loved his speech....it’s where I got my screen name.


4 posted on 07/05/2009 5:06:07 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Time to CLEAN HOUSE (AND Senate!!!) Kick their butts to the curb!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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

Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

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God Bless Our Republic

I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic, for which it stands;
one nation UNDER GOD,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

Prayers going up


5 posted on 07/05/2009 5:06:11 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma; Kathy in Alaska

Hey there, Ma and Grammie!

Ready for a new week?


6 posted on 07/05/2009 5:06:26 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support Our Troops ~ www.ourmilitary.mil ~)
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Honoring Our Heroes

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7 posted on 07/05/2009 5:07:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Aloha Night Owl!


8 posted on 07/05/2009 5:08:23 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Government needs a Keelhauling now and then.)
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To: HiJinx

Ready or not........here it comes!

And you?


9 posted on 07/05/2009 5:10:08 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

In.


10 posted on 07/05/2009 5:10:22 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: HiJinx

Hmmmmm.....ready for a new week?

I think so. Email update.


11 posted on 07/05/2009 5:11:30 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: All; laurenmarlowe


12 posted on 07/05/2009 5:14:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: All

A PRAYER OF PROTECTION

The light of God surround you
The love of God enfold you
The power of God protect you
The presence of God watch over you
Wherever you are, God is,
And all is well.
Amen.

BLESS THIS HOUSE
 Bless this house O Lord we pray; Make it safe by night and day; 
Bless these walls so firm and stout, Keeping want and trouble out:
Bless the roof and chimneys tall, Let thy peace lie over all;
Bless this door, that it may prove ever open to joy and love.
Bless these windows shining bright, Letting in God's heav'nly light;
Bless the hearth a'blazing there, with smoke ascending like a prayer;
Bless the folk who dwell within, keep them pure and free from sin;
Bless us all that we may be Fit O Lord to dwell with thee;
Bless us all that one day we May dwell O Lord with thee. 
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13 posted on 07/05/2009 5:15:43 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: StarCMC
Thanks, Star, for today's Hall of Heroes: Patrick Henry


14 posted on 07/05/2009 5:20:38 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Evening Kathy, hugs.

We would do well to remember these words.


15 posted on 07/05/2009 5:24:41 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Good evening, Taz...((HUGS))...those words need to be repeated, and repeated often, especially now.

Hope your day has not brought too many crazy people.


16 posted on 07/05/2009 5:32:24 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha, Hawaii....did the little wahines enjoy the fireworks?


17 posted on 07/05/2009 5:35:45 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good evening sunshine! How is our Ma tonight? How was your holiday weekend? xoxoxoxo, Meeky


18 posted on 07/05/2009 5:40:36 PM PDT by MeekMom (http://www.bible.ca/indexsalvation.htm)
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To: All

The U.S. Marine Corps Band plays patriotic tunes while marching through the crowd on the White House’s South Lawn during a celebration for military families July 4, 2009. DoD photo by Elaine Wilson

The U.S. Marine Corps Band plays patriotic music as a prelude to President Barack Obama’s speech during an Independence Day event at the White House in Washington, D.C., July 4, 2009. DoD photo by Elaine Wilson

19 posted on 07/05/2009 5:41:14 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Good evening precious! ((hugs))



20 posted on 07/05/2009 5:42:51 PM PDT by MeekMom (http://www.bible.ca/indexsalvation.htm)
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To: BIGLOOK
Good evening friend. How goes it with you? ((hugs))



21 posted on 07/05/2009 5:44:40 PM PDT by MeekMom (http://www.bible.ca/indexsalvation.htm)
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To: SandRat
Evening Sandy! ((hugs))



22 posted on 07/05/2009 5:46:04 PM PDT by MeekMom (http://www.bible.ca/indexsalvation.htm)
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To: TASMANIANRED
Tassy GF!!! How do, how do? ((((((Big Hugs!!!)))))



23 posted on 07/05/2009 5:47:49 PM PDT by MeekMom (http://www.bible.ca/indexsalvation.htm)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

re: #19
This is very very cool!


24 posted on 07/05/2009 5:48:23 PM PDT by MeekMom (http://www.bible.ca/indexsalvation.htm)
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To: AZamericonnie; LUV W; MS.BEHAVIN; Kathy in Alaska
Hope everyone had a great weekend! (((Hugs)))



25 posted on 07/05/2009 5:51:15 PM PDT by MeekMom (http://www.bible.ca/indexsalvation.htm)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good evening, Kathy!
Good evening, all!
26 posted on 07/05/2009 5:51:40 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (The sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weight-lifting sessions each week and...)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list

July 6, 2009
Bubbles On The Border
We do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. —2 Corinthians 4:18

Stuck in a long line at the US-Canada border, Joel Schoon Tanis had to do something to lighten the mood! He reached for his bottles of bubble-making solution, bounded out of the car, and began blowing bubbles. He handed bottles to other drivers too, and he says that “soon there were bubbles everywhere. . . . It’s amazing what bubbles do for people.” The line didn’t move any faster, but “suddenly everyone was happy,” Joel says.

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for,” said British statesman John Lubbock (1834–1913). A good attitude and the right focus help us to handle life joyfully, even though it doesn’t change our circumstances.

Paul encouraged the Corinthians in their trials: “Do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Cor. 4:18).

So what’s unseen and eternal that we can look at? The character of God is an excellent place to focus. He is good (Ps. 25:8), He is just (Isa. 30:18), He is forgiving (1 John 1:9), and He is faithful (Deut. 7:9).

Pondering God’s character can give us joy in the midst of our struggles.

The eyes of faith when fixed on Christ
Give hope for what’s ahead;
But focus on life’s obstacles,
And faith gives way to dread. —D. De Haan

When Christ is the center of your focus, all else will come into proper perspective.

Bible in One Year: Job 32-33; Acts 14


27 posted on 07/05/2009 5:55:15 PM PDT by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: MeekMom

HiYa MM! ((HUGS))


28 posted on 07/05/2009 6:02:39 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Do I have any choice?

Yes, I’m ready, I guess. It’s just more of the usual...


29 posted on 07/05/2009 6:03:16 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support Our Troops ~ www.ourmilitary.mil ~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Oh yes! But here we're pretty close to the launch site and the booms startled them a bit. It took a little while for them to get used to it.

The sight of them snuggling in their Daddy's arms with amazement at the display topped the evening. It was the best part of the show.
30 posted on 07/05/2009 6:05:01 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Government needs a Keelhauling now and then.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Not too many crazies..Still plenty of glow sticks floating around.


31 posted on 07/05/2009 6:17:28 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: MeekMom

Evening Meeky, Hugs.


32 posted on 07/05/2009 6:18:22 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: BIGLOOK

Oh, Hawaii...safe in Daddy’s arms. Memories are made of this. And traditions have begun.


33 posted on 07/05/2009 6:25:39 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: MeekMom

Thanks for the Hugs...I’ve been hug depleted.


34 posted on 07/05/2009 6:40:43 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Brad's Gramma
And in first....Grammie grabs the gold!!


35 posted on 07/05/2009 6:41:53 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC






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~


36 posted on 07/05/2009 6:44:55 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Tanniker Smith

Good evening, TS...((HUGS))...how is the window covering issue coming along? Are you able to sleep in now? Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July.


37 posted on 07/05/2009 6:45:17 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: All


Kate Smith ~ God Bless America


38 posted on 07/05/2009 6:50:27 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: TASMANIANRED; MeekMom
Hug delpeted????

That will never do.....

Big *hugs* to you both!

39 posted on 07/05/2009 6:56:15 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC

Thanks Ladies for this evenings thread & post! *hugs*


40 posted on 07/05/2009 7:05:26 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: MeekMom

It was a good weekend! Thanks!

Hope yours was too! Did you get to watch any fireworks? Live or TV?

I watched on-line! LOL!


41 posted on 07/05/2009 7:05:55 PM PDT by LUV W (A Free Iraq is possible because of the presidency, policies and patriotism of George W Bush!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

This is a very timely reminder of how our nation came together out of chaos to become the greatest nation in the world!

Hope it continues to be a beacon for liberty for centuries to come! Praying that it does!

Thanks for a great thread!


42 posted on 07/05/2009 7:07:31 PM PDT by LUV W (A Free Iraq is possible because of the presidency, policies and patriotism of George W Bush!!)
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To: All; MS.BEHAVIN; mylife; NYTexan; HiJinx; Brad's Gramma; Kathy in Alaska; AZamericonnie; ...

Whazzup?

43 posted on 07/05/2009 7:33:52 PM PDT by LUV W (A Free Iraq is possible because of the presidency, policies and patriotism of George W Bush!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks, Canteen heroes, for all you do to keep our country safe!

....and all our troops around the world. We love you!


44 posted on 07/05/2009 7:35:41 PM PDT by LUV W (A Free Iraq is possible because of the presidency, policies and patriotism of George W Bush!!)
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To: gimme1ibertee
And in second....gimme1ibertee snags the silver!!


45 posted on 07/05/2009 7:48:00 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: HopeandGlory
And rounding out the top 3....Nana Hope bags the bronze!!


46 posted on 07/05/2009 7:51:27 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: LUV W

Well, shucks! Might as well.....


47 posted on 07/05/2009 7:57:14 PM PDT by LUV W (A Free Iraq is possible because of the presidency, policies and patriotism of George W Bush!!)
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To: LUV W

Well, shucks! Might as well.....


48 posted on 07/05/2009 7:57:14 PM PDT by LUV W (A Free Iraq is possible because of the presidency, policies and patriotism of George W Bush!!)
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To: LUV W

Well, shucks! Might as well.....


49 posted on 07/05/2009 7:57:15 PM PDT by LUV W (A Free Iraq is possible because of the presidency, policies and patriotism of George W Bush!!)
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To: LUV W

Well, shucks! Might as well.....


50 posted on 07/05/2009 7:57:16 PM PDT by LUV W (A Free Iraq is possible because of the presidency, policies and patriotism of George W Bush!!)
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