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FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Flag Day ~ Happy Birthday United States Army ~ 14 JUNE 2011
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 06/13/2011 6:12:31 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

 
 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Happy Flag Day!

Happy Birthday United States Army!

The Fourth of July is traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as 'Flag Birthday'.

 In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as 'Flag Birthday', or 'Flag Day'.

In 1894, the governor of New York directed that on June 14 the Flag be displayed on all public buildings. With BJ Cigrand and Leroy Van Horn as the moving spirits, the Illinois organization, known as the American Flag Day Association, was organized for the purpose of promoting the holding of Flag Day exercises.

On June 14th, 1894, under the auspices of this association, the first general public school children's celebration of Flag Day in Chicago was held in Douglas, Garfield, Humboldt, Lincoln, and Washington Parks, with more than 300,000 children participating.

Adults, too, participated in patriotic programs. Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior, delivered a 1914 Flag Day address in which he repeated words he said the flag had spoken to him that morning: "I am what you make me; nothing more. I swing before your eyes as a bright gleam of color, a symbol of yourself."

Inspired by these three decades of state and local celebrations, Flag Day - the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 - was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson's proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.

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Two hundred and thirty-six years ago, the United States Army was established to defend our Nation. From the Revolutionary War to the current operations taking place around the world, our Soldiers remain Army Strong with a deep commitment to our core values and beliefs.

This 236th birthday commemorates America’s Army – Soldiers, Families and Civilians – who are achieving a level of excellence that is truly Army Strong. Being Army Strong goes beyond physical endurance and mental preparedness. It encompasses an indomitable spirit, and high ethical and moral values.

 These are not only desirable traits in a person, but in a Nation that wishes to live up to the ideals and vision of its founders. We are “America’s Army: The Strength of the Nation." Army Senior Leaders Birthday Message

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FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT~Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. 

Please remember: The Canteen is a place to honor and entertain our troops. The Canteen is family friendly. Let's have fun!

We pray for your continued strength, to be strong in the face of adversity.

We pray for your safety, that you will return to your families and friends soon.

We pray that your hope, courage, and dignity remain unbroken, so that you may show others the way.

God Bless You All ~ Today, Tomorrow and Always

 

 



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1 posted on 06/13/2011 6:12:38 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska


REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD!





SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!!!

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!





Lamh Foistenach Abu!
2 posted on 06/13/2011 6:13:16 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl!
3 posted on 06/13/2011 6:13:16 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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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


4 posted on 06/13/2011 6:13:29 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Woo-Hoo!


5 posted on 06/13/2011 6:13:35 PM PDT by PROCON (Liberals Mistake Education and Knowledge for Wisdom and Common Sense.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska






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~


6 posted on 06/13/2011 6:14:36 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
Please note that tonight’s thread was authored by laurenmarlowe. Please thank her.
Work has beat her up.

Thanks, unique, for the road trippers!

~ Happy Flag Day! ~ Happy Birthday United States Army!! ~


FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT
Showing support and boosting the morale of
our military and our allies’ military
and the family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.

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To every service man or woman reading this thread.
Thank You for your service to our country.
No matter where you are stationed,
No matter what your job description
Know that we are are proud of each and everyone of you.

To our military readers, we remain steadfast
in keeping the Canteen doors open.

The FR Canteen is Free Republic's longest running daily thread
specifically designed to provide entertainment and moral support for the military.

The doors have been open since Oct 7 2001,
the day of the start of the war in Afghanistan.

We are indebted to you for your sacrifices for our Freedom.



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7 posted on 06/13/2011 6:17:35 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
Thanks for tonight's Roadtrip, Ma!

Happy Flag Day and

Happy Birthday

United States Army!!

8 posted on 06/13/2011 6:18:11 PM PDT by PROCON (Liberals Mistake Education and Knowledge for Wisdom and Common Sense.)
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To: BIGLOOK; ConorMacNessa

About time Navy took first in something..:=)


9 posted on 06/13/2011 6:19:50 PM PDT by PROCON (Liberals Mistake Education and Knowledge for Wisdom and Common Sense.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; beachn4fun; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!





Pfc. John C. Johnson, USA, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, KIA Afghanistan 27May2011



I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)


God Of Our Fathers



Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps




Lamh Foistenach Abu!
10 posted on 06/13/2011 6:20:44 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


11 posted on 06/13/2011 6:21:41 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Sir, I would kindly ask you to forego posting U.S. Army casualties on this great occassion!


12 posted on 06/13/2011 6:23:46 PM PDT by PROCON (Liberals Mistake Education and Knowledge for Wisdom and Common Sense.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good evening, Kathy! Good evening, all!

Tomorrow is the last day with the students! They only come back for state testing after that.
Summer is getting close!

13 posted on 06/13/2011 6:23:51 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe
Thanks very much, Kathy, and thanks Kathy and Lauren for tonight's great Flag Day - US Army Birthday thread!

*HUGS*

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
14 posted on 06/13/2011 6:24:21 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


15 posted on 06/13/2011 6:24:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK
And tied for first....Mac and Hawaii grab the gold!!


16 posted on 06/13/2011 6:27:02 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: All


Happy birthday Army & a resounding thank you to all who serve!

17 posted on 06/13/2011 6:28:35 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: PROCON; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; beachn4fun; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; ...


Welcome To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, To Our Veterans, To All Military Families, To Our FRiends and To Our Allies!





Missing Man Setting

Never Forget Those Who Sacrificed All That We Could Live In Freedom!!





18 posted on 06/13/2011 6:31:18 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Good evening, TS...you mean they are off some days before coming back for testing?

Summer is almost here!! Yes....sundown is not until almost midnight.


19 posted on 06/13/2011 6:34:08 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; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; beachn4fun; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; PROCON; ...


FREEDOM ISN’T FREE!



It is purchased with the blood of Patriots!



Lamh Foistenach Abu!
20 posted on 06/13/2011 6:34:23 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Happy almost summer Tann! *hugs*

Did you see the Game of Thrones last night?


21 posted on 06/13/2011 6:36:40 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Thank you Ladies for this evenings thread! *hugs*


22 posted on 06/13/2011 6:37:38 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

From the Sierra Vista Herald -—

Our View: A good day to be a patriot

It will be hard not to feel patriotic Tuesday when Southeast Arizona joins the rest of our nation in celebration of two significant events.

The United States Army will celebrate its birthday and America will remember a symbol of our freedom on Flag Day.

Established 236 years ago, the Army remains the preeminent fighting force in all the world.

Formed one year before the organization of these United States, the Army had its humble beginnings in the Revolutionary War and was called, at the time, the Continental Army.

Including the National Guard and the Reserve, America’s Army is composed of more than 1.1 million soldiers, serving all over the world.

Since its inception, our “boots on the ground” fighting force has been charged with a vital mission: to defend this nation, our freedoms, and our way of life.

Beyond the point of that spear, are new roles and realities for our men and women in uniform. The Army has become part of an effort by this nation to police unrest in foreign countries divided by civil strife; the Army now actively assists private contractors in “nation-building” efforts in destitute lands where women and children are often the victims of intolerant cultures and society; and most recently, the Army serves an active role in assisting other federal agencies in protecting our nation’s borders.

Throughout its history, our Army has had to learn how to adapt, how to improve and change with the times.

It is now an organization that battles in cyberspace, actively recruits the talents of women, and openly accepts soldiers regardless of their sexual orientation.

A true contrast from its origin, when the primary organizers of the Continental Army were castoffs from the British, French and Prussian armies.

We want to wish our brothers and sisters in the United States Army a happy birthday, and call for this organization to stand tall for another quarter century, on to infinity.

The teachings and values of this organization have shaped our society, and judging from that success, our Army is nothing less than a national treasure of the highest order.

Which brings us to the symbol of everything the United States Army has sacrificed and served to achieve.

Tuesday, June 14, is also Flag Day in America.

The U.S. flag is 234 years old this year, established under the first Flag Act in 1777. The origins of its design and manufacture are much debated, but it is perfectly clear the earliest members of Congress knew the importance of a national banner.

The colors were taken from the British flag but ordered into a “new Constellation” to symbolize a new nation and new concept of governance. The flag is no more or less than that, a symbol to draw the focus of both reverence and vilification. It is why Old Glory flies higher than any other flag on U.S. soil and why it is the first target of those who hate this country.

We declared our own independence and created our own flag long before being officially “recognized” as a sovereign nation in the Treaty of Paris. That kind of self-determination is exactly what our national banner symbolized from the start.


23 posted on 06/13/2011 6:38:31 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; beachn4fun; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; PROCON; ...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, U.S. ARMY!!!





Lamh Foistenach Abu!

24 posted on 06/13/2011 6:43:25 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: All

Long may she wave!!!


25 posted on 06/13/2011 6:57:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: AZamericonnie
Woo-Hoo Connie!

A blistering 71 degrees here today...Pant, pant...Helped daughter move from here to there, still close though, YAY!

'Sup your way?!

26 posted on 06/13/2011 6:57:24 PM PDT by PROCON (Liberals Mistake Education and Knowledge for Wisdom and Common Sense.)
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To: All


27 posted on 06/13/2011 6:58:01 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; All

GREAT TRUTHS THAT LITTLE CHILDREN HAVE LEARNED:

1) No matter how hard you try, you can’t baptize cats.

2) When your Mum is mad at your Dad, don’t let her brush your hair.

3) If your sister hits you, don’t hit her back. They always catch the second person.

4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.

5) You can’t trust dogs to watch your food.

6) Don’t sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.

7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.

8) You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.

9) Don’t wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.

10) The best place to be when you’re sad is Grandpa’s lap.

GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!!!

Hello from Idaho!!

((hugs))


28 posted on 06/13/2011 6:59:45 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne
9) Don’t wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.

WHAT?!

All these years.....:=(

29 posted on 06/13/2011 7:03:23 PM PDT by PROCON (Liberals Mistake Education and Knowledge for Wisdom and Common Sense.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...how was your daughter’s graduation party? I’ll bet everyone had a wonderful time.

BBQ? Cake and ice cream?


30 posted on 06/13/2011 7:05:04 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; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; beachn4fun; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; PROCON; ...


THE SOLDIER’S CODE




Gen Dwight D. Eisenhower addresses troops of the 101st Airborne Division 5JUN1944 prior to D-Day Normandy

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.




Lamh Foistenach Abu!
31 posted on 06/13/2011 7:05:36 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
It went quite well, thanks. Pulled pork, burgers, dogs, fruit salad, Italian sausages with onions and peppers, Amish potato salad, red potato salad, cole slaw, veggie platters, cake and a half keg of Stella Artois. We rented a pavilion at a local county park. A good time was had by all.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
32 posted on 06/13/2011 7:11:22 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

"Ragged Old Flag"

Johnny Cash sings Ragged Old Flag

I walked through a county courthouse square
On a park bench, an old man was sittin' there.
I said, "Your old court house is kinda run down,
He said, "Naw, it'll do for our little town".

I said, "Your old flag pole is leaned a little bit,
And that's a ragged old flag you got hangin' on it".
He said, "Have a seat", and I sat down,
"Is this the first time you've been to our little town"
I said, "I think it is"
He said "I don't like to brag, but we're kinda proud of that "Ragged Old Flag".

"You see, we got a little hole in that flag there, when Washington took it across the Delaware.
And It got powder burns the night Francis Scott Key sat watching it, writing "Say Can You See".
It got a rip in New Orleans, with Packingham & Jackson tugging at its seams.
and It almost fell at the Alamo beside the Texas flag, But she waved on though.

She got cut with a sword at Chancellorsville,
And she got cut again at Shiloh Hill.
There was Robert E., Lee Beauregard and Bragg,
And the south wind blew hard on that "Ragged Old Flag"

On Flanders Field in World War I, She got a big hole from a Bertha Gun,
She turned blood red in World War II, she hung limp, and low, a time or two,
She was in Korea, Vietnam, she went where she was sent by her Uncle Sam.
She waved from our ships upon the briny foam and now they've about quit wavin' back here at home.

in her own good land here She's been abused,
She's been burned, dishonored, denied an' refused,
And the government for which she stands
Is scandalized throughout out the land.

And she's getting thread bare, and she's wearin' thin,
But she's in good shape, for the shape she's in.
Cause she's been through the fire before
And I believe she can take a whole lot more.

So we raise her up every morning,
We take her down slow every night,
We don't let her touch the ground,
And we fold her up right.

On second thought
I DO like to brag,
Cause I'm mighty proud of
that "Ragged Old Flag".


33 posted on 06/13/2011 7:11:31 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster - Sun Tzu)
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To: PROCON
9) Don’t wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts. WHAT?! All these years.....:=( LOL!!!!! ;)
34 posted on 06/13/2011 7:11:52 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

~~~~HAPPY FLAG DAY~~~~!!!!!!!!!!

God Bless you all!


35 posted on 06/13/2011 7:13:16 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Iron Munro

Woo-Hoo, thanks FRiend!


36 posted on 06/13/2011 7:14:15 PM PDT by PROCON (Liberals Mistake Education and Knowledge for Wisdom and Common Sense.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; AZamericonnie; HiJinx; Colonel_Flagg; BIGLOOK; ...


I AM THE FLAG
~Howard Schnauber~

I am the flag of the United States of America.
My name is Old Glory.
I fly atop the world's tallest buildings.
I stand watch in America's halls of justice.
I fly majestically over institutions of learning.
I stand guard with power in the world.
Look up ... and see me.

I stand for peace, honor, truth and justice.
I stand for freedom.
I am confident.
I am arrogant.
I am proud.

When I am flown with my fellow banners,
my head is a little higher,
my colors a little truer.

I bow to no one!
I am recognized all over the world.
I am worshipped -- I am saluted.
I am loved -- I am revered.
I am respected -- and I am feared.

I have fought in every battle of every war
for more then 200 years.
I was flown at Valley Forge,
Gettysburg, Shiloh and Appamatox.
I was there at San Juan Hill,
the trenches of France,
in the Argonne Forest,
Anzio, Rome, and the beaches of Normandy.
Guam, Okinawa, Korea and
KheSan, Saigon, Vietnam know me.
I was there.

I led my troops.
I was dirty, battleworn and tired,
but my soldiers cheered me
And I was proud.
I have been burned, torn and trampled
on the streets of countries I have helped set free.
It does not hurt, for I am invincible.

I have been soiled upon, burned, torn
and trampled on the streets of my country.
And when it's by those whom I've served in battle
-- it hurts.
But I shall overcome -- for I am strong.

I have slipped the bonds of Earth
and stood watch over the uncharted frontiers of space
from my vantage point on the moon.
I have borne silent witness
to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hours are yet to come.

When I am torn into strips and used as bandages
for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I am flown at half-mast to honor my soldier,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms of a grieving parent
at the grave of their fallen son or daughter,
I am proud.

My name is 'Old Glory'!
Long may I wave
o'er the land of the free
and the home of the brave.



GOD BLESS AMERICA
~~~~~~~~
GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!!!
~~~~~~~~~
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARMY!!

37 posted on 06/13/2011 7:16:06 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: AZamericonnie
Did you see the Game of Thrones last night?

What? You didn't hear me screaming from all the way over here?
Aaauuuuuuuugh!!!

38 posted on 06/13/2011 7:16:51 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; beachn4fun; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; PROCON; ...


ENJOY FREEDOM? . . .

THANK YOUR VETS . . .



. . . AND SERVING MILITARY!!!!






Lamh Foistenach Abu!
39 posted on 06/13/2011 7:17:06 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa


Honoring our Fallen

40 posted on 06/13/2011 7:20:42 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha, Hawaii...getting close to the longest day.

Sunrise....4:23am
Sunset....11:37pm


41 posted on 06/13/2011 7:21:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Iron Munro

I love that! Thanks for sharing!


42 posted on 06/13/2011 7:25:02 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
"There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere"
(click for YouTube)

FIRST COUNTRY MUSIC GOLD RECORD

Recorded by Elton Britt on March 19, 1942.

"The song seemed to fit America's wartime mood perfectly.
It was arguably the most played song of 1943;
and it brought Britt a gold record in 1944, the first awarded to a country artist."

Lyrics:

There's a star spangled banner waving somewhere
In a distant land so many miles away
Only Uncle Sam's great heroes get to go there
Where I wish that I could also live some day

I'd see Lincoln, Custer, Washington and Perry
Nathan Hale and Colin Kelly too
There's a star spangled banner waving somewhere
Waving o'er the land of heroes brave and true

In this war with its mad schemes of destruction
Of our country fair and our sweet liberty
By the mad dictators, leaders of corruption
Can't the U.S. use a mountain boy like me?

God gave me the right to be a free American
For that precious Right I'd gladly die
There's a star spangled banner waving somewhere
That is where I want to live when I die

Though I realize I'm crippled, that is true, sir
Please don't judge my courage by my twisted leg
Let me show my Uncle Sam what I can do, sir
Let me help to bring the Axis down a peg

If I do some great deed I will be a hero
And a hero brave is what I want to be
There's a star spangled banner waving somewhere
In that heaven there should be a place for me
.

43 posted on 06/13/2011 7:27:49 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster - Sun Tzu)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; AZamericonnie; PROCON; BIGLOOK; LUV W; SandRat; All


SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!





Must retire – the 0500 Reveille approaches relentlessly – the bugler already mounts the parapet. Will chat with you all on the morrow.

Good night, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America!

Godspeed our Troops around the Globe – especially those in harm’s way – by virtue of their service and sacrifice we continue to live in Freedom!







Lamh Foistenach Abu!
44 posted on 06/13/2011 7:28:21 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
...getting close to the longest day.

My favorite WWII movie of all time..:=)


45 posted on 06/13/2011 7:31:45 PM PDT by PROCON (Liberals Mistake Education and Knowledge for Wisdom and Common Sense.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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

Under God
June 14, 2011

Every parent knows the difference between rules designed primarily for the benefit of the parent and those designed for the benefit of the child. God’s rules fall into the latter category. As Creator of the human race, God knows how human society will work best.

I began to look at the Ten Commandments in this light—as rules designed primarily for our benefit. Jesus underscored this principle when He said, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath” (Mark 2:27).

The Bible is a most realistic book. It assumes human beings will be tempted to lust after a neighbor or covet someone else’s property, to work too hard, to strike out in anger at those who wrong them. It assumes humanity will bring disorder to whatever we touch. Each of the Ten Commandments offers a shield of protection against that disorder. We have the freedom to say no to our sinful inclinations. By doing so, we avoid certain harm.

Taken together, the Ten Commandments weave life on this planet into a more meaningful and structured whole, the benefit of which is to allow us to live as a peaceful, healthy community under God.

When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey. —Sammis

Oh, that my ways were directed to keep Your statutes! Then I would not be ashamed. —Psalm 119:5-6

Read: Mark 2:23-28

This is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. —1 John 5:3
Bible in a year:
Ezra 9-10; Acts 1


46 posted on 06/13/2011 7:32:55 PM PDT by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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To: PROCON
Howdy Pro & *Hugs* to ya!

It was over 100 degrees today but pleasant as the humidity was low.

However....my point of reference was from an air conditioned office!:)

Glad daughtergirl moved close by.

47 posted on 06/13/2011 7:33:12 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: HiJinx; SandRat; Old Sarge; PROCON


Happy Birthday Army!

48 posted on 06/13/2011 7:34:07 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Evening Navy Bro!!

I had a good day, even though half of my day was moving daughter-girl and all of her clothes and shoes..LOL!

Sheesh, can't believe one little 21 year old woman can have so many!

49 posted on 06/13/2011 7:35:49 PM PDT by PROCON (Liberals Mistake Education and Knowledge for Wisdom and Common Sense.)
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To: LUV W

Mine!


50 posted on 06/13/2011 7:36:41 PM PDT by PROCON (Liberals Mistake Education and Knowledge for Wisdom and Common Sense.)
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