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FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 21 June 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 06/20/2012 5:59:20 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska




~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~


FLIGHTLINE FOCUS

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Jeremy Constantineau uses binoculars to scan the flightline on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 3, 2012. Constatineau is an airfield operations systems officer assigned to the 49th Operations Support Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Leah Ferrante




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MORNING LAUNCH

U.S. sailors prepare an E-2C Hawkeye air craft for launch on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson under way in the Indian Ocean, April 6, 2012. The sailors are assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125. The Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing 17 are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Evans U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Evans


RIVER ROUTE

U.S. Army soldiers navigate narrow causeways along a river bank in the village of Marzak in Afghanistan's Paktika province, April 4, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment. Marzak has historically been a stronghold for the insurgency over the past decade until the Afghan and U.S Forces took advantage of the winter months to establish a local police force and secure the village. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Charles Crail


RESCUE TRAINING

Army Sgt. Nathan McLaughlin, right, rescues Army Staff Sgt. Christian Larsen, posing as a lost hiker, as they are hoisted into a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a search and rescue training exercise on Camp W.G. Williams in Riverton, Utah, April 3, 2012. McLaughlin, a standardization instructor, and Larsen, a medic, are assigned to Company C, 1st General Support Aviation Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, Utah Army National Guard. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dennis Henry



NIGHT REPLENISHMENT

The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser performs a replenishment at sea with the guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton during maritime exercise Koa Kai 12-2 in the Pacific Ocean, April 4, 2012. The semiannual exercise, based in the waters around Hawaii, provides training in an environment with multiple ships from multiple warfare areas. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Barker


JALALABAD RIDE

U.S. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ray Chandler and International Security Assistance Force U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Capel depart from Combat Outpost Bari Alai on a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, April 3, 2012. Chandler presented combat infantryman and action badges to soldiers assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, for their successful suppression of an insurgent attack on their outpost. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher Harper


HEADS UP

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Mark Wagner provides security for Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team engineers during a site survey in Kandahar, Afghanistan, March 29, 2012. Wagner is an individual augmentee assigned to the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team, which is a joint team of U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy service members and civilians. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tim Chacon




HALL OF HEROES

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz pins the Air Force Cross on Capt. Barry F. Crawford Jr. during a ceremony in the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, April 12, 2012. U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya

The rest of the story...Air Force Cross received


MISSILE INSPECTION

U.S. Air Force Maj. Todd Pierce inspects the bombs and missiles on an F-16C Fighting Falcon on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 5, 2012. Pierce is an F-16C pilot assigned to the 451st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri


SUPER RECOVERY

An F/A-18F Super Hornet recovers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Indian Ocean, April 11, 2012. The Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing 17 are participating in the Malabar Exercise with ships and aircraft from the Indian navy. The Hornet is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 22. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James Evans



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FReeper Conservateacher is requesting prayers for a friend's family. Their son has given his all.


TAPS

RIP

Spc Jarrod Lallier, USA
1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment,
4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division


Amazing Grace

The rest of the story

1 posted on 06/20/2012 5:59:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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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.

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

God Bless Our Republic

Prayers going up


2 posted on 06/20/2012 6:00:43 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl!
3 posted on 06/20/2012 6:00:43 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: Conservateacher; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...

~ Remembering Our Troops! ~

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4 posted on 06/20/2012 6:05:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiWPZJoxk1A


5 posted on 06/20/2012 6:06:06 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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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 06/20/2012 6:07:56 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: BIGLOOK; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


7 posted on 06/20/2012 6:10:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


Tempting Outside; Toxic Inside

June 21, 2012

An Australian study concluded that plainer cigarette packages would make smoking less appealing to teens. In response, the Australian government introduced legislation that would require tobacco companies to replace color, logos, and promotional text on cigarette packages with health warnings and images of diseased lungs. In effect, the Marlboro Man would give way to the Grim Reaper in an effort to reduce the number of deaths caused by smoking. But cigarette packaging isn’t the only thing that may be tempting on the outside with a toxic product inside.

The Old Testament book of Proverbs urges us to carefully consider the long-term results of all our choices. The recurring phrase “in the end” (Prov. 5:4; 25:8; 29:21) is a warning to look down the road and ask if what we’re attracted to will ultimately lead to joy or sorrow, honor or disgrace, life or death. “For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright” (2:6-7).

The key to avoiding the tragic results of foolish choices is embracing God’s wisdom as our guide through life. “Then [we] will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path” (v.9).

There’s so much wisdom to be learned,
So many ways for me to grow,
Lord, I would listen like a child,
And learn what You would have me know. —K. De Haan
Wisdom is understanding what’s really important.

Read: Proverbs 2:6-20

Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path. —Proverbs 2:9
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 82-84


8 posted on 06/20/2012 6:11:58 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)) Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


9 posted on 06/20/2012 6:15:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...any good news today?

Toasty here again.


10 posted on 06/20/2012 6:18:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: mountainlion

Good evening, mountainlion...((HUGS))

Thanks for the 82nd Airborne Song.....got my iPad out so I could access it.


11 posted on 06/20/2012 6:22:53 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Conservateacher

Rest In Peace our Heroes

Il Silenzio

Let Them In St. Peter


Prayers up for the Lallier Family & all who knew & loved him. Rest in peace our Hero Spc Jarrod Lallier.

12 posted on 06/20/2012 6:26:36 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you Kathy for this evenings thread of our finest at work! *Hugs*


13 posted on 06/20/2012 6:28:47 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: HopeandGlory

Good evening Hope & happy 1st day of summer! *Hugs*


14 posted on 06/20/2012 6:29:54 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

Thanks, AZ, for the red, white, and blue tribute.

Have you made it safely home? Easy commute? *HUGS*


15 posted on 06/20/2012 6:30:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: HopeandGlory; BIGLOOK
And tied for the gold....Nana Hope and Hawaii!!


16 posted on 06/20/2012 6:34:42 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: mountainlion

How appropriate mountainlion. *Hugs*


17 posted on 06/20/2012 6:35:59 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Prayers up for the Family of an American Hero.


18 posted on 06/20/2012 6:36:31 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: mountainlion
And mountainlion snags the silver!!


19 posted on 06/20/2012 6:40:56 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska


REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD!





GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS!!!





BOSTON, Oct. 21, 2009 - Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).
(Click for Bosun’s Whistle)




USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (Released)

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!







Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

20 posted on 06/20/2012 6:46:51 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: AZamericonnie
And rounding out the top "three"....AZ bags the bronze!!


21 posted on 06/20/2012 6:48:46 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa
I started with "Brahms, Part 1: The Early Years", and I followed with Brahms, Part 2: The Chamber Music Years".

On Friday, it's "Brahms, Part 3: The Orchestral Years", which will cover the German Requiem through the Third Symphony. I hope I make all this stuff understandable to our folks.

22 posted on 06/20/2012 6:50:28 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Safely home indeed & didn't overheat.:)

A lizard & two bunny's on the way.

Hope yours is convenient & avoid construction! lol

23 posted on 06/20/2012 6:53:31 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

Thank you Kathy and Az for the nice tribute. Jarrod and others like him leave too soon. He came from an awesome Christian family and are assured of his future in Heaven.


24 posted on 06/20/2012 6:54:03 PM PDT by Conservateacher
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha again and ((HUGS))

No real good news today....it's been quashed by Executive Priviledge....and the weather has taken a turn too.



But on the bright side, I'm patient.
25 posted on 06/20/2012 7:03:20 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor, and thanks for today’s sustenance for body and soul. ((HUGS))


26 posted on 06/20/2012 7:03:30 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Conservateacher

...and God rest your soul
Spc Jarrod Lallier...
Condolences to your friends and family.

27 posted on 06/20/2012 7:05:20 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Publius
I look forward to it with great anticipation, Publius! I'll be late signing on Friday - taking my youngest son to the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

28 posted on 06/20/2012 7:05:29 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: left that other site

Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...did you have a good day? Lots of lessons? Has it stopped raining so Linda can walk without getting wet?


29 posted on 06/20/2012 7:13:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


30 posted on 06/20/2012 7:16:08 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Conservateacher
Good evening, Conservateacher. and welcome to the Canteen.

Jarrod is one of our heroes. We thank him for his service to our country. Prayers of peace for him and his family.


31 posted on 06/20/2012 7:21:12 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: AZamericonnie

My straight shot is closed until October. I have to do some zigging and zagging to get back to my way home after the construction zone.

And I am off to tackle the trip home now. Be back in a bit.


32 posted on 06/20/2012 7:27:20 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Conservateacher

God Bless him and his family, Kathy,
Prayers up....


33 posted on 06/20/2012 7:57:53 PM PDT by HiJinx (He who controls the water, controls life.)
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To: BIGLOOK

Now that I’m home I can see your “black cloud” guy. LOL!!

I’m hoping to build on today’s main news....we will see.

Stay dry!!


34 posted on 06/20/2012 8:10:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: BIGLOOK

I don’t know about you, Big Guy, but I’m just about OUT of patience with these clowns! GRR! :)


35 posted on 06/20/2012 8:15:45 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Publius

Good evening, Publius...((HUGS))...looking forward to more Brahms.


36 posted on 06/20/2012 8:16:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa
"...taking my youngest son to the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington."

I'm jealous....a couple pictures would be nice. d:o)

37 posted on 06/20/2012 8:19:45 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

The best way to handle all that Brahms music is to bookmark the thread, and come back any time after to just wallow in the music.


38 posted on 06/20/2012 8:29:18 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: darkwing104; acad1228; Allegra; Army Air Corps; Arrowhead1952; bannie; beachn4fun; BIGLOOK; ...
Happy Birthday Darkwing & Many happy returns of the day! *Hugs*

39 posted on 06/20/2012 8:36:44 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good evening, Kathy!

*HUGS*

I expect to come away with a few pictures. I attended the Friday Evening Parade once before - it is an awe-inspiring ceremony.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

40 posted on 06/20/2012 8:39:15 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: darkwing104

Happy...
birthday...
to...
youuuuuu.....!

41 posted on 06/20/2012 8:48:53 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; mylife; TASMANIANRED; Publius; BIGLOOK; All

Just a drive by post to say “hi.”
It has been a very tough week.
Alot of pain, and I couldn’t get it under control.
Doc ordered an MRI of my lower spine and left hip,
and they are concerned about the left sided weakness I am having.
Also, Miriam is back in the hospital, in Intensive Care.
They are worried about her heart at this point, and I do not believe her prognosis is good.

Rough sledding, you know?
I’m beat and heading for bed.
Love and miss you all.
I hope to be here this weekend to play music and hang out.
We’ll see how it goes.
Much Love,
Ms.B


42 posted on 06/20/2012 8:49:05 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
After that, all I can say is:

((HUG))

Miss ya.

43 posted on 06/20/2012 8:51:18 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Howdy, Sis! ((((hugs))))

I’ve missed you! Prayers for your MRI and for Miriam. May
she find comfort and strength at this dire time.

See ya this weekend! :)


44 posted on 06/20/2012 8:51:38 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


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

Schumann - Traumerei
(Click)


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






Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

45 posted on 06/20/2012 8:51:52 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: LUV W
Aloha West Texas Rose!

A little anger management is what you need right now, not too much, as matter of fact very little. Let them dig their hole.

We're not supposed to speak of such matters here but WTH, ain't much else going round is there? So bombs away......



(Oh, that's just to help with the hole in a bipartisan act of faith.)
46 posted on 06/20/2012 8:53:52 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: BIGLOOK; LUV W
This surprises me not at all - it confirms their culpability as much as an outright confession.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

47 posted on 06/20/2012 9:00:13 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS!



TATTOO
(Click)


Must retire – the 0500 0430 Reveille approaches relentlessly. Our Taskmasters vex us with an ever-increasing burden of work. They have sequestered us in a remote chamber known only as “The Land of the Lost”, which bears a banner over the lintel stating:

“ABANDON ALL HOPE, YE WHO ENTER HERE!”

They stand and mutely watch over us as we toil hour upon hour without respite.

The Bugler, their minion, his grim visage replete with an evil sneer, already mounts the parapet.

If I can escape their iron grip, I’ll chat with you all on the morrow. I can say no more – they approach!

Do poor Tom some charity, whom the foul fiend vexes!




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!









Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

48 posted on 06/20/2012 9:01:49 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: darkwing104




Dangerous Duck!

49 posted on 06/20/2012 9:01:58 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: LUV W; HiJinx

We honor our fallen heroes....no matter what, they do their jobs.

God Bless them all.


50 posted on 06/20/2012 9:10:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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