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FReeper Canteen ~ Independence Day ~ July 4, 1776 ~ 04 July 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 07/03/2012 6:00:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska


The FReeper Canteen Presents...

~ Independence Day ~ July 4, 1776 ~

Preamble to the Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Star Spangled Banner

US Army

US Marine Corp

US Navy

US Air Force

US Coast Guard

God Bless The USA

American Patrol

The Liberty Bell

I Pledge My Allegiance

Stars & Stripes Forever

My Country Tis of Thee




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1 posted on 07/03/2012 6:00:20 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 AND OUR BELOVED NATION!!!





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)

2 posted on 07/03/2012 6:00:52 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: Kathy in Alaska



3 posted on 07/03/2012 6:00:56 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (One out of three ain't good enough, Make November work.)
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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~


4 posted on 07/03/2012 6:01:23 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

Thanks, Connie, for having my back....I made it home finally, and we have internet at home.

Lost internet at work about noon....it is still out and we were not able to process payroll. Surely it will be up by tomorrow, so I will go in for a couple hours and help.

*HUGS*


5 posted on 07/03/2012 6:07:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

You Made it! Yay!:)

Thank you for this years Independence Day celebration! *Hugs*

6 posted on 07/03/2012 6:07:29 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening Conor. *Hugs*

Any neat celebrations your way tomorrow?


7 posted on 07/03/2012 6:09:01 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha Bigs! *Hugs*

Celebrating with Sonboy & the Wahines tomorrow?


8 posted on 07/03/2012 6:13:45 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; 300winmag; ..

~ Independence Day ~ July 4, 1776 ~

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.

CLICK HERE TO FIND LATEST THREADS



CLICK FOR Current local times around the world

CLICK FOR local times in Seoul, Baghdad, Kabul,
New York, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Anchorage


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.



NOTE: CANTEEN MUSIC
Posted daily and on the Music Thread
for the enjoyment of our troops and visitors.


9 posted on 07/03/2012 6:14:53 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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To: AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; Drumbo; Esmerelda; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; StarCMC
SEATTLE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Tuesday, July 3, 8 PM Pacific (11 PM Eastern)

Broadcast live at KING-FM

Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A, K. 305
Andrew Wan, violin
Jeewon Park, piano

When Jefferson died in 1826, an inventory of his music library showed tons of sheet music of English dances, but the one thing that stood out like a beacon was a book of Mozart violin sonatas. The early works were written for the home market, but the middle and late period violin sonatas were written for professionals. If Jefferson could play these well, he was a violinist of concert quality. This sonata is new to me, but I can guarantee that it will be fun.

Faure: Quartet for Piano and Strings in G minor, Op. 45
Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
James Ehnes, violin
David Harding, viola
Edward Arron, cello

This is very French, romantic, and quite nice.

Schubert: Quintet for Piano and Strings in A, D. 667
Jon Kimura Parker, piano
Karen Gomyo, violin
Erin Keefe, viola
Bion Tsang, cello
Jordan Anderson, bass

This is the famous “Trout Quintet”, named thus because its fourth movement is a set of variations on his song, “The Trout”. Schubert liked to vacation in the town of Steyr, where he stayed with mine manager and amateur cellist Sylvester Paumgartner, who had a large house with a fine salon for chamber music. When Schubert was 22, he stayed there and answered Paumgartner’s request for something based on “The Trout” with this piece. Sylvester played the cello, and friends played the three other string parts from music paper where the ink was still wet on the page. Schubert played the piano part from memory and wrote it all down later for publication. It’s one of the warhorses of the repertory, but it’s sheer fun. You walk out of the hall smiling and whistling the tunes.

10 posted on 07/03/2012 6:15:54 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Greetings From Aussie-Land!

Hunting for those great guy(s)

If You Find Them, You Can Have Them!

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11 posted on 07/03/2012 6:17:06 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: Kathy in Alaska
This ol' Nam Vet Fly Boy, wishes everyone (especially our Vets and their families) a safe and Happy 4th.

Let us not forget those who are off putting it all on the line while serving in harms way that we may enjoy this Independence Day.

Stay well, stay safe and God Bless!

And God Bless America!

Michael,
Burlington, VT

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12 posted on 07/03/2012 6:18:31 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK; All
Happy Independence Day!

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


13 posted on 07/03/2012 6:22:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


14 posted on 07/03/2012 6:23:03 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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To: Publius

Good evening Prof! *Hugs*

Such a coincidence....I clicked on your last post of this link this afternoon & saw they broadcast on Tues & Fri.

Going to try & listen in tonight.


15 posted on 07/03/2012 6:24:17 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie
Good evening, Connie!

*HUGS*

Great to see you this evening! We're playing it pretty low-key this year - I've been sick the last few days and will try to get some rest. It's too hot (for me) for grilling - I think we'll have some stuffed salmon filets. I have a couple of errands to run - will try to take care of them in the a.m. before the serious heat sets in.

Our National Emblem flies high and proud at Castle MacNessa - now more important than ever!



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)

16 posted on 07/03/2012 6:25:57 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
~ Their Commitment To Our Independence ~

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17 posted on 07/03/2012 6:26:23 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: AZamericonnie

You’ll love the Trout Quintet. It was written for friends and family, and it’s a lot of fun.


18 posted on 07/03/2012 6:27:20 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: AZamericonnie
Aloha Connie! ((hugs))

Fireworks tomorrow night at Moku Ola Island....a family tradition to go sit in the rain and watch. but that's ok.....I've got a big umbrella.

What have you got planned in your neighborhood?
19 posted on 07/03/2012 6:30:14 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (One out of three ain't good enough, Make November work.)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Happy Independence Day Conservative Vermont Vet & thank you for your service! *Hugs*

20 posted on 07/03/2012 6:31:41 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
Happy "Return to the World" day, CVV!!


21 posted on 07/03/2012 6:34:23 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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To: SkyDancer

Oh good gads Janie.....I can’t see a one of them & I know they have what it takes! LOL

How’s flights Janie? *Hugs*


22 posted on 07/03/2012 6:38:49 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All
Happy 4th Kathy and everybody.Have a whole bunch of family coming over tom.Baby G is our newest baby and he just turned 9 months.he likes to smile :)His father is in Ohio working on the grid to get the power back.Been gone since Early Saturday.
23 posted on 07/03/2012 6:40:38 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
A jukebox of patriotic songs for "Independence Day" as a salute to the TROOPS.

24 posted on 07/03/2012 6:43:32 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; AZamericonnie; HiJinx; Colonel_Flagg; BIGLOOK; ...

Happy 4th of July Everyone!!

Lee Greenwood~Proud To Be An American (YouTube)

25 posted on 07/03/2012 6:43:41 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...hope you are feeling a bit better.
Did you get a fan for upstairs and maybe get some good rest?


26 posted on 07/03/2012 6:45:02 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Beautiful thread, Kathy!
Thanks for your hard work and Happy...


27 posted on 07/03/2012 6:48:04 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: BIGLOOK
Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...festivities for the 4th?


28 posted on 07/03/2012 6:50:38 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Thanks very much, Kathy!

*HUGS*

Thank you so much for posting this Independence Day ~ July 4, 1776 thread!

While I was at work today I ventured into FR a couple of times - I was disheartened by some of the things I saw. A Vanity by Workerbee "Has the Fourth of July Been Hijacked?" drew some of the most negative, defeatist posts I have seen on this form. I responded, of course, and was glad to see several responses from real Americans.

I think it's great that you dated this thread July 4, 1776 - That's where we are today. Defeatism is not the course to take - Our Forefathers risked everything, their "lives, fortunes and sacred honor," in pursuit of that Great Triad of Rights - Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness - that has energized generations of Americans ever since.

The path before them was perilous as ours is now - but we must not let this great Nation sink into the sewer of socialism. Never forget the heroic example of patriots like George Washington, Nathan Hale, John Paul Jones, Francis Marion and many others. God save the United States of America!



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)

29 posted on 07/03/2012 6:50:38 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
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


30 posted on 07/03/2012 6:50:53 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Always great to see you as well Conor.

Stuffed salmon sounds delish...wish my family enjoyed it as much as I do.

Sonboy has to work & it's to darn hot here to go out. Not to mention it's supposed to storm tomorrow.

Going to cook some ribs & throw them over charcoals to finish.

Some Boston Pop's on the TV to round out the evening.

I'm sorry your not feeling well & hope some rest does the trick!

31 posted on 07/03/2012 6:53:01 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

32 posted on 07/03/2012 6:53:44 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: AZamericonnie
Good evening, AZ, and thanks for the red, white, and blue tribute.

Did you have a good commute? Not too much traffic? Critters stay out of your way? *HUGS*


33 posted on 07/03/2012 6:56:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hurray!!!!!


34 posted on 07/03/2012 6:57:29 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Amen, Conor! Amen......

(((hugs)))...and howdy! :)


35 posted on 07/03/2012 6:59:55 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Young John-Man has let me use his fan - will probably get another one soon. I slept well last night but woke up today with sharply increased pain - lower back and left hip.

I have no idea what the cause is, unless another disc is failing. My mobility was seriously impaired today all day. I nearly left early but managed to hang in until the end of the day. Off tomorrow - will sleep in. I have a couple of errands to run - will do them early and get in before the heat of the day set in.



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)

36 posted on 07/03/2012 7:09:25 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

Hi AZ! Not doing too many. Ground school going well. Big 4th. thing tonight at the local pub. R/Janey


37 posted on 07/03/2012 7:12:34 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: LUV W
Good evening, Luv!

*HUGS*

I hope you and yours have a great Independence Day! Thanks very much to your son for his stalwart service on behalf of our Nation!



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)

38 posted on 07/03/2012 7:14:15 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: Publius

Good music there! Thanks for sharing the link with us!


39 posted on 07/03/2012 7:14:15 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

“The Empty Chair”

By Captain Carroll “Lex” Lefon, USN (ret), on December 21st, 2004

“In the wardroom onboard the aircraft carrier from which I recently debarked was a small, round table, with single chair. No one ever sat there, and the reasons, both for the table being there, and for the fact that the chair was always empty, will tell the reader a little bit about who we are as a culture.The wardroom, of course, is where the officers will dine; morning, noon and evening. It is not only a place to eat – it is also a kind of oasis from the sometimes dreary, often difficult exigencies of the service. A place of social discourse, of momentary relief from the burdens of the day. The only things explicitly forbidden by inviolable tradition in the wardroom are the wearing of a cover or sword by an officer not actually on watch, or conversation which touches upon politics or religion. But aboard ships which observe the custom, another implicit taboo concerns the empty chair: No matter how crowded the room, no matter who is waiting to be seated, that chair is never moved, never taken.

The table is by the main entrance to the wardroom. You will see it when you enter, and you will see it when you leave. It draws your eyes because it is meant to. And because it draws your eyes it draws your thoughts. And though it will be there every day for as long as you are at sea, you will look at it every time and your eyes will momentarily grow distant as you think for a moment. As you quietly give thanks.

As you remember.

The small, round table is covered with a white linen tablecloth. A single place setting rests there, of fine bone china. A wineglass stands upon the table, inverted, empty. On the dinner plate is a pinch of salt. On the bread plate is a slice of lemon. Besides the plate lies a bible. There is a small vase with a single red rose upon the table. Around the vase is wound a yellow ribbon. There is the empty chair.

We will remember because over the course of our careers, we will have had the opportunity to enjoy many a formal evening of dinner and dancing in the fine company of those with whom we have the honor to serve, and their lovely ladies. And as the night wears on, our faces will in time become flushed with pleasure of each other’s company, with the exertions on the dance floor, with the effects of our libations. But while the feast is still at its best, order will be called to the room – we will be asked to raise our glasses to the empty table, and we will be asked to remember:

The table is round to show our everlasting concern for those who are missing. The single setting reminds us that every one of them went to their fates alone, that every life was unique.

The tablecloth is white symbolizing the purity of their motives when they answered the call to duty.

The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing, and their loved ones who kept the faith.

The yellow ribbon around the vase symbolizes our continued determination to remember them.

The slice of lemon reminds us of the bitterness of their fate.
The salt symbolizes the tears shed by those who loved them.
The bible represents the faith that sustained them.
The glass is inverted — they cannot share in the toast.
The chair is empty — they are not here. They are missing.

And we will remember, and we will raise our glasses to those who went before us, and who gave all that they had for us. And a part of the flush in our faces will pale as we remember that nothing worth having ever came without a cost. We will remember that many of our brothers and sisters have paid that cost in blood. We will remember that the reckoning is not over.

We many of us will settle with our families into our holiday season, our Christmas season for those who celebrate it, content in our fortune and prosperity. We will meet old friends with smiles and laughter. We will meet our members of our family with hugs. We will eat well, and exchange gifts and raise our glasses to the year passed in gratitude, and to the year to come with hope. We will sleep the sleep of the protected, secure in our homes, secure in our homeland.

But for many families, there will be an empty chair at the table this year. A place that is not filled.

We should remember.”

Thanks To Alfa6 For The Narrative Of “The Empty Chair.”

Schumann - Traumerei
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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)

40 posted on 07/03/2012 7:15:54 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

It will be a challenge not to smile throughout the Trout Quintet. There isn’t a sunnier work in the chamber repertory.


41 posted on 07/03/2012 7:20:43 PM PDT by Publius (Leadershiup starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: Publius
Good evening, Publius...((HUGS))...looks like a good program.


42 posted on 07/03/2012 7:21:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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To: HopeandGlory

Thanks, Nana Hope....Lady Liberty in her finest!!


43 posted on 07/03/2012 7:27:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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To: Publius

I look forward to a smile! ;)


44 posted on 07/03/2012 7:30:41 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


Fireworks And Freedom

July 4, 2012

Thanks to the ingenuity of our Chinese friends, we here in the US celebrate our independence this month with massive displays of colorful fireworks.

Every year when we sing our national anthem and enjoy the vibrant patterns created by “bombs bursting in air,” I remind myself that most bombs are deadly, not beautiful like the fireworks display. Although both use similar ingredients, one is intended to kill; the other to entertain. In this metaphor we see an example of how something can be used for both good and evil. In the hands of capable, careful, and caring people, something dangerous becomes glorious. But the opposite is also true.

Freedom—the very thing we celebrate with fireworks—can also be used for good and evil. As believers in Christ, we are free from the restrictive Mosaic law, but the Bible warns us not to use our spiritual freedom for selfish purposes: “Do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another” (Gal. 5:13).

Not everyone has political and religious freedom, but all believers in Christ have spiritual freedom. We must not use it as a weapon to impose our will on others but to display the glory of God’s will.

Free from the law—O happy condition!
Jesus hath bled, and there is remission;
Cursed by the law and bruised by the fall,
Grace hath redeemed us once for all. —Bliss
Freedom doesn’t give us the right to do what we please, but to do what pleases God.

Read: Galatians 5:1-14

For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. —Galatians 5:13
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 120-123


45 posted on 07/03/2012 7:34:58 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: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


PRAYERS GOING UP FOR OUR AMERICAN HEROES AND FOR OUR BELOVED NATION!







GEN. GEORGE WASHINGTON AND THE MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE AT VALLEY FORGE

Maj. Gen. Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
Drilled the Continentals into an Army of trained Soldiers at Valley Forge

Gen. Casimire Pulaski
Father of the U.S. Cavalry at Valley Forge

"Let Tyrants Shake Their Iron Rod"
William Billings
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In the coldest and darkest days of the American Revolution, General George Washington raised his prayers for the survival of his beleaguered Army and of the new Nation. The Lord answered those prayers, upheld his Army through a punishing nadir to everlasting glory and bestowed His manifold benefits upon the new Nation.

In like manner, let our prayers now rise for our heroes in the American military who seek to secure the benefits of Freedom on behalf of a people hungry for them. Father, look on our prayers for them with favor, guide their steps in righteousness and keep them in the shelter of Your Healing Wings. Bless and uphold them in the performance of their Mission. Through Jesus Christ, Your Son, with the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever, Amen.




SHADOWS AT ARLINGTON

God Of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand
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Heavenly Father, Lord of the Nations, unto Your Divine Mercy we commend the souls of these brave men and women who have fallen in the service of our Beloved Nation and in defense of the Freedoms we hold dear. We pray that You gather them in Your loving embrace, that You cause Your countenance to shine upon them, and that You vouchsafe their souls to dwell eternally in Your Divine Presence. Through Jesus Christ Your Son, with the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever, Amen.







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)

46 posted on 07/03/2012 7:36:20 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
Aloha Night Owl! ((HUGS))


Nothing really special except for the fireworks show at Coconut Island Maybe my son found a place to buy some sparklers and sky rockets for the young wahines but looking around town the last few days it's been pretty dismal. All that the enviros do to preserve air quality in the middle of the Pacific makes people mad.
47 posted on 07/03/2012 7:42:25 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (One out of three ain't good enough, Make November work.)
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To: SkyDancer
G'Day and Happy Independence Day, Janey! ((HUGS))

Eight SEALS....I can't see any of them....can you?


48 posted on 07/03/2012 7:43:24 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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To: BIGLOOK

Sounds like fun Bigs...even in the rain.

Nothing planned here cep’t some Boston Pop’s. :)


49 posted on 07/03/2012 7:50:50 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: SkyDancer

Just hangin’ with the troops. d:o)


50 posted on 07/03/2012 7:51:44 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (RIP Brian ~ The Coast Guard lost a good one)
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