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FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 26 July 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 07/25/2012 5:59:41 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska




~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~


BALL BUMP

Marine Corps Sgt. Stephen K. Lunt bumps the ball to a teammate as the all-Marine team plays the United Kingdom team in a sitting volleyball match during the 2012 Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 2, 2012. The undefeated Marines won the match in two games, continuing their 3-0 winning streak. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Chelsea Flowers




Canteen Mission Statement

Showing support and boosting the morale of
our military and our allies' military
and family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.




AFGHAN GIRLS

U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Smith talks to a group of Afghan children during a combined patrol clearing operation in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, April 28, 2012. Smith is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod

PRACTICE SWIM

Marine Corps veterans who were wounded in combat swim during practice for the 2012 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 26, 2012. The annual event allows wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to compete in paralympic sports, including archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, track and field, swimming and wheelchair basketball. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Aaron Hostutler

FORWARD RUSH

Army competitors rush forward from the starting line as they compete in the men's handcycle 10K during the first day of the 2012 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 1, 2012. The Army won first and third places in the race. U.S. Army photo by Cody Starken


LIGHTING CEREMONY

Retired Army veteran Melissa Stockwell performs the torch-lighting ceremony with Royal Marine Capt. Simon Maxwell to kick off the 2012 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 30, 2012. The U.S. Olympic Committee hosts the sporting competition for wounded members of the armed services. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tierney P. Nowland


FLIGHT PREPARATIONS

Aircraft taxi on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower as they prepare for flight operations in the Atlantic Ocean, May 1, 2012. The Eisenhower, the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 8, is conducting a training exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nathanael Miller

COMPOUND BOW

Marine Cpl. Justin Jones competes in the compound bow portion of the 2012 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 2, 2012. Jones took the gold in the competition, held at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Marines won four medals in the archery competition including two golds and two bronzes. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Aaron Hostutler


IRIS SCAN

U.S. Army Pfc. Patrick Davis, left, and Staff Sgt. Joshua Tyree, right, shield an Afghan man's eyes from bright sunlight as Davis scans his iris with a handheld identity detection device during a combined clearing operation in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, April 29, 2012. Davis and Tyree are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod

FLAG FLIGHT

James Woods flys an 800-square-foot American flag during a rehearsal for the Lauderdale Air Show in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., April 27, 2012. Woods is assigned to the U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Keith Pritchett


GRAVEYARD SHIFT

U.S. Army Spc. Jon Saladin walks past an Afghan graveyard during a combined patrol clearing operation in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, April 30, 2012. Saladin is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod


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1 posted on 07/25/2012 5:59:56 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 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 07/25/2012 6:00:32 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.

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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


3 posted on 07/25/2012 6:00:38 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!
4 posted on 07/25/2012 6:01:06 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Hold.....hold......hold.......)
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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~


5 posted on 07/25/2012 6:02:27 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; 300winmag; ..

~ Remembering Our Troops! ~

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Honoring those who have served before.

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To every service man or woman reading this thread.
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We are indebted to you for your sacrifices for our Freedom.



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6 posted on 07/25/2012 6:03:25 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


7 posted on 07/25/2012 6:04:28 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


8 posted on 07/25/2012 6:08:24 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: txradioguy; SoldierDad; mike1sg; Milo828; mystery-ak; CMS; The Sailor; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; ...
Honoring Our Heroes

2LT Rebecca USA (Daughter of U S Army EOD)
3 sons (armymarinemom and amdad)
86th Fighter Weapons Squadron "Combat Hammer" (saminfl)
AbnSarge USA
Adam USAF (Grumpybutt)
Allegra
Anoreth USCG (daughter of Tax-chick)
aviator USAF
BIGLOOK USN
Brett USN (CindyDawg)
Brother and Son-in-Law (kalee)
Cannoneer No. 4
CAPT Bryan USA (Diver Dave)
CAPT Future Snake Eater USA (RightOnline)
CAPT Jason Clendenin (friend of Frou)
Chris USA (amom)
Chuck USA (RightOnline)
CMS USA
COL Mike (gpapa)
ConorMacNessa FMF Corpsman
CPT Carol USA, Nurse Corp (Vineyard)
David USAF (LUV W)
Defender2
Deven USA (Shimmer)
Diver Dave USN
Drumbo USN
Ethan USMC (georgiabelle)
forgotenknight13 USA (grandson of Monkey Face)
Fred (DocRock)
GulfWar1Vet USA
HiJinx USA
IS2 Brianne USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
IS2 Heather USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
Jade Falcon USN
James USA (Grumpybutt)
JemiansTerror USA (Jemian)
Jet Jaguar USAF
Joel (NEMDF)
Jonathan USMC (AZbushgal)
Josh USN (doug from upland)
Karen USA (fatima's granddaughter)
Kenneth (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
Kevin USMC (skimask)
Kevin and David USA (vigilante2)
KJD USAF (SuzyQue)
Laurita USA
LCpl Carter USMC
LCpl Joe USMC (Don’tMessWithTexas)
Lindsay (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
LT David (Coldwater Creek)
LT Gerald USN (Vineyard)
M1911A1 USMC (M0sby)
M1Tanker
Major Jennifer USA (Diver Dave)
Major joma89 USAF
MEG33's Navy Grandson
Michael USAR (RightOnline)
Mike1Sg USA (mystery-ak)
Milo828 USA (mystery-ak)
MSgt Eddie USAF ( Son of ThomasPaine2000, CMSgt USAF, Ret)
MSGT Glen Ignasiak USAF (nephew of AirForceMom)
Nate USN (sneakers)
Navy Chaplain, Lt Nathan Rice (Coldwater Creek)
Old Sarge USA
OneLoyalAmerican USCG
PFC Jake USMC (son of Enough_Deceit)
Philetus USA
PROCON USA
Rick USAF (Doogle)
Robert, Jeremy, Daynnis USA (SoldierDad)
SandRat USA
Sat-Com Chris USA (son of KC Burke)
SGT Alex USA (son of Enough_Deceit)
SGT Chris USA (son of Vineyard)
SGT Ev USA (Mozie)
SGT Gray USA (colorcountry’s son)
SGT Matt USMC (SuzyQue)
SGT Robert USMC (MarineMom613)
SGT Sean Reed (preed)
Son USCG (GodBlessUSA)
SPC Drew USA (brother-in-law Stonewall Jackson)
SPC Mike USA (AbnSarge)
SPC Ted USA (nephew of hoagy62)
SPC William Akin USA (Step-son of BlueLancer)
SPC4 Dan USA (son of swmobuffalo)
SSG Brian USA (repubmom)
SSG Dustin USA (SIL of U S Army EOD)
SSG Dusty USA (MountainDad)
SSG Mitchel USA (tina07)
SSG Spencer USA (grame)
SSGT Adam USA (Diver Dave)
SSGT Don May Jr USMC (debm29palms)
SSGT John Linde USA (JFoxbear)
SSGT The Black Knight USAF
Stevan USA (Grumpybutt)
Terrence USN (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
The Sailor
TMSuchman USMC
tongue-tied USN/USA
Tonkin USN/USCG
TSGT Jason M Kibler USAF (son of AirForceMom)
SFC txradioguy USA
USAFSecurityForces (son of visualops & TheStickman)
Valerie USAF (Shimmer)
Victor and Tony D USMC (weldgophardline)
Vineyard USN
William USA (jackv)
WOs Bob and Michelle USA (nephew, and his wife, of BnBlFlag)

 



9 posted on 07/25/2012 6:10:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Mac is first!!


10 posted on 07/25/2012 6:16:31 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: HopeandGlory
And Nana Hope is a close second!!


11 posted on 07/25/2012 6:20:00 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: BIGLOOK
And rounding out the top 3....Hawaii!!


12 posted on 07/25/2012 6:29:15 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


Changing Enemies Into Friends

July 26, 2012

During the US Civil War, hatred became entrenched between the North and South. In one instance, President Abraham Lincoln was criticized for speaking of benevolent treatment for the Southern rebels. The critic reminded Lincoln that there was a war going on, the Confederates were the enemy, and they should be destroyed. But Lincoln wisely responded, “I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.”

Lincoln’s comment is insightful. In many ways it reflects Jesus’ teaching in the Sermon on the Mount: “I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven” (Matt. 5:44-45).

We will encounter difficult people in our lives—some on whom we will need to set limits. But to give in to the temptation to undermine or hurt them in any way is not God’s way. Instead, we should pray for them, show consideration, look out for their best interests, and emphasize the positive. This may result in changing an enemy into a friend.

Not everyone will respond positively to us, but we can pray and plan for a more harmonious relationship. What difficult person can you start befriending?

Lord, some people in my life are difficult to love.
I am tempted not even to try to care. But You showed
love to me even when I was Your enemy. Please direct
me into ways to love with Your power and grace.
It’s hard to hate someone when you’re doing something good for him.

Read: Matthew 5:43-48

But I say to you, love your enemies . . . do good to those who hate you. —Matthew 5:44
Bible in a Year:
Song of Solomon 5-8


13 posted on 07/25/2012 6:31:41 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
Thanks very much, Kathy!

*HUGS*

And thanks very much for tonight's Remembering Our Troops thread!

Feeling somewhat better this evening.



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)

14 posted on 07/25/2012 6:33:36 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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TEAM DETECTION

U.S. Marine Cpl. Sean Grady and Ace, a military working dog trained to detect improvised explosive devices, provide security during a patrol in the Khan Neshin district in Afghanistan's Helmand province, April 27, 2012. Grady, a dog handler and pointman assigned to Echo Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, and Ace have located 16 roadside bombs, the most of any team in their battalion since arriving in the province last October. U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Alfred V. Lopez

15 posted on 07/25/2012 6:41:11 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...did you have a better day today? Did you knees and legs behave today? No buckling?

Jam packed day today...working problems right up to the deadline. Check finally printed. I’m verging on brain dead and need sleep. LOL!


16 posted on 07/25/2012 6:46:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...
I’m posting this again because I have learned that one of these young heroes was, in fact, in the Military. Jonathan Blunk was a Navy veteran who served several deployments on the USS Nimitz. He was apparently interested in re-enlisting in the Navy with hopes of becoming a Seal. Together with the two civilian heroes of this incident, he has earned our recognition, our respect, and our prayers.

Perceiving danger, these young men confronted it without hesitation, rather than seeking safety. In doing so, they saved the lives of three young women, paying the ultimate price.

May the Lord bless and keep them. May He cause His Countenance to shine upon them. May their valiant souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in Eternal Peace



PRAYERS GOING UP FOR JONATHAN BLUNK, MATT MCQUINN AND ALEX TEVES!

These three young men saved the lives of their girlfriends by shielding them from gunfire at the Aurora Massacre.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15; 13 – KJV)

God bless these gallant young men! May their heroic souls rest in eternal peace and may perpetual light shine upon them. Prayers of condolence for their families and friends may they find healing and consolation.




The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever."

Psalm 23 -KJV







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)

17 posted on 07/25/2012 6:46:43 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: ConorMacNessa

Thanks for sharing this story, Conor! God bless our heroes!


18 posted on 07/25/2012 6:58:42 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)

19 posted on 07/25/2012 7:00:36 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: ConorMacNessa

...till they all come home....


20 posted on 07/25/2012 7:04:24 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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