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FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 27 September 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 09/26/2012 6:00:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska




~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~


AMERICA'S EAGLE

The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, America's Tall Ship, passes the Domino Sugar plant as it departs the Baltimore Harbor, June 17, 2012, to continue its participation in OpSail 2012. The Eagle is an 1,800-ton steel hull, three-masted sailing ship with more than 21,000 square-feet of sail and more than five miles of rigging. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew S. Masaschi




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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.




IRIS IMAGE

U.S. Army Pfc. Cory Acres uses a handheld identity detection device to scan the iris of an Afghan man in Afghanistan's Khowst province, June 8, 2012. Acres, a gunner, is assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment. The detection device, part of an interagency system, scans an individual's biographical information and matches it against an internal database. The system allows soldiers in the field to quickly identify whether a person of interest is on a watch list. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Frank Inman

PACIFIC REFUELING

The Military Sealift Command's Fleet Replenishment Oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl sails next to the aircraft carrier USS George Washington during a refueling at sea in the Pacific Ocean, June 15, 2012. The George Washington and embarked Carrier Air Wing 5 provide a combat-ready force to protect and defend the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Paul Kelly

BALL BREAK

Coba, a 3-year-old chocolate lab trained to detect tactical explosives, chews on a tennis ball as David Sheffer, her handler and dog trainer, explains Coba's capabilities at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif., June 14, 2012. Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Division's 4th Stryker Brigade, role players and government civilians watched the demonstration. Brigade members will select handlers to lead a similar dog in Afghanistan when they deploy this fall. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher M. Gaylord



C-130 JUMP

Competitors from multinational special operations teams, including those from the United States, conduct a static line jump from a C-130 aircraft during Fuerzas Comando 2012 at the Colombian National Training Center on Fort Tolemaida, Colombia, June 13, 2012. U.S. Southern Command sponsored the competition. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher Vann


COMPOUND COVER

A U.S. Air Force Senior Airman and his military working dog, Pepe, search a compound for contraband items during Operation Southern Strike in Kandahar in Afghanistan's Spin Boldak province, June 6, 2012. U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Richard Norris

NIGHT PROWLER

U.S. sailors perform maintenance on an EA/6-B Prowler secured to the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz during night operations in the Pacific Ocean, June 16, 2012. The Nimitz is participating in the Rim of the Pacific, the world's largest international maritime exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ian A. Cotter



GETTING HER GOAT

U.S. Army Spc. Samantha Hall pets a goat during a patrol in Loy Murghoz in Afghanistan's Khowst province, June 8, 2012. Hall is assigned to 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Trumbull

WING WRITER

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Broome references an electronic technical order for an F-16C Fighting Falcon during Red Flag-Alaska 12-2 on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 18, 2012. Broome is a crew chief assigned to the 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Osan Air Base, South Korea. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth


MIDNIGHT SNACK

A U.S. paratrooper heats noodles over a fire on Joint Security Station Hasan in the Gilan district in southern Afghanistan's Ghazni province, June 12, 2012. The soldier is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st 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 09/26/2012 6:00:41 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


To The End

September 27, 2012

It was my first day of class at the Moscow Bible Institute where I was teaching Russian pastors. I began by asking the students to give their names and where they served, but one student shocked me as he boldly declared, “Of all the pastors, I am the most faithful to the Great Commission!” I was taken aback momentarily until, smiling, he continued, “The Great Commission says we are to take the gospel to the ends of the earth. I pastor north of the Arctic Circle in a village nicknamed ‘The End of the Earth’!” Everyone laughed and we continued with the session.

The words of that pastor, who ministered in the Yamal (which means “end of the world”) Peninsula, carry great significance. In Jesus’ final message to His disciples, He said, “You shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8). Every corner of our world, no matter how remote, must be touched by the message of the cross. The Savior died for the world—and that includes people both near and far.

Each of us has the opportunity to take the gospel to people in our “end of the earth.” No matter where you are, you can tell someone about the love of Christ. Who can you tell today?

People can’t believe in Jesus
If the gospel they don’t hear,
So we must proclaim its message
To the world—both far and near. —Sper
Any place can be the right place to witness for Christ.

Read: Acts 1:1-8

You shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. —Acts 1:8
Bible in a Year:
Joel 1-3


2 posted on 09/26/2012 6:02:46 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: All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


3 posted on 09/26/2012 6:03:32 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






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 09/26/2012 6:04:49 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl!
5 posted on 09/26/2012 6:05:36 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (41 days and a wake up.)
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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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6 posted on 09/26/2012 6:08:14 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

Hi!there Kathy and My fellow FReepers.I hope you all have had a great week this week.


7 posted on 09/26/2012 6:10:03 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you for this evening's thread of our finest at work! *Hugs*

8 posted on 09/26/2012 6:10:22 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: SoldierDad; arbee4bush; vigilante2; Jemian; Old_Professor; mystery-ak; freema; kalee; ...
Thanks, Families, for your service to our country.

Thanks, unique, for the perfect woohoo.


John Conlee ~ They Also Serve


9 posted on 09/26/2012 6:15:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor
And in first...The Mayor grabs the gold!!

You were quick!! d:o)


10 posted on 09/26/2012 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: The Mayor
Oops! The GOLD!!


11 posted on 09/26/2012 6:23:31 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

Hi Everybody!

(((HUGS)))


12 posted on 09/26/2012 6:35:42 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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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)

13 posted on 09/26/2012 6:35:56 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

Good evening, AZ, and thanks for the “white’ Tribute to Our Troops.

A good commute today? *hugs*

It is starting to blow again. *sigh*


14 posted on 09/26/2012 6:40:38 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you Kathy!!!!


15 posted on 09/26/2012 6:42:01 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: BIGLOOK

Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...hope you had a sunny day.

It is starting to blow again here. No sun today.


16 posted on 09/26/2012 6:45:51 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie
And in second....AZ snags the silver!!


17 posted on 09/26/2012 6:48:53 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK
And rounding out the top three....Hawaii bags the bronze!!


18 posted on 09/26/2012 6:50:44 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

Thanks, Mayor, for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


19 posted on 09/26/2012 6:54:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All

AIRMAN'S INSPIRATION

Air Force Maj. Pete Reddan writes a song while leaning on the front tires of a C-17 Globemaster III on Joint Base Charleston, S.C., June 13, 2012. Reddan's military inspired tune, "Off to War," was recently recorded by Nashville recording artist Brad Anderson. Reddan, a 437th Airlift Wing pilot, based the song on his experiences and those of fellow airmen during deployments. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashlee Galloway

20 posted on 09/26/2012 6:56:43 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: puppypusher

Good evening, puppypusher...((HUGS))...hope all is well with you. The one puppy is enjoying the ball. LOL!


21 posted on 09/26/2012 6:58:45 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


22 posted on 09/26/2012 6:59:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site

Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...how were your bestest students today?

Dry? Rain?


23 posted on 09/26/2012 7:06:29 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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I am off for home....


24 posted on 09/26/2012 7:07:41 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

They are all preparing for auditions in various places. So today was INTENSE.


25 posted on 09/26/2012 7:14:03 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Thanks very much, Kathy!

*HUGS*

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

Another follow-up with my Orthopedist tomorrow morning - the cast has been on for a month now - I would really like to get it off, but I suspect he'll probably keep it on for another two weeks.



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)

26 posted on 09/26/2012 7:21:39 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; GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; AZamericonnie; HiJinx; Colonel_Flagg; BIGLOOK; ...

Remember them all....
...and keep them safe O God!

27 posted on 09/26/2012 7:24:54 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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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 The Brave Men And Women Who Gave Their Lives To Secure Our 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)

28 posted on 09/26/2012 7:26:31 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

Be safe! Have all the downed trees been cleared from the area?


29 posted on 09/26/2012 7:27:06 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

And a very good evening to you Kathy! *Hugs*

A good commute with a stop on the way which got me home just about posting time. Dinner is on the stove.

More winds? When do they say this might stop for you all?

Quick question for you. Is there any agriculture at all in Alaska? Are home gardens of any kind even a possiblility?

How did pressure day go? I hope no homework this evening!


30 posted on 09/26/2012 7:27:14 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: LUV W
Good evening, Luv!

*HUGS*

That is so precious! Keep them all safe, Dear Lord!



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)

31 posted on 09/26/2012 7:32:03 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: BIGLOOK
Aloha, Biglook!



How goes it tonight, Brother?



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)

32 posted on 09/26/2012 7:34:42 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

Awwww.....but knowing you military Mom’s she’s already heard a whole lot about her father!

Hope you had a great day Luvie Sue! *Hugs*


33 posted on 09/26/2012 7:35:55 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie
Good evening, Connie!

*HUGS*

Great to see you 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)

34 posted on 09/26/2012 7:37:21 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

NO homework! Yippee!! I want to read some of the news, and maybe load some music.

These continuing HIGH winds seem to be new. Folks are saying they don’t remember when we’ve had such high winds.

Lots of growing things, lots of greenhouses. Things grow fast and big because the days are so long in the summer (but LOTS of rain and less sun this summer).

Pressure day was the best I’ve had in a while. Doing the homework bit meant I had the time to really take care of all my issues this week.


35 posted on 09/26/2012 7:51:03 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Yes...the novelty of a cast wears off really quickly. Are you able to walk on it at all? Much in the way of itchy problems?


36 posted on 09/26/2012 8:01:16 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Aloha Doc!

Fair to middlin' after a hectic week....

How're things going for you?
37 posted on 09/26/2012 8:04:00 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (39 days, a hook and a wake up.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
I can walk on it - am getting to the point where I can put a fair amount of weight on the leg. Haven't had problems with itchiness.



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 09/26/2012 8:04:09 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

Howdy, Conor! (((hugs)))

Indeed...amen to keeping them safe! They are the ones who keep all the rest of us safe!


39 posted on 09/26/2012 8:04:45 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: AZamericonnie

Howdy, Connie Lou! ((((hugs))))

I will nearly bet she and her mommy Skype with Daddy every night that they can! I know Piper did when her Daddy was in
the middle east on TDY. :)

I had a great day!....and you?


40 posted on 09/26/2012 8:06:55 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: BIGLOOK
Doing well, thanks! A fairly uneventful day



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)

41 posted on 09/26/2012 8:08:57 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: LUV W

Hankie alert!

Daddy is going to lose it when he sees his girls.

God Bless and watch over them all.

Good evening, Luv...((HUGS))...so clever of Mommy.


42 posted on 09/26/2012 8:11:52 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

I had to smile when I saw it. :)


43 posted on 09/26/2012 8:12:44 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: ExTexasRedhead; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; ...


FREEDOM ISN’T FREE!

It Is Purchased With The Blood Of Patriots!

“Freedom Isn’t Free”

By Cdr. Kelly Strong USCG (ret)

I watched the flag pass by one day,
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
And then he stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
With hair cut square and eyes alert
He’d stand out in any crowd.


Eternal Father, Strong to Save
(Click)


I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil
How many mothers’ tears?
How many pilots’ planes shot down?
How many died at sea
How many foxholes were soldiers’ graves?
No, freedom isn’t free.


Taps
(Click)


I heard the sound of Taps one night,
When everything was still,
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
That Taps had meant “Amen,”
When a flag had covered a coffin.
Of a brother or a friend.



I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives,
I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington,
No, freedom isn’t free.


God Of Our Fathers
(Click)


Many Thanks To ExTexasRedhead For Finding This Poem!








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)

44 posted on 09/26/2012 8:14:38 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: LUV W
Our front yard since Saturday....thankfully the tree is on the ground and not threatening to fall on the neighbor's driveway and/or garage.

Down at the corner, one house is just about done cleaning up several downed tress, while another's whole backyard looks to have downed trees in it.

45 posted on 09/26/2012 8:21:16 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

My goodness! You were very fortunate not to have a tree in
your living room!...or the neighbor’s! I know you are really
ready to have it cleaned up!


46 posted on 09/26/2012 8:30:43 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Sounds like healing is coming along quite nicely. Good.


47 posted on 09/26/2012 8:31:17 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa; ExTexasRedhead

That is a heartrending poem. Thanks, you two, for sharing!


48 posted on 09/26/2012 8:35:02 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; beachn4fun; LUV W; fatima; Allegra; StarCMC; David Isaac; leadpenny; ...
I have an urgent prayer request. Just tonight I received word regarding a friend.

Ray Nadeau, a retired U.S. Navy WWII Veteran, as well as a Vietnam Vet, and fellow Patriot Guard Rider, suffered a stroke Tuesday evening while in the Los Angeles area visiting family. Ray is from Westwood California, is 85 years of age, and a great friend. We have ridden together on quite a few PGR missions missions in Northern California and Western Nevada. Ray underwent surgery following the stroke, and word is that he is doing well at this time.

Ray had been in a motorcycle accident on August 18, 2012, while riding with a group of PGR members for a mission to escort a fallen U.S. Army Soldier from Oroville, CA to Quincy, CA. He escaped serious injury, but did have bruised lungs, and a broken rib. He was in LA to complete the process of probate for his recently deceased sister.

Ray is an absolutely fantastic person - definately a member of the Greatest Generation of our nation. I consider Ray a great friend. I personally appreciate prayers rendered for Ray and for a full recovery. SD

49 posted on 09/26/2012 8:41:23 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; beachn4fun; LUV W; fatima; Allegra; StarCMC; David Isaac; leadpenny; ...
I have an urgent prayer request. Just tonight I received word regarding a friend.

Ray Nadeau, a retired U.S. Navy WWII Veteran, as well as a Vietnam Vet, and fellow Patriot Guard Rider, suffered a stroke Tuesday evening while in the Los Angeles area visiting family. Ray is from Westwood California, is 85 years of age, and a great friend. We have ridden together on quite a few PGR missions missions in Northern California and Western Nevada. Ray underwent surgery following the stroke, and word is that he is doing well at this time.

Ray had been in a motorcycle accident on August 18, 2012, while riding with a group of PGR members for a mission to escort a fallen U.S. Army Soldier from Oroville, CA to Quincy, CA. He escaped serious injury, but did have bruised lungs, and a broken rib. He was in LA to complete the process of probate for his recently deceased sister.

Ray is an absolutely fantastic person - definately a member of the Greatest Generation of our nation. I consider Ray a great friend. I personally appreciate prayers rendered for Ray and for a full recovery. SD

50 posted on 09/26/2012 8:42:35 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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