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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Every Member of The Military ~ Past, Present, Future ~ Nov 19 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC

Posted on 11/18/2012 5:01:38 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska

For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.

Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!

~ Hall of Heroes ~

Every Member of the Military
- Past, Present & Future -

Info from here.

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A Soldier's Thanksgiving

Over there a soldier's thinking
Of a time not long ago,
When his loved ones got together;
'Twas Thanksgiving Day, you know.

Over there a soldier's dreaming
Of a turkey baked just right,
Mashed potatoes, golden gravy,
Chestnut dressing, pure delight!

Over there a soldier's hungry
For whipped cream on pumpkin pie.
Squares of cornbread, crusts so tender,
Homemade biscuits stacked up high.

Over there a soldier's wishing
He could have one buttered roll.
But he feasts on GI rations
While his unit's on patrol.

Over there a soldier's lying
In a ditch, his makeshift bed.
Mud and dirt are his companions;
Been awhile since he's been fed.

Over there a soldier's praying
That his open sores will heal.
He is sure that he'll feel better
Once he has a good hot meal.

Over there a soldier's hearing
Loud explosions, muffled cries.
Shrapnel killed his foxhole buddy
Right before his very eyes.

Over there a soldier's quoting
Scriptures learned at Mother's knee,
Proud that he's a mighty warrior,
Keeping all his loved ones free.

This Thanksgiving as you're eating
That sweet corn that grandpa grew,
Say a prayer for that dear soldier
Who would love to be with you.



© 2007 Mariane Holbrook

We are thankful for YOU!

Please remember the Canteen is here to honor, support and entertain our troops and their families.  This is a politics-free zone!  Thanks for helping us in our mission! 

 


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1 posted on 11/18/2012 5:01:44 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl! ((HUGS))
2 posted on 11/18/2012 5:03:23 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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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

Prayers going up


3 posted on 11/18/2012 5:04:36 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

November 19, 1863. “Four score and seven years ago...”


4 posted on 11/18/2012 5:04:46 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
I want to thank my ancestors for the country that they built for us. I feel really betrayed at the last election and those that want to usurp our rights.
5 posted on 11/18/2012 5:05:31 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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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)

6 posted on 11/18/2012 5:06:41 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: BIGLOOK; ConorMacNessa; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


7 posted on 11/18/2012 5:09:18 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks for all you do for us vet’s, Kathy!


8 posted on 11/18/2012 5:11:42 PM PST by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: BIGLOOK; ConorMacNessa; AZamericonnie; LUV W; MS.BEHAVIN; beachn4fun; All
Aloha and good afternoon, Hawaii...((HUGS))

Any visitors this weekend? Sun? Son?

We had a sunny few hours today.

Man....I was just this minute too slow getting from my desk to the back window to see a bald eagle launch from a tree in our yard! The ducks are gone for now, as a goshawk was dining on one this morning, and the “killer birds” (magpies) constantly harass the hawks whenever they are on a “meal”.

He just dined a week ago.


9 posted on 11/18/2012 5:32:40 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


10 posted on 11/18/2012 5:36:23 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.

Love your graphic....thanks for every day.

11 posted on 11/18/2012 5:40:47 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MountainDad

thank u 2!


12 posted on 11/18/2012 5:42:59 PM PST by meika
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC




Good evening, Kathy and Star !

***HUGS***



Thanks very much – coming aboard!

And thanks very much for tonight’s Hall of Heroes thread!








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 11/18/2012 5:52:09 PM PST 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 AND OUR BELOVED NATION!



The Star Spangled Banner – Verse Four
(Click)


Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

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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 11/18/2012 5:56:17 PM PST 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

From I, and going back to the War with Mexico, serving.


15 posted on 11/18/2012 5:58:07 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Welcome to the Canteen, Past Your Eyes.....

"It has officially been an annual tradition since 1863, when, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens," to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26."

16 posted on 11/18/2012 6:03:39 PM PST 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 and may you have a wonderful Thanksgiving


17 posted on 11/18/2012 6:04:03 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: mountainlion

Good evening, mountainlion....hope you had a nice weekend.

May I join you in that feeling of betrayal?


18 posted on 11/18/2012 6:14:58 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC; GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; AZamericonnie; HiJinx; Colonel_Flagg; ...

19 posted on 11/18/2012 6:20:45 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Great pictures!

I can’t believe you actually have bald eagles at your house!
I’ve never seen one except in zoos. :)


20 posted on 11/18/2012 6:24:21 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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