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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


1 posted on 11/20/2012 6:01:24 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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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 11/20/2012 6:02:21 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
Aloha Night Owl! ((HUGS))
3 posted on 11/20/2012 6:03:12 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


The Deaf Hear

November 21, 2012

When Thomas Gallaudet graduated from seminary in 1814, he had planned on becoming a preacher. However, his call to the ministry took a different turn when he met Alice, a 9-year-old, hearing-impaired girl in his neighborhood. Gallaudet began to communicate with her by writing words with a stick in the dirt.

Helping Alice motivated him to help others too. After consulting with European and American experts in educating the deaf, he refined a system widely known today as “signing” (a person’s hands spell out the message). Eventually, he established the American School for the Deaf.

Gallaudet’s school for the hearing-impaired contained a Christian curriculum that shared the gospel and included Bible instruction. He had answered the call to preach—but it was to a very special group of people. Signing was the way he communicated the gospel.

Like Gallaudet, we too should be sharing the Word of God with people in ways they can understand. Otherwise, “How shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?” (Rom. 10:14). How might God want you to reach out to those around you?

Seeking the lost, and pointing to Jesus,
Souls that are weak and hearts that are sore;
Leading them forth in ways of salvation,
Showing the path to life evermore. —Ogden
Don’t withhold from the world
the best news that’s ever come to it.

Read: Romans 10:1-14

How shall they hear without a preacher? —Romans 10:14
Bible in a Year:
Romans 9-11


4 posted on 11/20/2012 6:04:12 PM PST 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
Your Thanksgiving Personality is Thankful
At Thanksgiving, all you want is a warm bed to sleep in and a home cooked meal to eat. As long as you have those things, you're grateful.
You're able to rise above any of the stress or drama associated with the holidays. You are just happy for what you have.

Whether it's been the best or worst year of your life, you take this day to count your blessings... no matter how small they might be.
And if possible, you try to help someone in need - anyone from a hungry stranger to a lonely friend.
What's Your Thanksgiving Personality?
Blogthings: Discover the Parts of Your Personality that Have Been Hiding

6 posted on 11/20/2012 6:09:03 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; 300winmag; ..
Today’s Canteen ping…..”What's Your Thanksgiving Personality”.


7 posted on 11/20/2012 6:11:00 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
Your Thanksgiving Personality is Foodie
You love Thanksgiving, as long as it's done right. And that means no funky green jello salads.
Thanksgiving is all about the food for you, and you like it to be top notch. There's a good chance you do all the cooking... that is unless you dine out.

Your ideal Thanksgiving would include your favorite dishes, as well as a few funky new experimental favorites.
And it would also include friends and family who can appreciate good food as much as you do. No instant mashed potatoes lovers welcome!
What's Your Thanksgiving Personality?
Blogthings: We're Not Shrinks, But We Play Them On the Internet

8 posted on 11/20/2012 6:11:21 PM PST by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Your Thanksgiving Personality is Thankful
At Thanksgiving, all you want is a warm bed to sleep in and a home cooked meal to eat. As long as you have those things, you're grateful.
You're able to rise above any of the stress or drama associated with the holidays. You are just happy for what you have.

Whether it's been the best or worst year of your life, you take this day to count your blessings... no matter how small they might be.
And if possible, you try to help someone in need - anyone from a hungry stranger to a lonely friend.
What's Your Thanksgiving Personality?
Blogthings: We're Not Shrinks, But We Play Them On the Internet

19 posted on 11/20/2012 6:29:50 PM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...
Your Thanksgiving Personality is Foodie
You love Thanksgiving, as long as it's done right. And that means no funky green jello salads.
Thanksgiving is all about the food for you, and you like it to be top notch. There's a good chance you do all the cooking... that is unless you dine out.

Your ideal Thanksgiving would include your favorite dishes, as well as a few funky new experimental favorites.
And it would also include friends and family who can appreciate good food as much as you do. No instant mashed potatoes lovers welcome!

20 posted on 11/20/2012 6:32:06 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

That’s a cool graphic. I like the cat with the half moustache.

:-)


22 posted on 11/20/2012 6:33:55 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

I’m “Thankful”.
(((HUGS)))


25 posted on 11/20/2012 6:43:11 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Beautiful post, Kathy! (((hugs)))


27 posted on 11/20/2012 6:47:14 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; NYTexan; mylife; MS.BEHAVIN; oldteen; BIGLOOK; PROCON; TASMANIANRED; SandRat; ...
I Am A Thanksgiving Rebel


I love Thanksgiving
but I don't cook and
hardly ever have company.
It IS a time to pray for family
and for our troops who protect our freedom.
Black Friday is a nightmare for me
...I work retail. LOL!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING Y'ALL! :)

35 posted on 11/20/2012 6:58:22 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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

Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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

Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

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

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


38 posted on 11/20/2012 7:16:28 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Your Thanksgiving Personality is Rebel
You detest Thanksgiving. All that family drama mixed with unappetizing side dishes? No thank you!
You'll make an appearance if you absolutely have to, but you won't enjoy it. You probably don't even like pumpkin pie.

Your ideal Thanksgiving would be spent completely alone... or with the few people that you can tolerate.
You'd eat whatever you want - even in front of the TV if you felt like it. And there's a good chance you wouldn't be eating sweet potatoes with marshmallow. Gag!
What's Your Thanksgiving Personality?
Blogthings: Cheaper Than a Therapist

42 posted on 11/20/2012 7:29:23 PM PST by timeflies
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Hi All - So glad to be home for these few weeks. My Thanksgiving personality is:

~ Your Thanksgiving Personality is Social ~

Thanksgiving is one of your favorite days of the year, and not just because of the food.

While you enjoy Thanksgiving dishes as much as anyone else, you really live for being in one room with the people you love.

You look forward to Thanksgiving for many months, and you're tickled to see each new person walk through the door. You cherish every moment you spend, and you wish the day could go on forever. The people you spend Thanksgiving with make all the difference.

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~ Welcome Home Sweetie ~

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43 posted on 11/20/2012 7:34:24 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Your Thanksgiving Personality is Thankful
At Thanksgiving, all you want is a warm bed to sleep in and a home cooked meal to eat. As long as you have those things, you're grateful.
You're able to rise above any of the stress or drama associated with the holidays. You are just happy for what you have.

Whether it's been the best or worst year of your life, you take this day to count your blessings... no matter how small they might be.
And if possible, you try to help someone in need - anyone from a hungry stranger to a lonely friend.
What's Your Thanksgiving Personality?
Blogthings: Our Quizzes Weren't Written By Bored 12 Year Olds

46 posted on 11/20/2012 7:48:35 PM PST by Retired Chemist
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To: Kathy in Alaska; SandRat

*sniff*
Where was the hanky alert?
God Bless our Troops!


61 posted on 11/20/2012 9:20:24 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

You love Thanksgiving, as long as it’s done right. And that means no funky green jello salads.
Thanksgiving is all about the food for you, and you like it to be top notch. There’s a good chance you do all the cooking... that is unless you dine out.

Your ideal Thanksgiving would include your favorite dishes, as well as a few funky new experimental favorites.
And it would also include friends and family who can appreciate good food as much as you do. No instant mashed potatoes lovers welcome!

Yes, I do like my Thanksgiving food. I like cooking it as much as eating it. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, maybe even more than Christmas (the Cowboys don’t play on Christmas).

There is a firm rule in the henkster household: no Christmas decorations are allowed until the Sunday after Thanksgiving.


69 posted on 11/20/2012 9:45:05 PM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I’m a “Thankful.” Thank the Creator for our wonderful, beautiful troops.


84 posted on 11/21/2012 12:50:34 AM PST by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; MEG33; mylife; ..

WELCOME TO THE

FR CANTEEN
(where our troops, allies and their families can refresh themselves)

Good morning, Everyone. Good morning to our

AWESOME

Military, our Allies, and their families.

Thank you, Ma, for preparing the Canteen for today’s activities.

Our local DC Metroland weather report

~ Today...Cloudy skies this morning
will become partly cloudy this afternoon.
High 59F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

~ Tonight...Mainly clear skies. Low 36F.
Winds light and variable.

Your Thanksgiving Personality is Rebel
You detest Thanksgiving. All that family drama mixed with unappetizing side dishes? No thank you!
You'll make an appearance if you absolutely have to, but you won't enjoy it. You probably don't even like pumpkin pie.

Your ideal Thanksgiving would be spent completely alone... or with the few people that you can tolerate.
You'd eat whatever you want - even in front of the TV if you felt like it. And there's a good chance you wouldn't be eating sweet potatoes with marshmallow. Gag!
What's Your Thanksgiving Personality?

Well, the selections on this one were very limited.
Not many selections that I really wanted to choose.

I thought I'd be around the Canteen more yesterday
but work got in the way as usual.
I'll be in lurker mode today.
Got a few things to do since I'll be out of the office
on Friday, and I'm leaving today around 2.
Since I doubt I'll see y'all on Thursday, just wanted to wish you all a

But, please stay right where you are.
Keep the troops and their families entertained.

The Canteen is

OPEN 24 HOURS

Come on in and sit for a while.
There's always plenty of coffee, tea,
pancakes, conversation, silliness,
and plain old BS

REMEMBER THEM ~ DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM

FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT

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


89 posted on 11/21/2012 4:25:01 AM PST by beachn4fun (Being Thankful that the forgiven have the ear of God.)
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