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FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Thanksgiving 2012!! ~ 22 November 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 11/21/2012 5:59:50 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska


 
~ Happy Thanksgiving 2012 ~

GOD BLESS AND WATCH OVER THEM, WHEREVER THEY SERVE.

 

 

 

Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation


Washington, D.C.
October 3, 1863

By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People.

I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln




 

 



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1 posted on 11/21/2012 6:00:01 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Here!


2 posted on 11/21/2012 6:00:32 PM PST by Publius (Will comply with 10-289 for food.)
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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.

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

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 11/21/2012 6:01:20 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Happy Thanksgiving Night Owl!
4 posted on 11/21/2012 6:05:37 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; 300winmag; ..
Canteen ping for today....."Happy Thanksgiving 2012!!"


5 posted on 11/21/2012 6:09:28 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; 300winmag; ..
Canteen ping for today....."Happy Thanksgiving 2012!!"


6 posted on 11/21/2012 6:09:28 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; 300winmag; ..
Canteen ping for today....."Happy Thanksgiving 2012!!"


7 posted on 11/21/2012 6:10:29 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK; Kathy in Alaska

Meep Meep!


8 posted on 11/21/2012 6:10:43 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
Hey, Ms. B.

(GENTLE HUG & CHASTE SMOOCH)

A little classical Thanksgiving music tonight.

Feeling any better?

9 posted on 11/21/2012 6:12:06 PM PST by Publius (Will comply with 10-289 for food.)
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To: Publius

Good evening, Publius, and a Happy Thanksgiving to you. ((HUGS))


10 posted on 11/21/2012 6:16:03 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
Well, garsh.

(BLUSH BLUSH)

(HUGS BACK)

(ALWAYS HAPPY TO BE HUGGED)

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

11 posted on 11/21/2012 6:17:52 PM PST by Publius (Will comply with 10-289 for food.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good evening Kathy. Waiting for the daughter and SIL to get here for Thanksgiving. Wife called a few minutes ago and said she was at the airport waiting for them to arrive.


12 posted on 11/21/2012 6:18:06 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: HopeandGlory
A Happy Thanksgiving to you, Nana Hope, and thanks for today's Pledge…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.

Turkey at home? Traveling for a family gathering?

13 posted on 11/21/2012 6:18:58 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
LOL!!!!

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14 posted on 11/21/2012 6:19:05 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

Happy Thanksgiving!

(((HUGS TO ALL)))))


15 posted on 11/21/2012 6:21:33 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha and Happy Thanksgiving, Hawaii...((HUGS))


16 posted on 11/21/2012 6:25:43 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie; LUV W

Well, Ladies.....I got a single post only one day. Now we are back to triples.


17 posted on 11/21/2012 6:27:32 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
Meep! Meep!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mike, and Jake and Minette and Gretchen.


18 posted on 11/21/2012 6:31:55 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; GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; AZamericonnie; HiJinx; Colonel_Flagg; BIGLOOK; ...


2Cr 9:10 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.
2Cr 9:11 You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.
2Cr 9:12 For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

19 posted on 11/21/2012 6:32:20 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

You must have held your mouth just right that day! LOL!

It’s worth repeating, though. :)


20 posted on 11/21/2012 6:40:10 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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