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FReeper Canteen - Tunes for Our Troops - 19 Jan 2013
Our Troops Rock!!!! | The Canteen DJ's

Posted on 01/18/2013 6:03:07 PM PST by AZamericonnie


 

 

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~ Tunes For Our Troops ~

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~ Support The Artists ~
 

Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen!
Click on the links below! Keep the music going!

ArtistDirect Internet Radio AOL Music Sonique (Lycos) Real Radio

Live365 971TheRiver  l  GotRadio  l  Wherehouse  l  Target  l Shoutcast

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Warning: Not all the music you hear below will be appropriate for children! Please click with caution! Thank you!

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The New Release Wall

Just some new stuff for you all to sample this week....enjoy!

This music is provided for the entertainment of our Troops, Veterans, Allies & their families!

Enjoy the variety of musical selections that the Canteen Deejays have provided throughout the thread. Please ping one of the DJ's with your requests for the Troops.

All music is removed on Monday.
Thanks to all the DeeJay's for their time & effort providing entertainment for the Troops!

*Canteen Mission Statement*

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

 







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****Liberty Call****

1 posted on 01/18/2013 6:03:16 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie








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 01/18/2013 6:04:17 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; All






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~


3 posted on 01/18/2013 6:04:30 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie
Aloha Connie! ((HUGS))
4 posted on 01/18/2013 6:04:38 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: AZamericonnie
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


5 posted on 01/18/2013 6:05:14 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission granted & presence reqested Conor! *Hugs*

Feeling better this evening?

A Vun...

6 posted on 01/18/2013 6:07:39 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie
Connie, they are all slow boleros tonight.
 
The music page will open in a new window. There is the option of clicking on individual songs or clicking the Jukebox link. If you choose the Jukebox link then the page can be minimized while you continue surfing:

Friday Night Salsa for the TROOPS and their supporters everywhere!

http://www.computerwhizguru.com/El_Gran_Salseron/Music/01-18-2013FridayNight/01-18-2013FridayNig

ht.html

Here is a list of the songs in the Jukebox:

Artist/s - Song Names:

Al Dimieola - Ritmo De La Noche

Aldemar D - Peleas

Amapola

Amor Amor

Andrea Bocelli - Amapola

Andy Montanez - Antes Que Tu

Angel Canales - Dos Gardenias

Angel Enrique Pardo Nunez - La Bayamesa

Antonio Banderas - Spanish Guitars

Ayer La Vi Llorar

Beny More - Como Fue

Besame Mucho

Campanitas De Cristal

Charlie Byrd - Caravan

Cheo Feliciano - Amada Mia

Chet Atkins & Tommy Emmanuel - Guitarra Concerto De Aranjuez

Classical Guitar - ( Chopin ) Caprice, Op 1 No 24

David Ray - Canta Cubana

El Cordobes

El Gato Montes

El Gran Combo - Falsaria

El Relicario

En El Mundo

Esteban - Runaway

Esteban - Spanish Eyes

Luis Miguel - Te Necesito

Luis Miguel - Al Que Me Siga

Oscar d'Leon - Longina

Ottmar Liebart - After the Rain

Ottmar Liebart - Barcelona Nights

Ottmar Liebart - Reaching Out To You ( Todos Bajo La Misma Luna )

Ottmar Liebart - Samba Pa' Ti

Ottmar Liebert - Barcelona Nights

Paco De Lucia - Besame Mucho

Paco De Lucia - Malaguena

Paco De Lucia - Tango Flamenco

Rodrigo ( Joaquin ) - Concierto De Aranjuez For Guitar 2nd Movement, Adagio

Rodrigo And Gabriela - 30 De Marzo

Rodrigo And Gabriela - Captain Casanova

Rodrigo And Gabriela - Diablo Rojo

Rodrigo And Gabriela - Diem

Rolando La Serie - Sabor A Mi

Suspiros De Espana


7 posted on 01/18/2013 6:08:05 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: BIGLOOK
Aloha Bigs & did you have a good week? *Hugs*

A two...

8 posted on 01/18/2013 6:09:13 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie




Thank you very much, Connie!

***HUGS***



And thank you very much for opening the doors to
MUSIC MAYHEM!!!!








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)

9 posted on 01/18/2013 6:09:37 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: AZamericonnie

Connie!Thanks for this evenings entertainment.


10 posted on 01/18/2013 6:10:10 PM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: HopeandGlory
Hiya Hope & thank you for our daily pledge.

Hand over heart & prayers up! *Hugs*

A tree...

11 posted on 01/18/2013 6:10:53 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

What a great list Gram! Listening to the Al Dimieola right now....loverly! *Hugs*

A good week for you? Fur baby still doing well?


12 posted on 01/18/2013 6:14:39 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

Good evening, Connie, and thanks for the Tribute for Our Troops.

A good Friday for you? Everything done and on to the weekend?

Hope your commute was hazard free. *HUGS*


13 posted on 01/18/2013 6:15:07 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Are you able to drive yet Conor?


14 posted on 01/18/2013 6:15:31 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

Yes, the 2nd boss is still running the household! She is even bossing around the 1st boss! It’s tough having two bosses and both of them are very grumpy! :-)


15 posted on 01/18/2013 6:16:42 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: puppypusher

{{{Puppypusher}}}

My goodness it’s great to see you hon!

How have you been? Good holidays for you? *Hugs*


16 posted on 01/18/2013 6:16:42 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: All; everyone; AZamericonnie; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W

FRIDAY NIGHT VIDEOS
and Special Web Sites

Theme: Let’s Get Physical!

Note: Parental Discretion Advised.

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“Physical - Olivia Netwon John”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAoDJcFU6iY

“Fat Burning Workout 1 - Gilad Workout”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkdsewe7RrE

“Fat Burning Workout 2 - Gilad Workout”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT4I54ua7z8

“Best 30 Minute Cardio Kickboxing Workout - HASfit”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvr-oAmwfVo

“Gaiam Fitness: Dance for Weight Loss with Patricia Moreno”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akXCU7RoqZw

“Island Girl Workouts - Hula Abs & Buns” [Note: The Play List]
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE8E40B8D92407314

“Belly Dance Fitness — Pure Sweat (Part 1 of 3)”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQlAs53BOgQ

“Running Music 2013”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tccoxswABQg

“30 Minute In Chair Exercise…”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt_hUkaRoOo

“Yoga for the Chair - Lorrie Jones”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SApYmwf7zmo

“Silver Sneakers - Warm Up”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpJFUJn8B-c

“15 Minute Senior Workout - HASfit’s Low Impact Workout”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K727ao6Kjr4

“Gaiam Yoga: Cardio Burn: Yoga with Patricia Moreno”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSdLjlSXyFQ

“Bedtime Network ‘Night Moves’ featuring exercises for feet and ankles”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWJ5nWMj7No

~

Internet Radio:

Pandora.com - “Workout Music”
http://www.pandora.com/music/workout

iHeart.com - “Workout Beats”
http://www.iheart.com/original/Workout-Beats/

AOL Music - “Free Dance Radio”
http://music.aol.com/radioguide/dance-radio

~

Are You Looking For A Job? [Resource Links Page]
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Jobs & Careers [NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED to read the forum boards.]
http://truthusa.com/jobs/index.php


17 posted on 01/18/2013 6:17:25 PM PST by Cindy
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To: AZamericonnie

Reporting for midwatch.


18 posted on 01/18/2013 6:18:52 PM PST by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw [Robert A. Heinlein])
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To: AZamericonnie
I am driving, Connie. I tried the commuter bus into work - not good. No place to put my walker - I ended up having to hold it in front of me. The seats were not deep enough and and I was all cramped up by the time the ride was over.



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

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 01/18/2013 6:19:17 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: AZamericonnie; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
Canteen Ping....."Tunes For Our Troops".


20 posted on 01/18/2013 6:20:54 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
Canteen Ping....."Tunes For Our Troops".


21 posted on 01/18/2013 6:20:54 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; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!




"Who have never retreated from clash of spears!"



The Star Spangled Banner
John McCormack & Frank Patterson
(Click)


Please let me know by FReepmail if you would like to get on or off my music pinglist.









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)

22 posted on 01/18/2013 6:21:26 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: AZamericonnie; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
Canteen Ping....."Tunes For Our Troops".


23 posted on 01/18/2013 6:21:49 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

{{{Kathy}}}

It was a good Friday actually & hope yours was the same.

Everthing is never all done! LOL

But I think you already know that personally....:)

Was planning on going to the gun show tomorrow but everyone is busy so will just go the range for a bit instead.

Lots of errands this weekend? *Hugs*


24 posted on 01/18/2013 6:24:11 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

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


Ready For Glory

January 19, 2013

On March 1, 1981, preacher and Bible commentator D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones lay on his deathbed. From 1939 to 1968, he had served as the pastor of London’s Westminster Chapel. Now at the end of his life, Lloyd-Jones had lost the ability to speak. Indicating that he did not want any more prayers for his recovery, he wrote on a piece of paper: “Do not hold me back from glory.”

Because life is precious, it can be hard to let our loved ones go when the time comes for them to depart this earth and go to heaven. And yet God has set a time when He plans to call us home. Psalm 116:15 tells us, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.”

When Paul saw that death was near, he was encouraged by what awaited him in heaven: “Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing” (2 Tim. 4:8).

No matter where Christians are in life’s journey, their ultimate destination is to “be with Christ, which is far better” (Phil. 1:23). This should give us confidence in facing life’s challenges and comfort when other believers leave us for that glorious home Christ has prepared.

The glories of heaven await
All those who believe in God’s Son;
The trials of this life will fade
When we see the Heavenly One. —Sper
Life’s greatest joy is the sure hope of heaven.

Read: 1 Corinthians 12:14-26

But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it. —1 Corinthians 12:24
Bible in a Year:
Genesis 43-45; Matthew 12:24-50


25 posted on 01/18/2013 6:25:16 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; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



Sgt. David Fernández Ureña, Spanish Army, Regimiento de Pontoneros y Especialidades de Ingenieros de Zaragoza, KIA Afghanistan 11Jan2013

I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)


God Of Our Fathers



Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps










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 01/18/2013 6:26:16 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: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

Hummm....does that make you boss #3 or is there no one left to boss after you?:)


27 posted on 01/18/2013 6:26:21 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



Kingsman David Robert Shaw, British Army, 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, Died 16Jan2013 of Wounds Sustained in Afghanistan 14Jan2013






I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)


Flowers of the Forest



Black Watch Piper

THE SOLDIER

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is forever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam;
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

Rupert Brooke



Last Post








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 01/18/2013 6:30:53 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: Cindy
Bedtime Network ‘Night Moves’ featuring exercises for feet and ankles”

Now here's an exercise I can do! LOL

Thanks for this evenings great theme & links Cindy Sue & have a great weekend! *Hugs*

29 posted on 01/18/2013 6:33:01 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

I am the bottom of the totem pole and the two bosses are always grumpy and take it out on me because they are in a power struggle to see who is going to be ‘boss-of-bosses’!...Kind of like a small mafia around here.


30 posted on 01/18/2013 6:34:11 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



Sgt. David J. Chambers, USA, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, KIA Afghanistan 16Jan2013



I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)

God Of Our Fathers



Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



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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)

31 posted on 01/18/2013 6:35:17 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

Good Evening, Everybody!
(((HUGS)))


32 posted on 01/18/2013 6:35:30 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
You are on the CPAP right Conor? My brother had some black out spells & they put him on Cpap & that seemed to set him right.

Hope it was something easily rectifiable for you.

33 posted on 01/18/2013 6:37:53 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie; All


So Sad About Us
~ The Who ~







34 posted on 01/18/2013 6:40:00 PM PST by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw [Robert A. Heinlein])
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To: ConorMacNessa

God rest the souls of the fallen heroes!


35 posted on 01/18/2013 6:40:31 PM PST 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

“The Empty Chair”

By Captain Carroll “Lex” Lefon, USN (ret), on December 21st, 2004

“In the wardroom onboard the aircraft carrier from which I recently debarked was a small, round table, with single chair. No one ever sat there, and the reasons, both for the table being there, and for the fact that the chair was always empty, will tell the reader a little bit about who we are as a culture.The wardroom, of course, is where the officers will dine; morning, noon and evening. It is not only a place to eat – it is also a kind of oasis from the sometimes dreary, often difficult exigencies of the service. A place of social discourse, of momentary relief from the burdens of the day. The only things explicitly forbidden by inviolable tradition in the wardroom are the wearing of a cover or sword by an officer not actually on watch, or conversation which touches upon politics or religion. But aboard ships which observe the custom, another implicit taboo concerns the empty chair: No matter how crowded the room, no matter who is waiting to be seated, that chair is never moved, never taken.

The table is by the main entrance to the wardroom. You will see it when you enter, and you will see it when you leave. It draws your eyes because it is meant to. And because it draws your eyes it draws your thoughts. And though it will be there every day for as long as you are at sea, you will look at it every time and your eyes will momentarily grow distant as you think for a moment. As you quietly give thanks.

AS YOU REMEMBER.

The small, round table is covered with a gold linen tablecloth. A single place setting rests there, of fine bone china. A wineglass stands upon the table, inverted, empty. On the dinner plate is a pinch of salt. On the bread plate is a slice of lemon. Besides the plate lies a bible. There is a small vase with a single red rose upon the table. Around the vase is wound a yellow ribbon. There is the empty chair.

We will remember because over the course of our careers, we will have had the opportunity to enjoy many a formal evening of dinner and dancing in the fine company of those with whom we have the honor to serve, and their lovely ladies. And as the night wears on, our faces will in time become flushed with pleasure of each other’s company, with the exertions on the dance floor, with the effects of our libations. But while the feast is still at its best, order will be called to the room – we will be asked to raise our glasses to the empty table, and we will be asked to remember:

The table is round to show our everlasting concern for those who are missing. The single setting reminds us that every one of them went to their fates alone, that every life was unique.

The tablecloth is gold symbolizing the purity of their motives when they answered the call to duty.

The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing, and their loved ones who kept the faith.

The yellow ribbon around the vase symbolizes our continued determination to remember them.

The slice of lemon reminds us of the bitterness of their fate.
The salt symbolizes the tears shed by those who loved them.
The bible represents the faith that sustained them.
The glass is inverted — they cannot share in the toast.
The chair is empty — they are not here. They are missing.

And we will remember, and we will raise our glasses to those who went before us, and who gave all that they had for us. And a part of the flush in our faces will pale as we remember that nothing worth having ever came without a cost. We will remember that many of our brothers and sisters have paid that cost in blood. We will remember that the reckoning is not over.

We many of us will settle with our families into our holiday season, our Christmas season for those who celebrate it, content in our fortune and prosperity. We will meet old friends with smiles and laughter. We will meet our members of our family with hugs. We will eat well, and exchange gifts and raise our glasses to the year passed in gratitude, and to the year to come with hope. We will sleep the sleep of the protected, secure in our homes, secure in our homeland.

But for many families, there will be an empty chair at the table this year. A place that is not filled.

WE SHOULD REMEMBER.”

Thanks To Alfa6 For Finding The Narrative Of “The Empty Chair.”

Robert Schumann – “Traumerei”
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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)

36 posted on 01/18/2013 6:41:23 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: ConorMacNessa

Rest In Peace our Heroes

Il Silenzio

Let Them In St. Peter

37 posted on 01/18/2013 6:42:03 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

Hugs Connie and LOL.

I’m doing some of those low impact for warm up & the dance videos.

All pretty good.

I think I’ll leave the kick boxing for the younger folks.

THANKS for this thread and have a good weekend Connie and all of you here.


38 posted on 01/18/2013 6:43:04 PM PST by Cindy
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To: AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK; The Mayor; SandRat; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!

It's Tunes For Our Troops!


39 posted on 01/18/2013 6:43:43 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: GodBlessUSA; MoJo2001; mylife; AZamericonnie; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; EsmeraldaA; ...
LOVE YOU CANTEEN DJ'S!!!
Thanks for your hard work!
GodBlessUSA; MoJo2001; mylife; AZAmericonnie; Kathy In Alaska; Ms.Behavin;EsmeraldaA; ConorMacNessa;acad1228; LibertyValance; Susannah; Cindy; Starwise; 50mm; iron munro;publius;
spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
(and me)

YOU ROCK OUT LOUD!!
God bless our troops!!!


Thanks for a great thread
and all your hard work, Connie!
Good to be back! :)

40 posted on 01/18/2013 6:44:32 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: AZamericonnie
I am on the CPAP. I had been neglecting to use it. Now using it religiously. It does make a difference.



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

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 01/18/2013 6:45:02 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: Drumbo
{{{{{Drumbo}}}}}

Great to see you! *Hugs*

We actually had freezing temps for 5 night in a row. SO unusual for here.

Landscapers & nurseries should see a boon this spring!:)

42 posted on 01/18/2013 6:45:39 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: LUV W




Good evening, Luv!

***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)

43 posted on 01/18/2013 6:47:16 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: ConorMacNessa

Howdy, Conor! (((hugs)))

Mighty good to see you tonight! :)


44 posted on 01/18/2013 6:48:44 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha, BIGLOOK!



Hand Salute To You, My Brother-In-Arms!









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)

45 posted on 01/18/2013 6:50:31 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: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...hope you rested well today.

I took off early today to stop by my mechanic and see if they could check all my outside car lights and turn signals. Something wasn’t right. Turned out to be bad bulbs on the left front and right rear. Seems I picked just the right time. I was in and out in a half hour without an appointment. A good afternoon.


46 posted on 01/18/2013 6:51:10 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie

We’re in the teens tonight, just north of the snowstorms ... but we had temps in the 50’s a few days last week and I noticed today that my tulip beds are sprouting. Argh!


47 posted on 01/18/2013 6:58:32 PM PST by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw [Robert A. Heinlein])
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To: AZamericonnie; All


My Generation
~ The Who ~







48 posted on 01/18/2013 6:59:00 PM PST by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw [Robert A. Heinlein])
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To: HiJinx; mylife; NYTexan; Eaker
*Interesting?*
49 posted on 01/18/2013 7:00:56 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha and good afternoon, Hawaii...((HUGS))

Hope you are having sun today? We are supposed to have snow Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. We will see.


50 posted on 01/18/2013 7:03:27 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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