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FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 9 May 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 05/08/2013 6:00:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska




~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~


JOYFUL REUNION

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class William Cook's family jumps for joy as they surprise him at half-time during Military Appreciation Night at the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football game, Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 8, 2012. Cook was deployed with Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202 based at Naval Air Station Jacksonville for more than 11 months and was given the opportunity to return home early for the celebration. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Rob Aylward




Canteen Mission Statement


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.




STANDING GUARD

A coalition force member provides security during a patrol with Afghan local police near Khost village in Afghanistan's Farah province, Nov. 2, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau


A VETERAN LISTENS

Ruderick Quitcon, a Marine Corps veteran who is blind, attends the Veterans Day Parade in New York, Nov. 11, 2012. "If I could see, I would be happier, but it sounds beautiful," he said of the event. Quitcon served in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1970 and was assigned to the 1st Marine Division. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Flurry


BREEZY LANDING

Marines and sailors assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit step off a landing craft utility vehicle onto the shore of Breezy Point, a small coastal community in New York, Nov. 9, 2012. They and troops from other units are partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Guard to help the residents of New York City return to normalcy as soon as possible. U.S. Marine Corps photo



STALKER EVENT

Army Staff Sgt. Mathew Fox waits to engage a target in the live-fire stalk event during the 2012 International Sniper Competition at the U.S. Army Sniper School on Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 3, 2012. Fox, a sniper, is assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 69 Armor Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross


FLOODED BASEMENT

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Levi Brown holds a pump hose in a flooded basement in Far Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 8, 2012. Brown and other Marines pumped out the basements of public housing units as a step to regain electricity lost in Hurricane Sandy. DOD photo by EJ Hersom


PUSH PUMP

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Raymond Ortega helps push a large pump in Far Rockaway, N.Y., Nov. 8, 2012. Ortega and several other Marines pumped out the basements of public housing units to help residents regain electricity lost in Hurricane Sandy. DOD photo by EJ Hersom




CODE TALKER

A Navajo code talker veteran watches the opening ceremony for the 93rd anniversary of the Veterans Day Parade in New York, Nov. 11, 2012. Since Nov. 11, 1919, the parade has provided an opportunity for Americans and international visitors in the nation's largest city to honor those who have served. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bryan Nygaard


WATER REMOVAL

Marine Corps Pvt. 1st Class Alexander Johnson monitors the removal of water from homes flooded by Hurricane Sandy at Breezy Point, Queens, N.Y., Nov. 8, 2012. Johnson is assigned to the 8th Engineer Support Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William Adams


FLAG WAVERS

A New York crowd waves flags and cheers for Marines as they marched in the annual Veterans Day parade in New York, Nov. 11, 2012. Since Nov. 11, 1919, the parade has provided an opportunity for Americans and international visitors in the nation's largest city to honor those who have served. The Marines are assigned to the 6th Communications Battalion, Marine Forces Reserve. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bryan Nygaard



Please remember that The Canteen is here to support
and entertain our troops and veterans and their families,
and is family friendly.




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1 posted on 05/08/2013 6:00:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska








REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD



CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Jan. 14, 2008) The first major snowfall of the New Year blankets the USS Constitution. Despite the weather "Old Ironsides," remained open for free public tours. At 210 years-old, USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, manned by 67 active-duty United States Sailors and visited by nearly half a million visitors annually. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown (Released)

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 05/08/2013 6:00:55 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

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


“Don’t Worry, Dad!”

May 9, 2013

Last summer, my husband and I hosted a concert and fundraiser for childhood cancer research. We planned to have the event in our backyard, but weather forecasts were dismal. A few hours before the event, we began calling our 100+ guests to inform them of a change in venue. As our friends and family began feverishly toting food, decorations, and equipment from our house to our church gym, our daughter Rosie took a moment to give her dad a hug and remind him on behalf of the kids and grandkids that they were there for him: “Don’t worry, Dad! We’ve got your back.”

Hearing that expression is comforting because it reminds us that we’re not on our own. Someone is saying, “I’m here. I’ll take care of whatever you might miss. I’ll be a second set of eyes and hands for you.”

As the Israelites were escaping a life of slavery, Pharaoh sent his army of chariots and horsemen to give chase (Ex. 14:17). But “the Angel of God . . . and the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them” (v.19). In this way, God hid and protected them throughout the night. The next day, He parted the Red Sea so they could safely cross over.

God tells us “Don’t worry” as well. “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Rom. 8:31).

God’s hand that holds the ocean’s depths
Can hold my small affairs;
His hand that guides the universe
Can carry all my cares. —Anon.
Our work is to cast care; God’s work is to take care!

Read: Exodus 14:19-25

The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. —Isaiah 58:8
Bible in a Year:
2 Kings 7-9; John 1:1-28


3 posted on 05/08/2013 6:08:16 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska


Semper Fi, Marine Veteran Roderick Quitcon,1st MARDIV, Vietnam!
Thanks very much for your service and sacrifice, Brother!




"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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)

4 posted on 05/08/2013 6:10:25 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

Remembering Always


5 posted on 05/08/2013 6:11:58 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


6 posted on 05/08/2013 6:18:59 PM PDT 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; ..

~ Remembering Our Troops! ~

FR 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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To every service man or woman reading this thread.
Thank You for your service to our country.
No matter where you are stationed,
No matter what your job description
Know that we are are proud of each and everyone of you.

To our military readers, we remain steadfast
in keeping the Canteen doors open.

The FR Canteen is Free Republic's longest running daily thread
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The doors have been open since Oct 7 2001,
the day of the start of the war in Afghanistan.

We are indebted to you for your sacrifices for our Freedom.



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Posted daily and on the Music Thread
for the enjoyment of our troops and visitors.

Happy Mother's Day to all our Military Mom's (on Sunday)


7 posted on 05/08/2013 6:23:55 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa; The Mayor; SandRat; BIGLOOK; laplata; mountainlion; HiJinx; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


8 posted on 05/08/2013 6:25:51 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 for the flowers! ;)

ALWAYS remember our troops...God love ‘em! Thank you for reminding us!


9 posted on 05/08/2013 6:36:20 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...dry commute? Traffic better?

Did your day go well?

I never got to breathe, but got all my corrections made and the checks printed on time. And the sun is out!!


10 posted on 05/08/2013 6:41:55 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

Good evening, Mayor, and thanks for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


11 posted on 05/08/2013 6:46:41 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




Thanks very much, Kathy!

***HUGS***



Striding up the gangplank as we speak,
rendering Hand Salutes to our National Colors and to the Officer of the Deck!

Thank you very much for tonight's "Remembering Our Troops" 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)

12 posted on 05/08/2013 6:49:33 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

Hi Everybody!

(((HUGS))))
I went back to work today, and I am EXHAUSTED!


13 posted on 05/08/2013 6:49:35 PM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
The commute was not too bad today, thanks. Unfortunately, the project ended abruptly today and I am again seeking employment.

I'm glad to see that you were able to get the checks out on time. Did they fix the problem permanently?



"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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 05/08/2013 6:54:42 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: ConorMacNessa

Yikes! Hope you don’t have any trouble finding a job that suits you!


15 posted on 05/08/2013 6:59:42 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: left that other site

Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...the first day back is often a killer. Get some good rest.

Your bestest students?


16 posted on 05/08/2013 7:01:18 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: txradioguy; SoldierDad; mike1sg; Milo828; mystery-ak; CMS; The Sailor; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; ...
Honoring Our Heroes

2LT Rebecca USA (Daughter of U S Army EOD)
3 sons (armymarinemom and amdad)
86th Fighter Weapons Squadron "Combat Hammer" (saminfl)
AbnSarge USA
Allegra
Anoreth USCG (daughter of Tax-chick)
aviator USAF
BIGLOOK USN
Brett USN (CindyDawg)
Brother and Son-in-Law (kalee)
Cannoneer No. 4
CAPT Bryan USA (Diver Dave)
CAPT Future Snake Eater USA (RightOnline)
CAPT Jason Clendenin (friend of Frou)
Chris USA (amom)
Chuck USA (RightOnline)
CMS USA
COL Mike (gpapa)
ConorMacNessa FMF Corpsman
Cpl Don USMC 1963-1967 (Diver Dave’s twin)
CPT Carol USA, Nurse Corp (Vineyard)
David USAF (LUV W)
Defender2
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Diver Dave USN
Drumbo USN
Ethan USMC (georgiabelle)
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HiJinx USA
IS2 Brianne USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
IS2 Heather USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
Jade Falcon USN
James USA (Grumpybutt)
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Jet Jaguar USAF
Joel (NEMDF)
Jonathan USMC (AZbushgal)
Josh USN (doug from upland)
Karen USA (fatima's granddaughter)
Kenneth (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
Kevin USMC (skimask)
Kevin and David USA (vigilante2)
KJD USAF (SuzyQue)
Laurita USA
LCpl Carter USMC
LCpl Joe USMC (Don’tMessWithTexas)
Lindsay (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
LT David (Coldwater Creek)
LT Gerald USN (Vineyard)
M1911A1 USMC (M0sby)
M1Tanker
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MSgt Eddie USAF ( Son of ThomasPaine2000, CMSgt USAF, Ret)
MSGT Glen Ignasiak USAF (nephew of AirForceMom)
Nate USN (sneakers)
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SGT Ev USA (Mozie)
SGT Gray USA (colorcountry’s son)
SGT Matt USMC (SuzyQue)
SGT Robert USMC (MarineMom613)
SGT Sean Reed (preed)
Son USCG (GodBlessUSA)
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SPC Mike USA (AbnSarge)
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SPC4 Dan USA (son of swmobuffalo)
SSG Brian USA (repubmom)
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SSG Dusty USA (MountainDad)
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SSG Spencer USA (grame)
SSGT Adam USA (Diver Dave)
SSGT Don May Jr USMC (debm29palms)
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SSGT The Black Knight USAF
Stevan USA (Grumpybutt)
Terrence USN (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
The Sailor
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tongue-tied USN/USA
Tonkin USN/USCG
TSGT Jason M Kibler USAF (son of AirForceMom)
SFC txradioguy USA
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Valerie USAF (Shimmer)
Victor and Tony D USMC (weldgophardline)
Vineyard USN
William USA (jackv)
WOs Bob and Michelle USA (nephew, and his wife, of BnBlFlag)

 



17 posted on 05/08/2013 7:01:39 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

Yes...That saved the day!


18 posted on 05/08/2013 7:02:30 PM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...did you and Maddi get enough exercise today?


19 posted on 05/08/2013 7:05:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
And in first....Mac grabs the gold!!


20 posted on 05/08/2013 7:06:11 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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