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FReeper Canteen - Memorial Day Weekend - 25 May 2013
Our Troops Rock!!!!!!!!! | The Canteen DJ's

Posted on 05/24/2013 5:49:15 PM PDT by AZamericonnie


 

 



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Tunes For The Troops
 



 

This weekend we honor all who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to America..

A heartfelt thank you to all who serve!!


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 any DJ with your requests for the Troops.

All music is removed on Monday. Please Contact Kathy in Alaska or AZamericonnie to be added or removed from the music ping list.
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.
 

 


Echo Taps
 
Semper Fidelis March

The Sun Harbor's Chorus -The Halls of Montezuma
 
U.S. Army Band - A Hero for Today

U.S. Army Band - Duty, Honor, Country
 
U.S. Army Band - Heroic Fanfare

U.S. Army Band - Hymn to the Fallen {From Saving Private Ryan}
 
U.S. Army Band - National Anthem

U.S. Army Band - The Armed Services Medley
 
U.S. Army Band - The Last Full Measure of Devotion

U.S. Army Band - This Is My Country
 
U.S. Army Band - We Were There

U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus - God Bless the USA
 
U.S. Navy Sea Chanters - Eternal Father

United States Air Force Band - Battle Hymn of the Republic
 
United States Air Force Band - God Bless America

United States Air Force Band - Lord Guard and Guide
 
United States Air Force Band - The Higher We Fly

United States Coast Guard Tribute Semper Paratus
 
United States Marine Band - God Our Fathers

United States Marine Band - The Stars and Stripes Forever
 
United States Navy Band - Amazing Grace

United States Navy Band - America the Beautiful
 
United States Navy Band - Liberty Fanfare

US Air Force Song - Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder
 
US Army Song - The Army Goes Rolling Along

US Navy Band -Anchors Aweigh
 
West Point March
 

 


Aaron Tippin - Where The Stars And Stripes And The Eagle Fly
 
Aaron Tippin - You've Got To Stand For Something

Alabama - Born Country
 
Alabama - Down Home

America - Tennessee Ernie Ford
 
America The Beautiful (Live) - Ronnie Milsap

Battle Hymn Of The Republic - Tennessee Ernie Ford
 
Big And Rich - 8Th Of November

Billy Gilman - There's a Hero
 
Billy Ray Cyrus - Some Gave All

Blackhawk - Days Of America
 
Brooks & Dunn - 'Til My Dyin' Day

Bruce Robinson - Travelin' Soldier
 
Buddy Jewell - Sweet Southern Comfort

Carolyn Dawn Johnson - Some Mother's Son
 
Charlie Daniels - Let Freedom Ring

Charlie Daniels Band - In America
 
Charlie Daniels Band - This Ain't No Rag, It's A Flag

Charlie Rich - America the Beautiful
 
Chely Wright - The Bumber Of My Suv

Charlie Daniels Band - My Beautiful America
 
Darryl Worley - Have You Forgotten

Dave Matthews Johnny Cash - For You
 
David Ball - Riding With Private Malone

Diamond Rio - One More Day
 
Due South - Joey and Laura

Dusty Drake - One Last Time
 
Elvis Presley - America The Beautiful [Live]

Five for Fighting - The Beautiful
 
Garth Brooks - Belleau Wood

Garth Brooks - We Shall Be Free
 
Montgomery Gentry - Tattoos and Scars

God Bless America (Live At Carnegie Hall) - Kate Smith
 
God Bless The U.S.A. - Lee Greenwood

Gretchen Wilson - Politically Uncorrect
 
Hank Williams Jr - Mr. Lincoln

Hank Williams Jr. - A Country Boy Can Survive
 
Hank Williams, Jr. - America Will Survive

India.Arie - Good Man
 
Jars of Clay - The Widowing Field

John Conlee - They Also Serve
 
John Michael Montgomery - Letters From Home

John Wayne America - Why I Love Her
 
Johnny Cash - The Ballad Of Ira Hayes

Johnny Cash Marty Robbins - Song of the Patriot
 
Johnny Cash - Ragged Old Flag

Willie Nelson - Living In The Promiseland
 
Katherine Jenkins - Hymn To The Fallen

Keni Thomas - Flags of Our Fathers
 
Keni Thomas - Hero

Keni Thomas - Not Me
 
Kenny Rogers - Homeland

Kenny Rogers - Long Arm Of The Law
 
Joseph Rizza MacKenzie, Joseph Kilna - Sgt. MacKenzie

LeAnn Rimes - God Bless America
 
Lee Greenwood - God Bless The U.S.A.

Lonestar - I'm Already There
 
Lonestar - My Front Porch Looking In

Lonestar - Somebody's Someone
 
Martina McBride - Blessed

Martina McBride - God Bless America
 
Mary Chapin Carpenter - My Dear Old Friend

Michael MacDonald & Jamie O'Neil - Not So Distant Day
 
Merle Haggard - Okie From Muskogee

Merle Haggard - The Fightin' Side of Me
 
Montgomery Gentry - Didn't I

Montgomery Gentry - My Town
 
Montgomery Gentry - You Do Your Thing

Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Battle Hymn Of The Republic
 
Neal McCoy - I'm Your Biggest Fan

Neal McCoy - The Last Of A Dying Breed
 
Oak Ridge Boys - American Made

The Mansions of the Lord (Suite)
 
Phil Vassar - American Child

Michael MacDonald - This Is God
 
Ralph Stanley II - Are You Proud Of America

Randy Travis - America Will Always Stand
 
Randy Travis - Heroes & Friends

Rascal Flatts - The Glory of Life
 
Ray Charles - America The Beautiful

Ricochet - The Star Spangled Banner
 
Sgt. Barry Sadler - Ballad of the Green Berets

Shooter Jennings - 4th Of July
 
Stars And Stripes Forever - Victory Military Band

Steven Curtis Chapman - Soldier
 
Sugarland - Everyday America

Tammy Cochran - I Believe
 
Taps history told by John Wayne

The Andrews Sisters - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
 
The Charlie Daniels Band - This Ain't No Rag, It's A Flag

The Star-Spangled Banner (Live At Carnegie Hall) - Bill Gaither Presents The Isaacs
 
The Warren Brothers - Hey Mr. President

This Land Is Your Land - Lee Greenwood
 
Toby Keith - courtesy of the red, white and blue (the angry american)

Toby Keith - live introduction by Toby of courtesy of the red, white, and blue (the angry american)
 
Trace Adkins - Arlington

Tracy Byrd - I'm From The Country
 
Tracy Lawrence - If I Don't Make It Back

Tracy Lawrence - If The World Had A Front Porch
 
Travis Tritt - What Say You

Waylon Jennings - America
 
Waylon Jennings - The Eagle

Willie Nelson - Living In The Promiseland
 
Your A Grand Old Flag - The Broadway Parade






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****Liberty Call****

1 posted on 05/24/2013 5:49:15 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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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.

Brad Fletcher - To All Our Mothers Children

Due South - The Good Guys

Perry Nunley - When Freedom Rings



2 posted on 05/24/2013 5:50:18 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

Hi!


3 posted on 05/24/2013 5:51:46 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: AZamericonnie

Boy Howdy!


4 posted on 05/24/2013 5:53:37 PM PDT by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw [Robert A. Heinlein])
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To: Biggirl
Well hello Biggirl & great to see you! *Hugs*

I do hope things are going well for you as of late.

A Vun...

5 posted on 05/24/2013 5:53:54 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

They are.


6 posted on 05/24/2013 5:54:23 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Drumbo
Boy howdy indeed Drumbo & wunnerful to see you! *Hugs*

Posted a bit early tonight as I have dinner going. :)

A good week for you?

Thank you for your service!

A two...

7 posted on 05/24/2013 5:56:33 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Biggirl

That’s wonderful to hear dear & hope each & every day is better than the one before!


8 posted on 05/24/2013 5:57:22 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie
Sergei Rachmaninov plays “The Star Spangled Banner”
9 posted on 05/24/2013 5:58:44 PM PDT by Publius
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To: AZamericonnie








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!!!!!!!








"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)

10 posted on 05/24/2013 5:59:06 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: AZamericonnie

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


Navigating The Storm

May 25, 2013

The ancient people of the nation of Axum (located on the Red Sea in modern Ethiopia) discovered that the stormy winds of the monsoon season could be harnessed by sail for speedy navigation. Rather than dreading the high winds and rains, they learned how to navigate their way through the storm.

Psalm 107 provides a wonderful word picture of how God allows storms to come our way, and then provides help for us to navigate through them. “He commands and raises the stormy wind, . . . and He brings them out of their distresses” (Ps. 107:25,28).

Trusting God for guidance in troubled times is a biblical theme. Hebrews 11 lists many who used their problems as an opportunity to exercise faith and to experience God’s grace, provision, and deliverance: “Who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, [and] out of weakness were made strong” (vv.33-34).

Stormy circumstances are inevitable. Although our first reaction may be to run from the problem, we can instead ask God to teach us how to trust Him to navigate us through the storm.

When life feels like a storm-tossed sea
With crashing waves of pain and grief,
Turn to the Lord and trust in Him,
He’ll give you peace and bring relief. —Sper
Better to go through the storm with Christ than to have smooth sailing without Him.

Read: Psalm 107:23-32

He commands and raises the stormy wind, . . . and He brings them out of their distresses. —Psalm 107:25,28
Bible in a Year:
1 Chronicles 25-27; John 9:1-23


11 posted on 05/24/2013 6:00:38 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: mylife; LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; Drumbo; EsmeraldaA; acad1228; STARWISE; Cindy; ...


Good evening DJ's & Thank you!

*The House Is A Rockin'*

12 posted on 05/24/2013 6:00:43 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie
Good evening, Connie, and Thank You for today's Memorial Day Weekend Tunes for Our Troops.


13 posted on 05/24/2013 6:01:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Publius
A very good evening to you Prof! *Hugs*

Any new news on the book?

A Vun...

14 posted on 05/24/2013 6:05:18 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission granted & presence requested dear Conor! *Hugs*

Is David quite mended yet?

15 posted on 05/24/2013 6:06:37 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

Billthedrill and I have gone over the proof, and we’re doing another iteration. We should have something ready for Kindle soon.


16 posted on 05/24/2013 6:07:39 PM PDT by Publius
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To: The Mayor
When life feels like a storm-tossed sea With crashing waves of pain and grief, Turn to the Lord and trust in Him, He’ll give you peace and bring relief.

A perfect message for todays times Mayor & thank you for it!

Hope you & the family have a loverly weekend! *Hugs*

17 posted on 05/24/2013 6:08:13 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie




Good evening, Connie!

***HUGS***



Thank you very much for our Memorial Day Weekend 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)

18 posted on 05/24/2013 6:08:32 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: AZamericonnie

Actually, I’m tree, not vun.


19 posted on 05/24/2013 6:08:41 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Publius

Oh carp Prof...I’m going to have to get a Kindle! :)


20 posted on 05/24/2013 6:08:57 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

Hi! ...(((HUGS)))


21 posted on 05/24/2013 6:11:06 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: AZamericonnie
David is doing much better, thanks!



"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)

22 posted on 05/24/2013 6:11:11 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: Publius

Oh shoot Prof....forgot to change the text.

Please forgive & off to cook a bit.


23 posted on 05/24/2013 6:11:13 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: SandRat

Hi Sandy & good to see you! *Hugs*

How are the Prince & Princess doing?


24 posted on 05/24/2013 6:12:29 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good evening Kathy & TGIF! ;-} *Hugs*


25 posted on 05/24/2013 6:13:43 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: moose07; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



Drummer Lee Rigby
2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
KIA London 22 May 2013






RULE BRITANNIA
HM Royal Marines
(Click)


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

"Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict;
For it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar.
As the Will of God is in Heaven, even so let it be."
(1 Maccabees 3:58–60)

Flowers of the Forest
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
(Click)




Black Watch Piper

THE SOLDIER
Sub-Lt. Rupert Brooke, Royal Navy


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.





Last Post
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"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)

26 posted on 05/24/2013 6:17:09 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

Great post from a great American. Thank you.


27 posted on 05/24/2013 6:21:29 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: AZamericonnie; Kathy in Alaska

Good evening, Connie, and Kathy! Getting ready to enjoy a flank steak and campfire potatoes from the grill...the weekend has begun!

Thanks for this evening’s thread...will see you here later.


28 posted on 05/24/2013 6:24:58 PM PDT by HiJinx (Just kill the bill, already...)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Very Fitting tribute.
Thank you ,Conor.


29 posted on 05/24/2013 6:26:31 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. This is not the post you are looking for ....move along now....)
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To: AZamericonnie; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...

~ Memorial Day Weekend Tunes For Our Troops! ~

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30 posted on 05/24/2013 6:28:04 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie; GodBlessUSA; mylife; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; EsmeraldaA; ConorMacNessa; ...
LOVE YOU CANTEEN DJ'S!!!
Thanks for your hard work!
GodBlessUSA; mylife; AZAmericonnie; Kathy In Alaska; Ms.Behavin;EsmeraldaA; ConorMacNessa;acad1228; LibertyValance; Cindy; Starwise; 50mm; iron munro; publius;
spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
Drumbo (and me)

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


Thanks for a great thread
and all your hard work, Connie!
REMEMBER OUR TROOPS
ON MEMORIAL DAY!

31 posted on 05/24/2013 6:28:34 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W
Hey, Luv.

(HUGS)

My special Memorial Day project coming up shortly.

32 posted on 05/24/2013 6:29:45 PM PDT by Publius
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To: ConorMacNessa

That one is partictularly sad and oh, so unnecessary!

God rest his hero soul!


33 posted on 05/24/2013 6:29:54 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: AZamericonnie; All

Says Goodbye To A Legend







Trevor Bolder was the bassist, songwriter and record producer best known for his long association with Uriah Heep and his role with David Bowie's iconic Spiders from Mars. Although not a founding member of Uriah Heep, Trevor performed on more than twenty Heep albums (producing many) since 1976 when he replaced John Wetton. Previously he had played bass on five David Bowie albums (including Hunky Dory, The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and Changes. His resume included four solo albums with fellow Spider Mick Ronson, Two with Heepster Ken Hensley, albums with the Cybernauts, Dana Gillespie and an album and three year touring stint with British rockers Wishbone Ash.

Hardly a household name, he was obscured by the mammoth talents he supported over five decades. Bolder died this week from pancreatic cancer. He'll be missed.


Ziggy Stardust
~ David Bowie ~







34 posted on 05/24/2013 6:30:36 PM PDT by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw [Robert A. Heinlein])
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To: Publius

Hey there! (((hugs)))

I look forward to it! :)


35 posted on 05/24/2013 6:32:48 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; Drumbo; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W
MEMORIAL DAY: MUSIC OF THE CIVIL WAR

Whether you call it the Civil War, the War of the Rebellion, the War Between the States, the War for Southern Independence, or the War of Northern Aggression, that cataclysmic event created the holiday first known as Decoration Day.

There were times during the conflict when women decorated the graves of deceased soldiers in Virginia, Georgia and Pennsylvania in an organized manner. But the first real Decoration Day occurred in 1865 in Charleston, South Carolina. Union prisoners of war had been interned at the Charleston Race Course, and many had been interred there also. On May 1, 1865, a group of white teachers, white missionaries, black ministers and freed blacks cleaned up the graves, landscaped the grounds and built a ceremonial arch for the fallen. Today that location is known as Hampton Park. On May 30, 1868, similar ceremonies were observed in the North. This spread, and by 1870, the establishment of 73 national cemeteries turned Decoration Day into a political and religious event.

In 1967, federal law turned Decoration Day into Memorial Day, and in 1971 the current three-day weekend custom replaced May 30.

Music was a constant during the Late Unpleasantness Between the States. It was played at the camps, during the battles and at home. When Gen. George Pickett started his famous charge at Gettysburg, Confederate military bands played martial airs as his troops started the mile long trek across the fields to Gen. George Meade’s Union troops. (My instructor at Fort Gordon in 1971 referred to Pickett’s group as a “brigade gaggle”.) As they straggled back to the Confederate lines, the same bands played “Nearer My God to Thee”, an Anglican Low Church hymn.

Each side in that conflict had its own tunes and anthems. There were also popular songs of the day, sung in both camps, most of which were written by Stephen Foster whom I profiled several months ago.

First, I’d like to start with a piece that is modern. It was written by Jay Ungar in 1982 and has the melancholy sound of the Scots-Irish ballads of the era. It’s best known as the theme from Ken Burns’ documentary “The Civil War”. Pull out your handkerchief for this one.

Jay Ungar, Molly Mason & the Family Band: “Ashokan Farewell”

36 posted on 05/24/2013 6:32:56 PM PDT by Publius
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To: 2LT Radix jr; acad1228; AirForceMom; Colonel_Flagg; AliVeritas; aomagrat; ariamne; armyavonlady; ...




Gene Simmons Military Salute
YouTube

WE LOVE YOU ALL!!!



Little Girls Welcome Hero Dad Home
Video


37 posted on 05/24/2013 6:33:51 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Hi Kathy, just in lurk mode. >lurk<

Hugs2 You 1 zps9409c58b

38 posted on 05/24/2013 6:35:56 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: AZamericonnie; All
Gimme Love (Struttin')
~ Uriah Heep ~







39 posted on 05/24/2013 6:37:02 PM PDT by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw [Robert A. Heinlein])
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To: ConorMacNessa

As always, thank you for the great tribute, Conor.

This is beyond sad and so maddening.


40 posted on 05/24/2013 6:38:13 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Don’t know if I can handle going to any of the activities. When I hear Taps I begin to weep and miss my friends who have fallen over the years.


41 posted on 05/24/2013 6:38:51 PM PDT by DarthDilbert
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To: AZamericonnie

Happy Friday, Connie....thanks for the tributes to our troops.

Hope your Friday went well, and now you get some time for weekend fun and relaxation. *HUGS*

Hope holiday traffic didn’t delay your commute.


42 posted on 05/24/2013 6:44:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT
FOR THE TROOPS AND THEIR FAMILIES--

3rd Force~Ready Or Not

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43 posted on 05/24/2013 6:46:42 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Publius

Wow! Now THAT’S a project! Look forward to some quality wallerin’ later! :)


44 posted on 05/24/2013 6:48:05 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Rest In Peace our Heroes

Il Silenzio

Let Them In St. Peter

45 posted on 05/24/2013 6:48:33 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie; All
The Jean Genie
~ David Bowie ~







46 posted on 05/24/2013 6:49:13 PM PDT by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw [Robert A. Heinlein])
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To: AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; Drumbo; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W
Played at home and sung in both camps, the music of Stephen Foster was everywhere. Unfortunately, Foster had sold the rights to his songs and never profited from them. This sentimental favorite was sung, played on harmonica, fiddle and banjo, and generally mangled by everyone.

Foster: “Oh! Susanna”

On occasion, a song from one side in the conflict would be adopted by the other side, and often the lyrics would be changed. This Northern song went South, but each side had its own lyrics. The differences between these lyrics open a window into the mind sets of partisans of both sides. This is how the North sang this song.

”Battle Cry of Freedom” (Union version)

In the South the lyrics were a bit – ahem! – different.

”Battle Cry of Freedom” (Confederate version)

47 posted on 05/24/2013 6:50:08 PM PDT by Publius
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Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


48 posted on 05/24/2013 6:50:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HiJinx

Oh Jinx so very good to see you! *Hugs*

How’s the Cupcake Commando these days? Bet she’s changed soooo much!

Oh...dinner sounds good!

Making some Creole shrimp & grits here, got a couple minutes break.

Hope to see you over the weekend & please send my best to NanaJ!


49 posted on 05/24/2013 6:53:33 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT
FOR THE TROOPS AND THEIR FAMILIES--

Grateful Dead~Touch Of Grey

If you would like to support the artists you hear in the Canteen,
please go to the top of the thread.

Please ping any DJ to any song requests
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50 posted on 05/24/2013 6:53:55 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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