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FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 18 July 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 07/17/2013 5:59:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska




~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~


ARMFUL OF FAMILY

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Lyon reunites with his wife and children during a homecoming celebration in Virginia Beach, Va., Dec. 18, 2012. Lyon, a member of Strike Fighter Squadron 83, returned to Naval Air Station Oceana after a six-month deployment to support Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Antonio P. Turretto Ramos




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.




DESERT PATROL

A coalition force member drives a light tactical, all-terrain vehicle during a patrol of Afghanistan's Farah province, Dec. 15, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau


ENGINE HOIST

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Evangelista hoists a F404-GE-404 engine aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 10, 2012. The Dwight D. Eisenhower is returning to Norfolk after operating in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Jermaine M. Ralliford


CAKE DECORATOR

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Job David Santiago frosts a cake aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham on Thanksgiving in the Arabian Sea, Nov. 22, 2012. The Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Deven B. King



BASIC MAINTENANCE

Navy Airman Jodie Ingenito cleans a drag brace on an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 10, 2012. The Dwight D. Eisenhower returned to Norfolk after operating in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and maritime and theater security. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Fine


FARAH PATROL

Coalition force members maintain security from a light tactical, all-terrain vehicle during a patrol of Afghanistan's Farah province, Dec. 15, 2012 Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau

CREW CHIEFS

Air Force crew chiefs conduct pre-flight checks during a mission employment phase exercise on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 7, 2012. The crew chiefs are assigned to the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. The phase is the capstone, graduation exercise conducted by the U.S. Air Force Weapons School. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman




TOY DROP

Paratroopers walk from the Alzey drop zone after jumping from a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft during the U.S. Army 5th Quartermaster Detachment's fourth annual Operation Toy Drop in Alzey, Germany, Dec. 13, 2012. During the event, U.S. soldiers, airmen and paratroopers from Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Poland jumped from the aircraft to earn foreign jump wings after donating toys to the effort. U.S. Army photo by Elisabeth Paque


SHIP TO SHORE

Marines watch the USS Iwo Jima off the coast of Onslow Beach in Camp Lejeune, N.C., as Marines and sailors conduct ship-to-shore operations, Dec. 18, 2012. About 2,300 Marines and sailors returned home after being deployed for nine months as an expeditionary crisis response force with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael Petersheim


NOSE JOB

Air Force Sr. Airman Brion Humenay works on the nose of an F-15 Eagle during a mission employment phase exercise on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 7, 2012. Mays, an avionics specialist, is assigned to the 926th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Air Force photo by



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 07/17/2013 5:59:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Sergei Rachmaninov plays “The Star Spangled Banner”
2 posted on 07/17/2013 6:00:13 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Publius; The Mayor; SandRat; ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK; laplata; mountainlion; HiJinx; Jet Jaguar; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


3 posted on 07/17/2013 6:06:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska








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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)

4 posted on 07/17/2013 6:07:04 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: 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
specifically designed to provide entertainment and moral support for the military.

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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5 posted on 07/17/2013 6:07:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Woof!


6 posted on 07/17/2013 6:11:31 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Publius

Good evening, Publius, and thank you for Rachmaninov’s “The Star Spangled Banner”. ((HUGS))


7 posted on 07/17/2013 6:14:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi!Kathy,Thanks for the Pic of the Military working Dog.He’s a good looking dog..


8 posted on 07/17/2013 6:19:18 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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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
Deven USA (Shimmer)
Diver Dave USN
Drumbo USN
E2 Mike USA (Colonel_Flagg)
Ethan USMC (georgiabelle)
forgotenknight13 USA (grandson of Monkey Face)
Fred (DocRock)
GulfWar1Vet USA
HiJinx USA
IS2 Brianne USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
IS2 Heather USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
Jade Falcon USN
James USA (Grumpybutt)
JemiansTerror USA (Jemian)
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
Major Jennifer USA (Diver Dave)
Major joma89 USAF
MEG33's Navy Grandson
Michael USAR (RightOnline)
Mike1Sg USA (mystery-ak)
Milo828 USA (mystery-ak)
MSgt Eddie USAF ( Son of ThomasPaine2000, CMSgt USAF, Ret)
MSGT Glen Ignasiak USAF (nephew of AirForceMom)
Nate USN (sneakers)
Navy Chaplain, Lt Nathan Rice (Coldwater Creek)
Old China Hand USA
Old Sarge USA
OneLoyalAmerican USCG
PFC Jake USMC (son of Enough_Deceit)
Philetus USA
PROCON USA
Rick USAF (Doogle)
Robert, Jeremy, Daynnis USA (SoldierDad)
SandRat USA
Sat-Com Chris USA (son of KC Burke)
SGT Alex USA (son of Enough_Deceit)
SGT Chris USA (son of Vineyard)
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)
SPC Drew USA (brother-in-law Stonewall Jackson)
SPC Mike USA (AbnSarge)
SPC Ted USA (nephew of hoagy62)
SPC William Akin USA (Step-son of BlueLancer)
SPC4 Dan USA (son of swmobuffalo)
SSG Brian USA (repubmom)
SSG Dustin USA (SIL of U S Army EOD)
SSG Dusty USA (MountainDad)
SSG Mitchel USA (tina07)
SSG Spencer USA (grame)
SSGT Adam USA (Diver Dave)
SSGT Don May Jr USMC (debm29palms)
SSGT John Linde USA (JFoxbear)
SSGT The Black Knight USAF
Stevan USA (Grumpybutt)
Terrence USN (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
The Sailor
TMSuchman USMC
tongue-tied USN/USA
Tonkin USN/USCG
TSGT Jason M Kibler USAF (son of AirForceMom)
SFC txradioguy USA
USAFSecurityForces (son of visualops & TheStickman)
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)

 



9 posted on 07/17/2013 6:24:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


10 posted on 07/17/2013 6:25:25 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...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!








"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)

11 posted on 07/17/2013 6:26:46 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: HiTech RedNeck; All

PARIS PATROL

Paris, a coalition force military working dog, stands by her handler during a patrol of Afghanistan's Farah province, Dec. 15, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau

Good evening, HiTech. Hope you had a great day.

12 posted on 07/17/2013 6:29:50 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks to all the Canteen heroes....and ALL our heroes!

Thanks to you, Kathy for honoring them!


13 posted on 07/17/2013 6:30:46 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & all of you!)
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To: Publius
In first....Publius grabs the gold!!


14 posted on 07/17/2013 6:34:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Hi - Nice pictures. Have to add one.

 photo there_is_so_much_more_going_on_here_zpsc93d835c.jpg

15 posted on 07/17/2013 6:35:13 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: Kathy in Alaska
Hate to do this, but I didn't sleep well last night - can't hold my eyes open tonight - must retire!

I'll see you in the a.m.!





"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

16 posted on 07/17/2013 6:35:18 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; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; left that other site
It’s time for the Seattle Chamber Music Festival! We have a concert scheduled for Friday, July 19. Thanks to the miracle of the Internet, you can hear the concerts live at the website of KING-FM. I’ll be providing programs and links to the concerts throughout the summer festival. On concert nights, I’ll introduce the musicians.

As I build up to the chamber masterpiece by Saint-Saens that forms the cornerstone of Friday’s night’s performance, I’d like to give Canteen members a view of that composer and his works.

How would you like to have a name like Camille Saint-Saens (pronounced “SAN-Saaaan”)? “Some girl’d giggle and I’d get red, and some guy’d laugh and I’d bust his head, life sure weren’t easy for a guy named – Camille?”

He was born in 1835 and died in 1921. He started out a young firebrand in music and ended up a member of the French establishment futilely defending French music against modern “barbarians” like Debussy and Stravinsky. He lived long enough to write soundtracks for silent movies, and in his final days he wrote sonatas for wind instruments and piano that remain the best in their forms.

He was a child prodigy, a great pianist, and he got a buildup that he was never able to live up to. In 1871, with France humiliated in its dustup with Otto von Bismarck and Prussia, and feeling inferior to everything German from its military prowess to its culture, Camille was touted as the French Beethoven. This did a grave disservice to Beethoven. Saint-Saens was in fact the French Mendelssohn, which was a very different animal. Like Mendelssohn he was a lightweight capable of climbing on his tiptoes, reaching for the stars and grabbing a few of them.

Of his dozen operas, only one survives, “Samson and Delilah” from 1895, and it’s a masterpiece. Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote a fragment of a fake Saint-Saens opera titled “Hannibal” for “The Phantom of the Opera”, which is not easy to do, but he managed to capture the banality of a really bad Saint-Saens opera. In “Samson”, Camille came to terms with Wagner brilliantly, and he created one of opera’s greatest love duets. This is the 1998 Met performance which is one of my desert island DVD’s. Have a box of tissues handy for this.

Saint-Saens: “My Heart is a Voice” from “Samson and Delilah”

The ballet from “Samson”, which is an orgy scene, has infiltrated its way into American pop culture thanks to Warner Brothers cartoons of the Forties. This is the Met’s 1983 centennial production, and it’s much racier than would have been permitted on the Paris stage in 1895. Mom and the kiddies beware! At 3:35 there is a magic moment where the winds take the pulse, and the strings float a beautiful melody in C Major above them.

Saint-Saens: “”Bacchanale” from “Samson and Delilah”

In the final scene of “Samson”, the Philistines pray to their god Dagon, and Camille writes it up as a parody of a Bach chorale and fugue, which constitutes both religious and musical blasphemy. (This is from the 1998 Met production.) “Samson” is the only opera in the repertory that ends in screams. You’ll see why at the end.

Saint-Saens: Final Scene from “Samson and Delilah”

17 posted on 07/17/2013 6:36:10 PM PDT by Publius
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And in second....Mac snags the silver!!


18 posted on 07/17/2013 6:36:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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God Bless you good, Mac. Good night and rest well. Thanks for helping honor our troops, past and present. Thank you for your service to our country.


19 posted on 07/17/2013 6:37:24 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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20 posted on 07/17/2013 6:52:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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