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FReeper Canteen ~ Veterans Day 2013 ~ November 11, 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC

Posted on 11/10/2013 5:00:12 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska

 

 

 
~ The FReeper Canteen Remembers ~
 
~ Veterans Day 2013 ~


 

Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. However, most Americans confuse this holiday with Memorial Day, reports the Department of Veterans Affairs. What's more, some Americans don't know why we commemorate our Veterans on Nov.11. It's imperative that all Americans know the history of Veterans Day so that we can honor our former service members properly.

 

Memorial Day honors service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle. Deceased veterans are also remembered on Veterans Day but the day is set aside to thank and honor living veterans who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime.

 


 


 

 

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.

 


 


 

Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislation that was passed in 1938, November 11 was "dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day.'" As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.

 

 

In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress -- at the urging of the veterans service organizations -- amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting the word "Veterans". With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

 

 

In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill ensured three-day weekends for federal employees by celebrating four national holidays on Mondays: Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Columbus Day. Under this bill, Veterans Day was moved to the last Monday of October. Many states did not agree with this decision and continued to celebrate the holiday on its original date. The first Veterans Day under the new law was observed with much confusion on Oct. 25, 1971.

 

Finally on September 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of Nov. 11, beginning in 1978. Since then, the Veterans Day holiday has been observed on Nov. 11.
 

 



 

 

The White House Office
October 8, 1954

Dear Mr. Higley:

I have today signed a proclamation calling upon all of our citizens to observe Thursday, November 11, 1954 as Veterans Day. It is my earnest hope that all veterans, their organizations, and the entire citizenry will join hands to insure proper and widespread observance of this day. With the thought that it will be most helpful to coordinate the planning, I am suggesting the formation of a Veterans Day National Committee. In view of your great personal interest as well as your official responsibilities, I have designated you to serve as Chairman. You may include in the Committee membership such other persons as you desire to select and I am requesting the heads of all departments and agencies of the Executive branch to assist the Committee in its work in every way possible.

I have every confidence that our Nation will respond wholeheartedly in the appropriate observance of Veterans Day, 1954.

Sincerely,

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
 

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1 posted on 11/10/2013 5:00:12 PM PST 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!!!!!!!






"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)

2 posted on 11/10/2013 5:00:30 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
Jet Engine Mechanic - USAF. 1983 - 1991

Thank you for your service.

3 posted on 11/10/2013 5:04:49 PM PST by onona (The Earth is the insane asylum for the universe (yup, I belong))
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To: ConorMacNessa; The Mayor; SandRat; BIGLOOK; mountainlion; HiJinx; Publius; laplata; Jet Jaguar; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


4 posted on 11/10/2013 5:06:02 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

5 posted on 11/10/2013 5:10:58 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: onona
Welcome to the Canteen, onona...we thank you for your service to our country.


6 posted on 11/10/2013 5:12:20 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


7 posted on 11/10/2013 5:13:10 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: All



8 posted on 11/10/2013 5:18:31 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: StarCMC; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; ...
Please note: The author of the Hall of Heroes is StarCMC.

Please thank StarCMC for today’s thread.

~ Veterans Day 2013 ~

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9 posted on 11/10/2013 5:27:08 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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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 "Veterans Day 2013" 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)

10 posted on 11/10/2013 5:28:02 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: Kathy in Alaska

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


Disaster Diaries

November 11, 2013

Yves Congar was just 10 years old when World War I began and the French town where he lived was invaded by the German army. His mother encouraged him to keep a diary, and what resulted was a lucid description of a military occupation, complete with written narrative and colored sketches. His diary recorded a disaster from a child’s perspective. What he witnessed had such a profound effect on him that he felt called to bring others the hope of Christ.

Centuries earlier the prophet Jeremiah was an eyewitness to the invasion of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar. He wrote down his observations in his “diary”—the book of Lamentations. Despite these distressing times, the prophet found hope in the heart of God. He wrote: “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness” (3:22-23).

At various times, we may experience or witness disasters that feel like hostile forces entering our lives. But these times of trouble do not last forever. And, like Jeremiah, our most sustaining hope is to reflect upon the faithfulness and provision of our heavenly Father. The Lord’s compassions are new every morning, and His faithfulness is great!

The best reason for hope is God’s faithfulness.

Read: Lamentations 3:19-33

His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. —Lamentations 3:22-23
Bible in a Year:
Jeremiah 50; Hebrews 8


11 posted on 11/10/2013 5:35:44 PM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Battalion Motor Officer and Battalion Adjutant, 2LT and 1LT, US Army, Fort Lewis, 1971-73.


12 posted on 11/10/2013 5:36:57 PM PST by Publius
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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."

Many Thanks To Alfa6 For Finding Capt. Lefon's Chronicle Of "The Empty Chair."

"Träumerei"
Robert Schumann
(Click)


Never Forget The Brave Men And Women Who Gave Their Lives To Secure Our Freedom!!






"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)

13 posted on 11/10/2013 5:37:04 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; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




ENJOY YOUR FREEDOM?



THANK YOUR VETS . . .



. . . AND YOUR SERVING MILITARY!!

THEY HAVE OUR SIX!!!!






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 11/10/2013 5:59:55 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*...did you sing today? Get some good rest for the week ahead?

The day started with rain, changed to sleet, and is now snowing...an inch already. All the rain means LOTS of ice under the snow. I think I need to leave early for work in the morning. First day always has more than 100 accidents/fender benders.

Thank you, Mac, for your service to our country. Happy Veterans Day!


15 posted on 11/10/2013 6:00:48 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: All


Kate Smith ~ God Bless America


16 posted on 11/10/2013 6:02:42 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Attaboy, USMC. HBTY.


17 posted on 11/10/2013 6:03:11 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Thank you, one and all, for a debt of gratitude which can never be paid in full.


18 posted on 11/10/2013 6:04:52 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC






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

FReeper musical artists. Let me know if you have a submission.



19 posted on 11/10/2013 6:06:40 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: onona
In first....Mac grabs the gold!!


20 posted on 11/10/2013 6:06:43 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Happy Veteran’s Day, You, you, YOU! You’re good, you!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYMiEU0vKIM


21 posted on 11/10/2013 6:07:40 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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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 be admitted to or released from my music ping list.







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 11/10/2013 6:08:51 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

Good evening, Connie, and thank you for the tributes to our troops. *HUGS*

It’s snowing! Earlier it was rain, then sleet.


23 posted on 11/10/2013 6:13:49 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: onona
And in second....onona snags the silver!!


24 posted on 11/10/2013 6:15:43 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: onona

Thanks for your service FRiend, God Bless You!
I’m a bit older and served USArmy, Vietnam, Avionics mechanic. We served proudly!


25 posted on 11/10/2013 6:15:50 PM PST by PROCON (Low information voters gave us this nightmare.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Ma, HUGS, thanks for honoring our Veterans!


26 posted on 11/10/2013 6:20:43 PM PST by PROCON (Low information voters gave us this nightmare.)
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To: SandRat
And rounding out the top three....Sand bags the bronze!!


27 posted on 11/10/2013 6:20:56 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good evening, Kathy!

*HUGS*

I did not sing today - I missed practice Thursday and our policy is that if you don't show up for rehearsal, you don't sing on Sunday. I'm feeling better today, but my voice is in horrible shape - I would not be helping them if I participated right now.

I spent much of the day in the van - we had to go to Lowe's in another town to get the last few tiles in our pattern in stock in the greater Washington-Baltimore area. I got home about 4:00 p.m. from that venture and had to take David to work at 5:00. From there I drove to the Greenbelt Metro Station to pick up my daughter Mary, who is staying with us this evening. We stopped off at Total Wine on the way home to pick up some potables and crossed the drawbridge at about 6:30.

I have to get Mary back to her job by 6:45 tomorrow morning, so I will soon be packing it in for the evening. It warmed up again today - low 60's - it's supposed to go down into the 20's again this evening. We're supposed to get snow in the middle of the week.

Thank you, Kathy, for all you do here and thank you for the service of your late Father. The acorn doesn't fall far from the tree!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Eagles Up! Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!

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 11/10/2013 6:27:30 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; Kathy in Alaska; All

We do not know their names.
We do not know where they died or how they died.
We do not know where they lived or how they lived before or after.
But we know that for a brief and shining moment, ALL were heroes, and that anywhere on earth that men are free to dream great dreams is their legacy.
They did not fight for glory.
They did not fight for self.
They fought for the ideals that formed this Great Republic.
We honor them to a man and woman, every single one of them.
We will not forget, and what is more important, what is MOST important, GOD will not forget.
They owe us nothing.
WE OWE THEM EVERYTHING.


18th Century
American Revolutionary War, 1775 – 1783
Boston campaign, 1775 - 1776
Canadian Theatre, 1775 - 1776
New York and New Jersey campaign, 1776 - 1777
Saratoga Campaign, 1777
Philadelphia Campaign, 1777 - 1778
Western Theatre, 1775 - 1782
Northern Theater, 1778 - 1781
Southern Theatre, 1775 - 1782
Northwest Indian War, 1785 - 1795
Quasi-War, France, 1798 – 1800

>
19th Century
First Barbary War, 1801 – 1805
War of 1812, 1812 – 1815
Tecumseh's Rebellion, 1811 - 1813
Lake Champlain Campaign, 1812 - 1814
Niagara Campaign, 1812 - 1814
Detroit Campaign, 1812 - 1814
Chesapeake Campaign, 1813 - 1814
Creek War, 1813 - 1814
Peoria War, 1813
Southern Campaign,
Second Barbary War, 1815
First Seminole War, 1817 - 1818
Winnebago War, 1827
Black Hawk War, 1832
Second Seminole War, 1835 - 1842
Mexican-American War, 1846 – 1848
Cayuse War, 1847 - 1855
Third Seminole War, 1855 - 1858
American Civil War, 1861 – 1865 Union blockade, 1861 - 1865
Eastern Theater, 1861 - 1865
Western Theater, 1861 - 1865
Lower Seaboard Theater, 1861 - 1865
Trans-Mississippi Theater, 1861 - 1865
Dakota Conflict, 1862
Pacific Coast Theater, 1863
Colorado War, 1863 - 1865
Red Cloud's War, 1866 - 1868
Korean Expedition, 1871
Modoc War, 1872 - 1873
Red River War, 1874 - 1875
Black Hills War, 1876 - 1877
Nez Perce War, 1877
Bannock War, 1878
Cheyenne War, 1878 - 1879
Sheepeater Indian War, 1879
Ute War, 1879-1880
Pine Ridge Campaign, 1890-1891
Battle of Leech Lake, 1898
Spanish-American War, 1898
Philippine-American War, 1899 - 1913


20th Century
Boxer Rebellion, 1899 - 1901
Banana Wars:
United States occupation of Nicaragua, 1907-1933
United States occupation of Honduras, 1907-1933
United States overthrow of Guatemalan Government, 1907-1933
Intervention during Panamanian Election, 1908
United States occupation of Cuba, 1912
United States occupation of Veracruz, 1914
United States occupation of Haiti, 1915-1934
United States occupation of the Dominican Republic, 1917-1924
Mexican Expedition, 1916 - 1917
Battle of Ambros Nogales, 1918
World War I, 1917 – 1918
European Theatre, 1917 - 1918
First Battle of the Atlantic, 1917 - 1918
Russian Revolution, 1918-1920
Polar Bear Expedition, 1918 - 1919
American Expeditionary Force Siberia, Soviet Union, 1918 - 1920
World War II, 1941 – 1945
Second Battle of the Atlantic, 1941 - 1945
Pacific War, 1941 - 1945
African Theatre, 1942 - 1943
European Theatre, 1944 - 1945
Korean War, 1950 - 1953
Operation Blue Bat, Lebanon, 1958
Bay of Pigs Invasion, Cuba, 1961
Operation Powerpack, Dominican Republic, 1965 - 1966
Vietnam War, 1962 - 1973
Laotian Civil War, 1962 - 1973
Cambodian Civil War, 1969 - 1970
Contra War, El Salvador, 1981-1990
Invasion of Grenada, Grenada, 1983-1984
Iran–Iraq War, 1987 - 1989
United States invasion of Panama 1989 - 1990
Persian Gulf War, Iraq, 1991
Operation Desert Shield, 1991
Operation Desert Storm, 1991
Somali Civil War, 1992 - 1994
Operation Provide Relief, 1992
Operation Restore Hope, 1992 - 1994
Yugoslav wars, 1994 - 1999
Bosnian Conflict, 1994 - 1995
Kosovo Conflict, 1997 - 1999


21st Century
War on Terrorism, 2001 - present
Operation Enduring Freedom - Afghanistan 2001 - present
Operation Enduring Freedom - Philippines 2002 - present
Operation Enduring Freedom - Horn of Africa 2002 - present
Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003 - present
War in North-West Pakistan, 2004 - present
War in Somalia, 2006 - 2009


Nor should we forget those who served at great peril to themselves because they wore no uniform and carried no badge other than their patriotism. Some we know. Many died, and we never knew. Many lived, and we still don't know.


Those who are still with us, we honor you.
Those who have gone before, we honor you.
May we never live to see the day that all your sacrifice was in vain.


29 posted on 11/10/2013 6:27:41 PM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: SandRat
Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...hope you had a relaxing day, and are ready to take up the chase with Maddi.
Did you go to a Veterans Day parade?

We thank you for your service to our country.

Happy Veterans Day!!


30 posted on 11/10/2013 6:28:18 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




AMERICA
LAND OF THE FREE . . .



BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!!!!
SEMPER FI AND OORAH!!!






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 11/10/2013 6:33:34 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: The Mayor
Good evening, Mayor, and thank you for today's sustenance for body and soul.

We thank you for your service to our country.

Happy Veterans Day!!


32 posted on 11/10/2013 6:35:08 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Had fun day today.

Went to the Zoo and spent from noon until 3:00pm with Maddi & Nate.

They saw Lions and Tigers, Bears and Anteaters, all kinds of birds, Giraffes & Elephants, Alligators & Turtles and Monkeys.

33 posted on 11/10/2013 6:35:22 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Publius
Good evening, Publius...we thank you for your service to our country.

Happy Veterans Day!!


34 posted on 11/10/2013 6:40:14 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ConorMacNessa
Thanks, Mac, for the Missing Man Setting as we remember those who have given their all that we may gather safe and secure.
35 posted on 11/10/2013 6:41:27 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: SandRat

WOOHOO!! Both grandbabies in the same place!!

I will never ever tire of the zoo. And it is extra special with kids/grands/nephews/nieces.


36 posted on 11/10/2013 6:44:27 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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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!


TATTOO
(Click)


Must retire – the 0445 Reveille approaches relentlessly.

The Bugler, his grim visage replete with an evil sneer,
already mounts the parapet.

Generations Of American Fighting Men
Stand The Watch Tonight!



TAPS
U.S. Marine Band
(Click)


"Do poor Tom some charity, whom the foul fiend vexes!"

(King Lear, Act III, Scene iv)




All Gave Some – Some Gave All!!!
(Click)


Good night, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America!

Godspeed our Troops around the Globe – especially those in harm’s way – by virtue of their service and sacrifice we continue to live in Freedom!






Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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)

37 posted on 11/10/2013 6:50:40 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

38 posted on 11/10/2013 7:13:47 PM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

At the Vietnam Wall this year, I happened on a man in a suit in late afternoon. 100 degree weather. He was crouched down and looked up at me to say, “That’s my brother.”

I didn’t know what to say. We were able to get him some pictures and hugs all around. I told him he was a good brother.


39 posted on 11/10/2013 7:21:04 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Just finished shoveling 4" of the very first snow of the season off the deck. I don't do driveways anymore.

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

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.


40 posted on 11/10/2013 7:23:46 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC; MoJo2001; LUV W; SandRat

Snow!? No!!

We just sat around a fire at the lake making ‘smores, after fishing all afternoon and grilling hot dogs.

This was the first time we’d taken Piper out there. She loves to fish, and loved making ‘smores...but ate one too many. Hey, how else ya gonna learn?!


41 posted on 11/10/2013 7:29:35 PM PST by HiJinx (Bambi is Safe for Another Year.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; 2LT Radix jr; acad1228; AirForceMom; Colonel_Flagg; AliVeritas; aomagrat; ...

Thinking of our Veterans
And our troops on this
Important holiday of remembrance!


~United States Military Academy~
Mansions of the Lord

42 posted on 11/10/2013 7:44:20 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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Mansions of the Lord
YouTube Video
Hanky Alert!!!

43 posted on 11/10/2013 7:59:20 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: HiJinx
Now THAT sounds like a fun day. Catch any fish?
This is the very first snow this year...it's mid November almost. My thermometer now shows 32.2. It could be ugly in the morning with ice.

We thank you, HiJInx, for your service to our country.

Happy Veterans Day!!


44 posted on 11/10/2013 8:00:44 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you Kathy!
Thank you for your continued service to our country!


45 posted on 11/10/2013 8:13:34 PM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: HiJinx

Sounds like a lovely time with your Piper, Jinxy! I long
to see my girls! [and their parents! :) ]


46 posted on 11/10/2013 8:14:38 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

No fish, but we had a good time sitting on the dock and just talking about stuff.


47 posted on 11/10/2013 8:16:34 PM PST by HiJinx (Bambi is Safe for Another Year.)
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To: AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; left that other site; SandRat; txradioguy; StarCMC; HiJinx; ...
Momma moose and her twins.
48 posted on 11/10/2013 8:21:00 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: HiJinx

Can’t beat the sitting and talking and relaxing with family.


49 posted on 11/10/2013 8:23:56 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Those are some dickhead guys


50 posted on 11/10/2013 8:25:10 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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