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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Rucker, Alabama ~ 24 DEC 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 12/23/2013 6:00:19 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Fort Rucker, Alabama

Fort Rucker is a U.S. Army post located mostly in Dale County, Alabama, United States. It was named for a Civil War officer, Confederate General Edmund Rucker. The post is the primary flight training base for Army Aviation and is home to the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) and the United States Army Aviation Museum. Small sections of the post also lie in Coffee, Geneva, and Houston counties.

The main post has entrances from three bordering cities, Daleville, Ozark and Enterprise. In the years before the September 11, 2001 attacks, the main post (except airfields and other restricted areas) was an open post with unmanned gates allowing civilians to drive through.

The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence is the dominant military facility at Fort Rucker. Training, doctrine, and testing are all key parts of the Center's mission to develop Army Aviation's capabilities. All Army Aviation training has been undertaken at Fort Rucker since 1973, as well as training of US Air Force and ally helicopter pilots.

 The Center is home to the US Army Aviation Technical Test Center (ATTC), which conducts developmental aircraft testing for Army Aviation. The United States Army Operational Test and Evaluation Command's Test and Evaluation Coordination Office and TH-67 primary and instrument training are both located at Cairns Army Airfield.

Operational units on the post include the 1st Aviation Brigade and the 110th Aviation Brigade handling Army Aviation training, and the USAF 23d Flying Training Squadron for the training of Air Force helicopter pilots. Additionally, due to the large number of Warrant Officers stationed there, the Warrant Officer Career Center and the Warrant Officer Candidate School are located at Fort Rucker.

Learn More About Fort Rucker HERE!

The United States Army Aviation Museum, located in South-central Alabama at Fort Rucker, maintains a collection of over 160 military aircraft, including one of the largest collections of military helicopters in the world. Public galleries represent the Army's involvement in aviation from the beginning days of the Wright brothers and early combat aircraft from World War I, to the highly technological machines flown by Army Aviators today.

Visit The United States Army Aviation Museum HERE!

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We pray for your safety, that you will return to your families and friends soon.

We pray that your hope, courage, and dignity remain unbroken, so that you may show others the way.

God Bless You All ~ Today, Tomorrow and Always

 

 



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1 posted on 12/23/2013 6:00:19 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Sergei Rachmaninov plays “The Star Spangled Banner”
2 posted on 12/23/2013 6:00:34 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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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)

3 posted on 12/23/2013 6:00:38 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael 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


One Silent Night

December 24, 2013

Read: Luke 2:1-14

Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. —Luke 2:10
Bible in a Year:
Habakkuk 1-3; Revelation 15

Simon had emigrated from the Netherlands to the United States. His wife, Kay, and all three of their children had been born in the US. Then Jenny married Roberto from Panama. Bill married Vania from Portugal. And Lucas married Bora from South Korea.

On Christmas Eve, as the family gathered for a celebration, they began singing “Silent Night” in their native tongues—a sweet sound indeed for the Lord of the earth to hear as they celebrated the birth of His Son.

Two thousand years ago, the silence of a quiet night ended abruptly when an angel told the shepherds a baby had been born: “Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people” (Luke 2:10). Then a multitude of angels began praising God, saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” (v.14). Christ the Lord, the Savior of the world, was born!

God’s gracious gift, His Son, which was announced on that long-ago silent night, is still available to everyone—“every tribe and nation” (Titus 2:11-14; Rev. 5:9-10). “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

Silent night! holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight;
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia—
Christ the Savior is born! Christ the Savior is born! —Mohr
Heaven’s choir came down to sing when heaven’s King came down to save.



4 posted on 12/23/2013 6:00:56 PM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Great Post


5 posted on 12/23/2013 6:03:44 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Ft. Rucker, Alabama was the best place I ever lived.


6 posted on 12/23/2013 6:03:51 PM PST by Swede Girl
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To: Swede Girl

I live just South of the Alabama line and probably see helicopters from Ft. Rucker every day.

I used to work South East Alabama and every now and them would visit the Provost Marshall’s office. I can remember sitting there sipping tea with the officer as we waited for a soldier to be brought in.


7 posted on 12/23/2013 6:10:18 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: The Mayor; SandRat; ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK; laplata; mountainlion; HiJinx; Jet Jaguar; PROCON; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


8 posted on 12/23/2013 6:13:26 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Woo-Hoo, thanks Ma for tonight's thread!

I had the great honor of serving with some great Fort Rucker trained Army pilots 40 + years ago,

They're the best, saved my life on more than one occassion, God Bless them!

9 posted on 12/23/2013 6:13:30 PM PST by PROCON (Those who are capable of Tyranny are capable of Deceit to sustain it.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe






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.



10 posted on 12/23/2013 6:13:50 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


11 posted on 12/23/2013 6:14:17 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Here!


12 posted on 12/23/2013 6:16:56 PM PST by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: Publius

Thanks, Publius, for Rachmaninov’s “The Star Spangled Banner”.


13 posted on 12/23/2013 6:17:42 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Publius

Good evening, Publius...((HUGS))...are you ready for Christmas? Going anywhere?


14 posted on 12/23/2013 6:20:07 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SoldierDad; Colonel_Flagg; RightOnline; arbee4bush; vigilante2; Jemian; Old_Professor; ...
Thanks, Families, for your service to our country.

Thanks, unique, for the perfect woohoo.


John Conlee ~ They Also Serve


15 posted on 12/23/2013 6:21:44 PM PST 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***



And thanks very much to you and Lauren for tonight’s Road Trip to Fort Rucker, Alabama!

Coming aboard as we speak. Rendering Hand Salutes to our National Colors and to the Officer of the Deck!






"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)

16 posted on 12/23/2013 6:22:28 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I’m staying right here in my condo by the marsh. I’ll be making one of my Christmas pasta dishes to mark the holiday. Then some of that biscotti I just baked.


17 posted on 12/23/2013 6:22:37 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...how was your commute this day before Christmas Eve?

Freezing rain yesterday, 10 right now, and in the teens til at least Saturday.


18 posted on 12/23/2013 6:27:42 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Publius
Publius!!


19 posted on 12/23/2013 6:29:02 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Mac!!


20 posted on 12/23/2013 6:29:55 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor
The Mayor!!


21 posted on 12/23/2013 6:34:39 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Very easy commutes today, both directions! This morning we had rain and temps in the low 60's. Temperature fell through the day - about 50 when I left work - now barely 40 with a strong wind.

Tomorrow a half-day, then the madness begins!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

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 12/23/2013 6:38:41 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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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

"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)

23 posted on 12/23/2013 6:42:03 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
Please note: The author of tonight’s Road Trip is laurenmarlowe.
She is working hard.

~ Road Trip: Fort Rucker, Alabama ~

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Honoring those who have served before.

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24 posted on 12/23/2013 6:44:32 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; All
thanks, Galz for yet another wonderful road trip, this time
to the southland!


25 posted on 12/23/2013 6:47:44 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; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!


TATTOO
(Click)


Must retire for the evening -

For Every Morn' Brings Forth A Noble Chance,
And Every Chance Demands A Noble Knight!

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

Soldiers of the Greatest Generation
Stand The Watch Tonight!



Standing With Them
Old Blood And Guts!



Gen. George Smith Patton, Jr., USA

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)

26 posted on 12/23/2013 6:51:40 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good for you!!

Today is 2 1/2 days compressed into one and a quarter. The payroll has to be done/complete/over/sent by noon tomorrow. A mad scramble day. Homework tonight, but it is going fairly smoothly regarding corrections so far.


27 posted on 12/23/2013 6:53:11 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Nite, Conor! (((hugs)))


28 posted on 12/23/2013 6:54:14 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: The Mayor

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

Are your carpets drying well?


29 posted on 12/23/2013 6:57:50 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...were you ever posted there?

Ready for Christmas?


30 posted on 12/23/2013 7:08:42 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Merry Christmas Kathy,,,Retired out of there a few years back.Worked on the ATC Sim and the UH1 Sims . Great place to finish.The Museum is a good spot to visit . Seen this happen:
3 short videos of Gen McAuthurs Plane taking off.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reIp09IeH2U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4xzU7zvqbk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHqKtK8mC84


31 posted on 12/23/2013 7:16:49 PM PST by silentreignofheroes
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To: ConorMacNessa
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.


32 posted on 12/23/2013 7:19:49 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...never posted there but TDY there a couple of times.

Drive to PHX for Christmas tomrrow afternoon.


33 posted on 12/23/2013 7:20:49 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Swede Girl

Good evening, Swede Girl....glad you enjoyed your time at Fort Rucker.

What did you like the best? Why did it stand out?


34 posted on 12/23/2013 7:25:41 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Evening, Kathy. Happy Holidays.


35 posted on 12/23/2013 7:42:18 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: yarddog

Good evening, yarddog....we have helicopters fly over the house on occasion from Fort Rich and Elmendorf AFB.

Love the sound of freedom!


36 posted on 12/23/2013 7:47:58 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
 photo DSC01091copy.jpg I love the sound of the helicopters too. As you say, the sound of freedom. This one was probably from Rucker and maybe headed to Eglin or possibly Pensacola since it has Marines written on it. It came right over my house.
37 posted on 12/23/2013 7:54:17 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

nice


38 posted on 12/23/2013 7:56:54 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: MoochPooch

Good evening, Mooch. Thank you.

Are you staying warm?. I just went out to start my car. It’s 5 out there. It is not happy. LOL!


39 posted on 12/23/2013 8:06:16 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; mainelydawn; Brad's Gramma; Salvation; LUV W; mylife; Publius; AZamericonnie; ...

Hey Gang,
Fervent prayers are needed for Mainely Dawns daughter Ashley.
She has been severely burned by a gas grill explosion.
She lives in San Antonio.

She is 29 years old and has several small children.
Please, please lift her in healing prayer.
Please post them to Mainely Dawn,
Thanks everyone!
Ms.B


40 posted on 12/23/2013 8:10:16 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN; mainelydawn

Prayers up.


41 posted on 12/23/2013 8:23:02 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

With Deep Gratitude
Christmas Blessings To Our Armed Forces, Our Veterans
And Their Families


Please Click.."A Soldier's Christmas" by Michael Marks

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
***
The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.
My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.
***
The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear..
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know,
Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.
My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was near.
***
Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.
A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.
***
"What are you doing?" I asked without fear,
"Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"
For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts..
***
To the window that danced with a warm fire's light
Then he sighed and he said "Its really all right,
I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night."
"It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.
***
No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
My Gramps died at 'Pearl on a day in December,"
Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers."
My dad stood his watch in the jungles of 'Nam',
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.
***
I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile.
Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue... an American flag.
I can live through the cold and the being alone
Away from my family, my house and my home.
***
I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother..
Who stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall.."
***
" So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."
"But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
"Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son."
***
Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
"Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us.
**
God Bless And Keep Safe Those Who Stand Watch For Us

42 posted on 12/23/2013 8:50:50 PM PST by MEG33
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To: Jet Jaguar

*HUG*
Thank you, Cyber son!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!


43 posted on 12/23/2013 8:51:00 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN; mainelydawn

O God, please guide Ashley’s doctors as they treat her. Place your healing hands on her, Dear Lord, and give her strength.


44 posted on 12/23/2013 8:59:59 PM PST by MEG33
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To: mainelydawn; MS.BEHAVIN; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; ...
Prayer warriors.....

FReeper mainleydawn's daughter, Ashley, needs prayers for bad burns.

45 posted on 12/23/2013 9:41:26 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MEG33

No matter how many times I listen/read this, the result is the same...tears of pride for our military men and women.

Thanks for posting it. ((HUGS))


46 posted on 12/23/2013 9:53:47 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you, Kathy..I feel the same way.
(((HUGS)))


47 posted on 12/23/2013 9:55:57 PM PST by MEG33
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To: mainelydawn; MS.BEHAVIN
Prayers sent for Ashley and her doctors, as well as you, Dawn, and your families.


Fight On!! - click


48 posted on 12/23/2013 9:59:44 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: PROCON

Good merry almost Christmas Eve, Pro...((HUGS))

Is school out now? Do you have vacation projects?


49 posted on 12/23/2013 10:03:06 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie

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

Ready? Everything in its place?


50 posted on 12/23/2013 10:10:57 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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