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FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 26 December 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 12/25/2013 6:00:24 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska


~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~


TRAP CHECK

Army Pfc. Steven Williams throws a grappling hook to check for booby-traps before crossing a barbed-wire obstacle during testing to earn the Expert Field Medic Badge on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wa, April 10, 2013. Williams is assigned to the 520th Area Support Medical Company, 56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 62nd Medical Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sarah Enos




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.




JUMP PREP

Army Sgt. 1st Class William Baker yells instructions to paratroopers before they jump out of a MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a rotary-wing airborne exercise on Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fl, April 16, 2013. Baker, a jumpmaster, is assigned to Special Operations Command South. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea


SWIFT WATER

Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Holmes conducts swift water rescue training during exercise Angel Thunder 2013 near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AZ., April 10, 2013. Holmes, a pararescueman, is assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tim Chacon


CHOPPER RESCUE

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter flies overhead as Air Force pararescuemen conduct swift water rescue training during exercise Angel Thunder 2013 near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AZ, April 10, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tim Chacon



OPEN WIDE

U.S. Air Force Capt. Julie Speakman examines inside a Filipino boy's mouth at a Cooperative Health Engagement in Barangay Rabanes, San Marcelino, Zambales, Philippines, April 13, 2013. Speakman, is a pediatrician assigned to the 374th Medical Group. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cansin P. Hardyegritag


WOOD WORK

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joshua Rivera-Watson, right, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jenna Rogers cut wood during construction at the Ladyville technical high school in Ladyville, Belize, April 10, 2013, during New Horizons 2013. Rivera-Watson, a combat engineer, is assigned to the Engineer Company, Marine Wing Support Squadron 472 and Rogers, a medical technician, is assigned to the 823rd Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers. New Horizons is an annual series U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Holly Hess


ORGANIZATIONAL CHALLENGE

Sailors organize cargo poles on the flight deck during a weapons transfer aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the Pacific Ocean, April 18, 2013. The Stennis is returning from an 8-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katarzyna Kobiljak




DOOLITTLE RAIDERS

A photo and flowers adorn the grave of U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Edwin W. Horton Jr., a retired Doolittle Raider, in Fort Walton Beach, FL, April 18, 2013. The day marked the 71st anniversary of the Doolittle Raid, the first U.S. air raid on the Japanese islands during World War II. During the mission, 16 U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 Mitchell bombers launched from the Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet and attacked targets in Japan. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Carlin Leslie


NEW PERSPECTIVE

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Twand Howard conducts maintenance on a torpedo tube aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, April 17, 2013. The Lawrence is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carla Ocampo


SITTING PRETTY

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Eliot Fiaschi sits with military working dog Pato at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, FL, April 11, 2013. Fiaschi has been selected the Commander, Navy Region Southeast Senior sailor of the Second Quarter 2013. Fiaschi, is a regional kennel master assigned to Commander, Navy Region Southeast. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Greg Johnson



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 12/25/2013 6:00:24 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Remember them on Lord Jesus’ Birthday.


2 posted on 12/25/2013 6:01:57 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Merry Christmas!


3 posted on 12/25/2013 6:03:14 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

You’ll love this.
https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/8D-OL-KQOt4


4 posted on 12/25/2013 6:05:06 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: BykrBayb
Merry CHRIST-mas!
5 posted on 12/25/2013 6:07:02 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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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.



NOTE: CANTEEN MUSIC
Posted daily and on the Music Thread
for the enjoyment of our troops and visitors.


6 posted on 12/25/2013 6:07:34 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!


7 posted on 12/25/2013 6:10:18 PM PST by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: SandRat; The Mayor; ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK; mountainlion; HiJinx; Publius; laplata; Jet Jaguar; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


8 posted on 12/25/2013 6:11:41 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All



9 posted on 12/25/2013 6:14:13 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Sergei Rachmaninov plays “The Star Spangled Banner”
10 posted on 12/25/2013 6:20:00 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...we sure do remember always, and especially this Christmas Day.

Did you have a wonderful day with the grands? Lots of ohs and ahs?


11 posted on 12/25/2013 6:21:02 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BykrBayb

Merry Christmas to you and yours, BB.


12 posted on 12/25/2013 6:26:44 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

and still having them, as they play with their toys.


13 posted on 12/25/2013 6:26:58 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: gorush

Thanks, gorush...that is a keeper.


14 posted on 12/25/2013 6:30:20 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Leave me alone! :{)


15 posted on 12/25/2013 6:32:28 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; AZamericonnie; HiJinx; Colonel_Flagg; BIGLOOK; ...

Always remembering them!

16 posted on 12/25/2013 6:33:09 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: SandRat
And in first.....Sand grabs the gold!!


17 posted on 12/25/2013 6:33:49 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W
Hey, Luv.

(HUGS)

How's it going in the Permian Basin? Good weather?

18 posted on 12/25/2013 6:33:51 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Publius

Howdy, there! (((hugs)))

It’s going well. Rather chilly but crystal clear and the
evening star was amazingly big tonight and last night.

Hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas!


19 posted on 12/25/2013 6:35:57 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: LUV W
I cooked up my pasta and sausage in the 90 minute red sauce,

Then I listened to the "Bright Day Star" disk from the Baltimore Consort, a Renaissance group, followed by the period instrument "Messiah" that I posted last night.

Tomorrow is leftovers.

I'm gearing up for the Sicilian Cod Stew for New Years Day. Eating well is the best revenge.

20 posted on 12/25/2013 6:38:57 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: BykrBayb
And snagging the silver....BykrBayb!!


21 posted on 12/25/2013 6:39:56 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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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)

22 posted on 12/25/2013 6:40:56 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: gorush
And rounding out the top three....gorush bags the bronze!!


23 posted on 12/25/2013 6:43:14 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All


Kate Smith ~ God Bless America


24 posted on 12/25/2013 6:44:42 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: 2111USMC

Merry Christmas, Marine....hope everyone had a good day.

Nice weather? Good food?


25 posted on 12/25/2013 6:51:26 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Pipe me aboard Boatswains Mate.


26 posted on 12/25/2013 7:05:08 PM PST by freepersup (Patrolling the waters off Free Republic one dhow at a time.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


Be Present

December 26, 2013

Read: Job 2:3-13

They sat down with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his grief was very great. —Job 2:13
Bible in a Year:
Haggai 1-2; Revelation 17

After 20 children and 6 staff members were murdered in a Connecticut school, the entire nation was stunned that such a horrific thing could happen. Everyone focused on the tragedy and the questions surrounding it: What kind of person would do such a thing, and why? How can we prevent it from happening again? How can we help the survivors? Amid the chaos, an unlikely group moved in and made a difference.

From Chicago came dogs— specially trained golden retrievers that offered nothing except affection. Dogs don’t speak; they simply offer their presence. Children traumatized by the violence opened up to them, expressing fears and emotions they had not spoken to any adult. Tim Hetzner of Lutheran Church Charities said, “The biggest part of their training is just learning to be quiet.”

As we learn from the book of Job, people in grief do not always need words. Sometimes they need someone to sit silently with them, to listen when they need to speak, and to hug them when their sorrow turns to sobs.

God may not intervene to change circumstances and He may not explain suffering, but He comforts us through the presence of other believers (Col. 4:8).

He’s with us in the valley,
Amid the darkest night
He tells us in our sorrow;
Faith will give way to sight. —D. DeHaan
Listening may be the most loving and Christlike thing you do today.



27 posted on 12/25/2013 7:07:32 PM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Warmer today. Got up into the low 20’s.

Nice quiet day at home with the immediate family.


28 posted on 12/25/2013 7:34:39 PM PST by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: Publius

Sounds like a lovely day, friend. :)


29 posted on 12/25/2013 8:14:37 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: Publius

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

Did you dine well today?


30 posted on 12/25/2013 8:18:01 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

I can certainly imagine.....just watching them play and learn is so much fun.


31 posted on 12/25/2013 8:37:52 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: gorush

Go away! LOL!!

Did you have guests today? Were you a guest?

It’s never gotten above zero here today.


32 posted on 12/25/2013 8:40:09 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

Hey, Luv.....did Odessa have a big Christmas production in the last couple weeks...possibly at a church? Sorry I don’t have any details. My niece has been around Texas for the last few weeks and her company (really new to her) is doing Christmas programs. She is traveling up here today to see her mom, and she will visit us when she can.

Odessa was one of the cities mentioned.

Her Dad left today to drive a truck full of production equipment back to Los Angeles (I think) via Las Vegas, the same route he took getting from Cali to Texas. Maybe picking up stuff in Vegas.


33 posted on 12/25/2013 8:53:55 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, now morning, Mayor.

Did you have a wonderful with family? Hope you had good weather with no more flooding.

Thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul. What a great message. So often no words are necessary. Just being there is the most comfort.


34 posted on 12/25/2013 8:59:40 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Sorry I missed you. *HUGS* Needed some Mom time as my sister from California called.

Did everyone in Castle MacNessa enjoy Christmas?

Excellent food and maybe a little wine?

My phone says it is 19 in you town. It’s -4 at my house.


35 posted on 12/25/2013 9:08:21 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Relaxing day and all the kids came over tonight, Truly enjoyable time.

Been cold so no more flooding thank God!
Merry Christmas Kathy and Thank you.


36 posted on 12/25/2013 9:10:50 PM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: freepersup
Welcome aboard, freepersup - click.
37 posted on 12/25/2013 9:18:06 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Yes! Our First Baptist Church just built a new auditorium and did put on a huge production right before the holiday. It is truly a small world. :)


38 posted on 12/25/2013 9:45:07 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: LUV W

I can’t wait to talk to Ashlie....she may have been there. I’ll let you know.

She has been involved in big productions in Houston area churches for several years...planning, directing, running the boards. Now, with the new company, she is learning, among other things, to be the one that makes the angels, etc, “fly”.


39 posted on 12/25/2013 10:10:43 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

How cool! I can’t wait to hear what she says!


40 posted on 12/25/2013 11:08:51 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: LUV W

Me too!!!


41 posted on 12/25/2013 11:25:46 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: E.G.C.; Arrowhead1952; ConorMacNessa; Allegra; Mrs.Nooseman; beachn4fun; Jet Jaguar; Jack Deth; ...


42 posted on 12/26/2013 1:04:00 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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Good morning/afternoon/evening/night Troops, wherever you are.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep all of us free and safe.

Thanks, unique, for the pastries.

Coffee is always on........

How about a donut?

Cookies?

Veggies?

Snacks?


43 posted on 12/26/2013 1:06:22 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Jet Jaguar; txradioguy; JemiansTerror; MEG33; Laurita; CMS; OneLoyalAmerican; Defender2; ...


God bless and keep safe our troops worldwide.

Good night.


Statler Brothers ~ How Great Thou Art


44 posted on 12/26/2013 1:08:53 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
A very pleasant good morning to everyone at the Canteen and to all our military at home and abroad. Thanks for your service to our country.

((HUGS))Good morning, Kathy. How's it going?

45 posted on 12/26/2013 1:09:09 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: LUV W

BTTT


46 posted on 12/26/2013 1:09:20 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: LUV W

BTTT


47 posted on 12/26/2013 1:09:20 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


48 posted on 12/26/2013 1:09:37 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: gorush

https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/8D-OL-KQOt4
Thank you for posting this.
Remembering those who are far from home this Christmas.
May God keep safe those who keep us safe.


49 posted on 12/26/2013 3:39:31 AM PST by MEG33
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To: MEG33

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50 posted on 12/26/2013 3:40:43 AM PST by MEG33
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