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FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 1 Feb 2014
Our Troops Rock!!!! | The canteen DJ's

Posted on 01/31/2014 5:59:16 PM PST by AZamericonnie


 

 

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~ Tunes For Our Troops ~

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~ Support The Artists ~
 

Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen!
Click on the links below! Keep the music going!

ArtistDirect Internet Radio AOL Music Sonique (Lycos) Real Radio

Live365 971TheRiver  l  GotRadio  l  Wherehouse  l  Target  l Shoutcast

AFRTS VH1 l XM Radio BET audiophile Virgin Radio Soma (Alternative)

Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 Yahoo! Launch Music Radio Disney Live-Radio Net

ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV l CMT l Ticketmaster l Billboard l ClubFM


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Warning: Not all the music you hear below will be appropriate for children! Please click with caution! Thank you!

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The New Release Wall

Just some new stuff for you all to sample this week....enjoy!

This music is provided for the entertainment of our Troops, Veterans, Allies & their families!

Enjoy the variety of musical selections that the Canteen Deejays have provided throughout the thread. Please ping one of the DJ's with your requests for the Troops.

All music is removed on Monday.
Thanks to all the DeeJay's for their time & effort providing entertainment for the Troops!

*Canteen Mission Statement*

Showing support and boosting the morale of
our military and our allies military
and the family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.
 

 







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1 posted on 01/31/2014 5:59:17 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie
Sergei Rachmaninov plays “The Star Spangled Banner”
2 posted on 01/31/2014 5:59:27 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All






Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen
at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

Brad Fletcher - To All Our Mothers Children

Due South - The Good Guys

Perry Nunley - When Freedom Rings

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



3 posted on 01/31/2014 5:59:51 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

Evening Connie.{{{HUGS}}}


4 posted on 01/31/2014 6:00:13 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: AZamericonnie


REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD



CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Jan. 14, 2008) The first major snowfall of the New Year blankets the USS Constitution. Despite the weather "Old Ironsides," remained open for free public tours. At 210 years-old, USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, manned by 67 active-duty United States Sailors and visited by nearly half a million visitors annually. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown (Released)

GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!!!





Boston, Oct. 21, 2009 - Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).
(Click for Bosun’s Whistle)




USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (Released)

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!






"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

5 posted on 01/31/2014 6:01:10 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: All; everyone; AZamericonnie; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; MEG33

FRIDAY NIGHT NIGHT VIDEOS
and Special Web Sites

Theme: Take a Hard Look

Note: Parental Discretion Advised.

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“Rocket - The Heat Is On - Glenn Frey”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qANqELrZXW4

“Jessica Simpson; Nick Lachey - Where Are You?”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLkEkLje0dU

“Blackwood Mountain Music - Al Robins — JJ Cale Cover”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2pH5DZOjdA

“Tape Five - I Spy You”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LwRwhu_ttk

“The Who - I Can See For Miles”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb5mRBMZbYo

“Deepside Deejays - Look Into My Eyes”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMl8zz6ZwPg

“Fleetwood Mac - Mirage Tour (Full Concert)”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STgGmT9IWfQ

“Cold Case End - Look Again...” [Music: “Have You Ever Seen The Rain”]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5etpVOJEbR4

“Someone Like You & Rolling In The Deep” by Adele
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7zcozI4q3A

“Antonia - I Got You”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxInqzEG3G8

“Oren Lavie - A Short Goodbye”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lokxCgrI6JA

“Tina Turner - Simply The Best”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob6RRcw3V3A

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Interesting:

“International Spy Museum: Disinformation: The Secret Strategy to Destroy the West”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8G82Uz35CI

“Anna Chapman Won’t Discuss Proposing to Edward Snowden”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6BiPGOMiNc

“CSMONITOR.com - World - Security-Watch - Back Channels: More Snowden Leaks — and this time Al Qaeda is the surveillance target (+ video) by Dan Murphy, January 30, 2014 (H/T: https://twitter.com/webradius/status/429284881160347648 )
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Security-Watch/Backchannels/2014/0130/More-Snowden-leaks-and-this-time-Al-Qaeda-is-the-surveillance-target-video

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6 posted on 01/31/2014 6:03:19 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Publius
Good evening Prof....or shall I say...number one! :)


7 posted on 01/31/2014 6:04:23 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

‘ello


8 posted on 01/31/2014 6:05:45 PM PST by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw (Robert A. Heinlein))
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To: Mrs.Nooseman
{{{{Noosie!}}} So good to see you! *Hugs*

All is well? TGIF!


9 posted on 01/31/2014 6:05:54 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

In!

Hmmm, new releases from Iced Earth and Michael Schenker? Might have to check ‘em out...


10 posted on 01/31/2014 6:06:32 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: AZamericonnie
"Who is Number One?"

"You are Number Six."

("Prisoner" reference.)

11 posted on 01/31/2014 6:06:45 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening Conor.{{{HUGS}}}


12 posted on 01/31/2014 6:08:22 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission granted & presence requested Conor! *Hugs*


13 posted on 01/31/2014 6:08:53 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

All is well. Not my TGIF yet.


14 posted on 01/31/2014 6:09:41 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Cindy
Good evening Cindy Sue & thanks for all your great links this evening...you spoil us but the Troops & vets surely deserve it! *Hugs*

All is well with you & your Hubby?

15 posted on 01/31/2014 6:10:57 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; All
Connie: Bio Ritmo - Para Los Romperos, ( For The Breakers, ( Skin Breakers/Drummers )
 

Welcome to the Salsa Addiction Emergency Room!

We are all in critical condition here!

The music page will open in a new window. There is the option of clicking on individual songs or clicking the Jukebox link. If you choose the Jukebox link then the page can be minimized while you continue surfing:

Friday Night Salsa for 01-31-2014 for the TROOPS and their supporters everywhere!

http://www.computerwhizguru.com/El_Gran_Salseron/Music/01-31-2014FridayNight/01-31-2014FridayNight.html

Here is a list of the songs in the Jukebox:

Artist/s - Song Names:

01 - Eddie Palmieri And Brian Lynch - The Palmieri Effect

Al Jarreau - Boogie Down ( Extended Mix )

Al Jarreau - Summertime

Al Jarreau, Bob James And David Sanborn - Since I Fell For You

Alex Bugnon - This Time Around

Alex Torres Y Los Reyes Latino - Good Friday

Angel Canales - Bomba Carambomba

Angel Canales - Dilema De Amor

Angel Canales - Esta Es La Manera De Espresar Mis Sentimientos

Arturo Sandoval - Mambo Caliente

Asleep At The Wheel, Barry And Dari Anne Amato - Bump Bounce Boogie

Benny Goodman - In The Mood

Benny Goodman - Jumping At The Savoy

Benny Goodman - One O'Clock Jump

Benny Goodman - Rhapsody In Blue

Billy Cobham - Nickels And Dimes

Billy Cobham - Some Skunk Funk

Bio Ritmo - Para Los Romperos

Bob James - Touchdown

Bob James And Earl Klugh - The Harlem Shuffle

Bob James And Kim Waters - Take Me There

Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife

Bobby Darin - Nature Boy

Bobby Matos' Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble - Da' Londons From Da' Bronx

Bobby Valentin - Codazos

Boney James - Stone Groove ( Live )

Brian Culbertson - It's On Tonight

Bronx River Parkway - San Sebastian

Buddy Rich - Groovin' Hard

Buddy Rich - One O'Clock Jump

Buddy Rich - West Side Story

Buddy Rich And Gene Krupa - Night Train

Buddy Rich And Joe Morello - Take The A Train

Buddy Rich, Art Tatum And Lionel Hampton - Hallelujah

Cab Calloway - Minnie The Moocher

Cachao - A Gozar Con Mi Combo

Cachao And Machito - Descarga

Cal Tjader - Manuel's Mambo

Candy Dulfer - Mister Marvin

Carlos Oliva Y Los Sobrinos Del Juez - C-7 Jam

Carlos Santana - Dance Sister Dance ( Baila Mi Hermana )

Charlie Palmieri - Ponte Duro

Charlie Palmieri - Sandstorm

Chick Corea - Night Streets


16 posted on 01/31/2014 6:13:15 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: AZamericonnie

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

Did you end the week on a high note? A safe and sane commute?

We’ve dropped back into normal temps, but need snow badly.


17 posted on 01/31/2014 6:13:27 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Publius
I am not a number, I am a free man!

Iron Maiden - The Prisoner

18 posted on 01/31/2014 6:16:37 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Drumbo

And a resounding ‘ello to you my friend!

Are you buried in snow?

You need to come to AZ to thaw out! :) *Hugs*


19 posted on 01/31/2014 6:18:08 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Hiya sweetie! Long time no see but great to see you! LOL

Check them out indeed. Seems always right after Christmas the pikin’s are slim on new releases But there are a few good ones.

How’s racing? Mrs. Z & the Kittehs? *Hugs*


20 posted on 01/31/2014 6:21:18 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...

~ Tunes For Our Troops!! ~

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Honoring those who have served before.

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21 posted on 01/31/2014 6:22:20 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Retail never sleeps right? :)

How are the grandbabies?


22 posted on 01/31/2014 6:22:44 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Cindy

Good evening, Cindy, and thank you for the Friday Night Videos for the troops to enjoy. ((HUGS))


23 posted on 01/31/2014 6:25:53 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
The Prisoner's Song--Vernon Dalhart
24 posted on 01/31/2014 6:27:23 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: AZamericonnie

You got that right.
The grandkids are doing great.


25 posted on 01/31/2014 6:27:24 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: AZamericonnie
Thanks, Connie, for today's Tunes For The Troops!


26 posted on 01/31/2014 6:28:11 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Mrs.N...((HUGS))...so good to “see” you. Little ones growing fast?


27 posted on 01/31/2014 6:30:36 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers; Fiji Hill; ConorMacNessa
Beethoven: "Prisoner's Chorus" from "Fidelio"

From the Met's 2000 production, which I have on DVD.

28 posted on 01/31/2014 6:31:21 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: AZamericonnie


Thanks Very Much, Connie!

***HUGS***



And thank you very much for opening the doors to
MUSIC MAYHEM!!!!
Rockin' Rebels – "Wild Weekend"
1963
(Click)






"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)

29 posted on 01/31/2014 6:31:34 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: All


Kate Smith ~ God Bless America


30 posted on 01/31/2014 6:31:47 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie

I am off for home with a stop at the store...I have a list.

Be back in a bit.


31 posted on 01/31/2014 6:32:36 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

((((HUGS))))


32 posted on 01/31/2014 6:34:56 PM PST by left that other site
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

Good evening Gram...you are awesome you know it? Tell the “Bosses” I said so....at this time on your mark! ;-}


33 posted on 01/31/2014 6:34:56 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; MS.BEHAVIN; left that other site
SEATTLE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY

WINTER FESTIVAL

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

7:30 PM Pacific (10:30 PM Eastern)

Click here and choose “LISTEN ONLINE” for the live broadcast from KING-FM, Seattle’s classical music station.

Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 5/2

Andres Diaz, cello
Anna Polonsky, piano

Kodaly: Serenade for 2 Violins and Viola, Op. 12

Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin
James Ehnes, violin
Roberto Diaz, viola

Mendelssohn: Quartet for Piano and Strings in B minor, Op. 3

Arnaud Sussman, violin
Richard O’Neill, viola
Robert deMaine, cello
Orion Weiss, piano

34 posted on 01/31/2014 6:35:56 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: AZamericonnie

awesome or awsome? ;-)


35 posted on 01/31/2014 6:36:13 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: Publius; ZirconEncrustedTweezers; ConorMacNessa
Prisoner of Love--Russ Columbo (1932)
36 posted on 01/31/2014 6:38:20 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Mrs.Nooseman
Good evening, Mrs. N.!

*HUGS*

It's been ages! How are you doing this evening?



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)

37 posted on 01/31/2014 6:38:20 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

Well...the week ended on a low note but I plan on making the weekend much better!

How about you? The temps finally getting low enough? (That sounds soo weird to say!):)


38 posted on 01/31/2014 6:41:14 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Fiji Hill
"Prisoners of Love" from 1968's "The Producers"
39 posted on 01/31/2014 6:41:21 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

Depends....are you gonna charge me extra for the “E”? lol


40 posted on 01/31/2014 6:42:58 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Ma. {{{HUGS}}}
The
Little ones aren’t so little any more.They grow way to fast.


41 posted on 01/31/2014 6:43:42 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Publius
Prof.....Love your chamber music & info. You are soo knowledgeable!
42 posted on 01/31/2014 6:44:35 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie
Aw, you're making me blush!

(BLUSH BLUSH)

43 posted on 01/31/2014 6:45:27 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
I am off for home with a stop at the store...I have a list.

Wait! I didn't send you MY list! ;-}

44 posted on 01/31/2014 6:45:57 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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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
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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)

45 posted on 01/31/2014 6:46:58 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

How’s you & the family Conor?

Sick of winter yet? :)


46 posted on 01/31/2014 6:47:22 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa

I am doing great.How are you?


47 posted on 01/31/2014 6:48:32 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Publius
That Chick's Too Young to Fry--The Prisonaires (1954)
48 posted on 01/31/2014 6:48:44 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: mylife; LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; Drumbo; EsmeraldaA; acad1228; STARWISE; Cindy; ...


Good evening DJ's & Thank you!

*The House Is A Rockin'*

49 posted on 01/31/2014 6:50:53 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Fiji Hill
Closing Theme from "The Prisoner"

Great graphics to accompany David Tomblin's music, which bobs and weaves between major and minor before resolving in A Major.

50 posted on 01/31/2014 6:54:17 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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