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FReeper Canteen ~ Ronald Reagan, We Miss You!! ~ 05 June 2014
Serving The Best Troops & Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 06/04/2014 5:58:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska




~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Ronald Reagan, We Miss You!! ~

February 6, 1911 - June 5, 2004


OFFICIAL PORTRAIT OF THE 40TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA




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.




REAGAN CHRISTMAS CARD 1917

Ronald Wilson Reagan was born in an apartment on the second floor of a commercial building in Tampico, Illinois on February 6, 1911, to Jack Reagan and Nelle (Wilson) Reagan. Reagan's father was a salesman and a storyteller, the grandson of Irish Catholic immigrants from County Tipperary, while his mother had Scots and English ancestors. Reagan had one sibling, his older brother, Neil (1908–1996), who became an advertising executive. As a boy, Reagan's father nicknamed his son "Dutch", due to his "fat little Dutchman"-like appearance, and his "Dutchboy" haircut; the nickname stuck with him throughout his youth. Reagan's family briefly lived in several towns and cities in Illinois, including Monmouth, Galesburg, and Chicago, in 1919, they returned to Tampico and lived above the H.C. Pitney Variety Store until finally settling in Dixon. After his election as president, residing in the upstairs White House private quarters, Reagan would quip that he was "living above the store again".

According to Paul Kengor, author of God and Ronald Reagan, Reagan had a particularly strong faith in the goodness of people, which stemmed from the optimistic faith of his mother, Nelle, and the Disciples of Christ faith, which he was baptized into in 1922. For the time, Reagan was unusual in his opposition to racial discrimination, and recalled a time in Dixon when the local inn would not allow black people to stay there. Reagan brought them back to his house, where his mother invited them to stay the night and have breakfast the next morning.


LIFEGUARD 1927

His first job was as a lifeguard at the Rock River in Lowell Park, near Dixon, in 1927. Over a six-year period, Reagan reportedly performed 77 rescues as a lifeguard, notching a mark on a wooden log for each one.


EUREKA COLLEGE 1929

Reagan attended Eureka College, where he became a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, a cheerleader, and majored in economics and sociology. He developed a reputation as a jack of all trades, excelling in campus politics, sports and theater. He was a member of the football team, captain of the swim team and was elected student body president. As student president, Reagan led a student revolt against the college president after he tried to cut back the faculty.



LT RONALD REAGAN, Troop B, 322nd Cavalry 1937

After completing fourteen home-study Army Extension Courses, Reagan enlisted in the Army Enlisted Reserve on April 29, 1937, as a private assigned to Troop B, 322nd Cavalry at Des Moines, Iowa. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Officers Reserve Corps of the cavalry on May 25, 1937.

Reagan was ordered to active duty for the first time on April 18, 1942. Due to his nearsightedness, he was classified for limited service only, which excluded him from serving overseas. His first assignment was at the San Francisco Port of Embarkation at Fort Mason, California, as a liaison officer of the Port and Transportation Office. Upon the approval of the Army Air Force (AAF), he applied for a transfer from the cavalry to the AAF on May 15, 1942, and was assigned to AAF Public Relations and subsequently to the First Motion Picture Unit (officially, the "18th Army Air Force Base Unit") in Culver City, California. On January 14, 1943, he was promoted to first lieutenant and was sent to the Provisional Task Force Show Unit of This Is The Army at Burbank, California. He returned to the First Motion Picture Unit after completing this duty and was promoted to captain on July 22, 1943.

In January 1944, Reagan was ordered to temporary duty in New York City to participate in the opening of the Sixth War Loan Drive. He was re-assigned to the First Motion Picture Unit on November 14, 1944, where he remained until the end of World War II. He was recommended for promotion to major on February 2, 1945, but this recommendation was disapproved on July 17 of that year. While with the First Motion Picture Unit in 1945, he was indirectly involved in discovering actress Marilyn Monroe. He returned to Fort MacArthur, California, where he was separated from active duty on December 9, 1945. By the end of the war, his units had produced some 400 training films for the AAF.

Reagan never left the United States during the war, though he kept a film reel, obtained while in the service, depicting the liberation of Auschwitz, as he believed that someday doubts would arise as to whether the Holocaust had occurred. It has been alleged that he was overheard telling Israeli foreign minister Yitzhak Shamir in 1983 that he had filmed that footage himself and helped liberate Auschwitz, though this purported conversation was disputed by Secretary of State George Shultz.



BRANDENBURG GATE

In a speech at the Brandenburg Gate commemorating the 750th anniversary of Berlin, by the Berlin Wall on June 12, 1987, Reagan challenged Gorbachev, then the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, to tear it down as a symbol of Gorbachev's desire for increasing freedom in the Eastern Bloc.

"General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"



STATE DINNER

President Reagan dancing with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
at State Dinner in her honor - 1988


RIDERLESS HORSE

Sgt. Jared Keyworth guides a riderless horse, "Sergeant York", down Constitution Ave. on 9 June 2004 during the funeral procession for President Reagan. The reversed boots in the stirrups are Reagan's own. Photo: SSgt. Shame Cuomo, USAF


RONALD REAGAN LIES IN STATE




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1 posted on 06/04/2014 5:58:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Sergei Rachmaninov plays “The Star Spangled Banner”
2 posted on 06/04/2014 5:59:09 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

What a GREAT thread!! :)


3 posted on 06/04/2014 6:00:43 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
~ Hi Kathy! Hugs2 You 1 zps9409c58b

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~ Been to Reagan's boyhood home in Tampico, Illinois. ~

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4 posted on 06/04/2014 6:02:30 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; 300winmag; ..

~ Ronald Reagan, We Miss You!! ~

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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No matter where you are stationed,
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Know that we are are proud of each and everyone of you.

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The FR Canteen is Free Republic's longest running daily thread
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The doors have been open since Oct 7 2001,
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We are indebted to you for your sacrifices for our Freedom.



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5 posted on 06/04/2014 6:03:18 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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6 posted on 06/04/2014 6:05:56 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Sometimes it seems Ronald Reagan’s era was just a dream.


7 posted on 06/04/2014 6:08:10 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Publius; The Mayor; ConorMacNessa; SandRat; BIGLOOK; mountainlion; HiJinx; Jet Jaguar; PROCON; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!

THANKS, PROCON, FOR THE REMINDER!!


8 posted on 06/04/2014 6:08:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
I am hoping for another like Ronald Reagan to come along to guide this country. I think Sarah Palin may be it.
9 posted on 06/04/2014 6:09:37 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Oh My...Those were the days.

The 80’s were the best years of my life.


10 posted on 06/04/2014 6:10:15 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: All

A PRAYER OF PROTECTION

The light of God surround you
The love of God enfold you
The power of God protect you
The presence of God watch over you
Wherever you are, God is,
And all is well.
Amen.

BLESS THIS HOUSE
 Bless this house O Lord we pray; Make it safe by night and day; 
Bless these walls so firm and stout, Keeping want and trouble out:
Bless the roof and chimneys tall, Let thy peace lie over all;
Bless this door, that it may prove ever open to joy and love.
Bless these windows shining bright, Letting in God's heav'nly light;
Bless the hearth a'blazing there, with smoke ascending like a prayer;
Bless the folk who dwell within, keep them pure and free from sin;
Bless us all that we may be Fit O Lord to dwell with thee;
Bless us all that one day we May dwell O Lord with thee. 
(Click on graphics for music)


11 posted on 06/04/2014 6:10:38 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Publius

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


12 posted on 06/04/2014 6:12:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

Now FR is about 3 minutes off. LOL!


13 posted on 06/04/2014 6:15:47 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Wow! It sure is! That is very confusing! I guess we just hit post when we’re ready to! LOL!


14 posted on 06/04/2014 6:19:27 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Ma, great thread, I miss the great man, I served under Nixon, Carter and Reagan, the morale went from the craps under Jimmuh to great patriotism under Reagan starting with the release of the Iranian hostages the minute President Reagan was inaugarated. I cried when the great man died!! And I still tear up when I think of him.


15 posted on 06/04/2014 6:21:42 PM PDT by PROCON (Those who are capable of Tyranny are capable of Deceit to sustain it.)
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To: SkyDancer
G'Day, Janey...((HUGS))...traveling is good. Can you tour it, or just look from the outside?

The Western Whitehouse, Rancho del Cielo


16 posted on 06/04/2014 6:22:25 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Chode

Good evening, Chode...thanks for the picture.


17 posted on 06/04/2014 6:25:03 PM PDT 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)

18 posted on 06/04/2014 6:25:08 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Publius
In first....Publius, grabs the gold!!


19 posted on 06/04/2014 6:26:58 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: yarddog

We have certainly awakened to a living nightmare in any case. I pray that we can recover from this one!


20 posted on 06/04/2014 6:27:23 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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