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USO Canteen Freeper Style 11-16-01
11-16-01 | Snow Bunny (graphics by Billie)

Posted on 11/16/2001 1:23:48 PM PST by Billie


USO Canteen Freeper Style

War has come to our shores. It was committed on American soil.  We have been able to live in Freedom only because of those who have fought in the past wars giving life, limb and all the sacrifices for us to live in Freedom and go about our day without fear.

On September 11, 2001, that comfort, that feeling of living in a land that would not be attacked ended.

William T. Sherman said it succinctly, "War is hell."

The day has come for this Nation and its people to understand that there is a risk in losing its freedom, and in reality there always has been. We have ONLY stayed free because of the sacrifices of our military, our warriors.

This is about saving the future of America. Aristotle said, "We make war that we may live in peace."




We are seeing the American Flag flying at homes now more than ever in my lifetime. We are seeing the American Flag flying on vehicles and people wearing Flag pins and small Flags on their clothes. America is united in the cause for Freedom and for our country to WIN against the evil that came upon our land to kill and hurt us. To change our way of life and to destroy America which is US, you and me. To take away our precious Freedom.



This is the Freeper version of the USO Canteen. Where soldiers could come and feel a small part of being at home. It is a place where you that have family in the military can post a thought to a loved one that might be able to read it far away from home. A place where we that support our military can help support them, post to them, fun graphics showing the price in America and our troops. Poems, quotes, cartoons, or articles of how America is behind our troops.

Those in our military are our Nation's warriors. Let us join hands, fly our Flag and let the world know how important our warriors are to us....And that our MILITARY, our Warriors, are America's TRUE HEROS!


"No Marine was ever honored for what they received. Honor was the reward for what they gave." (Anonymous) CHIEF gave his all in many ways. He touched our lives and his friendship meant so much to all of us. He will live in our hearts forever, and his friendship will always be a bright and shining memory in our hearts and souls.



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1 posted on 11/16/2001 1:23:48 PM PST by Billie
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To: *USO Canteen; bosniajmc; AFVetGal; archy; A Navy Vet; 4TheFlag; Aeronaut; 68 grunt; xinga...


Good Morning, All! Happy Friday!

2 posted on 11/16/2001 1:23:49 PM PST by Billie
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To: Billie
Hiya! Thanks for the ping-a-roonie!
3 posted on 11/16/2001 1:23:49 PM PST by Cyber Liberty
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To: Cyber Liberty
Thanks for coming, CL - now sit down and let me get you a cup of coffee and some of Iowa Granny's great breakfast!
4 posted on 11/16/2001 1:23:52 PM PST by Billie
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To: Billie
"What is a PATRIOT?"

PATRIOTS are not "Revolutionaries" trying to overthrow the government of the United States.

PATRIOTS are "Counter-Revolutionaries" trying to prevent the government of the United States from overthrowing the Constitution of the United States. - Unknown Author


5 posted on 11/16/2001 1:23:53 PM PST by B4Ranch
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To: Billie
Good Morning, All! Happy Friday!

Ouch, hangover.

Giood lord, is it friday?


6 posted on 11/16/2001 1:23:53 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: Billie
Coffee? Sure! Anything for my wife's twin sister....
7 posted on 11/16/2001 1:23:55 PM PST by Cyber Liberty
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To: B4Ranch
Thanks for that definition of Patriot!

Oh, I wanted to share a "Dear Abby" story I read this morning......

DEAR ABBY: Your "Pennies from Heaven" stories have been delightful. I have one that does not involve money, but the result was just as heartwarming.
     The year was 1945. I was a member of General Patton's army, fighting our way across Europe. Infantry combat is pure hell, so when there was a rare lull in the fighting, an orchestra from our division band was brought in to cheer us up. In a wooded glade somewhere in France, they played all the favorites of the day, and we were reminded again of what we were fighting for.
     A soldier with a clear, sweet voice began singing "Pennies From Heaven." However, it wasn't the familiar version. These satirical lyrics told the story of a GI coming home to his wife after serving overseas, and being met by his beloved, holding a brand-new baby girl named "Penny."
     The refrain of that song I'll never forget. "Every time he asked, she'd say, "Penny's from Heaven." There were many verses, and the soldier sang each one with a straight face. At another time under different circumstances, we probably would have found the song mildly amusing. That day it was the funniest song my buddies and I had ever heard. No money changed hands that day, but the laughter was a gift from God at a time when we had very little to laugh about.--WALLACE HARMON, DALLAS

8 posted on 11/16/2001 1:23:55 PM PST by Billie
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To: lowbridge
I love seeing all your tourist guy stuff here. You're doing great!
9 posted on 11/16/2001 1:23:55 PM PST by Billie
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To: Billie
When Bob Hope came over to Nam in '66, his team did the same for us. We talked about his show for months.
10 posted on 11/16/2001 1:23:56 PM PST by B4Ranch
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To: B4Ranch
Why didn't you ever send me a picture and information to include in the Veteran's Special? You still can, you know. I have a few more, and I'm going to make another group.
11 posted on 11/16/2001 1:23:57 PM PST by Billie
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To: Billie; Snow Bunny
Good morning everyone.

Thank God is Friday!


12 posted on 11/16/2001 1:23:58 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Billie
Iowa Granny's breakfasts are the best. I hope she made grits. I brought a rich, moist sour cream coffee cake, loaded with cinnamon and walnuts - kind of a "dessert" after the main course of bacon and eggs. More coffee!!!
13 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:00 PM PST by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer
GOOD MORNING CANTEEN!!!!!! I hope everyone is well this morning. :)
14 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:12 PM PST by SassyMom
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To: Billie
Hello back at you. Thanks for the ping.
15 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:13 PM PST by Aeronaut
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To: Billie; ST.LOUIE1; Snow Bunny
Mornin' Billie. Where's Narcissus - oops, I mean Louie - this morning.

Hey Narcissus, if you can tear yourself away from the mirror for a while, join us in the Canteen.

16 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:13 PM PST by Diver Dave
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To: Billie; Snow Bunny
Good morning. How are ya?
17 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:13 PM PST by Teacup
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To: Billie
Good Morning!
18 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:15 PM PST by RaceBannon
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From an Anonymous Gnomie

At the Pentagon, the majority of our networks are back online. This Herculean effort has gone on since 9/11 even as the building was still burning out of control. Civilians, Military, Contractors and Volunteers have stood together in a relentless effort with dogged determination that this monolithic structure and symbol of America's mightiest tool of defense would not fall victim to barbaric acts of cowardice and terrorism. Hundreds of servers, network devices, and PC's were brought out of extremely hazardous areas at great personal risk. Unlike the situation with the WTC, we don't get to rebuild from the ground up. Somehow we have to find new physical pathways around structural impediments while maintaining a logical structure that points the end user's terminal back to its original home servers and network groups. Our network engineers have performed miracles.

Mind that this infrastructure is not new and shiny; it's a hodgepodge of every imaginable type of networking you can think of all meshed together for the last fifty some odd years. A FDDI ring becomes a FastE VLAN. 100MBit pipes magically transform into GigE pipes. One cannot even conceive of the complexity of these problems and issues. Our cable technicians have been yanked around the building, stringing CAT V cable, fiber etc. Called first to go one way and as we discover a better routing point hauled off in a different direction. I personally owe these men and women a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid. They have had to endure the seemingly fickle nature of our engineers as they have tried their best to put wire to the wallplate.

I wanted to get it on record someplace before we slip away into history as a footnote that not all the heroic efforts are shown on the news. Many of the heroes are behind the scenes.

This letter was dated 9.18.2001

19 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:17 PM PST by lodwick
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To: Billie
Yawn....scratch, scratch, mumble....Good Morning, Dear!-)
20 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:19 PM PST by beowolf
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To: Taxman; Billie; Diver Dave; A Navy Vet; blackie; Scuttlebutt; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Good Morning Everyone..........

I wanted you all to see another of our FReeper hunks and veterans.
He is Taxman.
Retired Naval Officer, Captain..... Regular Navy 63'-75. Two in USS Kearsarge and two in USS Kity Hawk. A Proud member in good standing of the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club.
"Picture was taken in January, 1966, when I was a young LTJG (I had earned my Navy Wings of Gold just two months earlier Official Navy photo, they wouldn't let me smile."

Taxman is a wonderful FReeper and we are honored to have a picture of him.

21 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:19 PM PST by Snow Bunny
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To: lowbridge
I love this graphic lowbridge. How neat !!!!!!
22 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:20 PM PST by Snow Bunny
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To: Victoria Delsoul
Yes - TGIF! I hope that FR has had it's last little down/slow period now. If it's frustrating for us, imagine how it must be for Jim and John!
23 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:20 PM PST by Billie
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To: Billie
Billie what a wonderful picture post #1 and what it says, I like it so much.
24 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:20 PM PST by Snow Bunny
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To: mountaineer
I love the cooking you and Granny do and enjoyed my breakfast.

I have a Mexican craving today. So I will make some chicken chimichungas for lunch and serve them with refried beans.


25 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:20 PM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: Teacup
Good morning Teacup. It is a beautiful fall day here, hope you have a great day.
26 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:20 PM PST by Snow Bunny
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To: SassyMom; mountaineer
Good morning - loving that coffee cake with my 3rd cup of coffee, mountaineer.

Here's a graphic I think everyone will enjoy. I believe the graphic artist said that he printed several on business size cards and handed them out to all policemen and firemen he would see during the day.


27 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:20 PM PST by Billie
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To: Billie
Good morning everyone. :-)

A big THANK YOU to our military forces. God bless you all.

28 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:21 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Aeronaut; Teacup; RaceBannon
Hello, FRiends - really nice to see you here this morning! Hope you had some breakfast, some coffee, and some of mountaineer's delish coffee cake to top it off. :^)

Tea, your husband can STILL send me a photo, please?

29 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:21 PM PST by Billie
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To: daisyscarlett
I have a Mexican craving today

LOL.. I have had the same craving, so I am making Chicken Enchiladas. YUM!!!!!!

30 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:21 PM PST by SassyMom
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To: Diver Dave; habs4ever; lonnie; Snow Bunny; ST.LOUIE1
:^) You have GOT to remember habs and Lonnie, DD! SOMEday my ship will come and Lonnie will be on it. :^)
31 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:22 PM PST by Billie
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To: lodwick
Thanks, JL - we never hear anything about the Pentagon anymore, and it's good to be reminded of the work that goes on there, even behind the scenes.

This graphic is large, but I reduced it considerably. I think it's wonderful.


32 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:35 PM PST by Billie
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To: beowolf
Hey, wake up and smell the coffee, sleepyhead. :^)
33 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:37 PM PST by Billie
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To: Cyber Liberty
HI there, good morning CL. Hope you have a great day.Be sure and have some of our delicous cyber food. It is so good and no calories at all being cyber. heh heh
34 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:41 PM PST by Snow Bunny
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To: Victoria Delsoul; SassyMom; mountaineer
Hi ya'll. Good to see you this bright and sunny morning.
35 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:41 PM PST by Snow Bunny
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To: daisyscarlett
Mmmm...looks wonderful! Count me in.
36 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:41 PM PST by pubmom
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To: Snow Bunny; Taxman; blackbag; Norb2569
Yes, Taxman! Just as handsome then as now. :^)


The Boys of FR (Part II....Men in Black, etc)

Black Bag, Taxman, Norb2569

37 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:42 PM PST by Billie
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To: Billie; daisyscarlett
Billie # 27 is so good. I love it.

Daisyscarlett, Mexican food is soooo good. FallGuy and I fill up on chips and salsa before our food even arrives, giggle.

38 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:42 PM PST by Snow Bunny
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To: Snow Bunny
I spent some time while FR was down, looking for some new graphics, and saved several to post here. I liked that one and the message a lot. Tried to save a lot of the smaller ones that I didn't have to reduce myself, but the "Names" graphic I posted a few minutes ago is still very large. It's just such a wonderful graphic (to me), that it can't be reduced very much or the names are completely lost.
39 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:43 PM PST by Billie
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To: Billie; Taxman; blackbag; Norb2569
Big smile on my face.....this is wonderful Billie. I am so glad you do things like this post # 37 now and in the past too so we can have them on here. How wonderful.

Taxman,blackbag and Norb2569 you all look so great !!!!!

40 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:43 PM PST by Snow Bunny
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To: Billie

Breakfast!

41 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:43 PM PST by Aeronaut
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To: daisyscarlett
That looks delicious! Do you know that I just this minute finished making some nachos for lunch! (with leftover chili & beans) Not bad, actually. :^)
42 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:44 PM PST by Billie
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To: Mama_Bear
Hi, MB - love the folksy banner. :^)
43 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:44 PM PST by Billie
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To: Billie; Snow Bunny; eddie willers; Dog; looscannon
Stirring Photo - "WE REMEMBER" -- must see
44 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:44 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Billie; Snow Bunny

Click on an emblem above to go the Home Page of that branch of the military.

CLICK HERE for an up-to-date set of links to Support our Military and Vets!
45 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:44 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Billie; Snow Bunny
I hope that FR has had it's last little down/slow period now.

Yes, I know what you mean, hehehe.


46 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:45 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Aeronaut; lowbridge
WHOO HOO! Breakfast, lunch AND dinner! I could go for that one - much better than the English one lowbridge posted yesterday morning! (Pork 'n beans with a poached egg on top and greasy link sausages for BREAKFAST?) :^)
47 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:45 PM PST by Billie
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To: Billie
Any one have any ideas why the computer I use at work, won't recognize www.freerepublic.com as a valid DNS entry since Wednesday?

I've cleared the cache, upgraded the browser to IE5.5 and tried everthing else I know.

Only Free Republic is giving me the problem, all other sites work. Any help will be greatly appreciated, I am having FR withdrawal!

48 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:51 PM PST by SAMWolf
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To: Howlin

FANTASTIC photo! (posted here half size - going back to check out the thread again.) Thanks for the link, Howlin!

49 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:56 PM PST by Billie
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Hey, tonk - you finally wake up? :^) Missed breakfast but think there's some Mexican food for lunch. :^)
50 posted on 11/16/2001 1:24:57 PM PST by Billie
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