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USO Canteen FReeper Style....Themeless Thursday....June 27, 2002
Created by SAMWOLF and posted by Snow Bunny

Posted on 06/27/2002 12:35:51 AM PDT by Snow Bunny



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1 posted on 06/27/2002 12:35:51 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: DoughtyOne; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A Navy Vet; dcwusmc; Eastbound

2 posted on 06/27/2002 12:36:55 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: *USO Canteen; archy; Alamo-Girl; Angelwood; AntiJen; abner; at bay; A Navy Vet; ...
Welcome to the FReeper USO Canteen.

Thank you all so much with all my heart for your wonderful support of our Veterans and our troops and their families.

Thank a Veteran when you meet one while out today.

I thank you all!

3 posted on 06/27/2002 12:39:49 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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On behalf of TF Rakkasan and myself let me thank you for your letter, your kind thoughts and most important you support. Your desire to send care packages to the soldiers of TF Rakkasan is wonderful in itself. We are lucky here because we have had the support of you great Americans every since we got here. As for the packages we will be deploying home soon after 7 months and I am afraid your packages would get lost in the system somewhere, but please know your letter and thoughts are more important to us than a package and for that we can't thank you enough!
Sincerely,
R. Herman
TASK FORCE RAKKASAN


SGM R A Herman
TF Rakkasan
HHC 3Bde
APO AE 09355

The receptionist at SAMWolf’s office has a Marine friend of hers that could use some morale building.
He's at Camp LeJeune right now waiting for a training deployment to a ship.
He's 29 has 2 daughters under age 3 and is missing his family.
SAMWolf told her he would pass the Marines’ name and address onto the Canteen.

His current snail mail address is:
Cpl Berger, Charles W.
II MEF MARFOR UNITAS
RECON DET
Bldg 10, Wing 3
PSC 20164
Camp LeJeune, NC 28542-0164
His email is:
charlesberger@hotmail.com

The USS George Washington carrier battle group left NAS Norfolk today for their 6 month .The USS George Washington has about 7,500 sailors and Marines with the carrier and its battle group left to head overseas and likely into combat. The Navy will not disclose the ships's destination.
Prayers for ALL our Troops

The USS McCampbell will be commissioned in August.
USS McCampbell (DDG 85)
FPO AP 96672-1275


4 posted on 06/27/2002 12:48:05 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: The Shrew; Snow Bunny; FallGuy; JohnHuang2; Mama_Bear; Victoria Delsoul; daisyscarlett; ...
The Shrew alerted me to this article.
Wheter or not you go to FRiva Las Vegas
this is worth reading and fits in with the overall purpose of the USO Canteen.


FRiva Las Vegas Speakers Thread where this article is posted.

Think FRiva Las Vegas is just for fun?

Our featured Saturday Night Dinner Speaker is one of the backbone Conservative Political Commentators speaking today. Rich Galen has published Mullings - a Cyber Column. Here is one of my favorites:

MULLINGS
An American Cyber-Column

Memorial Day

Rich Galen
Monday May 27, 2002

[This is a reprise of Mullings from Memorial Day, 2001.]

We went to Arlington National Cemetery to attend the annual Memorial Day observance. The Lad was in charge of President Bush's appearance and he graciously offered to get us seats in the Amphitheater to watch.

The entrance to Arlington National Cemetery is directly across the Potomac River from the Lincoln Memorial. These two historical – mystical – sites are connected by the Memorial Bridge.

At the entrance there is a sign which asks visitors to remember this is an active cemetery with the words:

"Welcome to Arlington National Cemetery,
America's most sacred shrine.
These are hallowed grounds."

The Mullings Director of Standards & Practices and I made our way up the walkways, past the many small groups of school-aged children and their chaperones listening to docents explain what they were looking at.

They were looking at rows and rows of American flags which had been placed in the ground front of each and every headstone. There are over a quarter of a million people buried at Arlington.

Generals and privates. Admirals and seamen.

Each headstone gets its own flag. Each flag, the same size.

We walked the grounds, map in hand, grass wet from days of thunder storms, the morning still cloudy and threatening. We paused and reflected, having found what we were looking for.

We made our way to the Amphitheater where the ceremony would take place.

The Lad spotted us. As he led us to our seats we each took one of the small American flags which were being handed out by elderly vets. Holding my flag, I read the inscription above the stage: "We, here, highly resolve that those dead shall not have died in vain."

On cue, the Air Force Band and Chorus began to perform. On cue, the sun peeked out.

An announcer informed us we would hear a 21-gun salute signaling the arrival of the President on the grounds. Off in the distance, there was an order followed by the report of a cannon, then another order, another report, and so on. Twenty-one times.

During it all, the crowd stood silently.

The announcer then said the Army Band would play the National Anthem, after which the President would lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. The Tomb of the Unknowns is located to the rear of the Amphitheater on a large, elevated deck, out of our sight.

At the playing of the National Anthem, the military personnel snapped a salute and everyone else put hands on hearts.

After a delay, during which the wreath was placed, we could hear, very faintly, the sound of taps.

The crowd was hardly breathing; as if breathing might drown out the sound of the bugle.

The President arrived on the stage without Ruffles and Flourishes. Mrs. Bush took her seat, without fanfare.

After the opening prayer, there was a recitation of letters written by young men in different wars, in different places. When it was completed, there was no applause. The crowd was silent.

This was not a ceremony of pomp and circumstance. Nor an occasion for soaring rhetoric.

The President spoke, quietly, of sacrifice, and of duty, and of honor. He spoke of young men and young women who would never live out their lives. He spoke of the last kiss between a husband to his wife; the last wink and wisecrack of a brother to a sister as a train pulled out of a station; a father and son hugging for the final time at an airline boarding gate.

Afterwards, we stood amid the crowd watching, silently, the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns; the military ballet which takes place 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Arlington National Cemetery, on Memorial Day, has nothing to do with the sweep and grandeur of history, nor the gigantic commitment of resources to battles and wars; nor grand strategies and brilliant tactics.

It is the place where – and the day when – we remember the men and women who were killed at Pearl Harbor, and on Omaha Beach, and at Bull Run, and Verdun, and in Korea, and Viet Nam, and Afghanistan, and all the other un-locatable places with unpronounceable names where we have sent young men and women to fight and, too often, to die.

Arlington National Cemetery, on Memorial Day, has everything to do with a single white headstone. Nestled in a neat row among all the other white headstones next to it, in front of it, and behind it. Up hills and down swales.

We had paused at one white headstone, among a quarter of a million others. The one with the words:

John Hugh Curran
Captain
United States Air Force
World War II
1914-1962

Flags in hand, in the wet grass, on a gray morning, of Memorial Day, at Arlington National Cemetery, we paid our respects to her dad.

And prayed, silently, that he rest.

In peace.

-- END --
Copyright © 2002 Richard A. Galen

5 posted on 06/27/2002 12:53:15 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Snow Bunny; All
Please e-mail a service person today and let them know they are not forgotten.
We have military all around the world that are there to ensure our Freedom.
It's really easy to e-mail any service person and say Thanks!

CLICK HERE!
6 posted on 06/27/2002 12:57:37 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; The Shrew
Thank you so much both of you. This is excellent!!!!
7 posted on 06/27/2002 12:59:16 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: d4now; Snow Bunny; Mama_Bear; Victoria Delsoul; daisyscarlett; Iowa Granny; Grammy Bear; ...

8 posted on 06/27/2002 1:07:11 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
How cute the kitties with the flowers Tonkin. Thank you so much!!!!
9 posted on 06/27/2002 1:13:45 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
You have the best P.O.Box in the world Tonkin. It has so much information we need to know and be able to use. Thank you for all your work you do to make it so fantastic.
10 posted on 06/27/2002 1:15:03 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: Snow Bunny
"You have the best P.O.Box in the world Tonkin."

It is my honor to help those who serve to protect our Freedom.
11 posted on 06/27/2002 1:21:01 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Snow Bunny; SAMWolf
"Make my day!"
12 posted on 06/27/2002 1:23:47 AM PDT by exnavy
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To: Snow Bunny
Pledge of Allegiance song (WITH "under God" -- on a gummint enviral website no less!)
13 posted on 06/27/2002 1:25:29 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: exnavy
LOL...Hi dear friend.
14 posted on 06/27/2002 1:37:19 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Hi,wow, thank you !!

I am so angry about this. I never thought this would happen. Gosh I never thought a lot of things would happen in the changes in America.

Thank you again.

15 posted on 06/27/2002 1:39:17 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: Snow Bunny
Good mornin', hope you have a wonderful blessed day!
16 posted on 06/27/2002 1:39:17 AM PDT by exnavy
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To: Snow Bunny; All

History of the

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Submitted by MAJ. Silas W. Bass

Historian General

 

Francis Bellamy (1855-1931) wrote the Pledge of Allegiance for the observance of the 400th Anniversary of the discovery of America by Columbus. Since 1891, he had been working on a journal for juveniles entitled, “Youth’s Companion.” He worked closely with James B. Upham, the editor of the paper.

Bellamy’s job on the paper was to promote patriotism and the flying of the flag over the public schools. He was made chairman of the executive committee for the national public school celebration of Columbus Day in 1892.

Bellamy visited President Benjamin Harrison to ask him to endorse the idea of a flag over every schoolhouse and the teaching of patriotism in all the schools. On June 21, 1892, President Harrison signed the proclamation that said, “Let the national flag float on every schoolhouse in the country and the exercises be such as shall impress upon our youth the patriotic duties of American citizenship!”

Francis Bellamy wrote these now famous words, first printed in “Youth’s Companion.” September 8, 1892:

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

At the Second National Flag Conference held in Washington, D.C., on Flag Day, 1924, they added the words, “of America.”

A further change was made in the Pledge by House Joint Resolution 243, approved by President Eisenhower on June 14, 1954, which added the words, “under God,” so that it now reads:

“one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”



17 posted on 06/27/2002 1:40:39 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: SAMWolf; Snow Bunny; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; tomkow6; COB1; All
LOL! I can't sleep.

This is great Sam. Good job!

I just want to post this pic. I think it's really good. (hope it works)

Do ya feel lucky punk... well, do ya?

I gotta get some sleep even 2 hours, lol.

18 posted on 06/27/2002 1:42:50 AM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Snow Bunny
Morning Snow Bunny .. I'm off to bed but wanted to say Hi and what a great job you are doing ..

God Bless You!!
19 posted on 06/27/2002 1:43:16 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Thanks so much for the flowers, Tonk. Much appreciated.

Now for real, good night. :-)

20 posted on 06/27/2002 1:43:56 AM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Snow Bunny

21 posted on 06/27/2002 2:11:38 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Snow Bunny; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Victoria Delsoul; Mo1; exnavy
Good morning, friends =^)
22 posted on 06/27/2002 2:15:26 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: DoughtyOne
A good morning to you, too, amigo.
23 posted on 06/27/2002 2:15:56 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Mornin', this should prove to be an interesting news day!
24 posted on 06/27/2002 2:22:40 AM PDT by exnavy
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To: exnavy
Very, very interesting, friend.
25 posted on 06/27/2002 2:23:12 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Snow Bunny
Where's the Kissing Booth???
26 posted on 06/27/2002 2:34:11 AM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: Snow Bunny; All
Good morning!! Hey, we made to 1200 posts on yesterdays thread :-)!!!!
27 posted on 06/27/2002 2:58:41 AM PDT by RadioAstronomer
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To: JohnHuang2
Oh sure, now you try to make up after missing me on the first good morning list... LOL.

Hey John. Good so see you around. Have a great day bud.

28 posted on 06/27/2002 3:24:14 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne
hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe
29 posted on 06/27/2002 3:25:34 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Snow Bunny
GOOD MORNING,SNOW!

GOOD MORNING,SAM!

Great opening, SAM!

Great thread,Snow!

30 posted on 06/27/2002 4:04:13 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: RadioAstronomer
GOOD MORNING, RA!

1200 posts last night!? I need to take time to read that. Y'all must've had quite a time.

31 posted on 06/27/2002 4:10:35 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: All

Good morning from VA Beach!

Thought you guys might like a pic of the kiddos to brighten up the Canteen! Enjoy!

32 posted on 06/27/2002 4:14:13 AM PDT by Severa
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
GOOD MORNING, TONKIN!

Thanks for the flowers, the kittens and for your service to our country!

In my response to what happened yesterday, I'm going to post the pledge of allegiance from now on.

I'm also going to write it out and place it in a PROMENENT position in my cubicle at work.

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE

TO THE FLAG

OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

AND TO THE REPUBLOC

FOR WHICH IT STANDS

ONE NATION

UNDER GOD

WITH LIBERTY

AND JUSTICE

FOR ALL

GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!

LET'S ROLL!!!!!

33 posted on 06/27/2002 4:17:49 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: ClaraSuzanne
REPUBLOC=REPUBLIC

I need my tea to wake up!

34 posted on 06/27/2002 4:19:23 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: ClaraSuzanne
OMG that thread was wild. You have to read from post 700 on at least! ROFL!
35 posted on 06/27/2002 4:19:23 AM PDT by RadioAstronomer
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To: RadioAstronomer
I saw on my comments page that Misty had one of the BOYZ in a dress! LOL!!That must've been a wild thread! I need to read this. From post#700 you say, Will do.
36 posted on 06/27/2002 4:22:29 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: Snow Bunny; SAMWolf; MistyCA; Victoria Delsoul; ClaraSuzanne; AntiJen; Beep; WVNan; SassyMom; ...
Good morning, EVERYBODY!!!

HAPPY THURSDAY!

37 posted on 06/27/2002 4:23:52 AM PDT by tomkow6
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To: tomkow6
GOOD MORNING, TOM! How are you this morning?
38 posted on 06/27/2002 4:27:14 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; SAMWolf; Mr_Magoo
Morning, guys! Wanna here something scary? White Castle is serving breakfast!
39 posted on 06/27/2002 4:27:45 AM PDT by tomkow6
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To: ClaraSuzanne
So far, so good! (But the day is still young)
40 posted on 06/27/2002 4:28:31 AM PDT by tomkow6
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How 'bout a little humor?

A man was in his front yard mowing grass
when his attractive blonde female neighbour
came out of the house and went straight to
the mail box.

She opened it, then slammed it shut, and
stormed back in the house. A little later
she came out of her house and again went
to the mail box and again opened it, then
slammed it shut again. Angrily, back into
the house she went.

As the man was getting ready to edge the
lawn, here she came out again, marched to
the mail box, opened it and then slammed it
closed harder than ever. Puzzled by her
actions the man asked her, "Is something
wrong?"

To which she replied, "There certainly
is! My stupid computer keeps giving me a
message saying, "YOU'VE GOT MAIL!"

41 posted on 06/27/2002 4:32:24 AM PDT by tomkow6
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To: Snow Bunny; MistyCA; Victoria Delsoul; ClaraSuzanne; AntiJen; Beep; WVNan; SassyMom; redhead
Flowers & candy for the ladies?


43 posted on 06/27/2002 4:35:49 AM PDT by tomkow6
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To: tomkow6
Thank you, Tom. You're so sweet!

So What's comimg next?

44 posted on 06/27/2002 4:41:45 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: tomkow6
Think POSITIVE thoughts! And you'll have a GREAT day ALL day long! =^)
45 posted on 06/27/2002 4:43:41 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: ClaraSuzanne
A new me? Naaaaaaaaaaaaa!
46 posted on 06/27/2002 4:46:11 AM PDT by tomkow6
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To: JohnHuang2; DoughtyOne
GOOD MORNING, GENTLEMEN!

=^)


47 posted on 06/27/2002 4:46:14 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: tomkow6
Aw, Shucks!
48 posted on 06/27/2002 4:47:08 AM PDT by Pippin
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