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Posted on 09/30/2005 9:51:56 PM PDT by snippy_about_it
are acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated.
| Our Mission:
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In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel free to address their specific circumstances or whatever issues concern them in an atmosphere of peace, understanding, brotherhood and support.
The FReeper Foxhole hopes to share with it's readers an open forum where we can learn about and discuss military history, military news and other topics of concern or interest to our readers be they Veteran's, Current Duty or anyone interested in what we have to offer.
If the Foxhole makes someone appreciate, even a little, what others have sacrificed for us, then it has accomplished one of it's missions.
We hope the Foxhole in some small way helps us to remember and honor those who came before us.
Every Day Should Be Veterans Day
Mash The Picture
Why Are You Marching, Son? I'd really like to know!
Is it because of Valley Forge, or perhaps the Alamo?
Or, "One if by land--two if by sea,"
A trumpet's call...the will to be free?
And what of a man who stood straight and tall,
Who wept silent tears when he saw brave men fall?
No matter--no difference--the blue or the gray,
All were his brothers...how often he'd pray.
And what of Antietam--that now peaceful stream
Where the water, blood-red, glittered and gleamed?
Cumberland...Gettysburg...and then Washington.
Why Are You Marching, Son?
In Flanders Fields, how proud were they
Whose forms beneath the poppies lay.
Men who saw Verdun...
And died at the Marne...Soissons...
And those who tried the fearful foe at Chateau-Thierry,
Who fought and bled...whose hearts grew weary,
But in whose minds one thought kept churning--
That the torch of liberty keep burning.
Why Are You Marching, Son?
The planes swarmed in, and the rising sun
Glowed fiercely on the evil done
To men whose blood runs through our veins,
Men who died, and whose remains
Lie forever locked in waters deep.
Now, is it right that they should sleep
While the warm sea laps at a twisted hull
And see the torch of liberty grow dull?
Anzio...Cassino...and the Po!
St. Mere Eglise...Le Mans...St. Lo!
On and on the roll is called!
And why?...Why Are You Marching, Son?
Bugles shrilled in the frozen night,
And at first dawn, the awful sight
Of seas of men...row after row,
Left to die on blood-stained snow!
And blood-red ran the swift Yalu!
In South Vietnam the big guns roared,
And once again we fought a war
To honor a pledge our nation gave
To help that little country save
Her people from the certainty
That she'd be ruled by tyranny.
No matter where the big guns roar,
Our fighting men, like those before,
Take the torch we all hold dear
And face freedom's enemies without fear.
Our fathers died from sea to sea,
And blessed the torch of liberty.
Why?...Why Are You Marching, Son?
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0331BC Alexander the Great of Macedon defeats Persian army at Gaugamela
Good morning, Snippy and everyone at the Foxhole.
Good morning Snippy, Sam and every one.
Good Saturday morning to everyone! Thanks for posting, "Every Day Should Be Veteran's Day." It's inspiring & we need the reminder.
And the spirit of Willie and Joe is still out there if this pic from Iraq is any indication.
Hoping that all the denizens of the Foxhole have a great day
I feel like that a lot of times too. I'm watching my Country be destroyed from within.
I knew it!
On This Day In History
Birthdates which occurred on October 01:
1207 Henry III king of England (1216-72)
1685 Charles VI Holy Roman emperor (1711-40)
1746 John Muhlenberg Lutheran pastor/general/congressman
1781 James Lawrence naval hero (War of 1812-"Don't give up the ship!")
1791 Sergey Aksakov Russia, novelist (Chronicles of a Russian Family)
1799 Rufus Choate US, lawyer (Hall of Fame)
1832 Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison 1st wife of Benjamin Harrison
1835 William H "Red" Jackson Brig Gen (7th Tennessee Cavalry)
1837 Robert Gould Shaw, commander of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment during America's Civil War.
1847 Annie Besant [Wood], England, philosopher/thesophist
1881 William Edward Boeing founded aircraft co (Boeing)
1885 Louis Untermeyer NYC, poet/critic (Immortal Poems, Story Poems)
1890 Stanley Holloway London England, actor (Higgins-Our Man Higgins)
1903 "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom NYC, light-heavyweight box champ (1932-34)
1904 Vladimir Horowitz Kiev Ukraine, pianist (Carmen)
1907 Hiram Fong (Sen-Cal)
1909 Sam Yorty (Mayor-LA)
1911 Edward P Boland (Rep-D-Mass)
1911 Irwin Kostal Chicago Ill, orchestra leader (Garry Moore Show)
1914 Daniel Boorstin author (1974 Pulitzer Prize)
1920 Lonny Chapman Tulsa Okla, actor (Investigator, For the People)
1920 Walter Matthau NYC, actor (Odd Couple, Bad News Bears)
("I'm simply not on the same wavelength with her; she's not my kind of dame." Walter Matthau-----on Barbra Streisand)
1921 James Whitmore White Plains NY, actor (Give 'em Hell Harry)
1924 Jimmy Earl Carter (D) 39th Pres (1977-1981) (Be vewwy, vewwy, quiet. I'm hunting wabbits.)
1924 William Rehnquist Ws, Supreme Court (1972-86)/chief justice (1987-2005 )
1927 Tom Bosley Chicago, actor (Howard-Happy Days, Murder She Wrote)
1928 George Peppard Detroit Mich, actor (Banacek, A-Team, Blue Max)
1928 Laurence Harvey actor (Alamo, Romeo & Juliet)
1930 Richard Harris actor (A Man Called Horse), singer(?) (MacArthur Park)
1935 Julie Andrews England, actress/singer (Sound of Music, Mary Poppins)
1936 Charles G Fullerton Rochester, NY, astronaut (STS-3, 51F)
1936 Edward Villella US, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet)
1936 Stella Stevens Yazoo City Miss, actress (Girls! Girls!, Manitou)
1945 Donny Hathaway Chicago, singer/songwriter (Where is the Love)
1945 Rod Carew baseball slugger (AL Rookie of the Year 1967)
1948 Ellen McIlwaine Nashville, blues singer (Honky Tonky Angel)
1949 Annie Leibovitz photographer (Rolling Stones)
1950 Randy Quaid Houston Tx, actor (Midnight Express, Vacation, SNL)
1953 Greta Waitz Norway, marathon runner (NYC)
1962 Trevor Baxter record holder for high jumping with a skateboard
1963 Beth Chamberlin Danville Vt, actress (Beth Spaulding-Guiding Light)
1963 Mark McGwire Oakland A's (AL rookie of year 1988)
1968 Jay Underwood actor (The Boy Who Could Fly)
Perhaps we are the ones in a dream world. Hoping America would wake up, find it's roots again, take back our freedom. Maybe we're just a bunch of old coots dreaming of what could have been. It's been my belief for some time that we are so far gone there is no turning back, no chance of recovery.
I have a little world I'm trying to maintain in a big world trying to destroy me. From sea to shining sea. When the time comes, if it comes, for taking back our country from our own government and from foreign governments (U.N.) I just hope there are enough right minded folks around to do the job.
(((Hug))) A great big hug to you dear Iris7.
Good morning EGC.
Good morning Gail.
Thank you texianyankee.
Good morning alfa6.
Thanks for sharing the great pic. But, can you please confirm what the sign says?
I can decipher "Ms Fonda, we're holding your regular seat in Tikrit?"
We had a round of severe weather last night. Comanche County Oklahoma was under a Tornado Warning from about 9 to 10 PM.
There was some wind damage and downed power lines in the Cache area.
We got an inch of rain from the storms last night.
There's more rain in the forecast for today.
Morning Glory . . . Mach 6.
You are correct sir. I had to blow it up a bit just to make sure.
|October 1, 2005
Changed Lives Are Possible
Lord Kenneth Clark, internationally known for his television series Civilization, lived and died without faith in Jesus Christ. In his autobiography, he wrote about an overwhelming religious experience he had while visiting a beautiful church.
"My whole being," Clark wrote, "was irradiated by a kind of heavenly joy far more intense than anything I had known before." Unfortunately, the "flood of grace," as he described it, created a problem for him. If he allowed himself to be influenced by it, he knew he would have to change. His family might think he had lost his mind. Or perhaps the intense joy would prove to be an illusion. So he concluded, "I was too deeply embedded in the world to change course."
What a tragedy! If only he had responded to that grace-granted glimpse of another world! If only he had allowed it to turn his attention away from this world and toward Jesus! Then he would have become a part of that invisible world, which is not an illusion but a glorious reality.
God can enable any of us to change, no matter how deeply embedded we may be in this world. The miracle of the new birth (John 3:5-7) will take place when we say yes to the stirring of God's grace in our souls. Vernon Grounds
Salvation is not reformation but transformation.
The ZPU 4, pictured, has 4 guns with a total of forty shots per second.
There were a gob of these weapons in Iraq. An efficient use of this system is to draw helicopters well within it's one mile range, say by getting an American unit in trouble in a big city or while an American helicopter is attempting a rescue.
Good morning/afternoon everyone!!
Hey, alfa, give me a shout across the river!! I'm in KC, MO.
Great fog, thanks PE.
Wonderful. Did you write this?
Once upon a time . . . Jan. 1989.
XOXOX . . . thanks for today's thread and the reminder to always remember and honor those that bring valor to our country.
Oh my goodness. You should have been joining us all along (back when we had time) on bentfeather's poetry thread. She really must see this! xoxoxoxox
Are you sure it wasn't Curtiss, Douglas or Lockheed he founded?
Hi miss Feather
Yes, indeed snippy!
Wonderful piece w over w.
Come on over to The Dragon Flies' Lair if you wish, love to have you.
I don't think it was.
Curtiss, Douglas, Lockheed wasn't that the outfield for the 74 Mets?
You must be thinking of Dewey, Cheatum and Howe.
Who's on first?
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