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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....11-07-06....I Pledge Allegiance
Billie

Posted on 11/06/2006 10:52:12 PM PST by Billie



A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day
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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in need; and congratulate those deserving. We strive to keep our threads entertaining, fun, and pleasing to look at, and often have guest writers contribute an essay, or a profile of another FReeper.
On Mondays please visit us to see photos of A FEW OF FR'S VETERANS AND ACTIVE MILITARY
If you have a suggestion, or an idea, or if there's a FReeper you would like to see featured, please drop one of us a note in FR mail.
We're having fun and hope you are!

~ Billie, Dutchess, DollyCali, GodBlessUSA, JustAmy ~










Feeling very patriotic today and to be honest, a bit anxious about the results of mid-term elections tonight. In light of that, the theme for today's thread is borrowed from a post a couple of weeks ago, by proud2beconservativeinNJ, who wrote:
"I would like to start a collection of Finest great flag shots so I could enjoy them all day long. So many are just darn beautiful."
I'll start with a few of mine and sprinkle more throughout the comments. Hopefully, the other host/hostesses will share some of their favorites, so be sure and check back often for more reasons to love our flag!














     






































































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To: GodBlessUSA

You are so kind..Some turn out better than others. I keep learning.


51 posted on 11/07/2006 8:39:33 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: Mama_Bear

Oh..MY..That is just wonderful,Mama Bear!

I pray your prayer with you..Amen


52 posted on 11/07/2006 8:43:58 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: NavySEAL F-16; All
Thank you, NavySeal, to your son. I have added him to my prayer list of our brave warriors.





Below are names of some of our FReepers' loved ones who are serving our country. If you have someone you would like to add, please address a post to

Billie; Dutchess; DollyCali; The Mayor; GodBlessUSA; JustAmy,

and we will add their name to this list. As we pray for them, we pray also for all our nation’s leaders, and military personnel, and their families and friends. May God hold them close to His heart.


gator girl........................husband
severa............husband, brother
Maigrey.........................cousin
mystery-ak...........son, husband
Inspectorette.......................son
Blessed American..........nephew
Slip18..........................nephew
Diver Dave........niece, nephew
ConspiracyGuy........2 nephews
Pippin............niece's husband
sneakers..........................son
weldgophardline.................son
weldgophardline.....brotherinlaw
jamaly.................brotherinlaw
Future Snake Eater.......cousin
WaterDragon............grandson
WaterDragon...........son-in-law
kimmie7......................brother
LadyX (RIP)..............grandson
fawn796......................nephew
ValerieUSA..................2 sons
Lakeside......................2 sons
LakeLady....................nephew
Spruce......................daughter
Bykrbayb..........................son
Leofl.................................son
chena...............................son
Hope and Glory..................son
Philman_36.............2 nephews
TheMayor...............friends'son
Doug from Upland.......soninlaw
homeschoolmama........nephew
ariamne...................2 cousins
mhking.........................cousin
Consort.................2 daughters
Consort...................son-in-law
gonzo...................friend's son
cookcounty......................son
JFC............................nephew
visualops......................cousin
auboy..........................cousin
painter........................nephew
jrushing.............................son
LoneRedRanger...brother-in-law
Ladysmith.nephew, friend's son
tina07......soninlaw & his friend
MontanaCowgirlCop......brother
nelibeli........................nephew
Misty4jc.....................husband
Colorado Slim..............nephew
Tapatio....................2 nephews
ProudAFDad......................son
Alouette.............................son
Katydidnt...........................son
Zechariah_8_13....brother-in-law
Zechariah_8_13.............cousin
PreviouslyA-Lurker........brother
sheeza.......................husband
kemathen7..................husband
Q6-God..................twin brother
Q6-God....................active duty
Warrior Nurse...........active duty
SK1 Thurman...........active duty
David Osborne..........active duty
fc2tomschermuly......active duty
bkwells....................active duty
LongCut...................active duty
cjk...........................active duty
Trish........................active duty
ODC-GIRL................active duty
AF_Blue...................active duty
thumperusn..............active duty
Veloxherc.................active duty
Don Simmons...........active duty
wingnutx...................active duty
CGblue.....................active duty
bigghurtt...................active duty
frankiep....................active duty
veeceeque................active duty
JRios1968................active duty
NoLongerFreeState...active duty
CMS........................active duty
AlaskaErik...............active duty
JemiansTerror...........active duty
tongue-tied ..............active duty
txradioguy................active duty
OhioWfan................................son
ladtx..................................2 sons
Its_me_K.E.T.........................son
Hostel............................cousin
MozartLover...........son, nephew
ak_daddoo........................nephew
Dubya............................nephew
LBGA (RIP)..........................son
katykelly..............................son
Armymarinemom................3 sons
american_ranger.....................son
Himyar....................................son
SpookBrat........................nephew
SpookBrat........................cousin
boxerblues........................2 sons
the piper..............................son
Tiffee4Bob......................boyfriend
TexKat.......................son, step-son
StarCMC.............................brother
Darheel...............................niece
Donaeus...........................nephew
BeAllYouCanBe........................son
Repubmommy........................brother
AgThorn................................2 sons
kneezles.................................son
RoseinRoseBear.....cousin's hubby
Atomic Conspiracy......half-brother
Atomic Conspiracy...........nephew
Atomic Conspiracy..............niece
Sunflowergal....................grandson
mrstank..............................husband
MrsMike31........................husband
spotbust1............................husband
campfollower............................fiance
LUV W........................................son
SilentServiceCPOWife........husband
DirtyHarryY2K......................daughter
DirtyHarryY2K................son-in-law
Skimask.....................................son
Palladin...............................grandson
MississippyMuddy...................sister
MississippyMuddy........2 nephews
Kramster...............................stepson
Socratic.............................nephew
freema.......................nephew, son
Azbushgal..............................son
kimmykay.................................son
NavySEAL F-16........................son
Ike..........................................son
repubmom...............................son
wolfcreek..........................daughter
JesseJane ...........................cousin
Roses0508..............................son
pmmd81..................................son
GodBlessUSA......................cousin
SoldiersPrayingMom.................son
WakeUpandVote..................brother
Skyraider.................................son
CyberAnt...........................nephew
mrs tiggywinkle...................cousin
Jen's Mom........................daughter
Meg33.............................grandson
911angelady........................2 sons
Nadine...............................nephew
U S Army EOD.................daughter
thehumanlynx...........brother-in-law
Earthdweller......................nephew
Scubachick.......................husband
ChairmanDec19thSociety ..brotherinlaw
Anthem............................2 cousins
meanie monster .........family friend
PragmaticWarrior..........2 nephews
Sageb1...........................3 cousins
JulieRNR21.........friend's grandson
SuzyQue...mom,2 sons,3 brothers
weeder1...........................nephew
IndyPendance..daughter,soninlaw
fatima.....................granddaughter
Lori from Long Island....soninlaw
monkeyface...................grandson
redhead...................grandnephew
gonzo............................soninlaw
varina davis...................grandson
Rivendell.......................daughter
W.W.Smith...........................son
vigilante2.....son, adopted soldier
NavySEAL F-16....................son



53 posted on 11/07/2006 8:55:22 AM PST by Billie
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To: All
This is one that I made for Amy's Memorial Day post....

And one I made for Warm Fuzzy Wednesday....


54 posted on 11/07/2006 8:58:20 AM PST by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage)
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To: The Mayor

Praying for you today.


55 posted on 11/07/2006 8:58:40 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: MEG33

Thank you, MEG. :-)


56 posted on 11/07/2006 8:59:23 AM PST by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage)
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To: All
A pledge honoring our beloved Ronald Reagan....


57 posted on 11/07/2006 9:06:15 AM PST by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage)
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To: Mama_Bear; Billie

I love this thread. I think today it is comforting to see so many beautiful expressinions of our love of God and Country and always our beloved armed forces.
Lord guide this nation, we pray.Thy will be done.


58 posted on 11/07/2006 9:08:08 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: MEG33
Lord guide this nation, we pray. Thy will be done.

Amen.

Yes, this thread is comforting. I have a good feeling about the future, just knowing so many people love those principles that make our country great. :-)

59 posted on 11/07/2006 9:17:22 AM PST by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage)
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To: All
And, children pledge graphics - some of my very favorites....






60 posted on 11/07/2006 9:19:56 AM PST by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage)
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To: Diver Dave
Thank you, Dave. I appreciate you very much. Thanks for sharing your little munchkins with us, too - will post some of those pledge graphics here. :)






61 posted on 11/07/2006 9:24:13 AM PST by Billie
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To: The Mayor
Thinking about you today, cuzzin.


62 posted on 11/07/2006 9:25:10 AM PST by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage)
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To: onyx
Beautiful, beautiful, Billie!!!

Thank you, onyx. These kinds of graphics are some of the most rewarding to *do*. Gosh, we have so MANY to choose from, and yet, we keep making new ones. :)

I'm including some of those I've already made, rather than post new ones here today.

Wish we could have him for yet ANOTHER 4 years! This, of course, I used several times before 2004 elections.


63 posted on 11/07/2006 9:30:01 AM PST by Billie
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To: onyx

Love that *woohoo!!! :)


64 posted on 11/07/2006 9:30:45 AM PST by Billie
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To: GitmoSailor
Welcome, GitmoSailor! We are happy to have you in the FR Family and the Finest Family!





65 posted on 11/07/2006 9:37:04 AM PST by Billie
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To: La Enchiladita
Hi, dita! Rush does look good holding that flag! :) Thanks for the cute patriotic pics!


66 posted on 11/07/2006 9:39:57 AM PST by Billie
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To: Diver Dave; Mama_Bear
This is one of my favorite of your pledge graphics, Lori & Dave! Of course, the photo is a fantastic one! :)

Don't know when I will run out of "old" pledge graphics, but until then......


67 posted on 11/07/2006 9:44:33 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie; Diver Dave; Mama_Bear

To clarify my last post - of course I was talking about the pledge graphic Lori did with Dave and The Wall. :)


68 posted on 11/07/2006 9:47:16 AM PST by Billie
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To: Mama_Bear
Thanks for posting that one, Dave. It is one of my favorites. :-)

Yep!

Billie, I will be back tomorrow to post some of my favorite pledge graphics.

Great!

You have done some beautiful ones! Each one is just gorgeous. Thanks for this patriotic Pledge post.

Thank you very much, Lori. As are yours!


69 posted on 11/07/2006 9:51:12 AM PST by Billie
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To: DollyCali; proud2beconservativeinNJ
Great Idea
Outstanding Thread

Thank you Billie for the wonderful presentation on this wonderful idea.

Thank you, Dolly. I hope proud enjoys the thread. There certainly are going to be pledge graphics galore!


70 posted on 11/07/2006 9:57:35 AM PST by Billie
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To: DollyCali

Thanks for posting some of your great original pledge graphics. I think your Lance graphic and the squirrel thread graphic are especially pretty!!! Love the way you did the text with Lance's!


71 posted on 11/07/2006 10:00:40 AM PST by Billie
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To: DollyCali

Oops - I think it was the snow pledge graphic that I mistook for the squirrel thread pledge. The setting is gorgeous and it made a beautiful pledge graphic!


72 posted on 11/07/2006 10:02:38 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie
Beautiful Post Billie, I love that glittery red star background.

Here is one of my favorite Pledges from past Posts. It was one of the most rewarding part of building a Post at The Finest.


73 posted on 11/07/2006 10:03:22 AM PST by Aquamarine
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To: DollyCali
That is very special!

Thank you, Dolly.

BTW, sorry this is late......a belated "Happy Birthday" to you!

74 posted on 11/07/2006 10:04:57 AM PST by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage)
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To: Diver Dave; onyx; GitmoSailor; La Enchiladita; Mama_Bear; DollyCali; beyond the sea; MEG33; ...

Thanks to all of you for your posts and graphics. I'll be back after lunch to answer more pings!


75 posted on 11/07/2006 10:06:12 AM PST by Billie
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To: All; JustAmy; WVNan
This is one of my favorites because two of the FINEST FReepers I know are in it!


76 posted on 11/07/2006 10:29:53 AM PST by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage)
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To: Aquamarine
That is so beautiful, Aqua.
77 posted on 11/07/2006 10:32:26 AM PST by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage)
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To: All; ValerieUSA; JustAmy
This is a pledge I made for JustAmy from one of ValerieUSA's photos.


78 posted on 11/07/2006 10:37:36 AM PST by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage)
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To: All
One more "favorite" before I head out the door.


79 posted on 11/07/2006 10:53:13 AM PST by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage)
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To: Billie

A beautiful and graceful thread you've given us on this crucial day in American history ... thank you, Miss Billie.

I'm feeling good about the headlines tomorrow, for the most part anyway.

Gonna keep the tv off and music on, to avoid the bothersome buzz ... will tune in later tonight, when I join a friend for dinner and watch the returns come in.

He's a lib and I'll be forced to watch CNN, I fear. Deep in enemy territory I shall be, but my loins are girded and no matter what, I will count on His rod and staff to comfort me ... )


80 posted on 11/07/2006 10:54:24 AM PST by jwfiv
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To: Billie

God bless you......... these threads are wonderful.


81 posted on 11/07/2006 11:04:16 AM PST by beyond the sea ( Either hold your nose a little on Election Day ......... or grab your ankles for the next years)
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To: Billie

At our Knights of Columbus meetings we add the phrase "Born and Unborn" at the very end. Has a nice ring to it.


82 posted on 11/07/2006 11:05:58 AM PST by kevinm13 (The Main Stream Media is dead! Fox News Channel and Freerepublic Rocks!)
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To: MEG33; Billie; The Mayor; DollyCali; ST.LOUIE1; Aquamarine; dutchess; Mama_Bear; Allegra; ...


83 posted on 11/07/2006 11:11:00 AM PST by Lady Jag (Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid)
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To: Billie

A great post! Thank you.


84 posted on 11/07/2006 11:11:45 AM PST by Temple Owl (Excelsior! Onward and upward.)
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To: Billie
Beautiful thread, Billie. Thank you!

I have several pledge graphics (all made by either you or Lori). Here is an old one that I have always liked.


85 posted on 11/07/2006 11:23:42 AM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Billie

Good news - my son's MRI came back negative for any recurrance of the cancer - his cataract surgery is set for Dec. 18.


86 posted on 11/07/2006 11:31:05 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: The Mayor
Good morning, Mayor. Thanks once again for always being here for us.

Thinking of you today and praying that today is a Happy Election Day for you and the citizens of upper New York.

Hoping the voters there are aware of the good you can do. Keep us posted. Good Luck!!
87 posted on 11/07/2006 11:31:21 AM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: MEG33

Beautiful, Meg. That flag picture would make a wonderful pledge graphic.

Happy Election Day.

Hope everyone makes it to the polls today.


88 posted on 11/07/2006 11:33:54 AM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy
Another "Jim Pledge" that I forgot I had....


89 posted on 11/07/2006 11:44:47 AM PST by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage)
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To: Lady Jag
Vote Right

Done! :-)

90 posted on 11/07/2006 11:46:04 AM PST by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage)
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To: Billie; proud2beconservativeinNJ; Mama_Bear; MEG33; Finest FRiends; FRiends; All

Thanks for this wonderful idea! & also thanks for the(thus far) pings, (((Billie;Lori;Meg!!!)))
Off to see if I can find contribution pics...


91 posted on 11/07/2006 11:50:28 AM PST by Majie Purple
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To: Mama_Bear

:(
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I'm looking for my very favorite pledge graphic. :)


92 posted on 11/07/2006 11:54:42 AM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

The one of PrissyMissy?


93 posted on 11/07/2006 11:55:41 AM PST by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage)
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To: MEG33
Just beautiful..What a great idea!

Hi, Meg, and thank you - know you will have some awesome tables to post today - have already seen a couple of the beautiful flag graphics you framed, but wanted to answer pings in some sort of order today!


94 posted on 11/07/2006 11:56:55 AM PST by Billie
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To: Mama_Bear
Yep ..... I need to find a better way to catalog my graphics. :(
95 posted on 11/07/2006 12:00:31 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: The Mayor
Good afternoon, Rus. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers today for happy results from the polls!

From another election year - and look how it turned out! :)


96 posted on 11/07/2006 12:00:36 PM PST by Billie
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Isn't that one of the most awesome rock paintings ever done - it's so realistic it's amazing! Thank you, HuntsvilleVeteran, for the picture.


97 posted on 11/07/2006 12:04:03 PM PST by Billie
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To: GodBlessUSA
WOW!!! Absolutely Beautiful! You create such gorgeous threads & images. Thank you for all you do, Billie.

Thank you, GeeBee - I have to say that you do, too, though! And you should know also how much I appreciate all your contributions and support!


98 posted on 11/07/2006 12:07:17 PM PST by Billie
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To: ConorMacNessa
Good morning Billie! Vote early, vote often!

Absolutely! I voted early ( a week or so ago)


99 posted on 11/07/2006 12:09:39 PM PST by Billie
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To: GodBlessUSA

What a great picture & post!


100 posted on 11/07/2006 12:10:21 PM PST by Billie
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