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FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ~ 27 May 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 05/26/2012 5:24:02 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska





~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Sunday Chapel ~ MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2012 ~


TAPS




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.




In honor of those who lost their lives while serving our country, we would like to share with you President Ronald Reagan’s 1986 Memorial Day remarks at Arlington National Cemetery:



Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It’s a day of thanks for the valor of others, a day to remember the splendor of America and those of her children who rest in this cemetery and others. It’s a day to be with the family and remember.

I was thinking this morning that across the country children and their parents will be going to the town parade and the young ones will sit on the sidewalks and wave their flags as the band goes by. Later, maybe, they’ll have a cookout or a day at the beach. And that’s good, because today is a day to be with the family and to remember.

Arlington, this place of so many memories, is a fitting place for some remembering. So many wonderful men and women rest here, men and women who led colorful, vivid, and passionate lives. There are the greats of the military: Bull Halsey and the Admirals Leahy, father and son; Black Jack Pershing; and the GI’s general, Omar Bradley. Great men all, military men. But there are others here known for other things.

Here in Arlington rests a sharecropper’s son who became a hero to a lonely people. Joe Louis came from nowhere, but he knew how to fight. And he galvanized a nation in the days after Pearl Harbor when he put on the uniform of his country and said, “I know we’ll win because we’re on God’s side.” Audie Murphy is here, Audie Murphy of the wild, wild courage. For what else would you call it when a man bounds to the top of a disabled tank, stops an enemy advance, saves lives, and rallies his men, and all of it single-handedly. When he radioed for artillery support and was asked how close the enemy was to his position, he said, “Wait a minute and I’ll let you speak to them.” [Laughter]

Michael Smith is here, and Dick Scobee, both of the space shuttle Challenger. Their courage wasn’t wild, but thoughtful, the mature and measured courage of career professionals who took prudent risks for great reward—in their case, to advance the sum total of knowledge in the world. They’re only the latest to rest here; they join other great explorers with names like Grissom and Chaffee.

Oliver Wendell Holmes is here, the great jurist and fighter for the right. A poet searching for an image of true majesty could not rest until he seized on “Holmes dissenting in a sordid age.” Young Holmes served in the Civil War. He might have been thinking of the crosses and stars of Arlington when he wrote: “At the grave of a hero we end, not with sorrow at the inevitable loss, but with the contagion of his courage; and with a kind of desperate joy we go back to the fight".

All of these men were different, but they shared this in common: They loved America very much. There was nothing they wouldn’t do for her. And they loved with the sureness of the young. It’s hard not to think of the young in a place like this, for it’s the young who do the fighting and dying when a peace fails and a war begins. Not far from here is the statue of the three servicemen—the three fighting boys of Vietnam. It, too, has majesty and more. Perhaps you’ve seen it—three rough boys walking together, looking ahead with a steady gaze. There’s something wounded about them, a kind of resigned toughness. But there’s an unexpected tenderness, too. At first you don’t really notice, but then you see it. The three are touching each other, as if they’re supporting each other, helping each other on.

I know that many veterans of Vietnam will gather today, some of them perhaps by the wall. And they’re still helping each other on. They were quite a group, the boys of Vietnam—boys who fought a terrible and vicious war without enough support from home, boys who were dodging bullets while we debated the efficacy of the battle. It was often our poor who fought in that war; it was the unpampered boys of the working class who picked up the rifles and went on the march. They learned not to rely on us; they learned to rely on each other. And they were special in another way: They chose to be faithful. They chose to reject the fashionable skepticism of their time. They chose to believe and answer the call of duty. They had the wild, wild courage of youth. They seized certainty from the heart of an ambivalent age; they stood for something.

And we owe them something, those boys. We owe them first a promise: That just as they did not forget their missing comrades, neither, ever, will we. And there are other promises. We must always remember that peace is a fragile thing that needs constant vigilance. We owe them a promise to look at the world with a steady gaze and, perhaps, a resigned toughness, knowing that we have adversaries in the world and challenges and the only way to meet them and maintain the peace is by staying strong.

That, of course, is the lesson of this century, a lesson learned in the Sudetenland, in Poland, in Hungary, in Czechoslovakia, in Cambodia. If we really care about peace, we must stay strong. If we really care about peace, we must, through our strength, demonstrate our unwillingness to accept an ending of the peace. We must be strong enough to create peace where it does not exist and strong enough to protect it where it does. That’s the lesson of this century and, I think, of this day. And that’s all I wanted to say. The rest of my contribution is to leave this great place to its peace, a peace it has earned.

Thank all of you, and God bless you, and have a day full of memories.

Note: The President spoke at 10:10 a.m. at the Memorial Amphitheater. Prior to his remarks, he placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier



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To: All
Good morning/afternoon/evening/night Troops, wherever you are.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep all of us free and safe.

Thanks, unique, for the pastries.

Coffee is always on........

How about a donut?

Cookies?

Veggies?

Sandwich?


51 posted on 05/27/2012 2:35:50 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Jet Jaguar; Laurita; CMS; OneLoyalAmerican; Defender2; txradioguy; MEG33; The Sailor; Azbushgal; ...
God bless and keep safe our troops worldwide.

Good night.


Statler Brothers ~ How Great Thou Art


52 posted on 05/27/2012 2:38:42 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; GodBlessUSA; CelticLass; MEG33; ...











Good morning to everyone at the Canteen. 74º at 630. Have a Blessed Lord's Day.





53 posted on 05/27/2012 4:33:24 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!
(((HUGS)))
Have a Blessed Memorial Day.


54 posted on 05/27/2012 4:49:02 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Sunday Morning Coffee Bump.


55 posted on 05/27/2012 4:52:41 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: FRiends; Kathy in Alaska; HopeandGlory; laurenmarlowe; AZamericonnie; fatima; beachn4fun; ...
Freedom Isn't Free


In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
~~~
Never Forget~Ever Honor

Wishing You A Blessed Memorial Day Weekend

56 posted on 05/27/2012 7:50:25 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33; ConorMacNessa; LUV W; AZamericonnie; Brad's Gramma; JustAmy; jackv; jaycee; yorkie; ...

A Blessed Memorial Day To You








God Bless America, and God Bless Our Wonderful Troops.



ML/LTOS
(El Kabong)

57 posted on 05/27/2012 8:51:46 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: MEG33
BTTT.

((HUGS))Good morning, MEG33. How's it going?

58 posted on 05/27/2012 9:05:29 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: StarCMC; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; AirForceMom; fatima; ...

Preparing for Memorial day a Scout leads the way http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2888505/posts


59 posted on 05/27/2012 9:07:25 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: E.G.C.

(((HUGS)))
All is well here..Hope it is at your house, too.


60 posted on 05/27/2012 9:16:46 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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61 posted on 05/27/2012 10:09:30 AM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Lady Jag
BTTT.

((HUGS))Good Sunday Afternoon, L.J. How's it going?

62 posted on 05/27/2012 10:45:08 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: E.G.C.
****HUGS!!!***

Life is bizarre here these days, EGEE.

What's up with you? Got heat?

63 posted on 05/27/2012 11:50:57 AM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Lady Jag

Sure do have heat. It’s in the 90’s right now.


64 posted on 05/27/2012 12:10:38 PM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: JustAmy; Billie; GodBlessUSA; Lady Jag; yorkie; jaycee; Diver Dave; LUV W; Mama_Bear; DollyCali; ...



PENTECOST SUNDAY - 2012




Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.

O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.






Lamh Foistenach Abu!
65 posted on 05/27/2012 12:53:53 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...
Oops!!! Meant to use my Canteen Ping List on Post 65!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

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)

66 posted on 05/27/2012 12:57:38 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Ma! Yep, been walkin’. Since I moved into town I live within walking distance of 3 of my Doctors, my pharmacy and my bank. But it’s been incredibly hot lately.
Turned the A/C on today!
Watched the Indy 500 and am watching the White Sox beat Cleveland. :) (Don’t tell Tomkow)

:P

Love ya Ma!
Meeky


67 posted on 05/27/2012 2:04:52 PM PDT by MeekMom
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good evening, Arrowhead...((HUGS))

A Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours.

BBQ ready to go?


68 posted on 05/27/2012 4:11:43 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Alington

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOih0MHNmZU

8th of November

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozpdBvB0hek&feature=fvwrel

69 posted on 05/27/2012 4:28:21 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: left that other site

Good evening, ML...did you have the day off? You and Linda get to go for a ride?

We actually are having a bit of gentle rain.


70 posted on 05/27/2012 4:31:47 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Yep...the whole day off!
In the morning, Linda and i went for a ride around the neighborhood looking for yard sales

I was all set to take a motorcycle ride this afternoon, but we had a HUGE Thunderstorm.


71 posted on 05/27/2012 4:37:30 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: MEG33

A Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours, Meg. ((HUGS))

Thank you for “In Flanders Fields”.


72 posted on 05/27/2012 4:42:41 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

Good job, Eagle Scout Michael Jones.

A Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours, Sand. How are you and Master Nate getting on? d:o)


73 posted on 05/27/2012 4:55:29 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you, Kathy
((((HUGS)))
My pleasure.


74 posted on 05/27/2012 4:56:32 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: HopeandGlory


75 posted on 05/27/2012 5:04:17 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

He moves by low carwling,and he just sat up all by himself. MrsSR has him in her arms the most.


76 posted on 05/27/2012 5:09:01 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Lady Jag

A Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours, Lady J.

Thanks for the great picture. God Bless them all!


77 posted on 05/27/2012 9:16:02 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MeekMom

That is cool to be living within walking distance of places you need to go. Good for you! ((HUGS))


78 posted on 05/28/2012 4:04:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe
Thanks, lauren, for today's Road Trip: Fort Rucker, Alabama.


79 posted on 05/28/2012 6:11:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All
Click the pic for ….

Memorial Day 2012



NOTE: CANTEEN MUSIC
Posted daily and on the Music Thread
for the enjoyment of our troops and visitors.

80 posted on 06/04/2012 12:10:51 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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