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FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Thanksgiving 2012!! ~ 22 November 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 11/21/2012 5:59:50 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska


 
~ Happy Thanksgiving 2012 ~

GOD BLESS AND WATCH OVER THEM, WHEREVER THEY SERVE.

 

 

 

Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation


Washington, D.C.
October 3, 1863

By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People.

I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln




 

 



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To: Kathy in Alaska

Yep. Will be going to a student’s home tomorrow for Thanksgiving dinner.

I was told to “bring my Bass”

That would be an instrument, not a fish. LOL


41 posted on 11/21/2012 7:33:28 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: LUV W

I needed some old-fashioned, avuncular, retro Americana to raise my spirits.

Or maybe some spirits to raise my spirits.

Whatever.


42 posted on 11/21/2012 7:35:40 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Publius

Very nice! :)


43 posted on 11/21/2012 7:50:56 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: left that other site

Well, I can handle the first one! :)

I guess you’re own on for the spirits. LOL!


44 posted on 11/21/2012 7:54:08 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv, and Happy Thanksgiving...((HUGS))

Biscuits on the morning menu? Going out?

I tried to get my Mom to go out, but she would rather be home.


45 posted on 11/21/2012 7:54:08 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Publius
In first....Publius!!


46 posted on 11/21/2012 7:58:45 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

My “spirits” never go beyond the grape.

Small time! LOL!


47 posted on 11/21/2012 7:58:56 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: HopeandGlory
In second....Nana Hope!!


48 posted on 11/21/2012 7:59:44 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Publius
The old man would play a tune on the violin in one key, and he expected Charlie to sing along with it one half-tone higher.

As a music teacher, performing artist, and composer, I HAVE to say that THAT is seriously weird.
49 posted on 11/21/2012 8:03:10 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: BIGLOOK
In third....Hawaii!!


50 posted on 11/21/2012 8:04:34 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your parents, too, Kathy!

I will be making biscuits in the morning and then we’ll go
out for dinner. It’ll be good!

...and a nap of course! :)


51 posted on 11/21/2012 8:06:09 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: MEG33
Good Evening before Thanksgiving, Meg...((HUGS))

Dining with friends and family?


52 posted on 11/21/2012 8:08:00 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

We are invisible. The silent minority. The chosen few, handpicked not by our peers but by ourselves. We stand in harm’s way of our own volition, motivated by the desire to right the wrongs, defend the defenseless, to hold the line against disorder and chaos. We have no need for compensation, our rewards will not come in this life. When our final moment is upon us, as the last warm breath escapes our lungs, we will know that we were just. As we lay, our eyes staring to the heavens our comfort will be in our honor. Our end is not an end, never final, never permanent. We will remain to guide those that follow. We will speak to them in unheard voices. We are immortal. Our spirit lives on through our deeds because we know that words without action mean nothing. We are sheepdogs, now and forever.


53 posted on 11/21/2012 8:19:14 PM PST by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25 Pacem Bello Pastoribus Canes [shepard of peace,dogs of war])
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To: left that other site

Classy spirits! :)


54 posted on 11/21/2012 8:24:37 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor, and Happy Thanksgiving. ((HUGS))

Have a safe trip and wonderful dinner with the in-laws.

Thanks for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


55 posted on 11/21/2012 8:30:54 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site

I see “jamming” in your future. Enjoy!

Did you have good students today?


56 posted on 11/21/2012 8:34:10 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

Classy is Good. :-)


57 posted on 11/21/2012 8:35:13 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Yes indeed.

One of the ‘prodigies” has moved to Monday, so it is not quite the same line-up.


58 posted on 11/21/2012 8:37:07 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Very warmest wishes to all canteeners for a blessed thanksgiving. Much love from my winter home this year in OKC. With my brother n wife


59 posted on 11/21/2012 8:37:20 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

(((HUGS)))...lovely thread and graphic, Kathy.
Yes!I am at my daughter’s, niece is here, son and family coming tomorrow.
Daughter making pies now and I just finished a fruit salad.
I am a pampered guest..letting the younger ones do the heavy duty..
;o)
Blessings to you and yours.


60 posted on 11/21/2012 8:39:06 PM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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