Skip to comments.USO Canteen FReeper Style....Nose Art and Pin Ups go to War....May 8,2002
Posted on 05/08/2002 3:01:00 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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Good to see you.
TO: Spouses of Enduring Freedom Participants
Deployed members returning home from Operation Enduring Freedom could
experience one or several of the following emotional problems due to
minor cultural shock. Don't be alarmed. With a little tender loving
care your loved one should return to his or her usual self in adequate
time. Do not be surprised if your spouse:
Gets up in the middle of the night and urinates in the cat box
Carries his bed outside to sleep if the air conditioner goes off
Starts mumbling to himself if you serve him scrambled eggs, rice or Creole
Searches frantically for his gas mask just to go to the pantry
Steps outside to smoke a cigarette and then field strips it
Goes over to the neighbors house to take a shower with them
Walks around inside the house after dark with his flashlight on
Freaks out if you drive over 35 miles an hour
Does his laundry with the garden hose and mop bucket
Calls all stores "Abdul's, Aubi's, or Achmed's
Stretches a clothesline over your bed
Puts all his luggage under his bed and lives out of it until he build a dresser out of cardboard
Stops all buses and asks the driver if he is going to tent city
Writes "free" on all envelopes to be mailed
Complains when he can't find a radio station, which plays only oldies, country, and call to prayer five times a day
Asks every morning "How old is that newspaper?"
Yells at you for not dispersing your automobile
Removes the doors off your car
Brings a shovel, sand bags, and a jug of water when you go to the beach
Asks your neighbors if they got any mail
Hope it was a GREAT day at the Canteen, that nose art is really impressive...
Hey who, which one is you????:)
What's up with this? You letting Beamer go out and lead protests and beg for doggy treats?
Louie wears a tie with his 'lurker' suit just in case someone catches him 'lurking'. He wants to look his best.
The 'invisible' suit....Louie wears nothin' at all. : )
Uh-oh.....bet you're gonna try to catch him...*invisible* - now. LOL Just kidding! : )
My most humble apologies for my factual error yesterday regarding your 'lurker' suit. Don't tease me now about your 'invisible' suit! The mere thought of that along with all the beefcake that's been posted already may be more than this gal's heart can bear.
Hey there Misty, good to see ya! Yep, almost had a half day in already, LOL!!!:)
I hope your heart can handle some more beefcake.
During Desert Storm, my buds and I built shelves (for a dresser), coffee tables, chairs, deck and fences around tents, etc out of bomb crates.
The Memorial sits within a large five pointed star with a flagpole and a black granite monolith, representing each branch of service, positioned at each point. Each monolith displays the great seal of a branch of service on one side and, engraved on the other side, a saluting serviceman and picture pertaining to this branch. Positioned in the center of the star is a larger flagpole, which flies the American flag. There is a smaller star, just off the main star, with another flagpole, flying the POW/MIA flag. There is also a black granite monolith engraved on one side with the POW/MIA symbol and on the other side a figure in a POW Camp.
The Memorial is flanked by an Historical Walk. This walk approaches the main memorial area and continues to the opposite side of the grounds and is lined with black granite markers. The markers list every armed conflict, recognized by Congress, beginning with the Revolutionary War. These Conflict Stones are engraved with the name of each conflict, years of involvement, number of U.S. Military Personnel involved and number of U.S. casualties.
Memorial Day weekend is a busy time at the Veterans Memorial. The annual Memorial Day Ceremony, held on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, includes participants from many area veterans organizations, VFW, American Legion, Viet Now, and Color Guards which line the walk in front of the Conflict Stones. Each year representatives from the 173rd Airborne Brigade perform the Table Ceremony, symbolic of those military personnel who did not return home. Guest speakers have included several Congressional Medal of Honor recipients as well as Senators, Representatives and other dignitaries. For the past several years, the U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command Band and Choir have performed along with the Weary Warriors Squadron and Lima Lima Flight Team. Veterans Day Each Veterans Day the Commission hosts a Ceremony at the Memorial to honor all veterans of the Armed Forces. This ceremony is much simpler and more intimate than the Memorial Day Ceremony. Veterans Day 1999 was the first year that local Boy and Girl Scout Troops brought their flags to participate in the Ceremony. Eighteen Scout Color Guards and over 120 Scouts participated. The Veterans Memorial Commission looks upon this as an opportunity to educate our children on the military history of our great nation.
Ya'll come now, ya hear?
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