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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....Veteran's Day, November 11, 2002
Mama_Bear and Billie

Posted on 11/11/2002 6:20:31 AM PST by Billie

The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the llth Month






Veterans Day
November 11, 2002



God Bless Our Country....
....God Bless Our Veterans








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Honoring Veterans Everywhere....
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Picturing Some of FR's




The Origins of Veterans Day
In 1921, an unknown World War I American soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. This site, on a hillside overlooking the Potomac River and the city of Washington, became the focal point of reverence for America's veterans.
Similar ceremonies occurred earlier in England and France, where an unknown soldier was buried in each nation's highest place of honor (in England, Westminster Abbey; in France, the Arc de Triomphe). These memorial gestures all took place on November 11, giving universal recognition to the celebrated ending of World War I fighting at 11 a.m., November 11, 1918 (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month). The day became known as "Armistice Day".
Armistice Day officially received its name in America in 1926 through a Congressional resolution. It became a national holidiay 12 years later by similar Congressional action. If the idealistic hope had been realized that World War I was "the War to end all Wars," November 11 might still be called Armistice Day. But only a few years after the holiday was proclaimed, war broke out in Europe. Sixteen and one-half million Americans took part. Four hundred seven thousand of them died in service, more than 292,000 in battle.
Realizing that peace was equally preserved by veterans of WW II and Korea, Congress was requested to make this day an occasion to honor those who have served America in all wars. In 1954 President Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11 as Veterans Day.


We Will Never Forget




Every year the President of the United States urges All Americans to honor the commitment of our Veterans through appropriate public ceremonies.







Taps

Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh -- Falls the night.

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hills, from the sky.
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

Then good night, peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear -- Friend, good night.

Composed By Major General Daniel Butterfield. Army of the Potomac, Civil War. Major General Butterfield is buried in the Post Cemetery at the United States Military Academy at West Point.








Thank you, Veterans, and thank you, FReepers, for all you have done to preserve our freedom in America. A thank you, too, to Mama_Bear, who provided the information for today's thread when I wasn't sure what to 'do' for Veteran's Day today. I had the background done, and the layout, but it was as far as I had gotten when she came to the rescue. : ) Thank you, Lori, I know how much the Military means to you and everyone who participates here.

God Bless All, Past and Present.





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1 posted on 11/11/2002 6:20:31 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie; All
In memory of my fellow Vietnam helicopter pilots who were killed in that war the following were lost on NOV 11. Todays losses are especially poignant on since they fell on Veterans Day. God bless them all.

1966 MAJ William F. Callinan -- 170 AHC 52 CAB, Age 36, Bangor, Maine
1966 CPT Milton F. Smith -- 170 AHC 52 CAB, Age 25, Dania, Florida
1966 CPT John J. Livingston -- 117 AHC, Age 26, Cedar Hill, Missouri
1966 WO1 Terrence M. Rooney -- 117 AHC, Age 22, Denver, Colorado
1966 CPT Walter R. Speare III -- 119 AHC, Age 24, Bedford, Oregon
1966 1LT Dee W. Stone Jr. -- 119 AHC, Age 23, Forest Hill, New York

In memory of WO1 Terrence M. Rooney -- 117 AHC: KIA, South Vietnam.

Always smiling
Terry was one of our newest pilots at the Dragon Flight, 55th. Avn. Co., Yoido Island, K-16 Korea. I remember him as always smiling and saw him off in a taxi as he departed the 55th. for a leave before his deployment to Vietnam. I will always remember him. His smiling face looking back from the taxi as he departed will always remain in my memory.
Jesse Shannon -- Friend in the 55th Avn Co Korea


Unit patch of the 117 Assault Helicopter Company "Warlords".


A pair of 117th AHC "Annies"

IN THE SHADOW OF THE BLADE

SCOUTS OUT!

2 posted on 11/11/2002 6:22:28 AM PST by ladtx
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To: Billie
Good Morning, Billie! Thank you for this wonderful tribute to our veterans. Thank you to all of our veterans!!!!!!
3 posted on 11/11/2002 6:25:03 AM PST by SassyMom
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To: Billie; All
Billie, I join you in your salute to our Veterans, and remember with great love my own special WWII vet...my father, who died 2 years ago today.
4 posted on 11/11/2002 6:26:44 AM PST by Molly Pitcher
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; dutchess; dansangel; Aquamarine; Diver Dave; JustAmy; ...
Good morning, All. Please come and say thank you to our Veterans.
5 posted on 11/11/2002 6:29:00 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie; All
Good morning from VA Beach!

Doing ok here. Hubby has duty today, he'll be back home sometime tomorrow morning. Kids are doing great. I'm holding up ok, other than looking forward to sinus surgery on the 25th.

Have a great day everyone!

6 posted on 11/11/2002 6:31:32 AM PST by Severa
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To: Billie
Hooah!!

7 posted on 11/11/2002 6:32:46 AM PST by big'ol_freeper
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To: Billie; daisyscarlett; dansangel; Mama_Bear; Pippin; lodwick; yall
Thanks, Billie. Happy Veterans Day to all the Vets.

If I had my graphics here at my Dad's house, I would post my flag at half-mast and Taps link for those that have paid the ultimate price in the name of Freedom.

8 posted on 11/11/2002 6:33:06 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: All
Dear veterans, thank you.

Thank you from the very bottom of my heart.
9 posted on 11/11/2002 6:33:46 AM PST by Physicist
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To: Billie
Good morning Billie.


10 posted on 11/11/2002 6:35:08 AM PST by Aeronaut
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To: Billie
A tribute to all who fight for liberty:


11 posted on 11/11/2002 6:36:43 AM PST by big'ol_freeper
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To: ladtx
I'm just sure those "annies" were named after me!
12 posted on 11/11/2002 6:38:31 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun
I'm just sure those "annies" were named after me!

Here's a better picture of the "nose art" on the front of the aircraft.

Is that you annie?----- LOL


13 posted on 11/11/2002 6:46:17 AM PST by ladtx
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To: Billie; daisyscarlett; ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; Pippin; lodwick; JustAmy; WVNan; dansangel; ...
Good Morning everyone. For those of you that have the day off enjoy the extended weekend.

This is a great day for all Americans. For those that have served our great country this is a day of thanks to them, and their families. Without them we couldn't have the best Armed Forces in the world.
14 posted on 11/11/2002 6:49:46 AM PST by Mixer
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To: Billie
Good morning, Billie.
I won't be posting today, and I wanted you to know that it has nothing to do with you.
15 posted on 11/11/2002 6:54:03 AM PST by COB1
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To: Billie; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; dansangel
Good morning to our hostesses, and Semper Fi to all Freepers.

I'm the son of a sailor, brother of a soldier, and uncle to a Marine and a soon-to-be-Ranger.

Proud of 'em all.

God bless America and our President and all the men and women in uniform.

16 posted on 11/11/2002 7:04:14 AM PST by jwfiv
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To: ladtx; Billie; veteran

Sunrise over rice paddies

17 posted on 11/11/2002 7:04:49 AM PST by lodwick
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To: Billie
Good morning, everyone. I'd like to join everybody in thanking all those who have served this country in the Armed Forces. As a lifelong professional civilian, I've never been able to pull my weight except by paying taxes, while you've been out there defending us and enabling us to become the greatest country in the world. We can never repay the debt we owe you.

I'd like to put in a request for prayers for the friends and family of Joseph Tobul. Tobul was flying his restored F4U-4 Corsair "Korean War Hero" at the Celebrate Freedom Festival here in Columbia, SC yesterday, in formation with other aircraft flown by his son and two grandsons. His Corsair lost power and began spewing smoke. Joe Tobul tried to make it back to Owens Field, but when he couldn't, he deliberately steered the Corsair into a wooded swamp to avoid slamming into a subdivision. He crashed 75 yards from two houses and was killed instantly. Joe Tobul was a Marine veteran of Korea, from Santee, SC, and was 68 years old.

Here's a link to the thread on the crash from yesterday.

More pictures from the Celebrate Freedom Festival

This is a picture I took of "Korean War Hero" the day before it crashed, on Saturday:

And here's an appropriate picture, from the start of the show on Saturday: Joe Tobul in "Korean War Hero" (flying lead) and his family flying their T-6 Texans in the missing man formation:

God bless you Joe. And thanks.

}:-)4

18 posted on 11/11/2002 7:07:32 AM PST by Moose4
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To: Billie; Mama_Bear
Wow you guys....I have chills...What a beautiful tribute to all veterans....I love the text, the background and the pledge....Thank you so much....
19 posted on 11/11/2002 7:07:45 AM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: Billie
Good morning, BILLIE!!!

Thank you for all that you do to recognize service to our country. Today I'm collecting on my investment . . . Grandpa Day with my granddaughter, Dallas, making tamales! . . . . These kinds of simple family activities remind me of how much we have to protect and preserve. Again, thank you for the recognition.

20 posted on 11/11/2002 7:10:47 AM PST by Phil V.
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To: COB1
Yesterday at Comanche Springs Cemetery

21 posted on 11/11/2002 7:14:57 AM PST by ValerieUSA
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To: Billie
Good Morning Billie. It's a beautiful rainy Veterans Day here in suburban Philadelphia. Have a second cup of coffee and God Bless America and all our fellow GIs and veterans.
22 posted on 11/11/2002 7:15:45 AM PST by Temple Owl
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To: .45MAN; Billie; daisyscarlett; Mama_Bear; All
Good Morning to all and a big salute to all of our Veterans.

For my husband .45MAN who served 8 years in the Air Force, 1962-1970, my father Louis who served 4 years in the Navy during WWII, my son-in-law Tony who served 4 and 1/2 years in the Air Force and ALL members of the armed forces past and present, May God Bless You all.

We love you and thank you all for the sacrifices you have made so that we can remain free.


23 posted on 11/11/2002 7:16:05 AM PST by dansangel
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To: Billie
VETERANS DAY 2002




Saluting:All Veterans

Thank you for your service



Remembering all those who have given their all for our liberty and freedoms

24 posted on 11/11/2002 7:17:33 AM PST by Militiaman7
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To: ladtx
MAJ William F. Callinan: CPT Milton F. Smith; CPT John J. Livingston; WO1 Terrence M. Rooney;CPT Walter R. Speare III; 1LT Dee W. Stone Jr. - Rest in Peace and thank you from a grateful nation.


25 posted on 11/11/2002 7:18:26 AM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: Severa
Please give Mr. Severa a big ole hug and thank him for serving....And thank you for being such a great military wife and Mom...
26 posted on 11/11/2002 7:20:11 AM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: ladtx; COB1
Thank you for your service. Happy Veterans Day...(Hope you are lurking COBy)...


27 posted on 11/11/2002 7:22:10 AM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: Temple Owl; petuniasevan; poorman
Mr. and Mrs. T.O. and Petuniasevan and poorman....Military couples extraordinaire...Thank you and Happy Veterans Day.


28 posted on 11/11/2002 7:26:05 AM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: Militiaman7
So very nice to see you posting today....Happy Veterans Day to you MM7...


29 posted on 11/11/2002 7:31:14 AM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: daisyscarlett
Good Morning Daisy! I love this graphic! Without our veterans we would NOT be free. Thank you so much for our freedom!
30 posted on 11/11/2002 7:34:23 AM PST by SassyMom
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To: ladtx
Well, I am blonde with hair about that length. However.....
31 posted on 11/11/2002 7:34:32 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Billie; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; dansangel
Good Morning and Veteran's Day greetings to one and all.

Salute to my fellow Vets.


32 posted on 11/11/2002 7:35:45 AM PST by Diver Dave
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To: MeeknMing; Mixer; jwfiv; SassyMom; dansangel
Our Commander in Chief began his Veterans Day with an unannounced visit to the Memorial Wall...

President Bush (news - web sites) places a flag as he pays a solemn visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2002. He will later lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

33 posted on 11/11/2002 7:38:16 AM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: daisyscarlett
Thanks, Glad too be here. I other thing I'd like to do while I can.


Saluting:Moms and Dads of Vets

34 posted on 11/11/2002 7:43:05 AM PST by Militiaman7
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To: Billie

"On 19 April 1989, an explosion of undetermined cause ripped through her Number Two sixteen-inch gun turret killing 47 crewmen. Iowa was still able to deploy to Europe and the Mediterranean Sea in mid-year. Turret Two remained unrepaired when she decommissioned in Norfolk, Va., for the last time 26 October 1990. Iowa is presently part of the Reserve Fleet, berthed at the Naval Education and Training Center in Newport, R.I., since 24 Sept. 1998."

Since most of my life has been spent between the covers of books, academic journals and research articles, I am always hesitant to post any comment on military threads since I have never "been there." But right now I would like to thank all those who served in war and peace. I would also like to remind all who are reading this to remember the USS Iowa (BB-61).

35 posted on 11/11/2002 7:43:43 AM PST by Undertow
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To: Billie
mornin' Billie... home with the family today... helpin out...

gonna try and do an evening hunt if the weather clears...

Nice post today... thank you ma'am... it's an honor to serve...

36 posted on 11/11/2002 7:45:30 AM PST by g'nad
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To: Diver Dave
Happy Veterans Day to you Diver Dave. You sure looked spiffy at the FResno Freep Friday night in your Navy blues...


37 posted on 11/11/2002 7:45:57 AM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: ladtx



To those 6 Lives Lost in 1966
We will remember you





38 posted on 11/11/2002 7:50:14 AM PST by Billie
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To: Diver Dave

39 posted on 11/11/2002 7:52:18 AM PST by Diver Dave
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To: Severa
Happy FReeper Anniversary, Severa!



40 posted on 11/11/2002 7:52:40 AM PST by Billie
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To: Molly Pitcher; SassyMom
Good morning and thank you both. :)
41 posted on 11/11/2002 7:54:06 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; dansangel; ladtx; MeeknMing; HiJinx; lodwick; Severa; ...
Planning this to be a quiet day, remembering all who have gone before to ensure we could be here, living in freedom - and those currently serving..

A special word for GatorGirl and Severa, understanding the tremendous sacrifices of every day, 'holding down the fort.'
I am not only a veteran, but also was a military wife.

May you always be assured you are appreciated, by the nation - and those of us here.
You are in and will remain in our prayers; you, your husbands, and families.

May God watch over you - and bless you.


42 posted on 11/11/2002 7:55:07 AM PST by LadyX
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To: g'nad
Thank you for serving your country. I am so happy that W is your Commander in Chief...

President Bush (news - web sites) pays a solemn visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2002. He will later lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

43 posted on 11/11/2002 7:55:22 AM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: Billie
In memory of my father, a WW11 Veteran, I salute all those who fought and gave their lives so that we can enjoy our freedom.

Thank you from my heart to all Veterans, both living, and dead, past and present. We owe you all a debt we can never repay.

Happy Veterans day to all Freeper men and women of the US Armed forces!
44 posted on 11/11/2002 7:57:05 AM PST by ladyinred
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To: MeeknMing; big'ol_freeper
Good morning to you both. :) I'll post a flag at half-mast for you, Meekie. Taps is already linked in the thread above. :)


45 posted on 11/11/2002 7:57:12 AM PST by Billie
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To: Aeronaut; Physicist
'Morning, guys. Thank you for coming today to pay tribute on our thread to those brave men and women who served, or are serving, our country.
46 posted on 11/11/2002 7:59:35 AM PST by Billie
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To: ladtx
Attention on Deck!

Present Arms!

1966 MAJ William F. Callinan -- 170 AHC 52 CAB, Age 36, Bangor, Maine
1966 CPT Milton F. Smith -- 170 AHC 52 CAB, Age 25, Dania, Florida
1966 CPT John J. Livingston -- 117 AHC, Age 26, Cedar Hill, Missouri
1966 WO1 Terrence M. Rooney -- 117 AHC, Age 22, Denver, Colorado
1966 CPT Walter R. Speare III -- 119 AHC, Age 24, Bedford, Oregon
1966 1LT Dee W. Stone Jr. -- 119 AHC, Age 23, Forest Hill, New York

two


47 posted on 11/11/2002 8:01:46 AM PST by Diver Dave
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To: LadyX

48 posted on 11/11/2002 8:01:58 AM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: ladtx; anniegetyourgun
Oh My Gosh! Is 'dat chu, Annie? :)
49 posted on 11/11/2002 8:02:07 AM PST by Billie
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To: Mixer
Good morning, Mix. Thanks for the nice post. We do have an anniversary today, thanks to you we can recognize it. :)
50 posted on 11/11/2002 8:04:13 AM PST by Billie
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