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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


Honoring Veterans Everywhere....
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.


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.


11-09,10-02 Week in Review

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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


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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To: daisyscarlett
George W. Bush. I was glad I voted for him in November 2000. I'm happy to say, he has already made me proud of that vote! Many times he has. MORE than SIX years to go, too ! :O)
51 posted on 11/11/2002 8:08:22 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: Billie
Good morning, Billie!

No mercy.
Coming soon: Tha SYNDICATE.
101 things that the Mozilla browser can do that Internet Explorer cannot.

52 posted on 11/11/2002 8:08:43 AM PST by rdb3
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To: Billie; LadyX; ofMagog; larryjohnson; Scuttlebutt; ladtx; Long Cut; rdb3; lodwick; Mama_Bear; ...

Click on the pic

53 posted on 11/11/2002 8:09:30 AM PST by Aquamarine
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To: Billie
Good Morning, Billie. Thank you for posting this lovely thread in tribute to our Veterans.

Ours is not a military family. None the less we are most appreciative of the sacrifices made by others for us.

Thanks to all who protected this great nation.

Thanks to all who are currently protecting this great nation.

s/Granny & her Family
54 posted on 11/11/2002 8:11:08 AM PST by Iowa Granny
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To: Aquamarine

55 posted on 11/11/2002 8:13:17 AM PST by mhking
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To: mhking
My phone line is down and I'm at a neighbor's house. I wasn't able to check the midi link before I posted so I'm not sure if it's working. Did it work for you?
56 posted on 11/11/2002 8:17:38 AM PST by Aquamarine
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To: All; Billie; Jim Robinson; ST.LOUIE1; daisyscarlett; dansangel; lodwick; Diver Dave; JustAmy; ...
Good morning, everyone.

Thank you, Billie, for this special thread today. I have been looking forward to this day. Honoring our veterans and our military is what we do best here and I am happy that I was able to contribute.

There is no place I would rather be right now than on this website and on this thread with you fine people. I am so proud to be associated with all of you!

Thank you, Veterans everywhere, for answering
the call to serve and defend America.

57 posted on 11/11/2002 8:23:31 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Billie
Veterans' Day Bump!!
58 posted on 11/11/2002 8:26:57 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: COB1
Good morning, Cob. I wish I understood.
59 posted on 11/11/2002 8:41:08 AM PST by Billie
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To: daisyscarlett
I knew he (as all presidents do for the past many decades) was going to Arlington, but this trip seemed to be completely off the agenda. It is a wonderful message that President Bush has sent to our Vietnam vets. It's a wonderful juxtaposition to the past president who couldn't go near that subject lest he be reminded of his dodging.....
60 posted on 11/11/2002 8:42:07 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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