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To: Kathy in Alaska; radu; MoJo2001; Ragtime Cowgirl; LindaSOG; SK1 Thurman; SevenofNine; zip; ...


Please stop in and pay tribute to those who died at Pearl Harbor.
Post your graphics, prayers, stories, music, links etc.

Will you take some time today to let our military lurkers know they are not forgotten?


Thank You All for your support of the military, their families and veterans.
2 posted on 12/06/2002 11:53:11 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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FREE TED MAHER

Click on Ted for Ted Maher Thread

7 posted on 12/07/2002 12:12:11 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Good Morning, Tonkin!

God bless those brave men and women who gave that last full measure of thier devotion to thier country!

May they never be found to have died in vain!

God bless all our military and thier families.

19 posted on 12/07/2002 4:05:43 AM PST by Pippin
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
I remember Pearl Harbor, I was eleven years old when the Japanese bombed it and I remember hearing the account on the radio, just like it was yesterday.

Lest We Forget!

Freedom Is Worth Fighting For!
38 posted on 12/07/2002 7:51:36 AM PST by blackie
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub

A group of American soldiers check on antique English guns on sale during a bazaar Friday, Dec. 6, 2002 at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. The antique guns being sold by the Afghans in the first ever bazaar inside the base sells for US $150. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)

Two U.S. soldiers bargain for the price of an antique English gun on sale during a bazaar Friday, Dec. 6, 2002 at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan

A girl dressed in new clothes rides a little corrousel in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, during the second day of Eid celebration. Eid marks the end of Ramadan holy month and is celebrated for three days with praying and games in the streets. (AP Photo/Tomas Munita)

.S. Army Major Mark Cipiel, left, of Saratoga, New York listens to Afghans thru an interpreter, right, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002 in Hayan Garan village in Afghanistan as he tours villages assessing their status. Afghans have been returning to their homes with a feeling of security as the U.S . miltary stepped up its humanitarian aid and reconstruction projects in an effort which officials deny is 'nation building' but rather, designed to give ligitimacy to the Afghan government. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)

U.S. Army Capt. Steven Janko from Honolulu, Hawaii distributes notebooks and other school supplies to Afghan kids Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002 in Hayan Garan village in Afghanistan

U.S. Army soldiers stand outside the Salang tunnel as they make an assessment of its condition Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002 in Salang, Afghanistan

54 posted on 12/07/2002 9:43:33 AM PST by SAMWolf
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US Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, patrol near a hospital as villagers line up for treatment in the village of Manda Base on the Kenyan Coast, Friday, Dec. 6, 2002 where Marines and Keyans troops are holding the military exercise called Operation Edged Mallet Friday, Dec. 6, 2002. The US Marines are also going around villages giving medical treatment. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

A U.S. Marine helicopter flies off the deck of the USS Austin on Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, which is circling in the Indian Ocean while supporting Marines taking part in Operation Edged Mallet an annual U.S.-Kenyan joint excercise that is being held on Kenya's coast. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

US Marine, Capt. Michael Rainwater, from Atlanta Georgia, of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, shakes hands with a Kenyan baby in a village in Manda Base on the Kenyan coast where Marines and Keyans are holding the military exercise called Operation Edged Mallet Friday, Dec. 6, 2002

US Marine, Capt. Michael Rainwater, from Atlanta Georgia, of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, shakes hands with a Kenyan baby in a village in Manda Base on the Kenyan coast where Marines and Keyans are holding the military exercise called Operation Edged Mallet Friday, Dec. 6, 2002.

A US Marine of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, sits of a military vehicle as he patrols near a hospital as villagers line up for treatment in the village of Manda Base on the Kenyan Coast, where Marines and Keyans are holding the military exercise called Operation Edged Mallet Friday, Dec. 6, 2002.

US Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, patrol an area as villagers make their way to hospital for treatment in the village of Manda Base on the Kenyan coast, Friday, Dec. 6, 2002. The troops and units of the Kenyan Department of Defense commenced Operation Edged Mallet in the coastal regions of Kenya

56 posted on 12/07/2002 9:44:26 AM PST by SAMWolf
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Bless This House, hummed along with this morning, twice because I love this song for our USO Canteen, and Prayer of Protection said for all who enter the USO Canteen Freeper Style, including our troops, our veterans, their families and our allies. Welcome to all who come to honor our troops, for whom this USO Canteen was created.

A PRAYER OF PROTECTION

The light of God surround you
The love of God enfold you
The power of God protect you
The presence of God watch over you
Wherever you are, God is,
And all is well.

Amen.

Wherever you are, God is, And all is well.

58 posted on 12/07/2002 9:54:52 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; SassyMom; MistyCA; SAMWolf; Kathy in Alaska; JohnHuang2; COB1; lodwick; ..
Howdy, everybody !


Have a cup while you FReep !




For those who prefer hot chocolate.....




Eggnog, Anyone?



63 posted on 12/07/2002 10:11:12 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; SassyMom; MistyCA; SAMWolf; Kathy in Alaska; JohnHuang2; COB1; lodwick; ..
I'm back home now! Dad's doing better and he insisted he didn't need me to help him anymore.

Now I'm playing catchup on my e-mail and found this one. I thought ya'll might like it:

Subject: marine letter home

Dear Ma and Pa;

Am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before maybe all of the places are filled. I was restless at first because you got to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m., but am getting so I like to sleep late.

Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay. Practically nothing. Men got to shave but it is not so bad, they get warm water.

Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc..., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie and other regular food. But tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit between two city boys that live on coffee. Their food plus yours holds you till noon, when you get fed again. It's no wonder these city boys can't walk much.

We go on "route" marches, which the Platoon Sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he thinks so, it is not my place to tell him different. A "route march" is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys gets sore feet and we all ride back in trucks. The country is nice, but awful flat.

The Sergeant is like a schoolteacher. He nags some. The Capt. is like the school board. Majors and Colonels just ride around and frown. They don't bother you none.

This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing.

I keep getting medals for shooting. I don't know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk and don't move. And it ain't shooting at you, like the Higgett boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You don't even load your own cartridges. They come in boxes.

Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in.

Your loving daughter,

Gail

P.S. Speaking of shooting, enclosed is $200 towards a new barn roof and ma's teeth. Them city boys shoot craps, but not very good.

64 posted on 12/07/2002 10:12:43 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Sparta; SAMWolf; AntiJen
I have three Pearl threads to read
today. Please keep me on your ping lists. I support all you are doing everyday. This slightly older AF guy will follow my Jeneral anywhere but you all are my buds.
78 posted on 12/07/2002 11:20:51 AM PST by larryjohnson
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
A "NEVER FORGET" BUMP!!!!

redrock

122 posted on 12/07/2002 9:23:38 PM PST by redrock
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