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  • 34 killed, scores injured in Egypt's celebration of Yom Kippur War

    10/06/2013 12:10:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 10/6/13 | staff
    Thirty-four people were killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes during protests in Egypt on Sunday, state news agency MENA quoted the health ministry as saying. Fighting began after supporters and opponents of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood took to the streets to commemorate the "Egyptian victory" in the Yom Kippur War, that broke out on October 6, 1973.
  • Feeling so Blessed. My 7th grandchild, a boy, was born this morning on the 4th of July.

    07/04/2013 10:28:41 AM PDT · by murron · 31 replies
    July 4, 2013 | Myself
    We have a new little patriot. Mother and son are doing fine. I still have 3 more grandchildren expected before this year is out.
  • The curious ghoulishness of the Margaret Thatcher-death celebrations

    04/09/2013 6:42:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/09/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Don't get me wrong ... I can appreciate taking any excuse to party, get drunk, and pretend that the world has been set aright in one fell swoop. (I've been waiting 25 years for the Dodgers to win another World Series for that very reason, and 20 for Notre Dame to win a football championship.) But this is truly, truly strange --- and very revealing, in a number of ways: Hundreds took to the streets as macabre ‘Thatcher death parties’ were held late into the night across the country, organised by critics of the "Iron Lady."Smashed shop windows, paint bombs...
  • Freeper Challenge To Make A Post-Election Vid. (Vanity, of course)

    10/25/2012 7:33:49 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/25/2012 | moi
    I know I'm 'counting the chickens before they hatch, here........but I would LOVE if some FReepers could make an Election Day vid using this. It would be EPIC! 'Cause this is what I'll be singing when Obama is DEFEATED!!!!!! Would like to have it 'tucked away'. I know you guys LOVE a challenge! <3 Have at it and LOVE you guys!!!!! FR keeps my sanity! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Edwsf-8F3sI
  • Bacon found at NY Muslim celebration probed as possible hate crime

    08/20/2012 7:46:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 72 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/20/12 | Barbara Goldberg - Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Authorities were investigating as a possible hate crime the discovery of uncooked bacon scattered on the grounds of a New York City park where Muslims gathered to celebrate the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, police said on Monday. Festivities to mark the close of Ramadan, when Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, on Sunday had been publicized in local media and drew 1,500 participants to New Dorp Beach Park on Staten Island, said Cyrus McGoldrick, spokesman for the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Organizers found uncooked bacon strewn about...
  • Tombstones Buffalo Soldier Days celebration starts Saturday

    06/07/2012 3:04:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    TOMBSTONE In a tribute to the historic Buffalo Soldiers, Tombstone is hosting its fourth annual Buffalo Soldiers days on Saturday and Sunday. The event will feature street entertainment both days, with a parade on Saturday. This is our fourth annual Salute to the Buffalo Soldiers, said Bill Pakinkis, the event coordinator. The Buffalo Soldiers role in taming the Wild West during the territorial period is well documented in this area, he added. The two-day event officially kicks off at 11 a.m. on Saturday with the ever popular Buffalo Soldiers parade, which starts at Sixth and Allen streets, ending at...
  • More than two dozen arrested in Kentucky's Final Four celebration

    04/01/2012 4:03:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/01/12 | Ellen Wulfhorst
    More than two dozen arrested in Kentucky's Final Four celebrationBy Ellen Wulfhorst | Reuters 1 hr 49 mins ago (Reuters) - More than two dozen people faced criminal charges on Sunday after violence broke out as fans celebrated the University of Kentucky's win over arch rival Louisville in their NCAA Final Four match-up, officials said. Thousands of fans filled the streets of Lexington downtown and near the campus Saturday night following Kentucky's defeat of Louisville 69-61 in New Orleans, but the party was marred by violence, authorities said. Revelers set fires, torching couches, chairs and other furniture, according to...
  • No Health Care Reform Celebration for Obama

    03/22/2012 10:34:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3/22/12 | Laura Mecklerk , WSJ
    President Barack Obama's health-care law turns two years old Friday, and his reelection campaign is celebrating with mailers and phone calls to supporters. The White House posted video testimony of people who have been helped. The secretary of Health and Human Services is traveling the country to tout the benefits. And the campaign formed a group, Nurses for Obama, to make the case in communities across the country.
  • Riots cast shadow over plans for Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations

    08/11/2011 2:08:48 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:44 AM on 11th August 2011 | By Richard Kay
    There may have been no rioting in the Highlands, but no one has been watching the arson and looting of Britains cities more closely than the Queen. With fewer than six months to her Diamond Jubilee, when celebrations are planned for the length and breadth of the kingdom, the disorder has alarmed aides planning the extravaganza. Central to their concern is not just the damage to the countrys image overseas, but also how quickly the feelgood factor engendered by Aprils Royal Wedding has been lost. From her summer home in Balmoral, the Queen has kept in touch with developments and...
  • THIS WEEKEND, MAKE A LIBERAL UNHAPPY

    07/02/2011 5:52:27 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 71 replies
    Vanity | 7/2/2011 | Lakeshark
    LETS CELEBRATE THE ENTIRE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND!!! FReepers, did you read about the Harvard study suggesting that Fourth of July parades and celebrations are only good for conservatives? Well, its about time someone told the truth. Last night as we watched the sunset our neighbors were enjoying swimming with their kids, while another neighbor was starting to set up fireworks. It dawned on me, even this early, people were enjoying the celebration of the coming weekend. It was hard not to remember the great parades, fireworks celebrations, patriotic speeches, and all around family fun that is so prevalent during...
  • Afghans Rejoice Over Osama Death

    05/06/2011 8:07:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    IPS ^ | 05/06/11 | Ashfaq Yusufzai
    Afghans Rejoice Over Osama Death Ashfaq Yusufzai ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan, May 6 (IPS) - The assassination of Al-Qaeda founder and chief Osama bin Laden by U.S. forces has gladdened Afghans, who see him as the person who consigned millions of them to hell. "His killing has pleased us because Osama was the person who can safely be held responsible for the woes of million of Afghans scattered around the world," said Juma Gul, an Afghan teacher at the Aryana School in Tehkal locality in this border town. Afghans are blaming bin Laden for the succession of wars that displaced millions, forcing...
  • Obama took SIXTEEN HOURS to make up his mind about Bin Laden mission

    05/03/2011 6:26:29 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 7:20 PM on 3rd May 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Barack Obama kept military commanders hanging by declaring he would 'sleep on it' before taking 16 hours to give the go-ahead to raid Bin Laden's compound. Hit squads of specialist Navy Seals - who were not even told who they were preparing to capture - had practised the mission at two reconstructions of the terror chiefs sprawling compound. The mission looked set to be given the all clear last Thursday when analysts confirmed beyond doubt that Bin Laden was in busy town of Abbottabad in northern Pakistan.
  • The West May Not Be Over Yet

    05/02/2011 1:27:51 PM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 2, 2011 | Stella Paul
    On Friday, a million people lined the streets of London for the most intricately choreographed celebration on earth: a British royal wedding. On Sunday, throngs of Americans spontaneously took to the streets to celebrate Osama bin Laden's execution by the U.S. military. In this season of spring's renewal, the sincere fervor of both celebrations gives hope that Western civilization may not be heading for the junkyard just yet. The future belongs to the young, and it was the youth in England and America who swarmed through the streets, passionately embracing the old-fashioned virtues of loyalty, faith and patriotism. What an...
  • Italy at 150. Today, she celebrates the sesquicentennial of its birth as a unified nation today.

    03/17/2011 7:05:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 03/17/2011 | George Weigel
    The victory of the Risorgimento seemed a defeat for the papacy. In fact, it led to a rebirth of papal power and, ultimately, the defeat of Communism. Rome — Italy celebrates the sesquicentennial of its birth as a unified nation today. On March 17, 1861, while Americans were preoccupied with some serious business of their own, the first Italian Parliament met in Turin and declared Rome the capital of unified Italy. That legislative act was given effect nine years later, when Italian troops took advantage of the Franco-Prussian War to enter the rump of the old Papal States. As the...
  • Christmas Celebration

    12/06/2010 3:25:52 AM PST · by madyjojjef · 4 replies
    http://www.christmasnite.com/ ^ | 6dec2010 | Madyjojjef
    Why Christmas celebrate across the world as major festival? Only 18 days are left for Christmas celebration what is the Catholic belief behind of Christmas Traditions?
  • Disney town sees death for 2nd time in week

    12/05/2010 8:07:15 AM PST · by null and void · 10 replies
    My Way ^ | 12/5/10
    CELEBRATION, Fla. (AP) - Authorities were investigating another death Friday in the town Disney built just days after reporting its first homicide in its 14-year existence. This time it was a man who apparently killed himself after shooting at deputies. Craig Foushee, 52, barricaded himself in a home Thursday for more than 14 hours, according to an Osceola County Sheriff's Office report. He shot at deputies several times, but deputies never returned fire because they were unable to acquire a target and no deputies were injured, authorities said.
  • Town that Disney built has 1st killing since start (first homicide in 14 years!)

    12/02/2010 12:01:13 PM PST · by greatdefender · 8 replies
    AP-Yahoo! ^ | December 2, 2010 | TAMARA LUSH
    CELEBRATION, Fla. Celebration, Disney's master-planned, picture-perfect central Florida community, has never reported a homicide in its 14-year existence until this week. Residents of the town five miles south of Walt Disney World woke up Tuesday to the sight of yellow crime-scene tape wrapped around a condo near the Christmas-decorated downtown, where Bing Crosby croons from speakers hidden in the foliage. A 58-year-old neighbor who lived alone with his Chihuahua had been slain over the long Thanksgiving weekend, Osceola County sheriff's deputies said. The community's famous friendliness is what brought investigators to Matteo Giovanditto's body: Neighbors hadn't seen him...
  • Re-opened Gulf waters cause for celebration (with photos) (fishing tournament still on)

    07/28/2010 7:58:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 1+ views
    7/27/10
    Link only - Re-opened Gulf waters cause for celebration (with photos)
  • The freak of the week

    06/21/2010 2:55:08 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 21, 2010 | Andrea Peyser
    Put on your black burqa and hide the kids. The madness has begun. The world this week is in the grips of mass psychosis. From California to New York and all the way to Bahrain, folks are engaged in publicly mourning a man who was not a great thinker, leader or humanitarian. Friday marks the first anniversary of the death of a weird, emaciated and nearly broke entertainer, who died as ugly as he lived -- drugged into oblivion while dreaming of attractive young males. It's been one year since Michael Jackson, the most celebrated freak ever to surgically alter...
  • Afghan Ministry of Interior Celebrates Women's Day

    03/06/2010 10:30:56 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 199+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | Staff Sgt. Sarah Brown, USA
    KABUL, Afghanistan - In honor of International Women's Day, the Ministry of Interior held a ceremony March 4, highlighting the contributions women have made to the Afghan National Police and to the development and progress of Afghanistan. The ceremony also served as a way to recognize Col. Shaifiqa Quraishi, ANP chief of gender and human rights division, for her selection as an International Woman of Courage by U.S. Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton. Of the 75 women nominated from more than 70 countries, only 10 were selected to receive the award, including two from Afghanistan. "Colonel Shafiqa is a perfect...
  • For centennial celebration, scouts pack the park (Boy Scouts 100th Birthday)

    02/07/2010 10:21:05 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 417+ views
    SIERRA VISTA As part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouting in America, local Scouts showed off a variety of hands-on projects and enjoyed some outdoor games during expo in Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday. Scouts often do activities in secluded areas, so the expo gave them a chance to share some of what they do, said James Harper, district program chairman for Boy Scouts. Saturdays activities included the assembly of two monkey bridges, the assembly of a catapult, miniature boat racing and the Pinewood Derby. Five age groups of Cub Scouts competed in the Pinewood...
  • ONE CHRISTMAS I MET AN ANGEL

    12/04/2009 8:28:17 AM PST · by freedomyes · 21 replies · 887+ views
    Townhall ^ | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    It was Christmas, but it didnt seem like Christmas to me. Traditional lights were glistening everywhere, and churches were abuzz with excitement, but I felt a coldness in my heart akin to the freezing rains that hit me as I trudged uphill to the hospital.
  • Report: Congressman Wexler to resign

    10/13/2009 3:48:23 PM PDT · by Fawn · 284 replies · 16,739+ views
    Reported by: Sun-Sentinel ^ | Oct 13, 2009 | Reported by: Sun-Sentinel
    PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL---Our news partners at the Sun Sentinel report: U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, who represents Broward and Palm Beach counties, plans to resign from Congress. He plans to announce his plans at a news conference Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Boca Raton. A Democratic source with knowledge of Wexler's plans said he is likely to take a public policy job that deals with the Middle East. Wexler, a senior member of the House Foreign Relations Committee, has long been involved in issues involving Israel and Turkey.
  • A working holiday: Labor Day movement helped put an end to child labor

    09/06/2009 7:47:34 AM PDT · by Peter Horry · 4 replies · 397+ views
    Temple Daily Telegram ^ | September 6, 2009 | Patricia Benoit
    A century ago, Labor Day in Bell County was more about brotherhood and less about barbecue. The first Monday in September began 127 years ago as a "working man's holiday," but, in reality, in Bell County, the day emphasized more "working" than "holiday." Far from being the "last day of summer vacation," most Bell Countians anticipated Labor Day for a bountiful cotton harvest. Although the observance is 118 years old in Texas, not until 1909 did Bell County's Labor Day celebrations swell to widespread celebration. Before then, 12-hour shifts were common; worker conditions perilous. Railroads, Temple's major employer, were the...
  • Lockerbie bomber broke promise not to celebrate, says Kenny MacAskill

    08/24/2009 3:14:47 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 78 replies · 2,692+ views
    Times Online ^ | August 25, 2009 | Angus Macleod, Sam Coates and Tom Baldwin
    The man who took the decision to free the Lockerbie bomber from jail on compassionate grounds accused him yesterday of breaking an undertaking not to celebrate his release. Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of the bombing, had shown no sensitivity to the families of those who died, Kenny MacAskill, Scotlands Justice Secretary, told the Scottish Parliament. It was the first time that Scotlands Nationalist administration has joined the condemnation of the triumphal scenes. Aware that Britain is caught in the cross-hairs of international outrage, Gordon Brown is expected today to urge Libya not to fte al-Megrahi further. Appearing...
  • Glendale/La Canada Tea Party & Independence Day Celebration

    07/03/2009 12:40:05 PM PDT · by tlrugit · 5 replies · 379+ views
    We the People.Take Back Our Country Glendale Area Independence Tea Party July 3, 2009 3:00 7:00 pm 1823 Foothill Boulevard La Canada, CA 91011 $10.00 per person- cash Fully Catered Live Music
  • Budgets in red: Cities sing the blues over 4th of July

    06/22/2009 4:28:40 PM PDT · by lakeprincess · 8 replies · 537+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/22/09 | Jennifer Harper
    So much for the rockets' red glare, not to mention the cadence of the town band or the parade of high-stepping locals. The recession has hit the Fourth of July.
  • A Tradition of Celebration

    06/20/2009 1:58:17 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 4 replies · 384+ views
    James R. Heintze ^ | November 17, 2008 | James R. Heintze
    Excerpt from John Adams' famous letter of July 3, 1776, in which he wrote to his wife Abigail what his thoughts were about celebrating the Fourth of July: "I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think...
  • Fort celebrates Armys birthday (Streamers on Army flag tell story of Americas major battles)

    06/13/2009 10:22:19 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 665+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA It wasnt until nearly 181 years after the U.S Army was formed that the organization had an official flag, although Army units had their own colors. And, for the past 234 years 178 campaign streamers have become an integral part of the Army flying symbol. Each streamer is a visual reminder that throughout the nations history, ensuring life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness has required the sacrifices of soldiers. On June 12, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorized the official flag. Ike previously had became a General of the Army in World War II and led...
  • Tucson cancels Fourth of July celebration to save money (Now this will Tork you off!)

    06/03/2009 8:15:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 1,992+ views
    There'll be no fireworks over A-Mountain this Fourth of July. The city has decided to scrap the holiday celebration , which included the mountaintop fireworks and related events at the Tucson Convention Center Downtown. Canceling the event will save the city at least $51,000, Asst. City Manager Richard Miranda said in a news release Wednesday. Rodney Campbell, spokesman for Marana, expects the town will benefit. "I'm sure we'll get more people" he said, noting that the town suspected Tucson would cancel and has taken that into account for planning. Campbell said it will be great for the Marana businesses in...
  • California Political Correctness Kills Kindergartens Thanksgiving Celebration

    11/24/2008 10:33:48 PM PST · by mondoreb · 39 replies · 2,636+ views
    DBKP ^ | November 25, 2008 | LBG
    Political Correctness Claims Another Victim: 40-Year-Old Kindergarten Thanksgiving Celebration Killed by Political Correctness Gone Wild "Racist" children celebrate Thanksgiving by "dehumanizing" American Indians In yet another case of political correctness run amok, a forty year history of kindergarteners dressed as pilgrims and native Americans celebrating Thanksgiving at school has been quashed in Claremont, California, due to four people who complained the celebration used "racist stereotypes" which were "dehumanizing". According to the Los Angeles Times, parents of kindergarteners are "furious" over the Claremont School Board's decision to ban the kiddies wearing costumes after one mom, Michelle Raheja, an English professor at...
  • Reagan-- veterans day address at the wall (AUDIO)

    11/11/2008 9:28:53 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 1 replies · 144+ views
    American Rhetoric--online speach bank ^ | 11-nov-88 | American Rhetoric
    Well, today, Veterans Day, as we do every year, we take that moment to embrace the gentle heroes of Vietnam and of all our wars. We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause
  • FOXNEWS Coverage of Soviet Flag at White House Obama Celebration

    11/05/2008 11:11:11 PM PST · by do the dhue · 32 replies · 5,357+ views
    fox news and you tube ^ | 11/05/08 | Megan Kelly
    You may have seen this, but this video is Fox News coverage of the celebration in front of the White House last night. You will see a Soviet flag flying at the celebration. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCMcv1VF4uQ
  • Curious, Did anyone see star, hammer and sickle red t-shirts on Obama celebration videos last night?

    11/05/2008 6:59:59 AM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 27 replies · 2,163+ views
    Fox News Videos ^ | November 5, 2008 | myself
    Watched Fox News last night and this morning and in two of their videos of the celebrations I saw clearly two different persons wearing red t-shirts with what appeared to be a yellow star, and (the hammer ?) sickle (I clearly saw the star and the sickle). Did anyone else see this? Am looking for the video. Fox News has a video "Yes We Can! Celebration erupts outside White House", at their Fox News Video Web Page and it may have been his video and it was clipped short before Fox posted it to the web. Did anyone see these...
  • Chicago happy riot tonight (vanity)

    11/04/2008 8:23:12 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 1 replies · 649+ views
    vanity | Nov 4, 2008
    I'm listening now to Chicago Police scanner traffic and hearing a lot of shots fired calls. Just heard "Hail to the Chief" over the radio. Looks like the celebration has begun..... Chicago Girds for Obama's Rally, Amid Memories of Violent 1968 By Andrew Harris Nov. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Chicago is bracing itself for Barack Obama's hometown election-night rally. The event scheduled for Grant Park, known as the city's front yard, may draw as many as 1 million people, Mayor Richard M. Daley said. Officials are hoping for a peaceful gathering, while preparing for possible violence that could further tarnish Chicago,...
  • Coast Guard celebrates 218th birthday (Tonk this is for you)

    08/04/2008 4:44:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies · 526+ views
    8/4/2008 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- The following birthday message is sent to the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard from Adm. Michael G. Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: On this, the 218th birthday of the United States Coast Guard, our nation pauses to say thanks to you, our guardians of the sea. For more than two centuries, you and your families have stood, always ready for the call, in light or darkness, with sunny skies or through howling gales, to respond to crises and to fight in every one of our nation's armed conflicts. Today,...
  • U.S. Soldiers Share July 4 Celebration with Iraqi Army Partners

    07/06/2008 11:56:15 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 145+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Pfc. Lyndsey Dransfield, USA
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, July 6, 2008 Although soldiers here didn't have a traditional Independence Day celebration, they made the most of the time they had celebrating with new friends -- soldiers of the Iraq Army -- during a series of athletic competitions to commemorate America's Independence Day. U.S. soldiers from 3rd Platoon Company B, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, help their teammates climb a wall during the one-mile steeple chase. The soldiers competed in the Borzoi Squad Competition at Joint Security Station Sheik Amir, northwest of Baghdad, to celebrate Independence Day...
  • VA MEDICAL CENTER HOSTS "WELCOME HOME" CELEBRATION FOR RETURNING COMBAT VETERANS

    06/13/2008 10:39:42 AM PDT · by beachn4fun · 1 replies · 116+ views
    June 13, 2008 | me
    VA MEDICAL CENTER HOSTS "WELCOME HOME" CELEBRATION FOR RETURNING COMBAT VETERANS June 9, 2008 WASHINGTON, DC - The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC will honor returning combat veterans with a unique outreach and education event on Saturday, June 14, 2008 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Welcome Home Celebration will be held on the hospital grounds at 50 Irving Street, NW, rain or shine. More here
  • America Supports You: Small Grant Sparks Big Celebration

    03/26/2008 10:39:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 166+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, March 26, 2008 A grant of just $163 dollars from a group that supports military families turned out to be a really big deal -- not only for the recipients, but for the granting organization, as well. The grant put Our Military Kids, a group that supports families of deployed or wounded National Guard and reserve members, over the $1 million mark in grants given, said Gail Kruzel, one of the organizations founders. This particular grant means that two young sons of Missouri Army National Guard Maj. Matt Bacon, who currently is serving his second tour in...
  • Happy Birthday, Daughter !

    01/15/2008 4:02:45 PM PST · by genefromjersey · 2 replies · 122+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 01/15/08 | vanity
    I think my late wife would approve of this message.
  • Soldiers visit to class turns into a wedding celebration (Smiles & Misty Eyes)

    11/21/2007 3:20:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 396+ views
    SIERRA VISTA A first-grade class at Huachuca Mountain Elementary School was buzzing with excitement Tuesday morning. They knew something their student teacher Rebecca Schaeffer and her husband to be, Spc. Jerome Horrace, didnt. Horrace had returned Saturday for a mid-tour break from Iraq, and Susan Hilliards class of 23 students had adopted his unit, writing letters and sending cards to the 1-28 Intelligence Section at Forward Operating Base Falcon in the Baghdad city limits. The section is officially part of the Black Lions, as the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Infantry Division...
  • ***vanity*** When is FreeRepublic.com's anniversary?

    10/24/2007 7:28:40 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 195 replies · 225+ views
    10-04-07
    Is there a specific date FreeRepublicans celebrate FR's birth? Or is there a day it ought to be celebrated (besides every day)?
  • Celebrations break out after Hussein's hanging [power outage?]

    12/29/2006 10:32:51 PM PST · by jdm · 26 replies · 1,255+ views
    CNN ^ | Dec 30, 2006 | Arwa Damon, Elaine Quijano and Aneesh Raman
    (CNN) -- A witness to Saddam Hussein's execution in Baghdad said that celebrations broke out after the former dictator died, and that there was "dancing around the body." "Saddam's body is in front me," said an official in the prime minister's office when CNN telephoned. "It's over." In the background, Shiite chanting could be heard. When asked about the chanting, the official said "These are employees of the prime minister's office and government chanting in celebration." The execution took place shortly after 6 a.m. (10 p.m. Friday ET), Iraq's national security adviser, Mowaffak al-Rubaie, told Iraqi television. A power outage...
  • Fort soldiers, Marines honor fellow veterans in annual celebration

    11/11/2006 6:35:57 AM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 280+ views
    SIERRA VISTA ? Friday was a busy day for Marines on Fort Huachuca. First, some had to take part in the city?s Veterans Day Parade. While that was happening other active-duty and retired Marines and their family members were preparing the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre on post for the annual Marine Corps Ball Friday night, expected to be attended by nearly 350 people. With a small contingent ? about 40 staff member and students ? the post?s Marine detachment has a lot of work to do preparing for the 231st birthday of the service, said Capt. Alan Ramsey, the detachment?s...
  • Our 4th Quarter '06 FReepathon is Now Underway!! - Thread 2

    10/08/2006 10:24:26 AM PDT · by Mo1 · 1,825 replies · 12,876+ views
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  • Sam I Am (vanity)

    09/11/2006 4:37:59 AM PDT · by NonLinear · 20 replies · 760+ views
    A letter from Lee Metz | 9/11/2006 | Lee Metz
    Hello Everybody, Over the past 7 years I have written a couple of times to tell you stories about my sons battle with cancer. I now have one last story to tell. And I want you to hear it. This last story begins with a boat. The boat is not much to look at anymore because it has aged a lot since the day it was built. I am sure a boat of this size had a name but I cant find it anywhere, and it has been painted so many times that the original color is no longer...
  • Some People Still Love America

    09/05/2006 1:39:45 PM PDT · by NGC 6822 · 4 replies · 269+ views
    Self | NGC 6822
    You might be interested to hear that some people in the world still love America. My wife and I live in Belgium and two weeks ago we drove over to the Belgian coast to see some friends. They live in a small beach village called Middlekirk that happened to be holding a little festival to celebrate the end of the summer season. The theme was the American West. Everyone was dressed in cowboy and cowgirl clothes, six shooters on their hips, line dances everywhere, entertainers playing and singing country-western music, more than a hundred outdoor grills cooking hamburgers, hotdogs and...
  • America Supports You: Groups Honor Troops with Celebration

    08/31/2006 6:16:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 191+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    America Supports You: Groups Honor Troops with CelebrationBy Samantha L. QuigleyAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2006 -- Waxhaw, N.C., is planning an all-American celebration of freedom to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and honor the nations servicemembers. Patte Kennedy, owner of Southsiders, and Tommy Nicholson are all smiles after hanging a collection of patriotic art and Letters to the Troops on the walls of Southsiders Deli in Waxhaw, N.C. They were hanging the collection in preparation for Flags Across The Nation's Sept. 9 event. Waving Patriotism is being held to remember 9/11 and support the...
  • (REPRESENTATIVE) FORD VISITS TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE NATIONAL CELEBRATION (TWHNC)

    08/30/2006 3:18:56 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 5 replies · 4,279+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 30 August 2006 | John Carney
    U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. of Memphis, the Democratic nominee for a U.S. Senate seat, attended the Celebration Tuesday, where he was introduced by announcer Chip Walters as "one of the reasons we're having a horse show tonight." Ford had originally been scheduled to present a class award on Friday night, and was on his way to the Celebration grounds just as a dispute between trainers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture shut down Friday night's show. "I think everybody was disappointed," Ford told the Times-Gazette just as Tuesday night's show was starting. He said he'd been aware of some...
  • Our Third Quarter '06 FReepathon is now Over!! ... Thread 3

    07/14/2006 8:49:24 PM PDT · by Mo1 · 1,093 replies · 9,920+ views
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