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  • Give Me Gratitude or Give Me Debt

    08/11/2014 2:21:55 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 1 replies
    Momastery ^ | August 11, 2014 | Glennon Doyle Melton
    “Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.” ― Thoreau So why not just laugh now? – G “If we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think we’d be happy with more?” — Unknown Recently I posted a picture of myself in my kitchen, and I immediately started receiving generous messages from people wanting to help me “update” it. Along with their messages came pictures of how my kitchen could look, if I’d just put some effort and money into it. I’ve always loved my kitchen, but after seeing those...
  • How Vietnam Vets were embraced - what media did not cover

    07/04/2014 6:56:05 PM PDT · by se99tp · 19 replies
    ChristianConcepsDaily ^ | June 4th, 2014 | Dr. Joseph Horton
    Independence Day is the yearly pinnacle of patriotism. But, as the media in the 1960s and 70s reported, Americans did not seem very patriotic when it came to the Vietnam War. What if what we know about Americans lack of support for our troops in Vietnam is wrong?
  • Actor Matthew McConaughey Thanks God First For Oscar Win

    03/03/2014 7:11:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 135 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it last night, Matthew McConaughey won the Oscar for best actor as a result of his work in "Dallas Buyer's Club." To kick off his acceptance speech, McConaughey thanked God for the blessings in his life and then he thanked his family. "First off I want to thank God, because he's the one I look up to, he's graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or any other human kind. He has shown me that it's a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. In the words of the late (British...
  • Gratitude, Prayer and "Going Easy"

    11/20/2013 2:48:42 PM PST · by milehighmaniac · 5 replies
    The Rants of a Mile High Maniac ^ | 11/20/13 | Jeff Jacques
    Its amazing how God will send you the message you need when you need it.
  • Obama Expresses Gratitude 'for Some Very Important German Immigrants, Anheuser-Busch'

    06/19/2013 4:44:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 6/19/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    Via the pool report: He thanked families like Chrysler, Hershey, Heinz, Einstein, Steinway, Steinbeck, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig for prosperity and inspiration. He said young Americans "will always be grateful for Levi Strauss for their blue jeans." "Americans will also be grateful especially for some very important German immigrants Anheuser Busch." Obama said he was "thankful to Angela" who he said had yearned for the freedom in her youth, and said she had pointed out during their lunch the train tracks where the Berlin Wall used to run. He said she had helped her dreams become true for millions in...
  • The gifts that gratitude brings

    11/24/2011 7:35:30 PM PST · by TBP · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 23, 2011 | Rich Lowry
    Eventually social science works its way around to confirming eternal verities. So it is with gratitude. An article in a psychological journal a few years ago noted that throughout history, religious, theological and philosophical treatises have viewed gratitude as integral to well-being. Psychology has recently worked to quantify the wisdom of the ages and confirmed sure enough it was correct. A raft of recent research has established that grateful people are happier people. They are less depressed and less stressed. They are less likely to envy others and more likely to want to share. They even sleep better.
  • Using Free Republic To Voice Your Opinions But Not Helping to Pay the Bills

    11/08/2011 5:17:20 PM PST · by xzins · 106 replies
    Editorial ^ | 8 Nov 11 | Xzins
    Gratitude is all about thanking someone who has done you a favor of some sort. Ingratitude is failing to recognize that favor. All over freeperland thousands of opinions are registered daily from those who use these pages. Whether touting their favorite candidate or sharing a new idea, those on Free Republic get a chance to share their conservative opinions. (Other opinions are zapped since this is a conservative forum.) A freepathon raises money to keep Free Republic running. Participating in the freepathon is as easy as clicking on the links provided for that purpose. Such as: Donate here The best...
  • Sometimes I need a gratitude adjustment

    05/03/2011 6:26:36 AM PDT · by MintyHippo1980 · 1 replies
    The Joyful Nonconformist Blog ^ | 04/03/11 | Joyful Nonconformist
    Just so you know, it has not escaped my notice that I haven't posted anything new in several days. Do you want to hear my list of excuses? I didn't think so. ;-) The simple fact of the matter is that a lot of life happened in the last couple weeks. For starters, I have been doing physical therapy for my foot. Confession time: I didn't really think it was going to help me. Worse yet, the physical therapists wanted me to go in three times a week! Three! I haggled them down to twice a week, which still puts...
  • Thank you, GEORGE W. BUSH!

    05/01/2011 8:14:43 PM PDT · by Jemian · 53 replies
    Fox News | 1 May 2011 | Jemian
    Thank you, George Bush! Thank you, Donald Rumsfeld! Thank you, Dick Cheney!
  • Happy Thanksgiving 2010!

    11/25/2010 5:04:41 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 51 replies
    Facebook ^ | November 25, 2010 | Jeff Head
    To all my family and friends, I wanted to write a little about what I am thankful for on this day of Thanksgiving. On this Thanksgiving day, and indeed, on each day, I am thankful to and for God in Heaven and His tender mercies towards me and my family, and for His Son,, Jesus Christ, my dear Savior, and for His atonement and gospel which extends His tender mercy to all mankind if they will but come unto Him of their own free will. I am thankful for my dear wife, and best friend, Gail and her Christ-like love...
  • Thanksgiving Hymn

    11/25/2010 5:59:10 AM PST · by blue-duncan · 5 replies
    1844 | Henry Alford
    Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest home; All is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin. God our Maker doth provide for our wants to be supplied; Come to Gods own temple, come, raise the song of harvest home. All the world is Gods own field, fruit unto His praise to yield; Wheat and tares together sown unto joy or sorrow grown. First the blade and then the ear, then the full corn shall appear; Lord of harvest, grant that we wholesome grain and pure may be. For the Lord our God shall come, and...
  • Thoughts for Thanksgiving Day: Be Grateful for Gratitude

    11/24/2010 9:20:29 PM PST · by stolinsky · 4 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 11-25-10 | stolinsky
    When I remember the hardships my ancestors went through to come to this country, I realize how precious and fragile freedom is. When I have this thought, I know it is my duty to do everything I can to preserve that freedom for future generations. Gratitude is not merely a feeling within us − it must be expressed by our behavior. Much evil is committed by people who are never grateful for anything, because they feel entitled to everything – and they become angry when they don’t get it. Ingrates make demanding spouses, selfish parents, whining children, bad neighbors, complaining...
  • Prayer Request - and Thank you...

    06/25/2010 8:16:18 PM PDT · by Danae · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 6/25/2010 | Danae
    About 6 months ago I made my first FReeper prayer request. I had just found out that my Dad Brian's Cancer had returned. This time it was in his lungs, brain and liver, and it was Stage 4. Treatment started up again, Chemo and then Gamma Knife Radiation on his brain, more chemo. And then a pause. The brain tumors were growing again, and now instead of 3 tumors, there were 17. Full brain Radiation followed, 15 days of it. Once through that, they found he had bone cancer in his neck. Treatment was done. Through all this, my dad...
  • MEDIA DISTORTS MIRACLE OF HAITI RELIEF

    01/24/2010 7:00:10 AM PST · by shortstop · 24 replies · 1,037+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 01/22/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    Apparently there is no Haitian word for thank you. At least not as translated by the American news media. A week since a horrific earthquake knocked Haiti to smithereens, reporting on the incident has hardened into an endless complaint about the failure of relief efforts. From the first days of the tragedy, when TV reporters spoke breathlessly from the shattered streets of Haiti, the questioning of locals has centered around how long theyve gone without water, if theyre upset they havent been given food yet, and why they think no one has come to help them. In these halcyon days...
  • Prayer Request - Surgery for Single Mom

    12/19/2009 11:39:37 PM PST · by bootless · 33 replies · 939+ views
    me ^ | 12.19.09 | me
    Hello my dear FRiends ... First, I'd like to thank you so much for your prayers for my mom, who passed suddenly yesterday. I can't tell you how much it meant to me and my family. While I was talking with my sister, she mentioned that a friend of hers in the South will be undergoing serious surgery tomorrow morning ... and that her friend is caring for her young son by herself. Her name is Teresa, and I ask that you lift her and her son up in your prayers, and that her surgery is successful. God bless you...
  • Thanksgiving

    11/26/2009 4:11:29 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 5 replies · 223+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 11/26/2009 | Brian Thetford
    Psalm 118: 1 1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. 550 BC (for the sake of argument) is when this Psalm was written. Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good Fast forward to 1621 in a little colony in what is now Massachusetts, we again see people gathering together to give thanks. Who were they giving thanks to? Did they throw the celebration as thanks to the Indians for not killing them? Was it done to show the people back in England and Holland how successful they were in the new...
  • Cultivating Gratitude

    11/26/2009 4:07:57 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 221+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 11/26/2009 | Candy Arrington
    Thanksgiving is a time for gathering with family and friends, recounting our blessings, and enjoying the bounty of our land. But have you noticed that often we project an attitude of dissatisfaction, discontentedness, and criticism rather than a spirit of thankfulness? The definition of gratitude is thankful appreciation for favors or benefits received. If we consider the benefits of salvation, and the advantages of living in Gods favor, its hard to imagine Christians failing to live a life of thankful appreciation. Often, we try to consign thankfulness to one worship service, banquet, family gathering, or date on the calendar. But...
  • Remembering The Thanks

    11/26/2009 4:05:58 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 189+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 11/26/2009 | John G. Winder
    Thanksgiving has become the holiday most associated with a celebration of gluttony, heavy on the gravy and light on the Thanks part. Be honest, have you spent more time thinking about your list of "Thanks" or the grocery list? Did you get the Pecan Pie? Food is the focus, followed by sports, napping and elastic waist bands which of course only serve to allow for more food....
  • Thoughts On Gratitude

    11/25/2009 4:22:05 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 254+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 11/25/2009 | Griff Martin
    Every Thanksgiving season, I am reminded of the ten lepers in Johns Gospel. You know these ten, Jesus is on his way to Galilee when they spot him and begin to cry out for a healing. Our compassion filled Jesus grants this request and the ten rush off to present themselves to the priest. They will be announced clean and allowed to return to their families, their faith, and their lives. One stops in the midst of the joy, realizing both the source of the joy and the importance of gratitude, and returns to express both realizations to his newfound...
  • Honoring his mother, and alma mater -- Immigrant uses NFL success to give $2 million to U-Md.

    11/05/2009 8:02:54 AM PST · by La Lydia · 22 replies · 843+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 4, 2009 | Daniel de Vise
    At 9, Madieu Williams immigrated to Prince George's County from Sierra Leone, one of the poorest nations on Earth. The move gave his family a sense of perspective. His mother told him over and over that if he ever found himself in a position to make a difference, he should do it. At 28, Williams finds himself in a relatively prosperous position: He plays free safety for the Minnesota Vikings. And Wednesday, he made a difference. In a morning news conference, the University of Maryland announced the creation of the Madieu Williams Center for Global Health Initiatives. The former U-Md....
  • Teenagers, Gratitude, and a Culture of Affluence

    06/24/2009 7:13:33 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 10 replies · 652+ views
    Front Porch Republic ^ | 23 June 2009 | Jeffrey Polet
    Teenagers, Gratitude, and a Culture of Affluence Holland, MI. Like many readers, or perhaps more accurately, like many readers with children, I read with great interest Mark Mitchells piece on Cultivating Gratitude [1]. As the father of three children I have long made such cultivation a central concern, but must confess only middling success in the endeavor. One of the central difficulties we face as parents is the paucity of tools we bring to the task. One of our main tools is the use of rhetoric, but at a certain point oh, lets say the teenage years parental...
  • Military

    06/03/2009 9:09:16 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 3 replies · 297+ views
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 06-04-09 | stolinsky
    June 6 is upon us, but how many of us recognize the significance of the day? How many of us pause to remember the heroism shown and the sacrifices made that day? As I write these words and you read them, we are enjoying one of the freedoms that those men fought to preserve, but are we aware of how fortunate we are?
  • Troop Support Group Hits Targets Charity Bullseye

    05/28/2009 4:35:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 210+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 28, 2009 Operation Gratitude will receive $232,948 from Target as part of the company's first online giving campaign. The California-based troop-support group was one of 10 charities selected by Target to receive a percentage of $3 million based on votes cast in its online "Bullseye Gives" contest, hosted by the social-networking Web site Facebook. "I would like to thank everyone who voted for Operation Gratitude, Carolyn Blashek, Operation Gratitude founder, said. Each vote paid to send an additional care package to our deployed troops. Target and our voters have truly made a difference to the men...
  • On Tour with Toby Keith: Danger, Excitement, Gratitude

    04/29/2009 4:25:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies · 901+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 29, 2009 Country music megastar Toby Keith has performed for rowdy, appreciative troops more than 130 times over seven straight years. But during this years Americas Toughest Tour, he said, The boys and girls were rockin' and laughin' like never before. Country music megastar Toby Keith started his seventh USO tour in Afghanistan April 21, 2009, and has been putting on shows at a series of remote forward operating bases, most of which haven't had any outside entertainment come through in six months. Here, Keith entertains Marines at FOB #2 in Bakwa. Looking over his shoulder,...
  • A Decade in Freeperdom

    12/30/2008 7:24:06 PM PST · by exit82 · 114 replies · 1,131+ views
    self | 12-30-08 | exit82
    FRiends, today marks ten years that I have been on FreeRepublic. I want to say thank you to Jim Robinson for providing this site and for providing a forum for conservatives to bounce ideas off each other and to wax eloquently(or just plain wax ad nauseum)on the political issues of the day.I want to say thank you to all of you for the insights and knowledge so freely shared here that enhances the understanding of a myriad of subjects every day, and which has helped me to make sense of the events of the last ten years. Although many in...
  • Thanksgiving: A Day for Love and Gratitude

    11/26/2008 2:35:28 PM PST · by tcg · 1 replies · 182+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 11/27/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    The Feast we celebrate in the secular arena today reveals that there really is no separation between the secular and the spiritual. After all, God is the Creator of all and the Author of life. He is also the source of all that is good - whether He is acknowledged to be so or not. As the beloved disciple John said Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. We will love today. We will reach out to one another and to the less fortunate. When we...
  • Iraqs Interior Minister Thanks U.S. Troops for Liberating Iraq

    07/30/2008 5:57:48 AM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 15 replies · 805+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 30, 2008 | Penny Starr
    A top Iraqi official visited wounded American troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Tuesday to thank them for their part in ending Saddam Husseins rule in his country. We have come to express our gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices made by these great warriors, soldiers, in freeing the Iraqi people and in helping us in Iraq recover from tyranny and dictatorship, Jawad Karim al-Bolani, Iraqs minister of the interior, said through a translator to a handful of journalists in the lobby of the medical center. We also want to express our gratitude to the...
  • (SF) Giants Celebrate Armed Forces!

    07/02/2008 10:08:59 PM PDT · by bootless · 14 replies · 117+ views
    San Francisco Giants ^ | 7/2/08 | self
    "The Giants will have a chance to win two consecutive games at home for the first time since they beat the Padres and Mets exactly one month ago. But even more exciting will be the opportunity for both teams to play a game in honor of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. In celebration of the Fourth of July, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and the Giants will honor American troops worldwide by televising Wednesday night's game in 176 countries and on 200 U.S. Navy ships at sea. Authentic Heroes: Telecast for the Troops is part of...
  • Memorial Day

    05/28/2008 7:02:19 AM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 4 replies · 161+ views
    While consuming too much homemade potato salad, hot dogs, low carb ice cream and diet soda, Mary hates it when I drink that stuff, I watched several Memorial Day tributes on TV. I am in total awe of the extraordinary Americans who have given us the prosperous and free America, so easily taken for granted today. Without question, God has shed His Grace on thee. WWII vet and Hollywood actor Charles Darnay was stabbed eight times by enemy bayonets in combat. He incredibly killed them all. This weekend, Darnay received an award for his bravery sixty years ago. With every...
  • Thanks for Viewing ( Revenge of the Dragonflies )

    04/12/2008 9:09:59 AM PDT · by Revski · 85+ views
    Under Statistics & Data: This is what showing now of this video and thanks for viewing o7jimmy. #66 - Most Discussed (Today) - Pets & Animals #83 - Most Viewed (Today) - Pets & Animals - New Zealand #67 - Most Viewed (Today) - Pets & Animals #78 - Most Viewed (Today) - Pests & Animals Russia I would lide to say, Thank you.
  • America Supports You: Billboards Build Gratitude for Troops

    02/26/2008 3:41:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 105+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2008 A troop-support group in a small southern Michigan town is working to raise public awareness and appreciation for troops and their families. Operation Never Forgotten bridges the gap between our military and civilian worlds by creating nonpartisan national awareness advertising for our troops, veterans and their families, Linda Kelly, the groups president and founder, said. (The organization) has rolled out over 500 billboards across America on highways and in airports from Times Square to L.A. The billboards display an unmistakable military theme with phrases encouraging viewers to remember and support the military and their...
  • 2 Questions: War hero inspires Giants

    01/24/2008 12:53:09 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 6 replies · 85+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 1-23-08 | Michael Silver
    Col. Gadson with the Giants and Coach Coughlin at his left. He had just delivered the football more than 80 times to Eli Manning from a squatting position in subzero temperatures. The last thing New York Giants center Shaun O'Hara wanted to do Sunday night was bend down yet again. But as O'Hara stood in the nearly emptied visitors' locker room at Lambeau Field and talked about his team's 23-20 overtime victory over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC championship game, he stopped in mid-sentence and leaned forward to clasp hands with a man in a wheelchair whom he...
  • "I Love You. Thank You. Be Safe." (Tear-jerker Salute To The Troops Alert)

    12/20/2007 10:10:04 PM PST · by goldstategop · 26 replies · 97+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 12/21/2007 | Melanie Morgan
    Everyday Americans, true patriots to the core, came out in the sleet, wind, rain (and yes, sometimes under bright blue skies and warm rays of sunshine) to raise the flag of the United States and bring real support for our troops, the kind that keeps them rolling when they miss their families and have to face another day of fighting a cowardly but lethal enemy. Our last stop before Iraq was at Liberty Park at the World Trade Center grounds, or, as I like to call it, Ground Hero, because it inspires the men and women on the frontlines of...
  • New Yorker of the year

    12/17/2007 4:38:34 AM PST · by AliVeritas · 26 replies · 174+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 12-17-2007 | Editorial Staff
    Four back-breaking, soul-crushing, nation-rending years later, U.S. troops are at last scoring remarkable successes in Iraq - saving lives, calming strife and fostering the conditions necessary to build a self-governing country from its own rubble. There are thousands of reasons why the picture has brightened in these past few months. One of them is Army Spec. Pierce Clouden, of Canarsie, Brooklyn, who has been stationed at Camp Taji, northwest of Baghdad, since August as part of the "surge." "Don't know when I am going home, but it's not any time soon," Clouden told us last week. "I love my job,...
  • America Supports You: Chefs Let Wounded Troops Taste Gratitude

    12/04/2007 4:39:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 302+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2007 In an effort to lift spirits and say thank you during the holiday season, 10 area chefs presented recovering servicemembers and their families with a mouth-watering meal last night. Army Staff Sgt. Mia Sidlasky receives a bowl of stew during the fifth annual Virginia Ann Wiedmaier Holiday Dinner prepared by local chefs for injured troops and their families at the Mologne House Hotel at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 2, 2007. Sidlasky is recovering from a broken back and internal injuries she suffered in July 2006 in Iraq. Photo by...
  • America Supports You: Group Adopts Troops to Show Gratitude

    11/21/2007 3:51:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 94+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2007 Connecting supportive Americans with deployed troops keeps one Colorado-based support group busy. In the last two years and eight months, we have grown to 16,000 registered supporters, said Ann Johnson, founder of Adopt A US Soldier. But that number doesnt accurately represent the volume of volunteers, she added. Many schools, synagogues, churches, companies and organizations are counted as one in our system, and yet the supporters are many more, she explained. And they dont just live in the United States. Johnson said Adopt A US Soldier has supporters in 52 countries. Its a very...
  • Liberian Serves U.S. Army with Gratitude

    10/19/2007 5:54:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 81+ views
    FORT LEE, Va., Oct. 19, 2007 U.S. Army Spc. Momo S. Larmena Jr. has made a life out of giving back to his country, first to his native Liberia and now to the United States, his adopted country. Larmena, 42, joined the U.S. Army Reserves six months ago as a way to repay the debt he feels he owes to the American soldier who saved his life in Liberia.The former chemist had his first brush with tragedy in 1990 in his native Liberia, a small West African country settled by free American blacks in 1821. More than 200,000...
  • If only ...

    05/28/2007 12:13:57 PM PDT · by Liberty Valance · 2 replies · 209+ views
    The Kerrville Daily Times ^ | Editorial Published May 23, 2007 | By Joseph Benham
    Theres a common thread in recalling those greatly loved or respected, or both: If only... If only I had visited, called or written more, to say I love you, Youve meant so much, or simply, Thank you. Parents; my favorite aunt, uncle and cousin; teachers, mentors, pastors, friends ... even persons whole I barely knew or know only through their writings, speeches, recordings and performances spark If only musings. I met Harry Truman just once, but the more I learn of the feisty Missourian, the more I wish that I really had known him. Somewhere, he chuckles as he rises...
  • Remember

    05/26/2007 1:43:55 PM PDT · by saveliberty · 60 replies · 1,502+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 5/26/2007 | Mike
    « Wolfowitz Forced To Resign Based On A Trumped Up Charge | Main Remember Posted by Mike on May 26, 2007 at 11:52 AM As you read, turn on your speakers and listen to: "In a Mother's Eyes" by Andrew Dean. "There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for another."From "Fallen Heroes" a photo essay by Daniel J. Wood. Location: Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola Florida. "Your silent tents of green We deck with fragrant flowers; Yours has the suffering been, The memory shall be ours."- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Memorial Day ,the holiday ,began as...
  • America Supports You: Group Shows Gratitude with Patriotic Drive

    05/17/2007 5:19:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 275+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, May 17, 2007 As Memorial Day nears, so does the start of Operation Gratitudes fourth Patriotic Drive to send care packages to troops serving overseas. The California-based troop support group has been collecting and sorting items for the drive since March, Carolyn Blashek, the groups founder said. Volunteers will begin assembling the packages during the Memorial Day weekend and continue to do so for three additional weekends, concluding the project on June 30 and July 1. We want to continue our mission to lift morale, put smiles on servicemembers faces and provide the American people an avenue...
  • America Supports You: Movie Exhibition Industry Shows Gratitude to Military

    04/20/2007 6:13:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 291+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 20, 2007 Servicemembers and their families are being treated to free movies and refreshments, thanks to a member of the motion picture exhibition industry. National Amusements has teamed up with the United Service Organizations of Metropolitan New York to offer free movies, popcorn and small drinks to active-duty military personnel and their families through April 30. Beginning May 1, all National Amusements movie theaters in the United States will continue to show their appreciation to military personnel by offering a discounted general admission rate of $7, with $5 rates for matinees and children. The partnership with...
  • Calling All FReepers - Our 2nd Quarter '07 FReepathon is now Underway! .. Thread 3

    04/19/2007 9:35:11 AM PDT · by Mo1 · 2,126 replies · 17,714+ views
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    04/10/2007 9:58:42 AM PDT · by Mo1 · 3,039 replies · 22,574+ views
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  • America Supports You: Utah Expresses Gratitude to Troops

    03/16/2007 4:48:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 228+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, March 16, 2007 Utah will observe Thank a Soldier Day tomorrow and March 19 to express gratitude to the servicemembers who protect Americas freedoms. Tomorrows public events will feature military equipment displays, a climbing wall, camouflage face-painting for children, concessions, and music. Speakers will include local and state politicians and military personnel. March 19 is the official, state-designated day for the observance, but organizers said most activities take place on the Saturday before the official day to facilitate high participation. We want to create a culture of gratitude for the men and women that serve our country,...
  • "You are Privileged to be an American"

    01/10/2007 11:00:51 AM PST · by passionfruit · 36 replies · 1,427+ views
    Vanity | passionfruit
    "You are privileged to be an American" I just heard these words from an unexpected source. I had called for technical support regarding my wireless router. I had to wait for a computer function to run, and while I waited the young man I was speaking with asked where I was from. From my "accent" he had guessed that I was an American, and I confirmed to him that I was. That is when I heard those words, and they are so true. He said that some people would be willing to kill to get here if necessary. He spoke...
  • Word For The Day, Happy Thanksgiving, November 23, 2006 - trencherman

    11/23/2006 8:17:10 AM PST · by secret garden · 53 replies · 506+ views
    dictionaries ad nauseum, internet | November 23, 2006 | secret garden
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". trencherman \TREN-chuhr-muhn\ noun : A hearty eater. Example sentences: Expecting that the experience would be too exciting for him to find time to eat, we were amazed to watch him consume a trencherman's breakfast, scarfing down French toast like it was going out of style.-- Sheila Rothenberg, "Disney Bridges the Generation Gap", USA Today, March, 2001 In the space of the last five years, he fearlessly gained 40 pounds, displaying a trencherman's appetite...
  • Indonesians hold rare rally in support of U.S. president's visit

    11/15/2006 7:33:09 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 14 replies · 700+ views
    BOGOR, Indonesia: Nearly 150 people rallied Wednesday in support of U.S. President George W. Bush's planned visit to the world's most populous Muslim nation a rare sight amid rising anger over the U.S.-led invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. "Welcome Mr. Bush, president of the world's most powerful country!" said a banner carried by 100 demonstrators in the city of Bogor, where the American leader is scheduled to meet President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Monday. Supporters also turned out by the dozens in the Sulawesi town of Manado. Small, peaceful demonstrations against Bush's trip have taken place in cities across...
  • Midland Marine's heartwarming story brings watery eyes to readers

    11/14/2006 2:51:46 PM PST · by YellowRoseofTx · 7 replies · 696+ views
    Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | 11/14/2006 | Shanna Sissom
    S. Marine Corps Cpl. Shaun Sanders' account of what it means to serve his country was one that watered the eyes of many, mine included. This fine young man, for our newspaper's Veteran's Day edition, was asked to write what it means to be a veteran, from the younger generation's perspective. He wrote about returning home from a tour in Iraq last year with about 20 exhausted comrades when they unexpectedly came across a crowd of strangers at a Dallas airport. The people were dressed in red, white and blue, cheering and clapping during a public display of gratitude for...
  • Fallen soldier's family gives their gratitude

    11/11/2006 6:47:21 AM PST · by SandRat · 71 replies · 678+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Casey E. Mellen and the Mellen family, Maria Mena and Katherine Houston
    Today is Veterans Day. It has a special meaning to me both as a veteran and as a father of a veteran who gave his young life (he was 21) believing in freedom for all regardless of nationality. As many of you know, Case, as we called him, was killed in Iraq on Sept. 25. We will never know what he would have achieved had he not been killed in Iraq, but we do know what he achieved while alive. I remember him always smiling and fun to be around. He was a loyal friend who never hesitated to help...
  • America Supports You: Operation Gratitude Gears Up to Send Holiday Care Packages

    10/25/2006 10:41:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 275+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2006 -- While donations have been arriving at Operation Gratitudes headquarters for some time, the groups Holiday Drive 2006 officially kicks off on Veterans Day weekend, the groups founder said. A recipient of one of Operation Gratitude's Holiday Drive 2005 packages expresses his appreciation for the care package. Operation Gratitude's Holiday Drive 2006 is currently under way. Courtesy photo'(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Four weekends, eight days total, have been set aside to pack up and ship the boxes, Carolyn Blashek said. Those weekends include Nov. 11-12, 24-25 and Dec. 16-17 and 30-31. Clearly...