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  • Tears, tributes flow for 2 who died on Afghan rescue mission [D-M HONORS FALLEN HEROES]

    06/18/2010 11:03:09 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 380+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carol Ann Alaimo
    The funeral flowers were red, white and blue. The flag overhead was three stories tall. The salutes numbered in the thousands. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base paid somber tribute to two elite combat rescuers killed in action in Afghanistan, but amid the pomp, the tiny hand of a toddler hammered home the loss. Nestled in the arms of his tearful mother, 21-month-old Michael Flores Jr. reached out and petted a photo of his late father's face that overlooked an empty pair of combat boots. The moment capped an emotional morning at Thursday's on-base memorial for Tech. Sgt. Michael Flores, 32, a...
  • The Little Ol' FR 2009 NHRA Drag Racing Thread

    03/14/2009 4:53:38 PM PDT · by flattorney · 326 replies · 126,870+ views
    FlAttorney's FR Racing ^ | March 12, 2009 | FlAttorney & Co. and a "cast of many"
    The FR 2009 NHRA Championship Drag Racing Thread No Turns. . . No Pit Stops. . . Just White Knuckles Ground Pounding Speed NHRA-CDR: Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle <> HRH: Top Fuel, Funny Car, Groups 1 & 2 Drag School Locations: Gainesville & Pomona ~ Frank Hawley, 2 Time NHRA Funny Car World ChampionNHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series Schedule - Full Nostalgia Drag Racing Schedule 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Championship Drag Racing Schedule For Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock cars there are twenty-four(24) racing events in the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle...
  • 90th Indianapolis 500 Festivities Include Military Tributes

    05/29/2006 11:06:10 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 212+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    INDIANAPOLIS, May 28, 2006 – Today's opening ceremonies for the 90th Indianapolis 500 carried a special message for servicemembers and their families: America Supports You. Indy 500 fans hold America Supports You cards to let servicemembers attending the race know that the country is behind them. Several thousand cards were available for fans to display at the Indianapolis 500 on May 28. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Troops were greeted with thunderous applause and cheering when they rode around the two-and-a-half mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway track as part of the speedway's Military Recognition...
  • Guard to take center stage during Memorial Day tributes

    05/22/2006 4:43:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 218+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Master Sgt. Bob Haskell
    ARLINGTON, Va. (Army News Service, May 19, 2006) – The spotlight will be on 14 National Guard members and spouses whose lives have been profoundly affected by the war on terrorism when the Guard is honored in Washington Memorial Day weekend. They will be special guests when the Public Broadcasting System pays tribute to the Guard, as well as to the pilots who flew with the Army Air Corps during World War II, during the annual National Memorial Day Concert on May 28 from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The 90-minute program will begin at 8 p.m. and...
  • Armed Forces Tribute links

    12/14/2005 6:16:54 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 1 replies · 248+ views
    various
    See below for some of the links I have collected. Please add your own.
  • THE TROPHY KILL

    12/11/2005 7:57:31 AM PST · by Jackknife · 21 replies · 791+ views
    JDWetterling.com ^ | December 6, 2005 | JD Wetterling
    THE TROPHY KILLUSS Queenfish (SS393)Sixty-four years ago, on Dec. 7, 1941 my dear friend, Jack Bennett, survived the attack on Pearl Harbor by an inch or two when a bullet clipped his thumb in front of his face as he adjusted his broken helmet. His ancient WW I helmet, with a broken chin strap, was a microcosmic metaphor of the sorry state of our country’s military preparedness back then. You may read the story of Holocaust Sunday and Jack’s miraculous survival as it appeared here last year on this day of infamy. “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the...
  • Threat to EU rebate puts Blair and Brown at loggerheads again

    03/05/2005 12:00:43 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 7 replies · 331+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 05/03/2005 | David Rennie in Brussels and Toby HelmDavid Rennie in Brussels and Toby HelmD Rennnie, T Helms
    A new rift has opened between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown over how best to defend Britain's multi-billion pound annual "rebate" from the European Union, secured in 1984 by Margaret Thatcher. The battle for the rebate is one of the most sensitive items on the Whitehall agenda as Mr Blair prepares for next year's referendum on the European constitution. All other leading EU nations and the European Commission believe that the rebate gives Britain an over-generous deal and want it scrapped. The rebate last year reduced Britain's net contribution into the EU by £2.5 billion. Without it, Britain would have...
  • My First Post, A Tribute to the Military.

    01/02/2005 12:19:10 PM PST · by ArmyAngel · 21 replies · 842+ views
    http://www.jontzen.com/tributes911/tears5.swf This is a tribute to the military. I thought it would be nice for my first post.
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Have You Forgotten? 9-11 Tributes (Thwart the Media's Efforts)

    09/08/2004 8:24:41 PM PDT · by I'm ALL Right! · 19 replies · 578+ views
    me ^ | 9/8/04 | me
    I read another thread that predicted the media would refrain from showing footage of the World Trade Centers, the Pentagon, etc, from 9-11, so as not to muster any support for Bush. Whether it gives Bush a bounce or not is not the issue. (Although I wouldn't be disappointed.) The issue is remembering those who were lost, and the families who still miss them... the heroes who went into the towers to rescue others, and never made it out...the heroes in Pennsylvania and the Pentagon. Americans said we would "NEVER FORGET". We even put it on posters and banners and...
  • Thread honoring Nancy Reagan: Put your tributes here (will be hand-delivered to RWR library)

    06/09/2004 11:18:26 AM PDT · by Wolfstar · 135 replies · 629+ views
    For those who were unable to watch the coverage from Point Mugu Naval Air Station this morning as President Reagan and his family left California for Washington, former First Lady Nancy Reagan did something incredibly gracious and moving. She is, after all, an 82-year-old going through an extraordinarily difficult time. Everyone would have understood if she took one of the easier methods of boarding the plane. Yet she chose to walk up that long flight of stairs. Then, when she got to the top, she turned and waved to the crowd. The crowd spontaneously broke out in very warm applause....
  • Tributes Paid to ex-Leader Reagan

    06/05/2004 5:48:23 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 244+ views
    The BBC ^ | June 5, 2004
    Reagan was suffering the advanced stages of Alzheimer's Disease US President George W Bush has paid tribute to the late Ronald Reagan, saying "a great American life has come to an end". He was among leaders across the world paying tribute to Mr Reagan, who died at the age of 93. UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and Queen Elizabeth II have both expressed their sadness at his death. Former US president George Bush senior said he mourned "a great president and a great friend". 'Won respect' Ronald Reagan was president from 1981 to 1989. The former statesman, who had...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....09-30-03....Hall of Fame #5

    09/30/2003 6:06:20 AM PDT · by Billie · 214 replies · 3,147+ views
    Billie
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....03-03-03....Pippin's Thoughts

    03/03/2003 6:13:12 AM PST · by Mama_Bear · 160 replies · 1,474+ views
    Billie and Mama_Bear
    A Few of FR's Finest...........Every Day FR is a Treasure Trove of talented, compassionate, patriotic, wonderful people who gather every day to discuss the latest news and issues; salute and support our military and our leaders; tell a few jokes; learn a new word; write poetry; pray for those in need; and congratulate those who are deserving. Thank you, Jim Robinson, for giving us the vehicle in which we can express ourselves. Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997. I can remember lurking when there were only a few regulars...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....02-22,23-03...Week in Review

    02/22/2003 6:21:18 AM PST · by Mama_Bear · 226 replies · 283+ views
    Billie and Mama_Bear
    A Few of FR's Finest...........Every Day FR is a Treasure Trove of talented, compassionate, patriotic, wonderful people who gather every day to discuss the latest news and issues; salute and support our military and our leaders; tell a few jokes; learn a new word; write poetry; pray for those in need; and congratulate those who are deserving. Thank you, Jim Robinson, for giving us the vehicle in which we can express ourselves. Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997. I can remember lurking when there were only a few regulars...
  • A Few of FR's Finest...Every Day - Week in Review 1-25,26-03

    01/25/2003 6:22:19 AM PST · by Mama_Bear · 225 replies · 502+ views
    Billie and Mama_Bear
    A Few of FR's Finest...........Every Day FR is a Treasure Trove of talented, compassionate, patriotic, wonderful people who gather every day to discuss the latest news and issues; salute and support our military and our leaders; tell a few jokes; learn a new word; write poetry; pray for those in need; and congratulate those who are deserving. Thank you, Jim Robinson, for giving us the vehicle in which we can express ourselves. Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997. I can remember lurking when there were only a few regulars...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....12-31-02....Hall of Fame #2

    12/31/2002 5:47:20 AM PST · by Billie · 352 replies · 2,674+ views
    Billie
    A Few of FR's Finest...........Every Day FR is a Treasure Trove of talented, compassionate, patriotic, wonderful people who gather every day to discuss the latest news and issues; salute and support our military and our leaders;  tell a few jokes;  learn a new word;  write poetry;  pray for those in need;  and congratulate those who are deserving. Thank you, Jim Robinson, for giving us the vehicle in which we can express ourselves. Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   I can remember lurking when there were only a few regulars...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day - Weekend....11-23,24-02

    11/23/2002 7:52:26 AM PST · by Mama_Bear · 139 replies · 784+ views
    Billie and Mama_Bear
    A Few of FR's Finest...........Every Day FR is a Treasure Trove of talented, compassionate, patriotic, wonderful people who gather every day to discuss the latest news and issues; salute and support our military and our leaders;  tell a few jokes;  learn a new word;  write poetry;  pray for those in need;  and congratulate those who are deserving. Thank you, Jim Robinson, for giving us the vehicle in which we can express ourselves. Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   I can remember lurking when there were only a few regulars...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day - Weekend...11-09,10-02

    11/09/2002 6:40:40 AM PST · by Mama_Bear · 221 replies · 862+ views
    Billie and Mama_Bear
    A Few of FR's Finest...........Every Day FR is a Treasure Trove of talented, compassionate, patriotic, wonderful people who gather every day to discuss the latest news and issues; salute and support our military and our leaders;  tell a few jokes;  learn a new word;  write poetry;  pray for those in need;  and congratulate those who are deserving. Thank you, Jim Robinson, for giving us the vehicle in which we can express ourselves. Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   I can remember lurking when there were only a few regulars...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day - Weekend....10-26,27-02

    10/26/2002 5:22:30 AM PDT · by Mama_Bear · 179 replies · 1,670+ views
    Mama_Bear and Billie
    A Few of FR's Finest...........Every Day FR is a Treasure Trove of talented, compassionate, patriotic, wonderful people who gather every day to discuss the latest news and issues; salute and support our military and our leaders; tell a few jokes; learn a new word; write poetry; pray for those in need; and congratulate those who are deserving. Thank you, Jim Robinson, for giving us the vehicle in which we can express ourselves. Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997. I can remember lurking when there were only a few regulars...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....10-22-02

    10/22/2002 5:21:14 AM PDT · by Billie · 328 replies · 543+ views
    Billie
    A Few of FR's Finest...........Every Day FR is a Treasure Trove of talented, compassionate, patriotic, wonderful people who gather every day to discuss the latest news and issues;  salute and support our military and our leaders;  tell a few jokes;  learn a new word;  write poetry;  pray for those in need;  and congratulate those who are deserving. Thank you, Jim Robinson, for giving us the vehicle in which we can express ourselves. Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.  I can remember lurking when there were only a few regulars...
  • Country Stars Mauled over Mawkish 9/11 Tributes (Euros continue to bash patriotism)

    08/07/2002 10:33:07 AM PDT · by weegee · 13 replies · 904+ views
    Reuters/Variety via Yahoo ^ | Tue Aug 6, 2:04 PM ET | Paul Majendie
    EDINBURGH, Scotland (Reuters) - Country and Western diva Tina C wants to share her grief with the world over September 11 and what better way than a Twin Towers tribute album? As she launches into a chorus of her hit song "Kleenex to the World," shame on anyone who suggests it is all a cheap publicity stunt to sell records and revive a flagging career. That is the acerbic message from English drag queen Chris Green who decided with Tina, his larger-than-life, all-American patriotic girl, to push out the boundaries of taste at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival by...