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What does everyone have planned for the 4th of July?? American%20Flag  
 
Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Independence Day!!! Big%20Grin
 
 
 
 
 
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 Just an old fashioned get together with my sons I hope ... and thinking about our boys over there .... God Love Em .... Lord do I love my country ... gotta go hang my new flags  .... and as always salute when they go up . To all my fellow vets .... God Bless You and throw a salute to all who have sacraficed all these many years so we and the rest of the americans here and abroad can appreciate where we are and what we have ... the GREATEST COUNTRY in the World !  

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It will be a more sobering event this year...my Marine son-in-law leaves for Iraq the day after. 
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We're headed to some friend house and cook out.
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Will probably have to work showing houses. When most everyone else is off It makes for a busy day. 
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

It will be a more sobering event this year...my Marine son-in-law leaves for Iraq the day after. 
Semper fidelus. 
 
 
He likely doesn't comprehend how much he is appreciated. To him he is simply doing his job/duty. As important as other events that address our soldiers are. To me this is the one that brings it all together. Not only does it celebrate our initial Victory for Independance but it equally celebrates the continued fight and victory through out our history for that same independance. This day we celebrate every man and woman who has served in combat and combat support at home and abroad. He Honors your daughter and you in his answer to the call to arms.
Lord God will you surround this soldier and all those with him in your favor and in your shield of protection as they continue the stand for Freedom Liberity and Justice. Will you seal them all with your Eternal Seal of Life and Rightiousness. In our King's Name; Jesus The Annointed One. Amen
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Originally posted by Sgt. D Sgt. D wrote:

Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

It will be a more sobering event this year...my Marine son-in-law leaves for Iraq the day after. 
Semper fidelus. 
 
 
He likely doesn't comprehend how much he is appreciated. To him he is simply doing his job/duty. As important as other events that address our soldiers are. To me this is the one that brings it all together. Not only does it celebrate our initial Victory for Independance but it equally celebrates the continued fight and victory through out our history for that same independance. This day we celebrate every man and woman who has served in combat and combat support at home and abroad. He Honors your daughter and you in his answer to the call to arms.
Lord God will you surround this soldier and all those with him in your favor and in your shield of protection as they continue the stand for Freedom Liberity and Justice. Will you seal them all with your Eternal Seal of Life and Rightiousness. In our King's Name; Jesus The Annointed One. Amen
Thank you, Sgt D. 
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Friday: Head up to deer camp to check on things, fish with my daughter, then plink some plastic bottles with her.Yippee

Saturday: To my Dad's house, he's getting married, long story. Then off to my buddies place for his 40th "B" day party. Whacko

Sunday: Phone off the hook, not leaving the house. Wink

Happy Fourth Everyone!!
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Best wishes from Canada guys.  We're celebrating Canada Day today (used to be Dominion Day when I was a kid). 
 
Have a safe happy holiday.
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A wonderful prayer, Sgt. D. Thank you very much for that.
Godspeed to your son in law, KB.  
 
Well said, Merc. I salute our troops with you!!  
 
I'll be shooting @ ye old range one day this weekend, not sure which.
 
 
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Originally posted by Dogger Dogger wrote:

Best wishes from Canada guys.  We're celebrating Canada Day today (used to be Dominion Day when I was a kid). 
 
Have a safe happy holiday.
 
Congratulations, Craig!!
What do y'all do up there to celebrate Canada Day, drink Labatt's  Wink
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 Kickboxer ... good movie .... right on the mark .  Back in the 60's I walked into a restaurant in uniform and this old gentlemen bought me a cup of coffee and asked me to sit with him and drink it . He said " son  I just want to thank you for all you boys are doing ... and this is about all I can afford to give you to show my appreciation " .... he looked like he did'nt have much to spare and for a moment I was going to say no .... then I thought no way can I refuse him . I sat there and that was the best tasting cup of coffee I ever had . We talked and I left ... he shook my hand ... and he gave me a big hug .  His face was all lit up and it gave me the warmest feeling ever . It may not seem much to most ... but that made ME fell like a million dollars and a million dollars could have never made me feel better . Everytime I see a person in uniform I tell them and say GOD BLESS you for what you're doing . You'd be surprised how many big smiles it puts on their faces and the wonderful remarks they give me . Don't be ashamed or fear telling them ..... do it all you can !

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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

A wonderful prayer, Sgt. D. Thank you very much for that.
Godspeed to your son in law, KB.  
 
Well said, Merc. I salute our troops with you!!  
 
 
 
+1 and God Bless all of our men and women inuniform, over seas and here.
 
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I have a kids B-day party and going to the mountian house to do some well needed up keep. nothing to fun.

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Originally posted by Dogger Dogger wrote:

Best wishes from Canada guys.  We're celebrating Canada Day today (used to be Dominion Day when I was a kid). 
 
Have a safe happy holiday.
 
We were up in Ottawa last summer ( WHAT a gorgeous city!!) and they were getting ready for Canada Day.  We saw a MOUNTIE!!  Bandito   Boy was he spiffy!!  They always get their man.....but, nowadays they wear blue and black clothes, I guess. But the one we saw was in his REDCOAT!!!!  and BIG BOOTS!!  yeehaaaw!!!    Smoky the Bear hat.....everything!!
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Originally posted by mercenary1947 mercenary1947 wrote:

 Kickboxer ... good movie .... right on the mark .  Back in the 60's I walked into a restaurant in uniform and this old gentlemen bought me a cup of coffee and asked me to sit with him and drink it . He said " son  I just want to thank you for all you boys are doing ... and this is about all I can afford to give you to show my appreciation " .... he looked like he did'nt have much to spare and for a moment I was going to say no .... then I thought no way can I refuse him . I sat there and that was the best tasting cup of coffee I ever had . We talked and I left ... he shook my hand ... and he gave me a big hug .  His face was all lit up and it gave me the warmest feeling ever . It may not seem much to most ... but that made ME fell like a million dollars and a million dollars could have never made me feel better . Everytime I see a person in uniform I tell them and say GOD BLESS you for what you're doing . You'd be surprised how many big smiles it puts on their faces and the wonderful remarks they give me . Don't be ashamed or fear telling them ..... do it all you can !
Right on, mercenary1947. A great July 4th story. One year I was in London, on leave, alone, walking through Hyde Park where a band was playing in a gazebo. I heard "And for our Brothers, the Yanks" and moved closer...They played the U.S. National Anthem. It was one of the proudest moments of my life, in the top 5 renditions I have ever heard, and a memory I will never lose. Every one of the Brits, every one around the gazebo that I could see, stood and put their hands over their hearts. It still brings tears to my eyes to remember it.
I wonder if that will happen on Friday, or if they have all forgotten???
Oh yeah, and I met two beautiful American girls who were in the crowd... But that is another story.

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Glad you liked it Ed.  They tell me that they're still cleaning up from your last visit!
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I hope all of you  have a safe and HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY American%20Flag
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Well if we were not behind schedule on this shutdown, I'd take my son for a round of Golf.  But alas I will be at work!!!   Mouth%20Taped%20Shut 
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Bummer Steelbenz.  Oh well, have to make the most of it before/after work.
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