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Old 07-03-2012, 15:43   #1
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Happy Independence Day............

The difference between the path toward greater freedom or bigger government is the difference between success and failure; between opportunity and coercion; between faith in a glorious future and fear of mediocrity and despair; between respecting people as adults, each with a spark of greatness, and treating them as helpless children to be forever dependent; between a drab, materialistic world where Big Brother rules by promises to special interest groups, and a world of adventure where everyday people set their sights on impossible dreams, distant stars, and the Kingdom of God.........

Ronald Reagan. Happy Independence Day......

There are 25 million living veterans in this country who are ready to strap it back on and do what is necessary. Gen Peter Pace, USMC

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Old 07-03-2012, 16:14   #2
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Happy Birthday America..



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Old 07-03-2012, 16:32   #3
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Old 07-03-2012, 20:00   #4
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Happy Independence Day, all!

(My temporary avatar is my son firing a 75mm at the opening of the 2012 CALFEX at Ft. Carson a couple of weeks ago. As an FO, it's the closest he's ever been to an artillery piece. )

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Old 07-03-2012, 21:36   #5
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I have two heroes in my life: My father and Ronald Reagan. I thank God for the 236th year of our independence.
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:27   #6
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Today is one of those days when hanging the Flag out front brings on a certain level of emotion.


Yes...it means something.

Happy Birthday American.

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Old 07-04-2012, 07:05   #7
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I hope y'all enjoy a happy and safe Independence Day...and keep that powder dry!

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Old 07-04-2012, 07:51   #8
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Happy B'day, America!

For us, Independence Day is usually a 2 day event. So far, this one has been special. One of our Marines made it home in time to dance with his daughter on her sweet 16! With my wife heading to OEF and my brother having just returned I can truly say not a day goes by that I don't think about our freedom and what it means to be an American. Seeing my nephew celebrate his first one has been icing on the cake!

Everyone have a safe and awesome July 4th!
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:14   #9
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First Fourth for me that I am home safe and retired. My two oldest children now deployed overseas serving thank you for keeping the tent of freedom set up.

God bless our forefathers that struggled to shape and create this fine Country and our fellow Americans of the future.



Happy Fourth America.




For those in power currently, may he give them a slap on the back of the head as a wake up.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:00   #10
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May everyone, no matter where you are celebrating, have a safe and happy 4th of July.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:33   #11
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Happy Independence Day America and Thank You to All that Are and Have served to make us able to Celebrate another Independence Day.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:50   #12
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Happy birthday America

All enjoy today, be safe, watch the little ones around fireworks. If you're playing with fireworks think about fire levels.

Happy 4th of July!!!!
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:57   #13
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Hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th.

Down the British !!!!!

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Old 07-04-2012, 10:17   #14
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An old mule skinner

I took my Grandson to the sunrise flag raising on "Flag Butte", a tradition in this part of the prairie. To impress my Grandson I wore my old jungle fatigue jacket, from back in the day. While there I met a 92 year old veteran he introduced himself as an old mule skinner in Burma. We had a great visit, I felt honored to meet him.
God bless us EVERYONE !


Unconventional forces in Burma (now Myanmar), including Merrill's Marauders, used mules quite effectively. During the operations against Myitkyina (pronounced Mish-i-naw), the key objective in Northern Burma, the 475th Infantry Regiment, 124th Cavalry, two battalions of pack artillery and QM Pack Troops became the Mars Task Force. A Liberty ship brought about 275 mules of the 35th Pack Troop to India, then to Ledo by train. An overland march 300 miles down the Ledo Road brought them to Camp Landis, Burma. The mules were divided among the units of the force and served to carry machine guns, mortars, ammunition and other supplies in terrain where no other method was feasible. On 17 May 1944, Merrill's Marauders took their pack mules on a 65 mile march traversing the Kumon Mountain range to attack and capture the airfield at Myitkyina, the only all-weather airfield in the country, and the gateway to the road to China.
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:50   #15
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If after you've sung the National Anthem and you feel a little tear in eye,don't feel embarrassed,just thank God for it,it means your still very much an American................

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