December 26, 2015

How the military celebrates Christmas




How the military celebrates Christmas




Wild Thing's comment..............

Love our military, God bless them all.




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December 25, 2015

The Soldier’s Night Before Christmas






The Soldier’s Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone,
In a one bedroom house made of plaster & stone.
I had come down the chimney with presents to give
And to see just who in this home did live.


I looked all about a strange sight I did see,
No tinsel, no presents, not even a tree.
No stocking by the fire, just boots filled with sand,
On the wall hung pictures of far distant lands.


With medals and badges, awards of all kind
A sober thought came through my mind.
For this house was different, so dark and dreary,
I knew I had found the home of a soldier, once I could see clearly.

I heard stories about them, I had to see more
So I walked down the hall and pushed open the door.
And there he lay sleeping silent alone,
Curled up on the floor in his one bedroom home.


His face so gentle, his room in such disorder,
Not how I pictured a United States soldier.
Was this the hero of whom I’d just read?
Curled up in his poncho, a floor for his bed?


His head was clean shaven, his weathered face tan,
I soon understood this was more than a man.
For I realized the families that I saw that night
Owed their lives to these men who were willing to fight.


Soon ‘round the world, the children would play,
And grownups would celebrate on a bright Christmas day.
They all enjoyed freedom each month of the year,
Because of soldiers like this one lying here.


I couldn’t help wonder how many lay alone
On a cold Christmas Eve in a land far from home.
Just the very thought brought a tear to my eye,
I dropped to my knees and started to cry.


The soldier awakened and I heard a rough voice,
“Santa don’t cry, this life is my choice;
I fight for freedom, I don’t ask for more,
my life is my God, my country, my Corps.”


With that he rolled over and drifted off into sleep,
I couldn’t control it, I continued to weep.
I watched him for hours, so silent and still,
I noticed he shivered from the cold night’s chill.


So I took off my jacket, the one made of red,
And I covered this Soldier from his toes to his head.
And I put on his T-shirt of gray and black,
With an eagle and an Army patch embroidered on back.


And although it barely fit me, I began to swell with pride,
And for a shining moment, I was United States Army deep inside.
I didn’t want to leave him on that cold dark night,
This guardian of honor so willing to fight.


Then the soldier rolled over, whispered with a voice so clean and pure,
“Carry on Santa, it’s Christmas Day, all is secure.”
One look at my watch, and I knew he was right,
Merry Christmas my friend, and to all a good night!



Wild Thing's comment.....................

Thankful at this Christmas and always for our Veterans and those serving now in our miliary for my freedom. God bless you all and protect you.


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December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas and Thank You To All You Veterans and Our Troops





I sincerely wish the yuletide spirit of Christmas of love to abide in your heart, hearth and home throughout this festive season and throughout the year.~ Wild Thing






Martina McBride - O Holy Night (Acapella))





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December 01, 2015

NH school district bans ‘Christmas’ from American Legion event fliers



NH school district bans ‘Christmas’ from American Legion event fliers


The people who bring Christmas joy to the children of Marlborough, New Hampshire are not going to be dissuaded by the politically-correct Grinches in their local school administrative office.

Every year, American Legion Post #24 of Marlborough, along with the local Lions Club, stage a public Christmas tree lighting in front of the community building in the center of their town.

The event always attracts many parents and children, who are treated to gifts from Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with doughnuts and hot chocolate.

To get the word out about the lighting every year, the American Legion posts fliers in local schools. They have to receive permission from the superintendent’s office, but that was always a formality … until this year.

John Fletcher, commander of the American Legion post, said he recently received a letter from Rob Malay, the new superintendent of School Administrative Unit 29, saying the fliers for the Christmas tree lighting could not go up this year unless the word “Christmas” was removed and replaced with another word, like “holiday.”



Wild Thing's comment...........

I hope the American Legion stay strong on this.



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December 25, 2014

~ Merry Christmas~




I sincerely wish the yuletide spirit of Christmas of love to abide in your heart, hearth and home throughout this festive season and throughout the year.~ Wild Thing








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Merry Christmas From the Animals of YouTube




Merry Christmas From the Animals of YouTube


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President Ronald Reagan Christmas address








President Ronald Reagan Christmas address



Wild Thing's comment.......

It is refreshing to hear the calming and America loving voice of a REAL president.



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December 24, 2014

Martina McBride - O Holy Night (Acapella))




Martina McBride - O Holy Night (Acapella))





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"Silent Night" for Our Troops and Veterans






Martha Raye........sings "SILENT NIGHT" for Our Troops and Veterans



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Charlie Brown Christmas ~ For unto you is born.......





Charlie Brown Christmas ~ For unto you is born.......



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December 26, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz Delivers Christmas Message




Sen. Ted Cruz Delivers Christmas Message



Wild Thing's comment.............

Thank you Senator.


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December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas and God bless each one of you








Martina McBride - O Holy Night (Acapella))








Wishing you all a blessed Christmas and a wonderful Holiday season.

Special wishes going out to our brave men and women in the Armed Forces.

We love you all and our prayers and thanks are with you.

Through some of you are far away you are always in our hearts.

God bless you all and keep you safe.
Love
Chrissie aka Wild Thing





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December 24, 2013

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Canon Rock - Love this enjoy!








Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Canon Rock


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December 23, 2013

Chicago's Magical Piano





Enjoy and Merry Christmas. Love Chrissie



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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Lloyd Marcus




Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Lloyd Marcus


Love you all, I just thought you might like to see this from Lloyd Marcus and he has added many photos from the many Tea Party events. ~ Chrissie


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December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve....2012......










I sincerely wish the yuletide spirit of Christmas of love to abide in your heart, hearth and home throughout this festive season and throughout the year.
Chrissie



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Christmas in Washington D.C. 2005....Carrie Underwood sings "Oh Holy Night"








Christmas In Washington Special (2005) Carrie sings "Oh Holy Night" brilliantly!!!


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Cats Watching Falling Snow



Thunder & Monkey delight in watching their 1st snowfall while Panther knows enough about the cold wet stuff not to leave the safety of our front porch!



Wild Thing's comment....................


Love animals they are the best.



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December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012







Wishing you all a blessed Christmas.

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Bing Crosby - White Christmas




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Wild Thing's comment.......

I love these old musical numbers, they are always so good.


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"This Christmas Song" ~ Nat King Cole





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December 25, 2011

A Puppy Christmas ~ So cute ( video)




Wild Thing's comment.......

Puppies are so adorable, this is a feel good video.


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God Bless America and Merry Christmas









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Have a wonderful Christmas!

((((hug))))
Chrissie


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December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas To Each One of You





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I sincerely wish the yuletide spirit of Christmas of love to abide in your heart, hearth and home throughout this festive season and throughout the year.

Wild Thing




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December 21, 2011

Nat King Cole - "This Christmas Song" ( music video)








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December 25, 2010

President Ronald Reagan Christmas Address ~ A REAL President That LOVED America!




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Wild Thing's comment.......

How special it is to be able to hear his speech and remember what it was like to have a true American that loved our country. That knew the cost of our being a land of the free and never made threats to we the people in his speechs, never gave warnings to we the people to try and silence us.

Thank you God that we had Regean for President.






....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67



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Thank you To Our Troops!!







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Petty Officer 1st Class (YN1) Katherine Savant and helpers handing out stockings on Christmas Eve to service members deployed to Baghdad, Iraq.




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On December 22, 2010............ USO Hope and Freedom Tour visiting Victory Complex Base, Baghdad, Iraq featuring country artists and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Produced by Spc. Zechariah Gerhard. Provided by American Forces Network Iraq


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General James Amos, USMC, has been sounding off on the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ issue. He has not held back and has offerered some very important problems it will cause. I am very impressed with him. ~ Wild Thing


Marine Corps top leadership visits Camp Leatherneck


CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan – Gen. James Amos, the commandant of the Marine Corps, and Sgt. Maj. Carlton Kent, the sergeant major of the Marine Corps visited Marines aboard Camp Leatherneck, Dec. 23.

The commandant and sergeant major are touring the area of operations during the Christmas holiday to speak with Marines and wish them all a merry Christmas.

“If we’re going to have Marines that are going to be over in Camp Leatherneck, (and) Kandahar, then we wanted to be over here and spend Christmas with you as well,” said Amos. “We wanted to come over and say thanks. Thanks for being Marines, thanks for being willing to serve.”

The commandant and sergeant major praised the Marines in attendance for their work in Afghanistan and the sacrifices they have had to make.

“The commandant and I just want to say that we are extremely proud of what you do for our corps,” said Kent. “You are truly living up to the great legacy of our corps.”

After the leaders praised the Marines for the great job they are doing, they opened up the floor to questions from the Marines to give them the opportunity to engage their senior leaders.

The leaders addressed several issues including retention, Marine Corps military occupational specialty structure, and counter improvised explosive device measures.

After answering the Marines’ questions the leaders again thanked the warriors in attendance for commitment to the mission in Afghanistan.

“The corps is in great shape for the next two hundred and something years because of Marines like you, and we are extremely proud to be here with you over the holidays,” said Kent.

“I’m honored to be in your presence. I want to say thank you and God bless every one of you and merry Christmas,” said Amos.



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Celebrate With Christmas Music




Celtic Woman......Chloe Agnew - ''O Holy Night''


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The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole



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"Camouflage and Christmas Lights" from Rodney Carrington's Make It Christmas CD. This video is for all those in the military that will be away from home this Christmas. Thank you for all you do!


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December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas To All Of You With Love, Wild Thing



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I sincerely wish the yuletide spirit of Christmas of love to abide in your heart, hearth and home throughout this festive season and throughout the year.

Wild Thing




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Merry Christmas To Our Troops and A Soldiers Silent Night







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A Soldiers Silent Night



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Wishing you all a blessed and Merry Christmas.

Special wishes going out to our brave men and women in the Armed Forces.

We love you all and our prayers and thanks are with you.

Through some of you are far away you are always in our hearts.

God bless you all and keep you safe and to Team Theodore too. ....Wild Thing




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December 23, 2010

Rascal Flatts -" I'll Be Home For Christmas" CMA Country Christmas






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The “CMA Country Christmas,” was on TV last night. Rascal Flatts included messages to our military heroes recorded at Fort Campbell Air Force base during their salute of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” with hand printed signs and messages for loved ones serving overseas.


......Thank you BradL for sending this to me.



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December 16, 2010

Twas a Night in December







Servicemembers stationed from Antarctica to Afghanistan lent their talents and time to craft, "Twas a Night in December," based on the popular holiday story, but rewritten with a military twist. More than 40 commands around the world, representing every branch of the military service, participated. Along with the military people who contributed to this creative effort, country music star, Toby Keith introduced the video, reinforcing his long-term support for military and their families stationed around the world.




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Wild Thing's comment......


GREAT video, I love how they show our heroes from all around the world. Fantastic! HUGE thank you with all my heart to each one.


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December 14, 2010

Merry Christmas from Afghanistan





Seasons greetings from CAAT 1, WPNS CO, 2nd Battalion 2nd Marines. (filmed on site at Alpha 1)

(As it pans across the platoon halfway through, please excuse them looking like they're watching a crucifixion; by this point they've heard the song several hundred times :)

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Afghanistan, oh man, it's that time of year, and the birth of Jesus doesn't seem to please the terrorists down here; I'd like to take a moment for you folks at home to make it clear; Merry Christmas from the Eastern Hemisphere.

Merry Christmas from Afghanistan, way back in the USA, You've got mistletoe and falling snow, we've got sandstorms and grenades But what the hell, it's just as well we celebrate it anyway, Merry Christmas from 5,000 miles away.

And I remember many Decembers, sitting 'round that tree, And now I'm in an outer cordon sitting 'round an IED, I've traded yams and roasted ham for a chicken noodle MRE, Merry Christmas from out here in the middle east.

So merry Christmas from Afghanistan, from our AO to yours, I'll be watching illegal DVDs and defecating out of doors, Put my pedal to the metal man, I'll settle for that medal of honor when I when the war, Single-handedly from my armored drivers door.

Yuletide salutations from our vacation in the sand, from this E-3 Lance Coolie and up the whole chain of command Between Al Qaeda, Al Jazeera, Mujahadeen, and the Taliban, It's a very merry Christmas in Afghanistan.

From south Montana, to northwest Indiana, to the shores of North Caroline, From NYC to LA's beaches and down the Mason-Dixon Line, It's that season where we're freezing, but all in all, we're doing fine, So merry Christmas from Afghanistan tonight. It's that season where we're freezing, but all in all, we're doing fine, So Merry Christmas down the Final Protection Line!


Wild Thing's comment......

Loving our troops!



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December 26, 2009

A MUST See Video of Vietnam Vets Re-United and Christmas With Our Troops Deployed and At Home



Troops in Iraq Celebrate Christmas


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Soldiers Give Presents in Afghanistan



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Fox And Friends Christmas Special and in the audience are the ARMY, NAVY, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.


Awesome from FOX and Friends!!!


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A Special Christmas Reunion, 42 Years in the Making .... A MUST SEE VIDEO!

Nick and I watched the entire show on Fox and Friends and it was truly special. It had us both with tears in our eyes, it was so touching. ~ Wild Thing


This video details the unusual reunion of two long-lost Vietnam buddies. The Fox News Channel first interviewed these two infantry squad mates back in October, 2009. However, on the Fox and Friends Christmas Special, something quite unexpected takes place. See what happens to Kenneth Thompson and good buddy Richard Perricone. It took 42 years.


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Merry Christmas From the Animals of YouTube




A Note form the person that made this cute video:

"Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from me and the animals of YouTube. Big thanks to EVERYONE who submitted videos of their pets. I tried my best to use them all!


And this is his Facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/klaatu42




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Wild Thing's comment..........


LOL I love this.


What a cute idea and to bring others into doing it and sharing videos of their animals.


......Thank you RAC for sending this to me.


RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company



13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam


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December 25, 2009

Santa and Our Troops


Santa made the rounds back in Vietnam, here is the caption for the next picture:

"Nhon Cho, South Vietnam, December 21, 1968: Dispensing with the normal sleigh, Santa Claus taxis along the airstrip in an artistically-modified C7 Caribou cargo plane as he arrives to bring gifts to Detachment 35, B Company, 5th Special Forces Group. The Air Force's 483rd Tactical Aircraft Wing at Cam Ranh Bay decorated seven of the planes for use in Christmas visits to the troops in the field. James Linn ©Stars and Stripes


Our Troops today:




Santa Arrives in A-10 Thunderbolt

Santa Claus visits the Selfridge ANG base near New Baltimore, MI, home of the "Red Devils" , the 107th Fighter Squadron. Who needs Rudolf when you have a 30 mm GAU-8/A Avenger Gatling gun to light your way.









The first paratrooper to jump waits for the "green light" on board a C-130 Hercules Dec. 6, 2009, above Fort Bragg, N.C.. Crews from the National Guard's 145th Airlift Wing from Charlotte, N.C., and the Air Force Reserve's 910th Airlift Wing from Youngstown, Ohio, participated in the 12th Annual Randy Oler Operation Toy Drop event. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Miller



POPE AIR FORCE BASE, N.C., Dec. 24, 2009 – You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen. But on Dec. 6, it was not a team of reindeer, but Air Force Maj. Jeff Dasher, a navigator in the 95th Airlift Squadron here, who guided the mission for the 440th Airlift Wing's C-130 Hercules that flew a group of “Soldier Santas” across the morning sky.

One might say he was born for this mission.

"It's the name," Dasher said with a chuckle. "I had to be on this flight."

His flight was part of the 12th annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, a program sponsored by Fort Bragg, N.C., and Pope Air Force Base officials providing toys to needy children in the Fayetteville, N.C., area. The toys, donated by the participating servicemembers, are delivered to children in time for Christmas.

More than 1,200 Army paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division and 18th Airborne Corps suited up in their jump gear to be a part of the charity event, which brought participants from as far away as Germany.

Air Force Col. Merle Hart, 440th Airlift Wing commander, greeted the paratroopers as they checked their gear and marched toward the flightline to board Dasher's C-130.

"I'm proud that the 440th can be a part of this operation," Hart said. "This is a great outreach that our soldiers can provide and a token of our support to the children of other military members and the local community."

This year, the 440th Airlift Wing, in conjunction with the Air National Guard’s 145th Airlift Wing from Charlotte, N.C., and the Air Force Reserve’s 910th Airlift Wing from Youngstown, Ohio, provided airlift for the day's event.

Since its inception 12 years ago, the program has become so popular that Army paratroopers have to win a lottery to participate. To enter the lottery, each paratrooper must buy a toy for one of the needy area children. Though only 1,200 lucky winners actually jump, far more choose to participate and bring donated gifts to Fort Bragg.

For more than 1,000 children, these soldiers and airmen flew in a promise to them that they would have a very merry Christmas.

"They have a massive wrapping session," said Air Force Lt. Col. William Whittenberger, 440th Operations Group commander. "A lot of the wives and families help out. It becomes a big party."

Whittenberger was mission commander for this year's Toy Drop and also flew one of the C-130s.

"We've got 1,200 troops to drop in a fairly short time frame, so we're doing a parallel running course that's 17 miles long, and it is about 12 minutes from takeoff to drop," he said. "Our goal is five minutes between each air frame."

For Army Pfc. Caleb Wood, a 20-year-old soldier stationed at Fort Bragg, it would be only his sixth jump. Along with other members of his chalk, Wood waited in the passenger terminal shelter on the Pope flightline as other soldiers prepared their gear.

"It's my first year doing this," Wood said. "I bought a tricycle to support the event."

As Wood stood in line for his turn, Army 1st Lt. Judith Wood from 126th Transportation Company, 82nd Sustainment Brigade, waited for her turn to climb inside the fuselage of a C-130 to jump.

"I enjoy this because it's a rush, and it's great for the kids," she said. "I hope I'm here again next year. They tell you not to look down, but when you're there, you can't help it. We ask ourselves why we're doing this, but when we jump, it's all worth it."

Seated on the bleachers set out in the red sand against the stark winter-blue sky, family members waited alongside the Sicily Drop Zone on the far side of Fort Bragg for their loved ones. As the C-130 approached, they held up their hands to shield their eyes against the glare of the sun. The plane flew in smoothly, and one by one, the dark silhouettes of the soldiers dipped out of the plane and snapped straight, as one after another their parachutes ballooned into perfect mushrooms.

The line of parachutes stretched along the field as those soldiers who had already completed their flight marched in formation past the bleachers.


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December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas To All and Our Troops









To Our Brave Patriot Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Coasties, Veterans, Allies, Contractors & Families

May God bless and protect you, until you're safely home.

Service members are deployed worldwide if possible they are singing hymns, sharing good wishes, dreaming of home, and generally making the best of whatever situation they are in as they always have done this time of year.

Not that this has always been easy. In fact, there have been some very dark Christmases in our nation’s military history; from that bitter December at Valley Forge in 1777 to the massive wound-lickings following devastating December losses at Fredericksburg in 1862 and Pearl Harbor in 1941 to the terrible December siege of Bastogne in 1944, and others.

We all may have a favorite Christmas that holds a special place in our hearts and memories, maybe more then one. To those that are deployed at Christmas it takes on a whole new meaning.

I have never served in the military, but the gift to be able to go and see our troops overseas those 4 times will be as real to me today as they were then. Those visits live in my heart forever. As each of the Christmas shows finished there was always the song "Silent Night".


Wild Thing











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Yes, Virginia there WAS a Santa Claus






American Thinker

Yes, Virginia there was a Santa Claus


Phil Boehmke

TIME: The not too distant future
PLACE: The North Pole (still plenty of ice)

Dear Virginia,

I am writing to apologize for the delay in fulfilling your Christmas gift request. We here at Santa Claus Limited have had numerous difficulties this season and I wanted to explain what has happened.

Early in the year while I was sleeping, the elves were confronted by a stern old elf named Andy who convinced them how they were being mistreated and underpaid. Andy had them sign some little cards and by the time I had awakened they were all members of the SEIU (Santa's Elves International Union). Several of our most senior elves have told me that they are being forced to pay something called "dues" and are now making much less than before. Since the elves were working fewer hours and are no longer allowed to perform duties outside of their job classification we had to hire additional toy makers.

Our labor costs here at SCL were driven up to unsustainable levels and we were forced to reduce our non-union staff. In a further attempt to contain our spiraling labor costs we asked the elves for some temporary concessions. They hit us with a slow down. We fell way behind in production so in the spirit of co-operation (and to avert a strike) we met with Andy and negotiated an agreement which gave the elves a 9% increase in pay. The slow down ended and production shot up by 5%. To make up for the loss of production during the slow down we were forced to hire additional toy makers.

Once we caught up with production we ran into a serious distribution problem. The EPA issued a cease and desist order prohibiting me from delivering our packages via my traditional reindeer powered sleigh. It seems that the gas produced by the reindeer is a dangerous green-house gas and is causing global warming.

We then unveiled our new enviro-friendly low emission sleigh. I felt especially proud that we had invested in this new technology, although originally we had developed the new sleigh to head off a protest by PETA. The EPA approved our new sleigh and we were back in business.

Sadly our new "green" sleigh could not be deployed this season. The Secretary of Health and Human Services informed me that flying in an open sleigh, making entrance and egress to domiciles via chimney and consuming whole milk and cookies constitute dangerous and unnecessary health risks and that I would be subject to fine and possible imprisonment under the provisions in the Affordable Health Care Reform Act.

Provisions were quickly made for timely and affordable delivery of our packages with FedEx. As the first trucks rolled up to the shipping dock we were hit with a strike in the packaging and shipping departments. It seems that the collective bargaining agreement which we entered into earlier in the year prohibited the use of non-union drivers.

We made union approved shipping arrangements with the USPS. The additional costs will mean some post-holiday reductions in non-union staffing. The recent blizzard and sub zero temperatures closed the airport, rails and highways, but the USPS has promised delivery of our packages at some point in the future.

As regards your gift Virginia. The Christian Hetero Ken and Barbie Happy Family set that you requested is in stock, however the Justice Department has filed an injunction prohibiting us from delivering this item under the terms of the Hate Crimes Amendment to the Military Financing and Spending Bill . Our lawyers are working to clear this matter up, in the meantime we are shipping a government approved Barack Obama Saves The Masses action figure which was manufactured by one of our new partners in China. Enjoy!

Santa Claus Limited will be suspending operations after the fulfillment of this seasons requests. Please direct any further correspondence or requests to The Bureau of Seasonal Toy Requests in Washington D.C.

Best wishes for a joyous Christmas,

Santa.

P.S.

In answer to the question in your post script. Yes, Virginia there was a Santa Claus.



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Wild Thing's comment.........

Excellent!! Well done!



......Thank you RAC for sending this to me.



RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company



13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam


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Charlie Brown Christmas~ Linus tells us "what Christmas is all about"




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I love this and the way they presented it.



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December 20, 2009

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Gets To Play His Christmas Music In Jails



Court: Inmates must endure sheriff's Christmas music

The Washington Times


Sheriff Joe Arpaio - the self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" in America - likes Christmas music, especially "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and anything by Alvin and the Chipmunks, and apparently he thinks the 8,000 inmates inside his Phoenix jail should, too.

So it was with some glee that his Maricopa County office announced Thursday in a red-and-green press release that the "sixth and perhaps final lawsuit" brought by inmates to stop the sheriff from playing the holiday songs all day, every day, during the holidays had been dismissed in federal court.
"We keep winning these lawsuits. Inmates should stop acting like the Grinch who stole Christmas and give up wasting the court's time with such frivolous assertions," it read. "But chances are they'll keep suing and we'll keep winning."

The latest lawsuit was filed by inmate William Lamb, who said that being forced to listen to the Christmas songs 12 hours a day was a violation of his civil and religious rights. But U.S. District Judge Roz Silver disagreed, dismissing the case and denying Lamb's claim for $250,000 in damages.

Sheriff Arpaio catapulted to national attention when he cracked down on the thousands of illegal immigrants who swarm daily through his county; put inmates in pink jumpsuits and underwear; worked them in chain gangs; housed them in tents in the Arizona desert and fed them bologna sandwiches.

He said that his Christmas selections were multi-ethnic and culturally diverse, from all faiths and ethnicities. He told The Washington Times earlier this year that in addition to tunes by Alvin and the Chipmunks, the music included the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Bing Crosby and Doctor Demento.
At the time, he said "all people everywhere deserve a little Christmas cheer."
Lt. Brian Lee, the sheriff's spokesman, said the court issued a summary judgment upholding the decision to "inject the holiday spirit into the lives of those incarcerated over the holiday season in the third-largest jail system in the U.S."
He said inmates have sued six times claiming the music was in violation of their religious rights or cruel and unusual punishment, but the court disagreed - finding no evidence of fact, so Sheriff Arpaio was entitled to the judgment as a matter of law.

The sheriff is no stranger to controversy, although his philosophy of "zero tolerance towards the criminal element" has been embraced by his deputies and the community alike. He was first elected in 1996 and was re-elected by double-digit margins in 2000, 2004 and 2008. In 2007 a petition to recall him failed to gain enough voter signatures to get on the ballot.

Most recently he has come to the attention of the federal government. He was notified in March by the Justice Department that he may have unfairly targeted Hispanics and Spanish-speaking people for arrest. In October, the Department of Homeland Security revoked the authority of 160 of his federally trained deputies to make immigration arrests in the field.

The sheriff has denied any wrongdoing and has said he welcomed and would cooperate in any investigation of his office. He has continued to arrest illegal immigrants under recently passed state laws.

Tired of waiting for the federal government to secure the U.S.-Mexico border and concerned about the potential terrorism threat that the lack of border security posed, he assigned deputies in 2006 to monitor his 9,226-square-mile county for illegal immigrants. He targeted the illegals under an anti-smuggling law that state lawmakers passed to fight drug trafficking.

"My message is clear: If you come here and I catch you, you're going straight to jail," he said at the time. "We're going to arrest any illegal who violates this new law, and I'm not going to turn these people over to federal authorities so they can have a free ride back to Mexico. I'll give them a free ride to my jail."

Sheriff Arpaio, 77, captured headlines nationwide when he set up a jail system that included tents, spent less than 15 cents per meal per inmate, and banned smoking, coffee, movies, pornographic magazines and unrestricted television in all of his jails. He also assigned both men and women to chain gangs.

The sheriff also has created several rehabilitative programs, including "Hard Knocks High," the only accredited high school program administered by a sheriff's office in a U.S. jail.
More recently he has been mentioned as a possible candidate for governor, with polls showing that he has a commanding lead as a Republican candidate for the November 2010 race.

A November poll by Rasmussen Reports said that of 1,200 likely Arizona voters, he was the Republicans' "best shot at holding onto the Arizona governorship in 2010." The poll said Sheriff Arpaio led the expected Democratic challenger, Terry Goddard, Arizona's attorney general, by 12 points and that 64 percent of voters statewide said he was doing the right thing by working around federal law to continue his aggressive actions against illegal immigration.

Lt. Lee said his boss had received "multiple inquiries locally and nationally" about the latest Rasmussen poll, but had made no decision regarding the governor's race.




Wild Thing's comment................


Ya gotta love Sheriff Joe. This is hilarious. LMAO

Sheriff Joe is proof that one person can change things.



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December 15, 2009

Christmas With a Capital "C"




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Wishing You A PC ‘Happy Holidays’ From The White House

By Dr. Alan Bates, M D.

December 25th has heretofore been celebrated as Christmas Day at the White House, in line with the fact that over 80% of Americans are Christians, that is until the Obama regime decided to discontinue reference to the holiday. They, like others obsessed with political correctness and/or undermining Christianity, say they do not want the minority of other religions in America to feel alienated at Christmas time. Yet, these same hypocrits are quick to embrace recognition of other religious holidays (except Hanukkah) in order to appease those minority religious groups. So why does this matter?

The big picture is that the ‘PC police’ want to disenfranchise the majority culture and religion in America which are the foundations which have made our way of life possible, in favor of creating a tyranny in which there is equality of outcome and not equality of opportunity, thus destroying individual motivation and diverting attention of the masses to electing those who pander to their needs. The liberal Left, supported by ACLU, has been sanitizing our schools and other institutions for the past decade particularly in an attempt to remove Christianity’s influence on the lives of our children who are the future of America. It would be a travesty to allow them to succeed!

A quick update to the healtcare bill before Congress: Democrats have found a veiled solution to passing the unpopular ‘government option’---just expand the already in place and nearly bankrupt Medicare and Medicaid programs which basically accomplishes an even larger takeover of healthcare by inefficient government at huge expense to a bankrupt nation. They believe that government must solve all problems with more government and higher taxes. What happened to common sense, frugality and commanding a private sector solution to the relatively small number of uninsured? Answer: all this is about much more than insuring the uninsured. It is about control of individual choices by government. Vote these rascals out next year and in 2012!




Wild Thing's comment......

This is a great uplifting tune in the video, with a positive message from Christian pop group "Go Fish Guys".

Here is their website. Great for kids too!

http://www.gofishguys.com/cms/

And the article by Dr. Alan Bates is wonderful!!!!



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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December 04, 2009

Toys For Tots ~ Thank You Marines For This Program!



Marine Toys For Tots Foundation

Marines believe that ’Every Child deserves a little Christmas” and we are asking for your help. Send a message of hope through the gift of a new toy.

You may drop off a new unwrapped toy at various business locations throughout Sarasota at the Toys for Tots Drop Boxes. Toys will be accepted through December 23rd.


U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program

MISSION:
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

GOAL:
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

OBJECTIVES:
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

ACTIVITIES:
The principal Toys for Tots activity which takes place each year is the collection and distribution of toys in the communities in which a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located. In communities without a Reserve Unit, the campaign can be conducted by a Marine Corps League Detachment or group of men and women, generally veteran Marines, authorized by Marine toys for tots Foundation to conduct a local Toys for Tots campaign. Local Toys for Tots Campaign Coordinators conduct an array of activities throughout the year, which include golf tournaments, foot races, bicycle races and other voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and concurrently generate toys and monetary donations.


Elements of Toys for Tots

United States Marine Corps
Marine Forces Reserve*
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Marine Corps League Detachments**
Local Community Organizations***


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To Find a Local Toys for Tots Campaign Office:

Select State
Find closest Local Campaign Coordinator
Click Coordinators Name (pre-formatted email address will appear)
Type in your message (message will go to a Local Coordinator)


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Wild Thing's comment...........


Each year, The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation relies on the generous donations of the American public and the corporate partners to deliver gifts to children. You can GO HERE and you can Click on the logos of Toy's for Tots corporate partners to learn how they are supporting Toys for Tots in your community.



....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Posted by Wild Thing at 03:44 AM

December 03, 2009

Wreaths Across America




This year at over 400 locations at precisely the same moment the Wreaths Across America Ceremony begins, December 12th.

The Wreaths Across America Project has three objectives:


Remember .....the fallen...

Honor........those who serve...

Teach......... our children the value of freedom

Once again this year the U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club is the host organization for Wreaths Across America at Florida National Cemetery - Bushnell. Once again they have honored the Patriot Guard Riders by asking PGR's to participate in laying the wreaths.

Wreaths Across America Project website


And this is from Jim about what is happening in some other places. ..................

"Wreaths" reaches goal

The Daily Statesman


Wreaths Across America reached their goal this year of getting sponsorship for enough wreaths to place one on each grave site at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield.. A special ceremony will be held Dec. 12 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Cemetery. Worcester Wreath Company from Harrington, Maine, will provide seven ceremonial wreaths representing each branch of service that will be placed at the cemetery, following the opening of the ceremony by the American Legion Honor Guard. The Patriot Guard Riders of Southeast Missouri will once again host the event.


Wreaths Across America is a nationwide event and that is why it will begin at 11 a.m. The event started at Arlington National Cemetery as a way to honor those that have served their country in the armed forces. The ceremony begins at noon there on Dec. 12, which is why it will be 11 a.m. here in the Central Time Zone.

Beginning on Sunday, Dec. 6, over 150,000 donated Christmas wreaths from the State of Maine will begin their journey to over 400 state and national veterans cemeteries all across the country as part of the annual Wreaths Across America project.

"Escorted by the Patriot Guard Riders and other support groups, the wreaths will make their 18th annual trek to Arlington National Cemetery, where they will make their eventual home adorning the graves of our veterans -- a solemn tribute to those who serve and those who made the ultimate sacrifice," said a press release from Wreaths Across America.

The Wreaths Across America' story began over 18 years ago when the Worcester Wreath Company initiated a tradition of donating and placing wreaths on the headstones of our Nation's fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery. Recognition of the service and sacrifice of our veterans, and their families, is especially poignant during the traditional holiday season.

Worcester Wreath Company continues to be a major supporter of the project, donating over 25,000 total wreaths in 2008. Over 100,000 wreaths will be sponsored by individuals, businesses, and groups from communities nationwide.

Wreaths will be placed in all 50 states from Maine to Alaska and Hawaii, at several locations in Iraq, and at 24 national cemeteries on foreign soil.




Wild Thing's comment..........

I LOVE that they do this so much.



.... Thank you Jim for sending this to me.


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October 02, 2009

Guess who's now banned from Capitol Christmas tree!





Guess who's now banned from Capitol Christmas tree!

Forest Service forbids 'religious themes' on 5,000 decorations recognizing holiday

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The U.S. Forest Service has banned the name of Jesus from decorations being assembled by children in Arizona for a blue spruce from the state that will become the Capitol Christmas Tree this year, and a legal firm is challenging the censorship.

"Banning Christmas from the Capitol Christmas tree is just absurd. Christian students shouldn't be discriminated against for expressing their religious beliefs," said Jonathan Scruggs, litigation staff counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund.
"The First Amendment does not allow government officials to exclude schoolchildren's ornaments for the capitol's Christmas tree merely because they communicate a religious viewpoint," he said yesterday.

The organization has sent a letter to state and federal officials, including Arizona Gov. Janice Brewer, who are supervising the program, calling on them to stop enforcement of the prohibition.

ADF set a deadline for response of Oct. 4, the day before all the ornaments must be turned in.

The legal organization said one criterion states: "Ornaments cannot reflect a religious or political theme. Instead,

share your interpretation of our theme 'Arizona's gift, from the Grand Canyon State."

But a mother whose child wanted to submit ornaments with holiday themes such as "Happy Birthday, Jesus," "Merry Christmas" and a manger scene raised her concern with ADF.
"The child desires to convey a message about Arizona from his religious perspective via Christmas ornaments. It is well established that expression of religious beliefs is protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution," the ADF letter said. "Religious expression is speech and is entitled to the same level of protection as other kinds of speech.
"The Supreme Court has consistently condemned viewpoint discrimination regardless where it occurs," the letter continued. "Viewpoint discrimination is an 'egregious' form of discrimination that occurs '[w]hen the government targets not subject matter, but particular views taken by speakers on a subject.'
"When the government excludes speech from a forum on an otherwise includible subject because of its perspective, it engages in viewpoint discrimination," the letter said. "Here, there is little question that government officials have opened up a forum for speech on a particular topic – the topic of Arizona – yet have singled out and forbidden religious viewpoints about this topic. … thus, while children may submit ornaments about Arizona from all different viewpoints – whether from different historical or cultural or geographical or economic perspectives – these children may not submit an ornament about Arizona from a religious perspective."
The ADF demands that the restriction be rescinded or the family "will be forced to take legal action to protect her child's First Amendment rights."

Those in charge of the program, including Capitol Christmas Tree Coordinator Richard Davalos in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, did not return WND messages asking for comment.

A public information officer for the forests promised to research the issue.

The ADF said the tree itself is an 85-foot blue spruce that will be chopped down and hauled to Washington. Four thousand of the ornaments will be on the tree itself, and 1,000 will be displayed at other locations.

The Forest Service ornament program specifies ornaments need to be 9-12 inches tall, able to withstand winter weather for three weeks, include a loop of wire for hanging, and be able to be seen 75 feet away.

Also, "Ornament designs may not reflect religious or political themes."




Wild Thing's comment..........


Forbidding religious references is in itself a violation of the First Amendment.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

This makes no sense at all. Christmas IS a religious holiday. What do they think would represent Christmas? Santa Claus? Like Easter is about the Easter Bunny???? The Easter Bunny rose after three days? And saw its shadow? See? This kind of thing drives me a bit crazy.

If they really do this horrible thing. Then make them go to school on Christmas too and see how that goes over. If the government wants a religious war then give them one make them work on all religious holidays. Christmas, Thanks giving. Chisel every mention of God off any monument in Washington. Make it truly the godless city it is. Make congress and the senate work too no Christmas holidays for them either.

Don't mess with Christmas, that is my all time favorite time of year and this REALLY ticks me off. GRRRR


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....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


Mark
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


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December 26, 2008

R. Lee Ermey accepts $10,000 Toys for Tots Donation at Naval Air Station North Island



Capt. Michael Kelly, commanding officer of Fleet Readiness Center Southwest, presents toys and a check to retired Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey to benefit the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program at Naval Air Station North Island. Fleet Readiness Center Southwest has been supporting the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program for 49 years. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rialyn Rodrigo/Released)


Actor/Host R. Lee Ermey accepts $10,000 Toys for Tots donation at Naval Air Station North Island

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NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND, Calif. (NNS) -- The Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program in Southern California got a big boost today, when R. Lee Ermey, retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant and motion picture star visited Naval Air Station North Island Dec. 22.

The History Channel host of 'Mail Call' accepted a contribution valued at more than $10,000 from the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) Superintendent's Association.

Navy Capt. Mike Kelly, commanding officer FRCSW, presented Ermey a check for $9,500 and an assortment of toys during a brief ceremony at the NAS.

Ermey said the donated money would be used by the wives of Marines from the 4th Tank Battalion at Camp Pendleton to purchase toys "at cost" from Wal-Mart stores.

"I've seen this program grow for years, and it's a wonderful thing when we can get enough toys to give the young kids who have less; a couple of toys each instead of just one," Ermey said.

"We need to show attention to these kids who don't really have a lot. They feel as though nobody cares about them. We need to reach out to these young people and let them know that we do care about them, and are concerned about their well-being and happiness. They deserve to have a Christmas as much as anyone else does," Ermey said.

Ermey has been an official Toys for Tots spokesperson for the past 29 years.


"Today... is Christmas! There will be a magic show at zero-nine-thirty! Chaplain Charlie will tell you about how the free world will conquer Communism with the aid of God and a few Marines! God has a hard-on for Marines because we kill everything we see! He plays His games, we play ours! To show our appreciation for so much power, we keep heaven packed with fresh souls! God was here before the Marine Corps! So you can give your heart to Jesus, but your ass belongs to the Corps! Do you ladies understand?"

SIR, YES SIR


Wild Thing's comment............

God bless those who donated and thanks to R.Lee Emery too and to all our Marines and ALL our troops.

You can go here and listen to the intro.........http://www.rleeermey.com/....or you can drop and give me 50.

heh heh

Now you know I just had to say it that way. hahahaha



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December 25, 2008

~ Merry Christmas ~











Martina McBride - O Holy Night (Acapella))


Martina McBride - The Christmas Song


Elvis Presley is in the building!!!

Joined here by Martina McBride using special effects to include her in the orignal clip from the '68 Comeback Special. Thanks to Sony/BMG

****** Merry Christmas Everybody *******



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Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah everyone.

Love and hugs,
Wild Thing


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Special Delivery Christmas and Holiday Present For The Taliban




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President's Speech To The Troops at Al Faw Palace, Camp Victory, Iraq



President's speech to the troops at Al Faw Palace, Camp Victory, Iraq


THE PRESIDENT: Thank you for coming out to say hello. General, thank you for the introduction, I am honored to be at Camp Victory.

AUDIENCE: Hoo-ah!

THE PRESIDENT: Laura and I have been having a lot of Christmas parties at the White House, so I thought it would be kind of neat to change the scenery.

AUDIENCE: Hoo-ah!

THE PRESIDENT: And I would rather be with the men and women of the United States military than with anybody else. (Applause.)

So as you can see I decided to fly over, and in the spirit of the season we renamed Air Force One to Rudolph One.

AUDIENCE: Hoo-ah

THE PRESIDENT: Thanks for coming. I bring greetings from a proud and grateful nation -- Merry Christmas to you, happy holidays. Congratulations on your inspiring accomplishments here in Iraq. And above all, thank you for volunteering to defend our country in a time of danger.

AUDIENCE: Hoo-ah!

THE PRESIDENT: This is a time of year to give thanks for our many blessings B- and the greatest blessing we have is freedom and the fact that we've got a United States military to defend that freedom.

So General, thank you very much for your leadership. I'm proud to be with you again. I appreciate the leadership of General Austin, as well. Ambassador Crocker and Christine are with us today. I had the pleasure of meeting Sergeant -- Command Sergeant Major Lawrence Wilson; Command Sergeant Major Joe Allen; Major General Hammond -- (applause) -- put it together for Hammond. (Laughter.)

AUDIENCE: Hoo-ah!

THE PRESIDENT: Command Sergeant Major Gioia.

AUDIENCE: Hoo-ah!

THE PRESIDENT: Major General Oates. (Applause.) How about, have you ever heard of a guy named Redmore? (Applause.)

Thanks for coming out. I am thrilled to be here with the diplomats, embassy personnel who are so critical to our success.

I want to thank the Iraqi citizens who are here with us today. I appreciate your courage. I know there are members of the coalition who are here with us. There have been a lot of troops from around the world who have come to help this young democracy survive and thrive. And so I want to thank the citizens of those country [sic] and the troops who have served here before us.

This is my fourth trip to Iraq -- and you've probably heard I'm heading into retirement -- (laughter) -- so it's going to be my last trip as the President. But thanks to you, the Iraq we stand in tonight is dramatically freer, dramatically safer, and dramatically better than the Iraq we found eight years ago.

AUDIENCE: Hoo-ah!

THE PRESIDENT: And as a result of the sacrifices of our troops, America is safer, and America is more secure.

AUDIENCE: Hoo-ah!

THE PRESIDENT: I want to take you back to what life was like eight years ago here in Iraq. Iraq had a record of supporting terror, a record of developing and using weapons of mass destruction, was routinely firing at American military personnel, systematically violating United Nations resolution. Life for the Iraqi people was a nightmare, with Saddam Hussein torturing and murdering anyone who did not support his repressive rule. Iraq was a sworn enemy of the United States at the heart of the Middle East; the region was a serious threat to the us.

After the attacks of September the 11th, 2001, America concluded we could not tolerate a regime like this in a pivotal region of the world. I gave Saddam Hussein a chance to peacefully resolve the question as to whether or not he had weapons of mass destruction. You might remember, I went to the United Nations, where a body said: disarm, disclose, or face serious consequence. It was his choice to make. And he made the wrong choice. And so the United States military, with a vast coalition removed this man from power and the world is better off for it. (Applause.)

AUDIENCE: USA! USA! USA!

THE PRESIDENT: I doubt in his worst nightmares he ever would have dreamt that we'd be standing in one of his palaces.

AUDIENCE: Hoo-ah!

THE PRESIDENT: Thanks to you, 25 million Iraqis are free.

Thanks to you, Iraq is no longer sponsoring terror -- it is fighting terror. It's making American people safer as a result.

The enemies of freedom in Iraq are determined, and this fight has been tough. Two years ago, the situation had grown dire -- the political process was frozen and sectarian violence was spiraling out of control. Some of you were here then/

Many said the mission was hopeless; many called for retreat. Retreat would have meant failure -- and failure is never an option.

AUDIENCE: Hoo-ah!

THE PRESIDENT: So instead of pulling troops out, we sent more troops in -- called the surge. And because of you and because of your courage, the surge is one of the greatest successes in the history of the United States military.

AUDIENCE: Hoo-ah!

THE PRESIDENT: Terrorists who once held safe havens across the country are being driven out of their strongholds. The political process that was once stalled is moving forward. Iraqi citizens once afraid to leave their homes are going back to school, and shopping in markets, and leading a more normal life. And American troops are returning home because of success.

AUDIENCE: Hoo-ah!

THE PRESIDENT: The dramatic turnaround you led in Iraq culminated in the two agreements completed last month, which the Prime Minister and I affirmed in a ceremony earlier today.

These agreements formalize the ties between our two democracies in areas ranging from security and diplomacy to culture and trade. These agreements show the way forward toward a historic day -- when American forces withdraw from a democratic and successful Iraq, and the war in this land is won.

There's more hard work to do before we reach that day. But if there is any -- but if there is no doubt -- but there is no doubt in my mind, there's just no doubt that we're going to reach that day. I am confident because our cause is just. And freedom is universal. I'm confident because the Iraqi people are showing unshakable determination and courage.

And above all, I am confident because I know the character and the strength of those who wear the uniform of the United States military.

AUDIENCE: Hoo-ah!

THE PRESIDENT: Over the past five years, you have shown the world some unmistakable truths:

You have shown that when America is tested, we rise to meet the test.

You have shown that the desire for freedom is more powerful than the intimidation of terrorists.

You have shown that there is no task too difficult for the United States military.

AUDIENCE: Hoo-ah!

THE PRESIDENT: And so I have a message for you and all who serve our country: I want to thank you for making the noble choice to serve and to protect your fellow Americans. Sometimes it can be hard to tell when history is being made, particularly if you're in the middle of the action. What you're doing in Iraq is as important, and courageous, and selfless as what American troops did in places like Normandy and Iwo Jima and Korea. Your generation is every bit as great as any that came before it. And the work you do every day will shape history for generations to come.

I guess what I'm telling you is your grandchildren some day are going to say, "Thank God you showed up and served."

America now has a strong friend and a partner in the fight against extremism in the heart of the Middle East, and that is historic.

People across this troubled region of the world now have an example for a more hopeful path -- a model of liberty that can prevail over tyranny and terror. Killers who wanted to take the lives of Americans back home have been brought to justice before they reached our shores.

Because of you all who work to protect this nation -- and all who work to protect the nation, America has done something many said was impossible: We have gone seven years without a terrorist attack.

AUDIENCE: Hoo-ah!

THE PRESIDENT: We think of those who have laid down their lives for freedom here in Iraq. Their children are growing up without a mom or a dad. But all of our children are growing up with something else -- the promise of a safer America and a better world. And that is the lasting memorial of all who have sacrificed here in Iraq. And thanks to you, that memorial will be achieved -- and their sacrifice will not be in vain.

AUDIENCE: Hoo-ah!

THE PRESIDENT: We think of your comrades who have been wounded. And this nation pledges that we will give them all the care and all the support they need to recover.

AUDIENCE: Hoo-ah!

THE PRESIDENT: We think of all your families back home. I know many of you have a sweetheart who misses you, or a daughter who longs for her dad, or a mom who worries about you day and night. For many of you, it won=t be your first holiday away -- and that certainly doesn=t make it easier. So I'm going to give you an order: When you get out of here, call home or email home; you tell your families you love them; and you tell the Commander-in-Chief came by to thank them for their sacrifice along with yours. (Applause.)

Thanks -- thanks for coming by to let me say hello. Thanks for serving the United States of America. They ask me what I'm going to miss as the President. I'll tell you what I'm going to miss: being the Commander-in-Chief of such a fabulous group of folks. May God bless you, and God bless America.

(Applause.)


Wild Thing's comment.......

I am sooooo glad President Bush went to see them. This will be the last visit he makes over there, it is so sad too. Becauase he respects them and is very aware of their scarifices and they know this too. We won't have this from the next CIC for our troops.


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December 24, 2008

Christmas Memories While Deployed



Service members are deployed worldwide if possible they are singing hymns, sharing good wishes, dreaming of home, and generally making the best of whatever situation they are in as they always have done this time of year.

Not that this has always been easy. In fact, there have been some very dark Christmases in our nation’s military history; from that bitter December at Valley Forge in 1777 to the massive wound-lickings following devastating December losses at Fredericksburg in 1862 and Pearl Harbor in 1941 to the terrible December siege of Bastogne in 1944, and others.

We all may have a favorite Christmas that holds a special place in our hearts and memories, maybe more then one. To those that are deployed at Christmas it takes on a whole new meaning.

I have never served in the military, but the gift to be able to go and see our troops overseas those 4 times will be as real to me today as they were then. Those visits live in my heart forever. As each of the Christmas shows finished there was always the song "Silent Night".

Here is my favorite Chrtmas memory.

It was 1968, I was living in Dallas, Texas and the modeling agency I was with picked a few of us to hostess an event that Bob Hope was having.It was not a big event, just a small gathering to entertain a handful of Dallas business people that were Republicans and supporting the Vietnam War. When we showed up we were all introduced to Bob Hope. I was thrilled, he was one of my parents favorites as well as my own. He always made me laugh and his support of our military had meant a lot to my family.
He took me aside and asked me some questions and then asked if I wanted to do a few skits with him for part of the entertainment. I told him yes I would love to and even though I was a nervous, my shyness was overcome with excitement. He asked if I had anything memorized I could show him since there was no piano there for me to play for him. I remembered one of the things my Uncles had taught me when I was a very little girl. " Ready on the right, ready on the left, ready on the firing line...." For fun I had added body posture and physical animation and changed the words ever so slightly.....giggle.

"Ready on the right, ready on the left, ready on the firing line. You have five (said in slow drawl) seconds to get into a tight prrrrone position and squeeeeeze off your rounds" Then I pretended to aim and fire. LOL When I got done I smiled and asked if it was OK. He loved it. He laughed and smiled and said it was a keeper. LOL After the event that night, he talked to me about his tours to support the troops. The next time I saw him it was in California of that year as we were getting the run down on the 1968 Tour and God blessed my life to be able to go a total of 4 times. To be able to see my heroes, our countries heroes too, and thank them.....those were the best Christmas's in my whole life.


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This Video below is an outtake from the 1944 20th Century Fox movie "FOUR JILLS IN A JEEP," adapted from Carole Landis' book about the real-life journey by Landis, Raye, Mitzi Mayfair and Kay Francis to entertain U.S. troops overseas in WWII.

Martha Raye also went to entertain the troops during the Vietnam War. She is one of my heroes.


US Soldiers celebrate Christmas by attending midnight services


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Sharing your past or present most memorable Christmas

memory (ies) when deployed in past wars or present.


It was a very wet and cold Christmas Eve in Vietnam.

Being on a reconnaissance-sniper mission that day, we had been in the field for more than three straight weeks, living on C-rations and dehydrated foods.

The choppers could hardly be expected to show, since the density of the rain and the fog grew thick as we went deeper into the mountains.

Childhood memories of my brothers and sisters came back to me, and each time we rested, I was drawn into a deep silence. The leeches were all over us, sucking what life we were trying desperately to preserve, but we were much too tired to do anything about them.

Vines and thorns pierced into our necks. Colonies of red ants bundled into balls of leaves swarmed over us at the slightest touch. Our skin was turning into crusts and flaked when scratched. The ringworm on my face and the burning itch between my thighs had taken its toll, and I began to cry.

I could hardly believe that I celebrated my 19th birthday in this God-forsakened country with a pound cake from a C-ration can, and that I was about to celebrate Christmas in the same way, this time having a fruitcake from another C-ration can.

So disgusted with hate, so damned disgusted with fear, so damned disgusted with this stinking life and where it had put me! “God,” I prayed, “when is all of this going to end? Why me, and why not someone else?” As I lay with my poncho wrapped around me in the mud, with my head resting on my rucksack, I looked over to see my buddies huddled in their own ways, as if they were being snuggled in their mothers' arms. I could see the same tears of heaven fall on their heads, hiding their own tears.

And as I whispered myself to sleep, I cried, “Mama, mama, I miss you so ... Where's all my brothers and sisters? ... Dad, dad, I love you too ... Don't worry, I'm all right, I'll be strong ... Grandma? Hi, Grandpa, boy I sure miss you guys … Let's go fishing soon, okay?”

Suddenly, a noise – like machinegun bursts – drew quickly toward me. I couldn't think, my mind was blank from being so tired, so cold. I could only think, and feel, fear.

I grabbed my rifle and tried to scream as the noise got louder, echoing and bouncing back and forth in my head. Then I opened my eyes as if a bolt of lightning had pierced my body. To my amazement the rain had stopped and only beads of sweat covered my forehead as I began to look about.

Then I looked up and saw a chopper hovering above us, dropping cannisters attached to ropes. I dropped my rifle in my excitement to see what we had. We carried the cannisters and began to open them. To my astonishment and delight we found steaming hot turkey smothered in gravy, mashed potatoes and yams, peas and carrots, bread and butter, and beer. A new change of clothing, too, and some hot cocoa to relax over.

I just couldn't believe it, I just couldn't, as I cried for joy, and we all gave thanks in our own way. Christmas was never forgotten, even as deep into the mountains as we were, we hadn't been forgotten. The good Lord heard our cries and touched the hearts of our commanders, who knew what it was like here.

This story was originally published in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in December 1981. The author, Jimmy F. “Jeno” Enocencio, hopes to share his experience of a Christmas spent in Vietnam as a tribute to the service men and women, past and present, who serve our country, as well as to offer a message of hope to family members of service members deployed abroad. For his service in Vietnam, the author was awarded the Bronze Star with valor, the Army Commendation Medal, the Air Medal, the Combat Infantry Man's Badge and the Good Conduct Medal, which is his favorite. Enocencio served as a Pointman in the Reconnaissance/Sniper Team with the Americal Division from 1970-1971.


During Christmas 1969, former Army Ranger and artillery forward observer John Temple Ligon was positioned near the Cambodian border.

“It was hot as hell in the day,” he tells NRO. “Night was worse: We were being regularly mortared, and the mosquitoes were so big you thought they’d carry you away.” But Ligon and his fellow soldiers had a Christmas tree.

“It was artificial, of course, just under three-feet tall, on which we hung cut-and-polished C-ration peanut butter cans for ornamentation,” he says. “We stood it up in the sandbagged command post. Other than that, it was just another day in Vietnam.”


Please feel free to share your favorite............


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Bush Holiday Greeting Outtakes ~ LOL





Wild Thing's comment......

LMAO this is so funny. I will miss Bush, he has not been perfect no one is, but he is a night and day difference in Obama. I know...no pun intended. haha. I didn't know how else to put it. hahahhaa


......Thank you RAC for sending this to me.

RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company

13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam



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Band Of Brothers Silent Night





Wild Thing's comment........

Our country owes our heroes so much, we owe them everything. If not for their sacrifices we never would have been able to live in the land of the free. I hate war, but I know with all my heart that without it there is no peace. What I hate more then war are the people that don't understand or care about what our military givies up, goes through and pays the highest price for and why they enlilst, why they have a love for our country that the protesters will never understand or appreciate.
I will never forget and each Christmas and every day of every year rings out across our land a thank you from all of us that know and appreciate the service of American heroes each one of them.


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December 23, 2008

Christmas in Iraq





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December 21, 2008

Santa Claus Boot Camp ~ LOL








Wild Thing's comment........

LOL I love this it is so funny. Well done too.



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December 11, 2008

Martina McBride - The Christmas Song






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December 08, 2008

A Different Christmas Poem



The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.

Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.

My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know, Then the
sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.

My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was near.
Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.

A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
He was huddled outside but near here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.

"What are you doing?" I asked without fear,
"Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"

For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts..
To the window that danced with a warm fire's light
Then he sighed and he said "Its really all right,

I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night."
"It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.
No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
My Gramps died at ' Pearl on a day in December,"
Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers."

My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ' Nam ',
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.
I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile.

Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue... an American flag.
I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.

I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother..

Who stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall."
"So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."

"But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
"Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son."

Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
"Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.

For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us."


PLEASE, Would you do me the kind favor of sending this to as many people as you can? Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is due to our U.S. service men and women for our being able to celebrate these festivities. Let's try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe. Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed themselves for us.


LCDR Jeff Giles, SC, USN
30th Naval Construction Regiment
OIC, Logistics Cell One
Al Taqqadum , Iraq.



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December 07, 2008

UNC Chapel Hill's Libraries To Forgo Christmas Trees





UNC libraries to forgo Christmas trees

The Charlotte Observer


Chapel Hill library chief says staffers complained about the display.

CHAPEL HILL

For as long as anyone can remember, Christmas trees adorned with lights and ornaments have greeted holiday season visitors to UNC Chapel Hill's two main libraries.

Not this year.

The trees, which have stood in the lobby areas of Wilson and Davis libraries each December, were kept in storage this year at the behest of Sarah Michalak, the associate provost for university libraries.

Michalak's decision followed several years of queries and complaints from library employees and patrons bothered by the Christian display, Michalak said this week.

Michalak said that banishing the Christmas displays was not an easy decision but that she asked around to library colleagues at Duke, N.C. State and elsewhere and found no other one where Christmas trees were displayed.
Aside from the fact that a UNC Chapel Hill library is a public facility, Michalak said, libraries are places where information from all corners of the world and all belief systems is offered without judgment. Displaying one particular religion's symbols is antithetical to that philosophy, she said.
“We strive in our collection to have a wide variety of ideas,” she said. “It doesn't seem right to celebrate one particular set of customs.”

Michalak, chief librarian for four years, said at least a dozen library employees have complained over the last few years about the display. She hasn't heard similar criticism from students, though they may have voiced concerns to other library staff.

Public libraries generally shy away from creating displays promoting any single religion, said Catherine Mau, deputy director of the Durham County library system, where poinsettias provided by a library booster group provide holiday cheer.


Wild Thing's comment........

Totally unacceptable, I think people like this need their head examined. I will say it, I could care what her stupid excuse it, it comes down to wanting to appease Muslims.

No one was ever concerned with this before as much as they are today and it is stupid and besides Muslims have their own holiday's.



...Thank you Mark for sending this to me.


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December 25, 2007

Compliments Of The USAF Tanker Crews



And a close up of Santa's sleigh shows he supports the troops.


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Our Troops At Christmas






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December 24, 2007

"Silent Night" for Our Troops and Veterans




Martha Raye........sings "SILENT NIGHT"


This is an outtake from the 1944 20th Century Fox movie "FOUR JILLS IN A JEEP," adapted from Carole Landis' book about the real-life journey by Landis, Raye, Mitzi Mayfair and Kay Francis to entertain U.S. troops overseas in WWII.

Martha Raye also went to entertain the troops during the Vietnam War.

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A Little Song Present for Each of You


Please CLICK the picture below to hear the song from me to all of you.


Say a prayer for our Troops and thank them every chance you get. If you meet a Veteran walk right up to that person and thank them. Thank them with all your heart because they are all the reason we live in the greatest country in the world. Those in the Military serving now and our Veterans from every branch are the REAL reason we are free.

I sincerely wish the yuletide spirit of Christmas of love to abide in your heart, hearth and home throughout this festive season and throughout the year.

Wild Thing

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What Christmas Is All About



Charlie Brown Christmas ~ For unto you is born.......



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December 23, 2007

~ Merry Christmas ~





Wishing you all a blessed Christmas and a wonderful Holiday season.

Special wishes going out to our brave men and women in the Armed Forces.

We love you all and our prayers and thanks are with you.

Through some of you are far away you are always in our hearts.

God bless you all and keep you safe and to Team Theodore too. ....Wild Thing



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December 22, 2007

Fred Thompson's Awesome Holiday Message





This is by far the best Christmas message I have seen from ANY politician and anyone running for President. God bless our troops and keep them safe. And God bless Fred Thompson too.

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December 21, 2007

Thank you Troops With All Our Hearts



Army 1st Lt. Adam Samiof, executive officer for Headquarters, Headquarters Company, Task Force 12, wears a Santa hat as he helps other Task Force 12 soldiers decorate a tree for the holidays. The tree was donated to them by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Photo by Sgt. Brandon Little, USA

Task Force 12 Soldiers Continue Traditions From Home
By Sgt. Brandon Little, USA
Special to American Forces Press Service
DOD

CAMP TAJI, Iraq

Dec. 20, 2007

As the holiday season approaches, many soldiers would like more than anything to receive just one simple present.

It isn’t a video game system, an MP3 player, or a new digital anything -- it’s the chance to be with family and loved ones.

Instead of having a case of humbugs because they are away from home, some soldiers have decided to get together to spread some holiday cheer and help lift the spirits of those around them.

“Back home, my family would get together and take time to decorate our whole house,” said Army Pfc. Heather McKinnon, a supply specialist in Task Force 12 and a native of Biddeford, Maine. “That’s why (we) decided it would be a good idea to decorate a tree and put it somewhere everybody could see it.”
“I’m new to the unit, so helping set up decorations was a good opportunity for me to get to know some of the soldiers I’m going to be working with a little better,” said 1st Lt. Adam Samiof, executive officer for Headquarters and Headquarters Company. “I guess I’m just trying to get into the holiday spirit.”

Decorating this tree, donated by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, is just one of the ways Task Force 12 soldiers plan to cope with being deployed during this holiday season.

“My husband and I decorated our room,” said Sgt. Lisa Riat, a communications security custodian from Lumberton, N.C. “Having my husband (Chief Warrant Officer Jasbir Riat) here makes it a little easier to be away from home during the holidays.”

The Riats are one of several married couples in Task Force 12. “This is our first deployment together,” said Riat, a three-combat-tour veteran. “We plan to have dinner together, but we have decided not to exchange gifts this year.”

Many soldiers have found ways to enjoy this holiday season without their loved ones.

“I just plan to be around some friends that I have, just like I did for Thanksgiving Day this year and last year,” said Samiof, a native of Albany, N.Y. “Some of the friends you make in the military can become a different kind of family for you when you’re not with your real family.”
“Being away from close friends and family members back home during the holiday season can really make you miss and appreciate the things you might have taken for granted,” Riat said. “I really miss being getting ready to cook a big dinner for me and my family.”

Whether it’s hanging decorations on a tree or having a home-cooked meal with family members, soldiers in Iraq have found ways to adjust to the things they will miss this holiday season.

“This is my first holiday season away from home, and I think what I will miss most is being around friends and family and having a home-cooked meal,” Samiof said. “I know that being away from home this year will make everybody appreciate being with their families much more next year.”


...and here is a story from Afghanistan.


MAYMANEH, Afghanistan Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Wright, assigned to the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, cuts up pomegranates to put out as a snack. In addition to his duties as a cook, Wright is also responsible to order and store all supplies; and for all maintenance, hygiene and upgrades to the galley. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David M. Votroubek (Released)


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December 16, 2007

Barbara Walters Wants To Hijack A Christian Holiday



Walters surprised at religious White House Christmas card


The front of the card is a color print of a painting of the East Colonnade at the White House. The view is from a snowy outside, beside a water pool, looking through a large window into the White House at a lighted and decorated Christmas tree.

Inside the card, it says, (under a gold presidential seal)

"You alone are the LORD, You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them, You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you. NEHEMIAH 9:6 (NIV)

Below that, in a cursive typeface, it reads:

"May the joy of all creation fill your heart this blessed season. 2007" It is signed "George Bush ....Laura Bush."



Wild Thing's comment........

Hey liberal breath Barbara Wawa, weally, that’s utterwy outwageous. gimme a bweak aweady.

Barbara, you moron, it's a Christmas card, not a "Holiday" or a Ramadan or a Kwanza card. Walters being upset at seeing a little Old Testament scripture? She’s wound way too tight.

I just got my White House Christmas card yesterday and I was just glad it didn't say Happy Holidays or Season Greetings.

This has nothing at all to do with the fact that Barbara Walters happens to be Jewish. That is NOT what she is upset about. She is not stupid she is well aware this is not the Hanukkah Holiday it is Christmas, a Christian Holiday and she is expecting not only the President but everyone to make it watered down and include Moslems etc. as she states. Even though Moslems have their holiday as well totally separate from Christmas and Jews. This is outrageous!!!!!!!!!!!

Christmas is a celebration of Jesus’ birth. And if that offends Barbara Walters so much then she can request to be taken off the White House card list I am sure.

I have dear Jewish friends that say Merry Christmas to me just as I tell them Happy Hanukkah.

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December 14, 2007

Troops Christmas Parade in Iraq and Afghanistan


Troops Christmas Parade in Iraq and Afghanistan - from last Christmas.


Troops from a few different countries.

This one was done in Iraq


This was done in Afghanistan...D Co 140th Aviation




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December 12, 2007

WWE tribute to the troops ~John Cena and Others


WWE tribute to the troops will be happening again this year. The WWE has been big on supporting our troops.





From Last year, Christmas night saw WWE's fourth annual Tribute to the Troops, as the fighting men and women at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq were treated to the WWE experience.

John Cena, Umaga, Rated-RKO, Lashley, Jeff Hardy, Undertaker, Carlito and CM Punk were among the Superstars and Extremists in action, Santa Claus and the WWE Divas made an appearance, and in an unforgettable moment, JBL helped one soldier become the first person ever to break Chris Masters' Master Lock.





And this is from this year from one of the female wrestlers ....Mickie James

There are no photos yet or video for the 2008 WWE Tribute to the troops, but I wanted to show you how wonderful it is to see the passion these people have for our troops.

Tribute to the Troops blog

By Mickie James
Written: December 4, 2007


"Hey there.

After much anticipation, I am about to leave for the Tribute to the Troops tour in Iraq. I have to admit I am a little nervous, but my excitement surpasses any reservations I have. I don’t know how these soldiers can leave their families for months at a time to go to this foreign land, not knowing what tomorrow might bring. No matter where you stand on the war, you have to respect and commend our troops for dedicating and putting their lives on the line for us on a daily basis. This is just a small way for WWE as a company, a community and a family to give back to them for all they do for us.

I’ve been told that it’s wicked cold over there so I have packed lots of warm clothes. I went out and bought a really awesome super fuzzy warm hat, gloves and scarf. I also bought a really cute sweat suit from Victoria’s Secret – any reason to go out and shop, really. What a girl! Of course, I brought my daily Diva wear to sport for all my heroes when we go out to meet them, just a variety of sexy tops, jeans and boots, along with makeup and the necessities. A girl’s still gotta be a hottie even if it’s freaking freezing outside. I tried not to overpack, which is hard for me, mostly because I know it’s not the cleanest place and we’re gonna be doing a lot of walking. At any rate, I ended up with one bag weighing in at 55 pounds. Yeah, I know. And in my carry-on I had to bring my computer so I could still do my homework while we are over there and write my daily blog for WWE.com."

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December 09, 2007

Remember Our Troops This Christmas





Merry Christmas to America's heroes, our troops! Thank you for giving us the best present ol all, the land of the free. You are awesome and we appreciate all you do.
~ Wild Thing and Team Theodore thanks you!


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December 07, 2007

Santa Claus Fired in Auzzie Land For Saying HO-HO-HO-


Not laughing now: John Oakes, pictured here as Santa, claims he has been fired for saying 'ho ho ho' - which is offensive to women



Ho-ho-ho is a no-no for store's Santa Claus - because it is 'offensive to women'

Daily Mail Co.UK

A shop has sacked its Santa Claus for saying Ho-ho-ho.


John Oakes, 70, got his marching orders after the store decreed that women might be offended because 'ho' is American slang for a whore.

Instead, he was supposed to say Ha-ha-ha.

"They're are trying to kill the spirit of Christmas," said Mr Oakes, who has been a Santa for ten years.

He was also found guilty of singing Jingle Bells at the Myer department store in Cairns, Northern Australia.

He said: "The manager told me my services were no longer required.
"When I asked her why, she replied, 'You said Ho-ho-ho and that's not appropriate'.
"Not appropriate? How long has Santa been calling Hohoho, for goodness sake?
"She also said I wasn't supposed to sing."

A spokesman for the store insisted the elderly Santa was dismissed because of 'his attitude' and not for his Ho-hohoing.

"Our Santas are not banned from using the term," he insisted.

Mr Oakes, who is looking for a new job as Santa, says he is prepared to sing, shout Ho or Ha.

But he draws the line at clambering down chimneys.


Wild Thing's comment........

STUPID STUPID STUPID

It shouldn't be offensive to any woman if you ask me. If a woman is offended by a Santa saying ho..ho..ho.. She needs to first see a mental health professional and then get a life.

This man will be the first known victim of Ho Ho Ho rules. Good grief, I don't know. I wonder if they are allowed to call the female dogs bitches? Saying “Ha Ha Ha” would probably offend the local clown union or some other group standing in line to become a victim.

What is next will “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” gets banned as racist?

The liberal political correctness disease causes real damage to real people. Why won’t people wake up and put a stop to this madness?

I know one thing the next time anyone tries to tell me how something should be said with keeping political correctness in mind they will be told off big time.

I am so sick of these 'politically correct' fools dictating how the rest of society is run. I desperately wish people would just start slapping these idiots upside the head when they pop off like that. If they are so easily offended at the least little thing, why haven't we offended them senseless yet?

We are way overdue for the PC pendulum to swing the other direction. We need an Offensiveness Surge. Let's offend the daylights out of them. No doubt there are more of us non-PC thick-skinned types than there are of these whiners.

Since we are all very well versed in all the stupid little things that set them off, offending them at every turn should be a very easy mission to accomplish. Keep these thin-skinned 'touchy-feely' idiots so busy being offended at every little thing, everywhere they go that they can't leave the house.

Let's purge all these hyper-sensitive 'tender-hearted' cry-baby whiners from our society all at once. Just think how much fun it will be to make these fools turn blue in the face and wet themselves at the slightest thing.


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December 06, 2007

Martina McBride - The Christmas Song





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December 03, 2007

Christmas Music For Today



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