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Pray & SHOUT out to all Veterans, 5'd & Added

Posted on: June 13, 2008 12:48 pm
Edited on: August 13, 2008 12:21 pm
 

First, I ask we all type a prayer and give a shout out to all our VETERANS.


They are sons, daughters, moms and dads. Some are young, just starting out their life. Some have family back home, some are all alone. Some will return home, some may be wounded, some will certainly die. They all need our prayers. Please join with us to lift up those who are willing to die to protect the freedoms that you and I enjoy.

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GOD BLESS YOU ALL & ALL OUR VETERANS and GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!
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Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2008 10:55 am
 

Pray & SHOUT out to all Veterans, 5'd & Added

God Is Our Hope

God is our hope and strength,
a very present help in trouble.

Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be moved,
and though the hills be carried into the midst of the sea;

Though the waters thereof rage and swell,
and though the mountains shake at the tempest of the same.

There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God,
the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
- Psalms 46: 1-4



Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2008 10:54 am
 

Pray & SHOUT out to all Veterans, 5'd & Added

KIR...thanks for the post and email, I hope that this finds you well.  I have been so tied up with work, I've have almost no time to even sleep.  As you can see its been awhile since I posted anything on any sites.  I will respond to your email, don't give up hope on me.  Your in our prayers, there is always time for those.  Till we meet up again my friend, take care of your self and say hello to everyone for me and let them know they are also in our prayers.  Have a great day.

Cheers for now.

TD1



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: July 17, 2008 6:35 pm
 

Pray & SHOUT out to all Veterans, 5'd & Added

Hey TD1, I'm hanging in OK, most recent tests were encouraging.  I've been caught up in some detailed Bible study, blogging the FIBA games to see who the last three Olympic basketball teams will be, and I've accumulated some stuff for the other site but haven't gotten over there yet!  Thanks for the "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier" post--I forwarded that to my family since they are all military from one branch or another.

Prayers continue for our troops and our veterans and their families.  I thank God for the many groups who are actively supporting them and for the Internet where we can find out how to take our own action as well as pray.  They are in action for us every day, 24/7/365 in some rough environments.  Someone just sent me an email ending with, "If you can read this, thank a teacher.  If you can read this in English, thank a soldier."  We can never do enough to repay what they have done for us.

Over the July 4 weekend, TBN had a special about the survivors of the "Hanoi Hilton" POW camp in Viet Nam.  Their accounts and their faith in God and their creative way to support one another while in the camp were amazing.  It moved me to tears multiple times.  No matter what difficulties I have encountered, it amounts to nothing compared to what some of our military have been through.  May God keep His protective, loving hand on them until they are safely home.

I would also like to add prayers for the peacekeeping forces, especially in Darfur, who are being attacked, injured, and murdered now on a daily basis.  They have finally been given weapons and permission to defend themselves by the UN.  Aid workers are also in great jeopardy.  Please keep those people in your prayers as well.  That unarmed people delivering food and medicine would be brutally attacked is a pitiful commentary on the state of our world.  God go with them as well.

Lord, we pray for those in harm's way for the benefit of the less fortunate.  Your word tells us that caring for the widow and orphan is true religion; please place a hedge of protection around those who are trying to do just that for the glory of Your name.  Open the hearts and minds and eyes of the world's decision makers to establish peace and protection for the weak, the sick, the unprotected, the victims of brutality and to support those efforts to bring about a positive change in the areas where conflict exists.  Teach us to be good stewards of Your resources that all can be cared for and Your creation maintained and our greed and selfishness set aside for the betterment of our world.  Protect the military and first responders and volunteers who risk their own welfare to protect and bring freedom to the less fortunate.  Teach us never to take Your grace or their sacrifices for granted.  Convict our spirits to live out the true religion Your word speaks of in our own neighborhoods and to support Your work around the world.  We are totally dependent upon You and we cry Abba
Father not only for ourselves but for all in need and for those placed in harm's way to serve the least of these.  We pray in Jesus' name,
Amen




Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: July 16, 2008 2:54 pm
 

Pray & SHOUT out to all Veterans, 5'd & Added


I am sorry guys, my last post is unacceptable, I have fixed it and reposted it here.  Sorry for the sloppiness of my last post.  You all deserve better!!!

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier


On Jeopardy the other night, the final question was How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns ------ All three contestants missed it.


This is really an awesome sight to watch or just visit. If you have never had the chance to see this ceremony it is....Very moving, very emotional, very heart warming.........just a fascinating experience you must witness to appreciate.


1. How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns and why?

21 steps. It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute, which is the highest honor given any military or foreign
dignitary.


2. How long does he hesitate after his about face to begin his return walk and why?

21 seconds for the same reason as answer number 1


3. Why are his gloves wet?

His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his grip on the rifle


4. Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder all the time and if not, why not?

He carries the rifle on the shoulder away from the tomb. After his march across the path, he executes an
about face and moves the rifle to the outside shoulder.


5. How often are the guards changed?

Guards are changed every thirty minutes, twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.


6. What are the physical traits of the guard limited to?

For a person to apply for guard duty at the tomb, he must be between 5' 10" and 6' 2" tall and his waist size
cannot exceed 30." Other requirements of the Guard: They must commit 2 years of life to guard the tomb, live
in a barracks under the tomb, and cannot drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of their lives. They
cannot swear in public for the rest of their lives and cannot disgrace the uniform {fighting} or the tomb in any
way. After two years, the guard is given a wreath pin that is worn on their lapel signifying they served as guard
of the tomb. There are only 400 presently worn. The guard must obey these rules for the rest of their lives or
give up the wreath pin.

The shoes are specially made with very thick soles to keep the heat and cold from their feet. There are metal
heel plates that extend to the top of the shoe in order to make the loud click as they come to a halt. There
are no wrinkles, folds or lint on the uniform. Guards dress for duty in front of a full-length mirror.

The first six months of duty a guard cannot talk to anyone, nor watch TV. All off duty time is spent studying
the 175 notable people laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery . A guard must memorize who they are
and where they are interred. Among the notables are: President Taft, Joe E. Lewis {the boxer} and Medal of
Honor winner Audie Murphy, {the most decorated soldier of WWII}.

Every guard spends five hours a day getting his uniforms ready for guard duty.


ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.

In 2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was approaching Washington , DC, our US Senate/House took 2 days off with anticipation of the storm. On the ABC evening news, it was reported that because of the dangers from the hurricane, the military members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were given permission to suspend the assignment. They respectfully declined the offer, "No way, Sir!" Soaked to the skin,
marching in the pelting rain of a tropical storm, they said that guarding the Tomb was not just an assignment, it was the highest honor that can be afforded to a service person. The tomb has been patrolled continuously,
24/7, since 1930.

GOD BLESS OUR MILITARY & GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

Thank you all for taking the time to read this. If you have any prayers or comments for our troops, please leave them here and I will post them on my military blog (if you want your name on it please leave it at the end of your comment and if you wish to not have your name added do not add your name or let me know) for our troops to let them know we are thinking of them here at home and are thankful for the jobs they do everyday to protect our freedoms here at home.

Also, please remember, some of these men and women have paid the ultimate price and they gave us their yesterdays so we can have our todays. Help me to let all our troops know they are not forgotten, for some of them, we are all they have.

Thank You and God Bless

Dean Emery



Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: July 16, 2008 2:12 pm
 

Pray & SHOUT out to all Veterans, 5'd & Added

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier


On Jeopardy the other night, the final question was How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns ------ All three contestants missed it.

This is really an awesome sight to watch if you've never had the chance....Very fascinating

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1. How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns and why?

21 steps. It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute, which is the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary.

2. How long does he hesitate after his about face to begin his return walk and why?

21 seconds for the same reason as answer number 1

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3. Why are his gloves wet?

His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his grip on the rifle

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4. Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder all the time and if not, why not?

He carries the rifle on the shoulder away from the tomb. After his march across the path, he executes an about face and moves the rifle to the outside shoulder.

5. How often are the guards changed?

Guards are changed every thirty minutes, twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.

6. What are the physical traits of the guard limited to?

For a person to apply for guard duty at the tomb, he must be between 5' 10" and 6' 2" tall and his waist size cannot exceed 30." Other requirements of the Guard: They must commit 2 years of life to guard the tomb, live in a barracks under the tomb, and cannot drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of their lives. They cannot swear in public for the rest of their lives and cannot disgrace the uniform {fighting} or the tomb in any way. After two years, the guard is given a wreath pin that is worn on their lapel signifying they served as guard of the tomb. There are only 400 presently worn. The guard must obey these rules for the rest of their lives or give up the wreath pin.

The shoes are specially made with very thick soles to keep the heat and cold from their feet. There are metal heel plates that extend to the top of the shoe in order to make the loud click as they come to a halt. There are no wrinkles, folds or lint on the uniform. Guards dress for duty in front of a full-length mirror.

The first six months of duty a guard cannot talk to anyone, nor watch TV. All off duty time is spent studying the 175 notable people laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery . A guard must memorize who they are and where they are interred. Among the notables are: President Taft, Joe E. Lewis {the boxer} and Medal of Honor winner Audie Murphy, {the most decorated soldier of WWII}.

Every guard spends five hours a day getting his uniforms ready for guard duty.

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</center>

ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.

In 2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was approaching Washington , DC, our US Senate/House took 2 days off with anticipation of the storm. On the ABC evening news, it was reported that because of the dangers from the hurricane, the military members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were given permission to suspend the assignment. They respectfully declined the offer, "No way, Sir!" Soaked to the skin,
marching in the pelting rain of a tropical storm, they said that guarding the Tomb was not just an assignment, it was the highest honor that can be afforded to a serviceperson. The tomb has been patrolled continuously,
24/7, since 1930.




Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: July 16, 2008 2:09 pm
 

Pray & SHOUT out to all Veterans, 5'd & Added

KIR...

How are you doing?  I've been super busy at work and very limited time on here lately.  How is everyone over PRAYERS, doing?

Excellent KIR,  this post  and its info will really help some of our troops, thanks.

TD1



Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: July 16, 2008 2:05 pm
 

Pray & SHOUT out to all Veterans, 5'd & Added

thank you for coming in and posting with us.

TD1



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: July 15, 2008 9:10 pm
 

Pray & SHOUT out to all Veterans, 5'd & Added

Some great links from the Oklahoma City chapter of Federally Employed Women--free stuff to help support our troops

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Free Stuff for Troops

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  •   - Free computers for spouses or parents of deployed soldier in ranks E1 – E5.
  •   - Free mail/gifts sent to children of deployed soldiers.
  •   - Free phonecards.
  •   - To sign up for sponsoring soldier care packages for theater.
  • - To have commander sign up for mugs for unit troops.
  •   -  Free shoebox care package.
  •   - Free cookies.
  •   -  Lowest airfare available.
  •   -  Free care packages.
  •   - Free air conditioners/heaters.
  •   -  Free air travel for Emergency Leave, and for the family members of injured soldiers to travel to Medical facility.
  •   -  Airline discounts for R & R.
  •   -  Free books, DVD’s, CD’s.
  •   -  Daily prayer and scriptures.
  •   -  Free care packages (your family member signs up to have sent to you).
  •   -  Free care packages.
  •   -  Get adopted to receive stuff.
  •   -  Free gifts and care packages.
  •   -  Free bible, Christian video, and book for spouse/family members of deployed troop.
  •   -  Free shipping/packing materials for shipping to troops.
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Since: Mar 11, 2008
Posted on: July 15, 2008 2:39 pm
 

Pray & SHOUT out to all Veterans, 5'd & Added

Pray & SHOUT out to all Veterans, 5'd & Added

May St. Michael protect our Troops.

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host- by the Divine Power of God- cast into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen

Gold Bless Our Troops and the USA.




Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: July 15, 2008 2:07 pm
 

Pray & SHOUT out to all Veterans, 5'd & Added


I came across this over the weekend and thought I'd share it with all of you. 


Father, I'm praying for (name one or more) and those who are serving with him/her, and for their families...

The Bible tells us You're our rock, our fortress, and our shield— and these people on my heart need You to be all these things and more! They don't have to be in the heat of battle to be in danger; the world is a dangerous place wherever they are. (Psalm 18:2)

Grant them new life, that they may run under Your wings when they face danger of any kind; cover them with Your feathers. Help them stay in constant touch with You, living in Your presence. Then send Your angels to surround them and guard them wherever they go! ( John 3:3, 5; Psalm 57:1; 91:1–2, 4, 9, 11; 2 Kings 6:17)

Help them turn to You as their refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. Go before them and protect them from behind. Be their shade from the heat, their shelter from the storm, their hiding place—protect them from trouble. Watch over them, for You never sleep. Their lives are in Your hands; may they trust in You and not be afraid. (Psalm 46:1; Isaiah 52:12; 25:4b; Psalm 32:7a; 121:4–5; 31:15; 56:11)

In Jesus' name, amen.

Jim & Kaye Johns  |  Source: "Prayers for the Moment: One-Minute Scripture Prayers" Copyright September 2006. Reprinted with permission of


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