Patriotic Celebrations!

Last Update:
June 29th, 2014

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We were still not moved into our new home
"cross-continent" from "Paradise"
when I first created this page,
but I had to put up our patriotic spot *_*
Being a Christian, military family,
we OF COURSE have a special place in our hearts for
Memorial Day,
Flag Day,
POW/MIA Remembrance Day,
Veterans Day,
and our Nation's Birthday *_*
Please celebrate our God-given freedom...
on the holidays and in your hearts *_*

I love you, Honey!!

"If I take the wings of the morning,
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
even there shall Thy hand lead me,
and Thy right hand shall hold me."

Psalm 139:9&10

Pearl Harbor survivor Houston James of Dallas embraced Marine Staff Sgt. Mark Graunke Jr. during a Veterans Day commemoration in Dallas yesterday. Graunke lost a hand, a leg, and an eye when he defused a bomb in Iraq last year. This week's images of U.S. troops in combat in Fallujah deepened the day's significance for many who attended tributes held in San Diego and across the nation. Associated Press

Thank you....

God, bless America...
Praying for Our Troops
One Nation, UNDER GOD!
Caleb's Country Corner *_*

AMERICA needs to return to the Standard of her forefathers rather than doing "that which is right in her own eyes". LORD, send a revival in our land, and let it begin with me and my family....

"This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
"Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."
~Joshua 1:8 & 9~

"And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."
~Joshua 24:15~

"If My people,
which are called by My name,
shall humble themselves,
and pray,
and seek My face,
and turn from their wicked ways;
then will I hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin,
and will heal their land."

~II Chronicles 7:14~

I received this in the e-mail from my Uncle Pete *_*
The first 2 lines of each section....
The 3rd line added to some of the sections is my own addition, and definitely thoughts to ponder.

You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if:
It never occurred to you to be offended by the phrase, "One nation, under God."
(and a CHRISTIAN AMERICAN if you live accordingly)

You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if:
You've never protested about seeing the 10 Commandments posted in public places.
(and a CHRISTIAN AMERICAN if you have God's law written on the tables of your heart)

You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if:
You still say "Christmas" instead of "Winter Festival."
(and a CHRISTIAN AMERICAN if you share that JESUS' BIRTH is the reason for this and every season)

You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if:
You bow your head when someone prays.
(and a CHRISTIAN AMERICAN if you're the One praying - to God the Father - in God the Son JESUS' name, through the power of His Holy Spirit)

You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if:
You remove your hat, stand, and place your hand over your heart when the National Anthem plays or the American flag passes by.

You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if:
You treat Viet Nam vets with great respect, and always have.
(and a CHRISTIAN AMERICAN if you show tell them THANK YOU and show them "giving love" as well)

You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if:
You've never burned an American flag in protest.
(and a CHRISTIAN AMERICAN if you've learned to pray for those who hate you)

You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if:
You know what you believe and you aren't afraid to say so, no matter who is listening.
(and a CHRISTIAN AMERICAN if your beliefs are based on the BIBLE)

You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if:
You respect your elders and teach and expect your kids to do the same.
(and a CHRISTIAN AMERICAN if those lessons start with respecting elder family members then extends to the older men and women in your church family)

You might be a TRUE AMERICAN if:
You'd give your last dollar to a friend.
(and a CHRISTIAN AMERICAN if you'd give your last dollar so folks you've never met can hear about JESUS and His love)

God, please bless the U S A !

Our National Hymn

God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand
by Daniel C. Roberts

God of our fathers, Whose almighty hand
Leads forth in beauty all the starry band
Of shining worlds in splendor thro' the skies,
Our grateful songs before Thy throne arise.

Thy love divine hath led us in the past,
In this free land by Thee our lot is cast;
Be Thou our Ruler, Guardian, Guide, and Stay,
Thy Word our law, Thy paths our chosen way.

From war's alarms, from deadly pestilence,
Be Thy strong arm our ever sure defense;
Thy true religion in our hearts increase,
Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.

Refresh thy people on their toilsome way,
Lead us from night to never-ending day;
Fill all our lives with love and grace divine,
And glory, laud, and praise be ever Thine!

So many people know the words to the first verse of the National Anthem...
did you know there are other verses??

The Star-Spangled Banner
by Francis Scott Key

Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen thro' the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner; oh, long may it wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

Oh, thus be it ever when free-men shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation;
Blessed with vict'ry and peace, may the Heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just;
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust!"
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

Midi created by Mickey Gentle - Laura's Midi Heaven
*currently seeking artist's permission!!

Here are the awards we've received for our patriotic/military-honoring pages!!

This is our first "official" Patriotic Site Award!!
12/7/Y2K~~Thank you, Sara!!
The Rudys' Strand of the Web *_*

1/4/2002~~Thank you, Donna!!!!
What a NICE birthday present for Caleb *_*
HoneyBrook Graphics *_*

Here are some of the Military rings & clubs
our homepage belongs to:

We Remember....
We adopted a POW/MIA.
Please click on the flag to meet
Commander Michael G. Hoff,
and REMEMBER....

Submarine Wives Club!

Flame of Life

Please click on the FLAME OF LIFE
to visit the site where you may secure your very own FLAME OF LIFE
to show your support of our troops

Patriotic Celebrations
Links to our other patriotic sites:
The Statue of Liberty
Mysterious Fathoms Below -- Submarine Page
Freedom is Never Free
Remember 911...
A Letter to My Fellow Americans
A Letter to the Terrorists
Fear None But God
Our POW/MIA Pages
Tribute to Ronald W. Reagan
Happy Flag Day!
Happy Memorial Day!
The Blue Star Banner Tradition
War Memoirs - a work in progress *_*

ALL our Celebrations!
Happy New Year!
Happy JANUARY, Celebrate LIFE....
Valentine's Day
St. Patrick's Day
Happy MAY *_*
Happy JUNE -- Happy Birthday, USS MARYLAND *_*
Patriotic Celebrations!
Memorial Day
War Memoirs...a work in progress
WWII Blue Star Banners... *_*
Mysterious Fathoms Below - Submarine Page
The Statue of Liberty
Freedom is Never Free
Remember 911...
A Letter to My Fellow Americans
A Letter to the Terrorists
Fear None But GOD
Our POW/MIA Page
Happy Flag Day!
Tribute to Ronald W. Reagan
And, just for the DUBYA *_*
Happy Birthday!!!
Happy AUGUST *_*
Happy Harvest!!!
Back to SCHOOL!
A Chick Tract Trick-or-Treat TREAT *_*
Giving Thanks
Christmas *_*
Hanukkah - What Would JESUS Do? Christmas 2003
The Light of the World is JESUS -- CHRISTMAS '99
A Candy Cane Christmas -- CHRISTmas Y2K
A Gingerbread Man Christmas -- CHRISTmas '98
Christmas Music
'Twas the Sub Before Christmas
Christmas Vacation 2000

All About Us!
Sew, What's NEW?
The Latest Celebration
Our Devotionals In Honor of My Mother Sisters' Tea Room
God's Plan of Salvation Our Love Story! Our Wedding Album
Our Farm Mysterious Fathoms Below: Sub Page! My Garden
My Mouse House Hawaiian Cyber-Vacation Our Family Photos
My Personal Testimony Our Homepage's Music Our Homepage's Awards
Rings & Links Caleb's Country Corner Graphics! Home!

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our COMPLETE site index!

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The patriotic mini-heart and flag girls graphics
provided by:
Caleb's Country Corner *_*

The rest of
the ADORABLE patriotic graphics on this page
provided by:
Susie's Graphics *_*
another web graphics site no longer in existence >.<

And the Background (one of my long-time favorites *_*)
was provided by:
Melanie's Homespun Graphics
But this site is no longer online *o*

For this patriotic celebrations page...
The Christian Counter