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    Worth Remembering....

    When in England at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell
    was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for
    Iraq were just an example of empire building' by George Bush.

    He answered by saying, 'Over the years, the United States has
    sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to
    fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land
    we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that
    did not return.

    You could have heard a pin drop.

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    Then there was a conference in France where a number of
    international engineers were taking part, including French
    and American. During a break one of the French engineers
    came back into the room saying 'Have you heard the latest
    dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier
    to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What does he
    intended to do, bomb them?' A Boeing engineer stood up and
    replied quietly: 'Our carriers have three hospitals on board
    that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear
    powered and can supply emergency electrical power to
    shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity
    to feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce
    several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each
    day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in
    transporting victims and injured to and from
    their flight deck..

    We have eleven such ships; how many does France have?'

    You could have heard a pin drop.

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    A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that
    included Admirals from the U.S., English, Canadian, Australian
    and French Navies. At a cocktail reception, he found himself
    standing with a large group of Officers that included personnel
    from most of those countries. Everyone was chatting away in
    English as they sipped their drinks but a French admiral
    suddenly complained that, 'whereas Europeans learn many
    languages, Americans learn only English.' He then asked, 'Why
    is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences
    rather than speaking French?' Without hesitating, the American
    Admiral replied 'Maybe it's because the Brits, Canadians, Aussies
    and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German.'

    You could have heard a pin drop.

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    AND THIS STORY FITS RIGHT IN WITH THE ABOVE...

    A group of Americans, retired teachers, recently went to France
    on a tour. Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in
    Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to
    locate his passport in his carry on. "You have been to France
    before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked sarcastically. Mr.
    Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.
    "Then you should know enough to have your passport ready.
    " The American said, "The last time I was here,I didn't have to
    show it." "Impossible. Americans always have to show your
    passports on arrival in France!" The American senior gave
    the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained.
    "Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in
    '44 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find any damn
    Frenchmen to show it to."

    You could have heard a pin drop

    Cant vouch for them being true, but it's still a good read anyway.
    Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American G.I.
    One died for your soul, the other for your freedom. ~ Anon

    si hic carrus commovet non quaerete

    RIP Scott L. Roth- Pfc 1st Platoon,401st MP Co, KIA 12/20/89- Operation Just Cause- Not forgotten.
    ALWAYS FIRST!!!

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    I have recieved this one many times,and have read it every time,and enjoy it more every time.I have never checked it out because I WANTED it to be true.BUT,you asked,so I checked,cant vouch for them all but at least the first.
    http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/powell.asp

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    Seen it countless times. REALLY like the last one.

    Even though most are probably not true, still good examples of what we as Americans are about.
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    "And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes, I'll see you on the dark side of the moon..."

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    Whether it's true or not it's a great read.
    No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13

    "The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".

    We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.

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    I agree, don't care if they are true or not, just shows our pride in our country. I'm so sick of other countries putting the US down yet feel free to take our money when they need assistance.

    My dad, I miss him every day.

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    Life is too short to wear unsexy underwear.


    I am a female!!!!! LMAO

    Be who you are and say what you feel.....
    Because those that matter...don't mind...
    And those that mind...don't matter

 

 

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