A Pause to Remember

By: Patrap , 2:09 PM GMT on May 22, 2009









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74. Patrap
1:30 AM GMT on May 26, 2009
Taps..
Now Taps...

Rest



Marine Corps Band Trumpeter plays Taps at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Nov 7, 2007, at the completion of the day's reading of the names of the dead.
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73. Patrap
11:25 PM GMT on May 25, 2009




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72. Patrap
11:18 PM GMT on May 25, 2009
philliesfan91
February 19, 2007

Most important, This is dedicated to my brother and to the Marines.
They show how strong a mans heart can become.
They show more courage then the average man and they define the word Hero.
Thank You Marines.
You make this world a better place... Enjoy. All pictures are from the United States Marine Corps.




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71. Patrap
10:52 PM GMT on May 25, 2009
The first part of the Video is by John Wayne explaining the creation of Taps, the 2nd part is played by the US Marine Corp and a short list of Medal Of Honor Recipients from WWII.




Of all the military bugle calls, none is so easily recognized or more apt to render emotion than the call Taps. The melody is both eloquent and haunting and the history of its origin is interesting and somewhat clouded in controversy. In the British Army, a similar call known as Last Post has been sounded over soldiers' graves since 1885, but the use of Taps is unique with the United States military, since the call is sounded at funerals, wreath-laying and memorial services.
Taps began as a revision to the signal for Extinguish Lights (Lights Out) at the end of the day. Up until the Civil War, the infantry call for Extinguish Lights was the one set down in Silas Casey's (1801-1882) Tactics, which had been borrowed from the French. The music for Taps was adapted by Union General Daniel Butterfield for his brigade (Third Brigade, First Division, Fifth Army Corps, Army of the Potomac) in July, 1862.

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70. EmmyRose
10:34 PM GMT on May 25, 2009
LOL When I saw that on the Houston NWS I screamed PAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey they asked for it...........
have at it
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69. Patrap
10:33 PM GMT on May 25, 2009
Thank You

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68. Patrap
10:27 PM GMT on May 25, 2009



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67. Patrap
10:18 PM GMT on May 25, 2009
Lemme get my notes and that Stack of Papers to send them Emmy.

This could take a while.

Most know how I feel about the SS scale...as many do.

I'll get back to them ASAP.

" Have you seen My red Stapler"..?



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66. EmmyRose
10:15 PM GMT on May 25, 2009
Request for Feedback for the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale



Link
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65. auburn (Mod)
4:03 PM GMT on May 25, 2009
Dont know how to post this...but here is a link

Map of the fallen
Google Earth hasrecently launched a tool called Map the Fallen. The interactive product allows you to see photos, read about each service member who have died, and read memorial websites with comments from friends and familes.
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64. Patrap
4:01 PM GMT on May 25, 2009
How Great thou Art.

From the Neutral Ground Coffee House in NOLA Last Night..Sunday Open Mike Night.

Mitch and his Lil Band.

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63. Patrap
3:48 PM GMT on May 25, 2009
A sister in Arms..

Semper Fi to you and Her this day.
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62. reeldrlaura
3:47 PM GMT on May 25, 2009
MY BABY GIRL on the right......Quantico :)

Photobucket
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61. Patrap
3:34 PM GMT on May 25, 2009
Thanx for that ILwatcher,ya'll have a Wunderful Memorial Day
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60. ILwatcher
3:27 PM GMT on May 25, 2009
Some Gave All


All Gave Some
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59. Patrap
3:09 PM GMT on May 25, 2009
Avast,,tis sitting in the Forward Hole as we speak.

Arrrrrgh...!

And get this,..it came from Ursuline St.

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58. EmmyRose
2:44 PM GMT on May 25, 2009
memorial day Pictures, Images and Photos

I was on my way to post this
minding me own little business
and lo and behold I hear the call
to booty a real pirates chest?????

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57. Patrap
2:29 PM GMT on May 25, 2009
Look out for My Love

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56. surfmom
2:24 PM GMT on May 25, 2009


The Valkyries' purpose was to carry those
who died in battle and take them
to Valhalla.
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55. Patrap
1:46 PM GMT on May 25, 2009
The secret of Happiness is Freedom,
and the secret of Freedom,is Courage

- Thucydides
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54. Patrap
1:44 PM GMT on May 25, 2009
The Evergreen Freedom Foundation would like to commemorate those who valiantly serve and have served our country.

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52. Patrap
11:18 PM GMT on May 24, 2009
My Grandfather,"The Boss" and His 2 Sons,My Father Dean,..and His Brother John on the tricycle.


Both Dad and My Uncle served in the 6th Marine Division in WW-2.

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51. Patrap
11:13 PM GMT on May 24, 2009
Very nice Ogal.
A Happy Memorial Day to you and yours too.
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50. OGal
11:11 PM GMT on May 24, 2009
O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

Happy Memorial Day!
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49. Patrap
11:05 PM GMT on May 24, 2009
From the Hands of a Child,Our Hymn


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48. AllyBama
11:04 PM GMT on May 24, 2009
This video speaks volumes..

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47. Patrap
11:03 PM GMT on May 24, 2009
Even through the worst days of Post Katrina in New Orleans,..we made time to Honor America even amid our own woes,which were many.

We Lowered the Flag to Half Mast..and thought of the lost,and Brave from 4 years earlier.

Photo from Sunday,Sept 11th,2005

Courtesy Monica Lopossay,The Baltimore Sun

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46. AllyBama
11:00 PM GMT on May 24, 2009
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45. Patrap
10:59 PM GMT on May 24, 2009
Father Visiting Me at Boot Camp,MCRD San Diego,October 1980

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44. AllyBama
10:58 PM GMT on May 24, 2009
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43. Patrap
10:56 PM GMT on May 24, 2009
Very nice allybama,thank you



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42. AllyBama
10:56 PM GMT on May 24, 2009
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41. AllyBama
10:53 PM GMT on May 24, 2009
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40. Patrap
10:51 PM GMT on May 24, 2009
My Dad,in Yellow Hat center,surrounded by fellow Marines in 2000.

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39. Patrap
10:50 PM GMT on May 24, 2009
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38. Patrap
10:49 PM GMT on May 24, 2009
Hi allybama,Hope ya Having a Wunderful weekend.

Shrimp Boil here today.

Thanx for the kind words and stopping by.

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37. AllyBama
10:47 PM GMT on May 24, 2009
Pat, thanks for serving our country.
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36. Patrap
10:43 PM GMT on May 24, 2009
Hello Gatorxgrrrl,

Serving the Nation in the USMC was a Privilege and a Honor.

Hope you and yours have a spectacular Holiday weekend.
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35. Gatorxgrrrl
9:23 PM GMT on May 24, 2009
Hi Pat, thank you for your service to our country. God bless you, L
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34. Patrap
8:46 PM GMT on May 24, 2009
Thanx for the words RobDaHood,..and for stopping by.

Have a Great Memorial Holiday.
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33. RobDaHood
8:21 PM GMT on May 24, 2009
Thank you Pat!
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32. Patrap
8:10 PM GMT on May 24, 2009
The "Shrimp" Mission was a complete success Lowercal.

Dem suckas are delicious,..

Ummmm,ummm..
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31. LowerCal
5:26 PM GMT on May 24, 2009
May all go well on your mission today. Thanks for taking the COM this morning and your always excellent performance.
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29. Patrap
2:29 PM GMT on May 24, 2009
Have a Good fun time Emmy...!

Thanx for the kind words and enjoy the Day too
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28. EmmyRose
2:26 PM GMT on May 24, 2009
Before gang shoves off to Galveston
thanks for your service Pat
Hope you and family have a blessed day!!!!
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25. Patrap
7:49 PM GMT on May 23, 2009
For the U.S. Veterans on Memorial Day and every day, thank you.

Slide show created by Daniel Breitfeller. Music is Dogs of War from the Medal of Honor: European Assault soundtrack. All pictures come from various websites.

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24. Patrap
7:46 PM GMT on May 23, 2009
Thanx for stopping in GeneW.
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