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Parker County Republican Women to Greet the Troops!

by LeAnn Russell

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Join us as we greet the troops and welcome them home!   Some will be coming to the DFW area to stay and some will be catching connecting flights to other places in the USA.  But all will be on American soil for the first time in a while.

When: September 3rd, Friday.  10:30am (approximately)

Where: DFW airport, Terminal B, Gate 37

Details: Approximately 100 – 250 passengers/soldiers per flight.

To learn of expected flight arrivals, call  972.574.0392 for a recorded message. You may call after 8:30 p.m. at night up until the flight arrives the next morning.  The key is to be flexible as flight times may change, sometimes even at the last minute.

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When the Music Stopped

Written by: Chaplain Jim Higgins

LSA Anaconda Ballad Airport in Iraq, north of Baghdad

For those who are unaware, at any military theater, the National Anthem is played before every movie.

I recently attended a showing of ‘Superman 3’ here at LSA Anaconda.  We have a large auditorium we use for movies, as well as memorial services and other large gatherings.  As is the custom back in the States, we stood and snapped to attention when the National Anthem began before the main feature. All was going as planned until about three-quarters of the way through The National Anthem the music stopped.

Now, what would happen if this occurred with 1,000 18-22 year-olds back in the States?  I imagine there would be hoots, catcalls, laughter, a few rude comments; and everyone would sit down and call for a movie. Of course, that is, if they had stood for the National Anthem in the first place.
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