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God Bless America


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God bless America .

 

Something to think about.

 

He was getting old and paunchy

And his hair was falling fast,

And he sat around the Legion,

Telling stories of the past.

 

Of a war that he once fought in

And the deeds that he had done,

In his exploits with his buddies;

They were heroes, every one.

 

And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors

His tales became a joke,

All his buddies listened quietly

For they knew where of he spoke.

 

But we'll hear his tales no longer,

For ol' Bob has passed away,

And the world's a little poorer

For a Soldier died today.

 

He won't be mourned by many,

Just his children and his wife.

For he lived an ordinary,

Very quiet sort of life..

He held a job and raised a family,

Going quietly on his way;

And the world won't note his passing,

'Tho a Soldier died today..

 

When politicians leave this earth,

Their bodies lie in state,

While thousands note their passing,

And proclaim that they were great.

Papers tell of their life stories

From the time that they were young

But the passing of a Soldier

Goes unnoticed, and unsung.

 

Is the greatest contribution

To the welfare of our land,

Some jerk who breaks his promise

And cons his fellow man?

 

Or the ordinary fellow

Who in times of war and strife,

Goes off to serve his country

And offers up his life?

 

The politician's stipend

And the style in which he lives,

Are often disproportionate,

To the service that he gives.

 

While the ordinary Soldier,

Who offered up his all,

Is paid off with a medal

And perhaps a pension, small.

It's so easy to forget them,

For it is so many times

That our Bobs and Jim's and Johnny's,

Went to battle, but we know,

 

It is not the politicians

With their compromise and ploys,

Who won for us the freedom

That our country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger,

With your enemies at hand,

Would you really want some cop-out,

With his ever waffling stand?

 

Or would you want a Soldier--

His home, his country, his kin,

Just a common Soldier,

Who would fight until the end.

 

He was just a common Soldier,

And his ranks are growing thin,

But his presence should remind us

We may need his like again.

For when countries are in conflict,

We find the Soldier's part

Is to clean up all the troubles

That the politicians start.

 

If we cannot do him honor

While he's here to hear the praise,

Then at least let's give him homage

At the ending of his days.

 

Perhaps just a simple headline

In the paper that might say:

"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,

A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."

Pass On The Patriotism!

YOU can make a difference

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable 'To My Country' for an amount "up to and including my life."

That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.

 

 

We just had eight soldiers bodies returned today that was ambushed by a single man of the group of Afghan's they were training.

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Fred, my Dad was a POW in Germany as I've written here before. He was an ordinary soldier though he joined up as a Territorial (weekend soldier) long before the war.So he had a long history of service.

 

He belonged to an ex-POW's club and I contacted them when he died and they did the Ode and the Last Post graveside and we threw poppies into his open grave.

 

A few people thought it was strange that I did not have a flag on his coffin but I couldn't put the Union Jack under which he had fought and the Australian Flag, the flag of his chosen country on together so had none.

 

Thank you for this reminder that we live in a land that is free because others fought to keep it that way.

 

Sue.

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THANK YOU FRED FOR SHARING THIS. FOR YOU AN I WERE BROTHERS IN ARMS IN VIETNAM, WE DIDN'T KNOW ONE ANOTHER. I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, AS I TOTALLY ENJOYED MY TIME SERVING. FUNNY, HOW IT TOOK A STROKE FOR YOU AND I TO MEET. ALTHOUGH OUR STROKE IS A CHALLENGE, SOMETHING WE WERE USED TO IN SERVING. IT STILL NICE TO KNOW WE COMRADES GAVE IT OUR BEST. TO PROTECT OUR WAY OF LIFE. GOD BLESS YOU AND TO ALL WHO SERVE; THE PEACEMAKERS ALL AND MAY WE ALWAYS REMEMBER THE SACRIFICES THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE THEN AND NOW. GOD'S SPEED IN YOUR RECOVERY.

 

WILL SENDS...

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