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Discussion in 'The Club House' started by dunerunner, May 25, 2010.
A few things to help us remember.....
Please rest in peace American heroes.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK0T4pVHP28]YouTube - The True Meaning of Memorial Day[/ame]
Well guys I wanna thank the men and women of the past and present also too!!!
Thank you Shi...
+ many, shi
Shihan, thank you sir.
Shihan, very nice touch...very emotional...I'm still dryin' my eyes. Dunerunner great topic bro!! THANK-YOU BOTH!!
Shihan that was a very touching video!!! I am gonna be cryin for a while but thats o.k.
Good job, bro.
It is the
not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.
not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.
not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.
not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.
not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the
salutes the Flag,
under the Flag,
ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON
A big thumbs up to Suprdave for this one!
The rules were recently changed which made it appropriate for retiree's to salute during the playing of the National Anthem - I do get some funny looks though...
Great stuff Dune, Shihan and Suprdave. Thanks.
I'm posting this in honor of all the brave men and women who have served and given their lives for our future and the freedom we enjoy. So as we go to our barbecues and picnics this weekend , let us remember and honor their sacrifice. Thank you and God Bless.
JUST A COMMON SOLDIER
(A Soldier Died Today)
by A. Lawrence Vaincourt
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 had 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 Legion buddies listened, for they knew whereof he spoke.
But we'll hear his tales no longer for old Bill has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer, for a soldier died today.
He will not be mourned by many, just his children and his wife,
For he lived an ordinary and quite uneventful life.
Held a job and raised a family, quietly going his own way,
And the world won't note his passing, though 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 their whole 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
A guy who breaks his promises 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?
A politician's stipend and the style in which he lives
Are sometimes 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 was so long ago,
That the old Bills of our Country went to battle, but we know
It was 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 want a politician with his ever-shifting stand?
Or would you prefer a soldier, who has sworn to defend
His home, his kin and Country and 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, then 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 a paper that would say,
Our Country is in mourning, for a soldier died today.
Suprdave that was very nice to read and it was a wonderful picture!!
Had to share this, no matter how you feel about Oliver North, this is great!
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