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With Remembrance day / Veterans Day fast approaching .....a Tribute!

 

 

A POEM WORTH READING!

~ Author unknown ~

 

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 old 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,

Someone 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, though small.

 

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."

 

 

Patriotism – Pass it on!

YOU can make a difference!!!

 

 

 

 

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Ken

 

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Nice one Ken, Most of us still in are ready to hit the VFW and Legion to keep the Heraldry and Honor going as it is our time to uphold the banner. Besides, we are getting tired fast and begining to gray ourselves after the last 10 years. Thank God for those past and present who give all on a daily basis, but most of all to the families.

 

Marty

 

LTC, Army

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Excellent posting, thank you. I wish I knew a way to get the media to put that in front of the population. My thanks to all who serve and have served.

Chuck USAF, 1973-1977.

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Thank God for those past and present who give all on a daily basis, but most of all to the families.

 

Marty

 

LTC, Army

Well said, Marty! So many people forget that behind the soldier, sailor, airman and marine there is a family who gives every bit as much! As my wife puts it, the bullet doesn't just strike the service member but the family too.

 

So, while you're out thanking a vet, thank his family as well!

 

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. James 3:17 (KJV)

 

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Great poem! Thanks for sharing as it brings up some memories for me.

Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony
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