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This page is for those like minded folks who would like to show their love and support for our troops.

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    A Different Christmas Poem

      The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
       I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
       My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
       My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
       Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
       Transforming the yard to a winter delight.

     The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
       Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.
     My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
       Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
       In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
       So slumbered I, perhaps I started to dream.
      The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
       But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.

       Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know,
Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.

      My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
       And I crept to the door just to see who was near.

       Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
       A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.
 
       A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
       Perhaps a Trooper, huddled here in the cold.
 
      Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
       Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.

      "What are you doing?" I asked without fear,
       "Come in this moment. It's freezing out here!

       Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
      You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"

       For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
       Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts.

       To the window that danced with a warm fire's light
      Then he sighed and he said, "It's really all right,
       I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night."

 
       "It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
       That separates you from the darkest of times.

       No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
       I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
       My Gramps died in Europe on a day in December,"
       Then he said,
"That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers."   
       I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
       But my wife sends me pictures. He's sure got her smile.

       Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
       The red, white, and Blue American Flag.
       I can live through the cold and the being alone,
       Away from my family, my house and my home.
       I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
       I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
       I can carry the weight of killing another,
       Or lay down my life with my sister and brother.
       Who stand at the front against any and all,
       To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall."

       "So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright,
      Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."
       "But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
      "Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?
      It seems all too little for all that you've done,
      For being away from your wife and your son."
      Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
       "Just tell us you love us, and never forget.

      To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
       To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
       For when we come home, either standing or dead,
      To know you remember we fought and we bled.
      Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
     That we mattered to you as you mattered to us."

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Comment by Steve & Susie Harr on November 21, 2017 at 5:27am

Back with the PT's again after a few years.

Vietnam Veteran, disabled, DV, VFW member and a proud American.

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Comment by Gary 'TAZ' McCullough on May 25, 2013 at 11:22pm

Comment by Gary 'TAZ' McCullough on May 25, 2013 at 11:30am

Happy Memorial Day!

Comment by Gary 'TAZ' McCullough on December 11, 2012 at 2:02pm

Comment by Gary 'TAZ' McCullough on November 11, 2012 at 10:24am

VETERANS DAY 2012

This group has fallen by the wayside, as our lives become increasingly busy and different priotities are set by circumstance... but on this one day of the year officially set aside to reflect, remember and respect our country's heroes, I hope you will join me in saying... "Thank You!"... to a veteran, as you go about your daily life... which so many men and women have fought, to allow us the freedoms, liberties and rights we all too often seem to take for granted.  God Bless Our Countrys Heroes... past and present on this Veterans Day... and always!

Comment by Chris O'Brien on May 28, 2012 at 7:50am

Today is not just a day to kick off the summer season or a reason to have a cookout. This is a day that has been set aside to honor all those who have served and continue to serve in our military today. They sacrafice much and ask  little in return in order to maintain our freedom and liberty.  Theirs is an example we should all follow!! Pray for them, their families and our great nation.

 

 

Comment by Gene & Pam Lowery on May 28, 2012 at 6:00am

Please everyone stand up and SALUTE OUR TROOPS  today this also in my book incudes POLICE OFFICERS, FIREMEN AND ANY OTHER person that protects they United States citzens here and abroad. THANK YOU FOR GIVING YOUR LIFE SO OURS CAN BE FREE!!!!!!!

Comment by Gary 'TAZ' McCullough on May 25, 2012 at 12:20am

Comment by Gary 'TAZ' McCullough on May 2, 2012 at 1:13pm

God Bless ALL Our Military Personnel

and

Bring Them Back Home Safely!

Comment by Harry Moore on February 14, 2012 at 10:19am

USMC 1960-1966

 

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