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For America's heroes. Thank you & God Bless.

Posted 5/28/2012 at 6:33:56 AM

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wingman1346
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Memorial Day and remember those who we need to remember.

 

Posted 5/28/2012 at 8:28:26 AM

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I will be enjoying some time at the park today with folks I care about!  Going to take advantage of the sunny and beautiful day.  Hopefully, it will last and won't end as a repeat of last night's weather!!  

 

Posted 5/28/2012 at 9:07:34 AM

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Posted 5/28/2012 at 10:29:10 AM

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saw him on a park bench
I've seen him every day
Sitting in a shady grove
Where my children come to play
Sometimes he feeds the birds and squirrels
Or whittles little toys
Sometimes he just sits and smiles
At the laughing girls and boys
And I never paid him any mind
'Till one day just this year
I noticed that he wore a frown
And on his cheek ... a tear.

Well I asked him why he seemed so down
He looked up, began to say
I lost half my friends 60 years ago today
He told me of the terror
As he fought to reach dry land
By the time the beachhead was secure
Half his friends lay in the sand

That was just in one long day
He fought on for 4 years more
And the 60 years from then to now
Have not dimmed His sights of war

He said they have reunions
Just to keep in touch and share
And for each comrade who has gone on
They leave an empty chair

Well, His park bench has been empty now
About 6 months or so
And if I'd never took the time
Then I never would've known
That sitting on that simple bench
With bread crumbs and little toys
Was a man who gave his all
To guarantee my daily joys

So give thanks to all the men and women
Who're still here or have gone before
And made the highest sacrifice
In both Peace time and in War
Because they bought our freedom
Paid their own blood, sweat, and tears
Then endured the heartache of those empty chairs
For all these years

So please do not ignore them
Or speed by without a care
'Cause you never know
When you might pass by
A hero, unaware


 

Posted 5/28/2012 at 11:05:06 AM

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So both Memorial Day and May 9th are special days for me.

Lina

 

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Posted 5/29/2012 at 7:38:17 AM

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Thanks to all the servicemen out there!  There is so much ambiguity and politics involved in war, but the individual soldiers are our heros and will not be forgotten!

oxox,
Trinity