Memorial Day

May 31st, 2004  

Topic: Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day here in the United States, thank you to all those who have served. To those who have paid the ultimate price and given all, rest in peace and God bless you for your sacrifice.

We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
-Moina Michael

For those that do not know what our Memorial Day is about, it is a day set aside to remember those who have died in service to our nation.
May 31st, 2004  
RIP Americas protectors.
May 31st, 2004  
Respect to thoose who fell.

"Long Live the Fighters"
May 31st, 2004  
I have more respect for those Americans than any other people on earth.

Thank you.
May 31st, 2004  
God Bless the men who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation! ~Thomas William Parsons

They fell, but o'er their glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.
~Francis Marion Crawford
May 31st, 2004  
June 1st, 2004  
May they all rest in peace and be remembered for their heroism
June 1st, 2004  
silent driller
The Marine stood and faced his God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, you Devil-Dog,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my Church have you been true?"

The Marine squared his shoulders and said,
"No Lord, I guess I ain't "
"Because those of us who carry guns
Can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays
And at times my talk was rough,
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But, I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills just got too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

And I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here,
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't , I'll understand."

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the Marine waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, you Marine,
You've borne your burdens well,
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in HELL."
June 1st, 2004  
Semper Fi brothers,

you will all never be forgotten.

Memorial Day is to remember all of us that have gave it all for what we believe is true. Whether you agree with the politics of a situation or not you must always believe in your fellow brothers and sisters in arms and remember they did this/are doin this for you.
June 1st, 2004  
Mark Conley
absolutely a-freaking beautiful...that was a great summary prose!