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Surfside

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717 days ago

SOMEONE HAS TO HOLD OUR COUNTRY IN THEIR HANDS. THIS MAN DID.

THE FINAL INSPECTION

The Soldier stood and faced God,
which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
just as brightly as his brass.
‘Step forward now, Soldier,
how shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?’

The soldier 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 tough.
And sometimes I’ve been violent,
because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny,
that wasn’t mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
when the bills got just 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.

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 Soldier waited quietly,
for the judgment of his God.
‘Step forward now, you Soldier,
you’ve borne your burdens well.

Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets,
you’ve done your time in Hell.’

~Author Unknown~

*

It’s the Soldier, not the reporter
who has given us the freedom of the press.
It’s the Soldier, not the poet,
who has given us the freedom of speech.
It’s the Soldier, not the politicians that ensures
our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
It’s the Soldier who salutes the flag,
who serves beneath the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag. *

From: http://www.thepatriotwoodworker.com/forum/topics/this-is-a-poster

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"


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waho6o9

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#1 posted 717 days ago

Thank you.

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Surfside

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#2 posted 717 days ago

Do you happen to know someone who have served the country? If so, try to give a simple thanks for them.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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OldMarine

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#3 posted 717 days ago

http://www.virtualwall.org/dd/DaltonBN01a.htm

My friend and fellow Marine.

-- Jim, Southern Oregon

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Surfside

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#4 posted 717 days ago

You must be very proud to have him as your friend.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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OldMarine

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#5 posted 717 days ago

You must be very proud to have him as your friend.

Semper Fi.

-- Jim, Southern Oregon

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#6 posted 717 days ago

Best post – - -UhRah

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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WoodenFrog

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#7 posted 717 days ago

Thank You!!

God Bless Our Troops!!!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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GMman

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#8 posted 717 days ago

Great post

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Surfside

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#9 posted 716 days ago

Yeah! God Bless America!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Raymond Thomas

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#10 posted 716 days ago

This retired Army NCO says, “Thank you, very much.”

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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Surfside

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#11 posted 716 days ago

Thank you for your service to the country, TorqNut.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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murch

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#12 posted 716 days ago

Yeah and double yeah.
God Bless America – bang a drum,
God Bless America – here we come.
Watch the Ragged Ragheads Run,
I watch them down the barrel of my gun.
God Bless America.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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Surfside

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#13 posted 716 days ago

That sounds cool!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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