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Windows 7: A Soldiers Christmas

25 Dec 2010   #1

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
A Soldiers Christmas

A SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS



'Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone,
in a one bedroom house made of plaster and stone.


I had come down the chimney with presents to give,
and to see just who in this little house lived.


As I looked all about, a strange sight I did see,
No tinsel, no presents, not even a tree.


No Stockings by mantle, just boots filled with sand,
On the wall hung pictures of far distant lands.


With medals and badges, awards of all kinds,
A sobering thought came through my mind.


For this house was different, it was dark and dreary,
The home of a soldier, I could now see clearly.


The soldier lay sleeping, silent, alone,
Curled up on the floor in this one bedroom home.


The face was so gentle, the room in such disorder,
Not how I picture a United States Soldier.


Was this the hero of whom I'd just read?
Curled up on a poncho, the floor for a bed?


I realized the families that I saw this night,
owed their lives to these soldiers who were willing to fight.


Soon round the world, the children would play,
and grownups would celebrate a bright Christmas day.


They all enjoyed freedom each month of the year,
because of the soldiers, like the one lying here.


I couldn't help wondering how many lay alone,
on a cold Christmas Eve in a land far from home.


The very thought brought a tear to my eye,
I dropped to one knee and started to cry.


The soldier awakened and I heard a rough voice,
"Santa don't cry, for this life is my choice".


I fight for freedom, I don't ask for more,
My life is my God, my country, my corps."


The soldier rolled over and drifted to sleep,
I couldn't control it, I continued to weep.


I kept watch for hours, so silent and still,
as we both shivered from the cold night's chill.


I didn't want to leave, on that cold, dark night,
this guardian of honor, so willing to fight.


Then the soldier rolled over, with a voice soft and pure,
whispered, "Carry on Santa...., It's Christmas Day...., All is secure.


One look at my watch, and I knew he was right,
Merry Christmas my friend.... and to all a Good Night.

~ Author Unknown *~

Special thoughts go out to all our armed forces, serving to protect our freedoms. My utmost respect and wishes for a safe return. A Guy
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25 Dec 2010   #2

win7 ultimate 64bit , win7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks for this i can feel it
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

That is excellent!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Excellent!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2010   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

That was Great! Excellent find Bill.
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25 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Echo all comments.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Very moving thanks for posting Bill.
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