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Windows 7: Memorial Day

26 May 2010   #1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 
Memorial Day

Just a few thoughts to share about OUR Military Past and Present:
He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past
Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, every one.


And tho' sometimes, to his neighbors, his tales became a joke,
All his Legion buddies listened, for they knew whereof he spoke.
But we'll hear his tales no longer for old Bill has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer, for a soldier died today.


He will not be mourned by many, just his children and his wife,
For he lived an ordinary and quite uneventful life.
Held a job and raised a family, quietly going his own way,
And the world won't note his passing, though a soldier died today.


When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing and proclaim that they were
great.
Papers tell their whole life stories, from the time that they were
young,
But the passing of a soldier goes unnoticed and unsung.


Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land
A guy who breaks his promises and cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow who, in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his Country and offers up his life?


A politician's stipend and the style in which he lives
Are sometimes disproportionate to the service that he
gives.
While the ordinary soldier, who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal and perhaps, a pension small.

It's so easy to forget them for it was so long ago,
That the old Bills of our Country went to battle, but we know
It was not the politicians, with their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom that our Country now enjoys.


Should you find yourself in danger, with your enemies at hand,
Would you want a politician with his ever-shifting stand?
Or would you prefer a soldier, who has sworn to defend
His home, his kin and Country and would fight until the end?


He was just a common soldier and his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us we may need his like again.
For when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.


If we cannot do him honor while he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline in a paper that would say,
Our Country is in mourning, for a soldier died today
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27 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

That was wonderful LPt and so true, thank you for posting it.
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27 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Nicely put LPt.
In our local newspaper and on the news media channels we are reminded daily of someone who has made the ultimate sacrifice. I can only bow my head and say a little prayer thanking those who paid the price.
So, on Memorial Day, it would be nice if we all paused for a moment and give thanks.
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27 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

We in the Florida Patriot Guard Riders, are doing two KIA missions on Saturday - one in Gainesville and one in Miami. Sad occasions. I will be attending the mission in G'ville.
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27 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Carl,
I know what you mean about a Sad Occasion.
You have a safe ride this week-end. I will be thinking of you.
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27 May 2010   #6

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
That was wonderful LPt and so true, thank you for posting it.
Joan thank you.. I just feel we need to always remember those who have kept us FREE...especially this weekend... to let their families know ..we do care deeply about what they have given.
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27 May 2010   #7

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
We in the Florida Patriot Guard Riders, are doing two KIA missions on Saturday - one in Gainesville and one in Miami. Sad occasions. I will be attending the mission in G'ville.
Carl that means so very much to those grieving families. I know it will be hard on you all.. do the best you can.. lots of hugs for your groups wonderful gift of the service to those families and friends.
hugs
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27 May 2010   #8

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Nicely put LPt.
In our local newspaper and on the news media channels we are reminded daily of someone who has made the ultimate sacrifice. I can only bow my head and say a little prayer thanking those who paid the price.
So, on Memorial Day, it would be nice if we all paused for a moment and give thanks.
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HWolves thank you.. we have a wonderful service on our court square.. to remember our Vets.. the crowd has been getting smaller for years.. now no doubt it will be larger this year.. Let's all say a little prayer for those away from home and those families who won't see their Military Men and Womean again.
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27 May 2010   #9

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

JOAN hi. oh my I just saw your beenie.. I love it !!!..
that's sooo cute.. aren't you the cat's meow .. lol.. teasing you .. I really like.
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27 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Carl,
I know what you mean about a Sad Occasion.
You have a safe ride this week-end. I will be thinking of you.
Thank you, Dennis. This mission will end up at the Florida National Cemetery near Bushnell where I was heading before the mission came up. I will probably delay my trip to St Augustine until Sunday.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
That was wonderful LPt and so true, thank you for posting it.
Joan thank you.. I just feel we need to always remember those who have kept us FREE...especially this weekend... to let their families know ..we do care deeply about what they have given.
Hear! Hear!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
We in the Florida Patriot Guard Riders, are doing two KIA missions on Saturday - one in Gainesville and one in Miami. Sad occasions. I will be attending the mission in G'ville.
Carl that means so very much to those grieving families. I know it will be hard on you all.. do the best you can.. lots of hugs for your groups wonderful gift of the service to those families and friends.
hugs
Thank you, M'Lady. And yes, these KIA missions are tough on all of us. Those guys were so young...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Nicely put LPt.
In our local newspaper and on the news media channels we are reminded daily of someone who has made the ultimate sacrifice. I can only bow my head and say a little prayer thanking those who paid the price.
So, on Memorial Day, it would be nice if we all paused for a moment and give thanks.
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HWolves thank you.. we have a wonderful service on our court square.. to remember our Vets.. the crowd has been getting smaller for years.. now no doubt it will be larger this year.. Let's all say a little prayer for those away from home and those families who won't see their Military Men and Womean again.
Amen
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