Tuesday, January 27, 2004
I just had an overwelming urge to post this. I don't know if any of my readers have ever, are currently or are planning to join the armed services. But if so, I just want to say thank you. You are the people who put your lives on the line for people you don't even know. Some may even dispise you for doing it or even for just being an American, but know that you have at least one person whow supports you 100%. I know this sound cliched and maybe a little phoney, but I'm being totally honest. You are the some of the true heroes this world has. There's a poem I found that I really like and I thought I would share it here.

I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze
A young Marine saluted it, and then
He stood at ease.

I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud
With hair cut square and eyes alert
He'd stand out in any crowd.

I thought, how many men like him
Had fallen through the years?
How many died on foreign soil?
How many mothers' tears?
How many Pilots' planes shot down?
How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
No, Freedom is not free.

I heard the sound of taps one night,
When everything was still.
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.

I wondered just how many times
That taps had meant "Amen"
When a flag had draped a coffin
of a brother or a friend.

I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.

I thought about a graveyard
at the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, Freedom isn't free!!

God Bless America!

The Only Thing Necessary For Evil To Triumph
Is For Good Men To Do Nothing