A Tribute To Veterans & Those Still S...

A Tribute To Veterans & Those Still Serving

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“Our Cause Isn't Lost”

Since: Jan 11

Blairsville, GA

#1 Nov 9, 2013


So God Made a Soldier

On the Eighth Day

And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said,“I need a protector for this world I have made”; and so,
God Made a Soldier

God said,“I need someone ready to get up before dawn and clean his rifle, shine his boots, clean his rifle again, and then enter a world of foreign tongues who cuss his very existence, while he smiles and says how do you do;”
So God Made a Soldier

“I need someone with strong shoulders of which to carry the nation whose shoulders carry the world, but gentle enough to place his child on when and if he comes back alive;
Somebody able and willing to call men from different races, places, and walks of life his brothers while they enter the valley of the shadow of death; and come home to a place where even his own spit on his morals, his beliefs; the very same whom could not spit without him;”
So God Made a Soldier

God said,“I need somebody to stand beside a man for nine years and call him his brother, then carry the man home on his back, lower the man’s body six feet into the ground, dry his tears, turn to his comrade’s family and say, we’re proud of your son. I need someone to clear his goggles with spit when he sweats too much, tie up his wounds with a tee shirt when he bleeds too much, and dry his eyes with whiskey when he weeps too much; someone who will run when he can’t run anymore, stand up for his country when his legs are numb, and fight for liberty, even when liberty is fighting against him.”
So God Made a Soldier

God had to have someone willing to give 110% of himself to a world that requires only 20%; someone who conducts himself the same whether in uniform, Sunday best, or a John Deere hat; someone to work all day, all night, all year, and all his life until his beard becomes too gray.
So God Made a Soldier

God said,“I need somebody to do what he has to do so his country can lay down their heads at peace at night, while his enemies sleep only when he does, which needless to say is not very often;”
So God Made a Soldier

It had to be someone who would put the needs of others above his own; somebody to swear on a book that his enemies burn; somebody to sweat, bleed, fight, and kill one day, and drive to church with his family the next;
and then, look, with eyes broken from seeing too much, as his son says he wants to spend his life doing what his dad does.
So God Made a Soldier

-Ben Morse, March 7th 2013

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Informed Opinion

Cape Coral, FL

#3 Nov 11, 2013
Happy Veterans Day !

Thanks to all who have served, and to their families.

Here's hoping next Veterans Day finds all our troops safely home.

Semper Fi.
Professor

Commerce, GA

#4 Nov 11, 2013
It is a great tribute to our veterans that we have a day just for them. Problem is that they gave us 365 days a year and we only recognize their efforts one day. Most of our business leaders, political leaders and just ordinary people never served or had the backbone and dedication to serve. Therefore they fail to understand the mind set of a veteran. Especially a combat veteran. Once you face death and win you no longer fear the unknown and therefore are not prone to being intimidated. I have seen the climate concerning our vets change with them being asked to stand in churches, public gatherings and such. Let us hope that this change in climate continues and grows as they deserve it.
Professor

Dawsonville, GA

#5 Nov 11, 2013
Well here it is the end of the day and no one has said Thank You. What are you going to do if they decide you aren't worth fighting for? It would seem you aren't unless your a politician and want your picture in the paper.

“Our Cause Isn't Lost”

Since: Jan 11

Blairsville, GA

#6 Nov 15, 2013
Professor wrote:
Well here it is the end of the day and no one has said Thank You. What are you going to do if they decide you aren't worth fighting for? It would seem you aren't unless your a politician and want your picture in the paper.
Your posting reflects those of us from the once Great America of the past; One in which our warriors were honored, respected, and appreciated for sacrificing their lives for ours.

Not anymore, as this thread itself attests by those negative little detesting icons.

Our armed-forces of today are more than simply forgotten, or unappreciated; they are as well shown disdain, and disrespected (on this thread) by those who would disparage our tribute to these brave defenders of our freedoms.

Even more abhorrent, those who employ such scorn for our tributes do not even have the courage to post opposing positions under anonymous screen names.

I guess my point is simply that disdain for an individual posting screen name, without regard for the content, isn’t a valid reason to disparage our brave soldiers (in this case) or others generally.

I find another, excellent point of your posting. Isn’t it daunting that so few would find interest in honoring our Veterans?

Nonetheless, ten to one are more interested in a Burger King thread. What indeed does that say about the priorities of the new generation?

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