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#2120 Nov 25, 2012
Praying for our military!!! They need our prayers and support more and more each day! Especially now!

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#2121 Nov 26, 2012
Richard D. Preston
I REMEMBER YOU

I remember you
For freedom reigns today
Yet sad, so very sad
That your lives had to end this way.

I remember you
Therefore you shall forever live
I present a humble offering
My tears to you I give

I remember you
and the Flag that we fought for
As I kneel upon this hallowed ground
a living casualty of war

I remember you
You gave me hope when all was lost
your lives were rare and priceless;
can we ever recover from the loss?

I remember you
Brothers and Sisters of the Wall
and I will continue to remember you
until this Brother falls

I remember you;
I guess it’s thank you I want to say
for the privilege to be in the land of the free
on this your Memorial Day

“Thank you seems so inadequate”

©Copyright May 14, 2001 by Richard D. Preston

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#2123 Nov 27, 2012
Richard D. Preston
LADY LIBERTY

Liberty, Sweet Miss Liberty
Standing there with great confidence
That ye shall be preserved,
Your young Warriors shall uphold
Your honor and your freedom
Giving their lives without reserve…

No Foreign footsteps of war
Have ever broken down America’s door
For we fight with honor so that Liberty remains,
For We shall shed our precious life’s blood
So that your voice may echo without censored refrain…

May you forever be swathed in the Red, White, and Blue
We fight diligently with your vision in view,
For we are confident in our moments of trial
That we shall be remembered as victorious warriors,

Who died loving you…

©Copyright March 6, 2001 by Richard D. Preston
Revised: November 2006

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#2124 Nov 27, 2012


When You're Gone - Support Our Troops Tribute

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#2125 Nov 28, 2012
Richard D. Preston
MEMORIAL DAY – 2003

Time to remember
As if we could forget
Those to whom our freedom
Owes a never-ending debt

A special day in May
To which we set aside
To honor our nations heroes
The ones who died with pride

Missed they shall forever be
We veterans all know a few
Some young soldier from long ago
Who may have died along side of you

Their names may have escaped us
And their faces may not be clear
But their blood and selfless sacrifice
Is the bond that holds us dear

Think back old vet to the hazy days
We were invincible or so we thought
I didn’t realize it then my friends
But death is how freedoms bought

A Memorial Day remembrance
Dwells inside each of us every day
A love for our brothers and sisters
Expressed by two simple words we say…

…Thank you

©Copyright May 19, 2003 by Richard D. Preston

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Just a Dream - Carrie Underwood

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#2127 Nov 29, 2012
Richard D. Preston
MY BROTHER

If I have failed in any way
If I have ever to you failed to say
That I know your pain, I understand
What it’s like to walk this barren land
Misunderstood, a broken man

Forgive me please.

My Brother If I have let you down
If I seem to have forgotten laughter’s sound
If when I see you I shed a tear
May I never fail to tell you.
It is a comfort to have you near
If I have failed to say I share the same fears

Forgive me please.

My Brother though I may never behold your face
Even though we trod upon hells own place
We are one in spirit, Brothers of war
We never knew what Vietnam had in store
But we survived the worst; we made it through
We are still victims – me and you
And when we pause to count the bloody cost
when our hearts remember the forever lost
Know, dear Brother, that we do not stand alone
for we stand with those upon the Granite stone
We stand in life and we’ll stand in death
together We will stand among the very best
You and I

And for this I shall ask no forgiveness
Even if only now we are only.
“Halfway Home”

Semper Fidelis

©Copyright January 31, 2002 by Richard D. Preston

Author’s Note: For Lou “Caliber” Klaiber

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#2129 Nov 30, 2012
Richard D. Preston and Charles E. Preston
NOW PLAYING…

We are the players,
the world is our stage;
all roles are important
and played every day

Fallen heroes of war
have finished their parts
Act one now over
Act two did not start

What applause they receive
as the final curtain falls;
Their credits now posted
On a Memorial wall

Every moment of the day,
a new play begins.
This great world stage
travels with the wind

We travel precariously
upon the painted wagons of war
our destination, our stage
is never quite sure

But one thing remains
in this theater of pain
when the director yells cut
the world is blood stained

No Oscars, no Emmys,
No Golden Globes to be won;
Just rows and rows of white crosses
For America’s lost Sons

©Copyright March 2002 by Richard D. Preston and Charles E. Preston

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#2131 Dec 1, 2012
The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury,pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen

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#2132 Dec 3, 2012
Keep all servicemen and women over seas in your prayers. It has to be difficult being away from family at holidays.

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#2133 Dec 3, 2012
Absolutely.
They are over worked, under paid and under appreciated.

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#2134 Dec 3, 2012
Richard D. Preston
NUTHIN’ AIN’T NUTHIN’

In the center of town
there’s an old park bench
cracked and withered with age
It faces a war memorial of Granite
In front of it Old Glory waves

Upon this worn out resting place
often sits a weary old man
who seems to stare into nothingness
in silence with folded hands

he remembers a time when
he returned home from war
There were no marching bands,
not a thank you was uttered
for taking a Patriots stand

He fought in a most unpopular place
His own countrymen cursed his name
But he fought and he survived
as he watched others die
he lived his life in silent pain

One day a bold and brash young man
confronted the forgotten Vet
He said, damn old man it’s history now
ain’t it time that you forget

That was then and this is now
maybe you just need to get a grip
Man you weren’t a hero then or now
your just a worn out crip’

The old man broke his fixated stare
his eyes were as hard as steel
he looked into the eyes of the rebel lad
and asked,“How does freedom feel?”

It really is “time” that I “can’t” forget
And “history” is where “history’s” made
all gave some and some gave all
Some returned and others stayed

Some are still listed as MIA’s
But you have no concern of that
The heroes you mock gave you the right
to spout off without knowing the facts

Nuthin’ ain’t nuthin’, but nothin’s free
Only those who fought can understand
cause freedom cost sumthin’ and that sumthin’s blood
From a Brotherhood of a higher degree

The Old man fixed his eyes
back upon the rugged stone
folded his hands and then bowed his head
and he thanked his God that he was alone

The battle remains, nothing has changed
its just a different time and place
And he thanked his God for the right to fight
But mostly for His Amazing Grace

©Copyright January 2, 2001 by Richard D. Preston

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#2135 Dec 3, 2012
I Salute You American Soldier

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#2136 Dec 3, 2012
Thank you to the wonderful men and women of our armed services!

Madison Rising - The Star Spangled Banner

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#2137 Dec 3, 2012
REDNECK HIPPIE wrote:
I Salute You American Soldier
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =RuvmdYXXQUYXX
They are so brave!
Thanks RH!

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#2138 Dec 3, 2012
Chris - PSL wrote:
Thank you to the wonderful men and women of our armed services!

Madison Rising - The Star Spangled Banner
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =c8C7i9kdEf8XX
I loved this!!!

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#2139 Dec 3, 2012
Please pray for BMC Terrell Horne III. He was killed in the line of duty over the weekend!!! He was stationed aboard the USCGC Halibut!

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