A Tribute to our Military.

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by ksp771, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. ksp771

    ksp771 10 pointer

    I know this has nothing to do with Deer hunting, but I received this from a friend and thought you all might enjoy it.

  2. HOG

    HOG Cyber-Hunter

    Jun 18, 2003
    Owenton, KY, USA.
    I seen nothing from the hell I was in, are we forgotten? But this was nice.

    me and my dog has fleas
  3. Standing Christmas Watch

    The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,

    I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.

    My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,

    my daughter beside me, angelic in rest.

    Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,

    Transforming the yard to a winter delight.

    The sparkling lights in the tree, I believe,

    Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.

    My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,

    Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep

    in perfect contentment, or so it would seem.

    So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

    The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,

    But I opened my eye when it tickled my ear.

    Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know,

    Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.

    My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,

    and I crept to the door just to see who was near.

    Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,

    A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.

    A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old

    Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.

    Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,

    Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.

    "What are you doing?" I asked without fear

    "Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!

    Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,

    You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"

    For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,

    away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts,

    to the window that danced with a warm fire's light

    then he sighed and he said "Its really all right,

    I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night"

    Its my duty to stand at the front of the line,

    that separates you from the darkest of times.

    No one had to ask or beg or implore me,

    I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.

    My Gramps died at 'Pearl on a day in December,"

    then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers."

    My dad stood his watch in the jungles of 'Nam

    And now it is my turn and so, here I am.

    I've not seen my own son in more than a while,

    But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile.

    Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,

    The red white and blue... an American flag.

    "I can live through the cold and the being alone,

    Away from my family, my house and my home,

    I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,

    I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat,

    I can carry the weight of killing another

    or lay down my life with my sisters and brothers

    who stand at the front against any and all,

    to insure for all time that this flag will not fall."

    "So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright

    Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."

    "But isn't there something I can do, at the least,

    "Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?

    It seems all too little for all that you've done,

    For being away from your wife and your son."

    Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,

    "Just tell us you love us, and never forget

    To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone.

    To stand your own watch, no matter how long.

    For when we come home, either standing or dead,

    to know you remember we fought and we bled

    is payment enough, and with that we will trust.

    That we mattered to you as you mattered to us.

  4. ril7572

    ril7572 Cyber-Hunter

    Jul 9, 2003
    I never served in the military, for those of you who have and still do, Thank you.
  5. Albinobuck

    Albinobuck 6 pointer

    Jul 23, 2002
    Owensboro, ky, USA.
    I'm very proud of all our armed forces alot of soldiers have gave there lives over the years for this country so that WE can injoy the freedom that they have died fighting for GOD BLESS ALL ARE SOLDIERS


    Good Luck Be Safe and Get A Big One

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