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Veterans Day Salute and Poem

By BenetBoy78

6 years ago

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  • 12 posts
  • 9 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 4 years ago by Martijn
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#1 6 years ago

Big SALUTE of extreme gratitude to each and every Veteran of our great Nation, the United States of America! God Bless!! Today why not remember those who have given the ultimate for you and me, and our American families? Shake a Veterans hand and say thank you when you can.


The soldier stood and faced God, Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining, Just as brightly as his brass.

'Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you ?
Have you always turned the other cheek ?
To My Church have you been true?'

The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
'No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

'Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell.'

Author Unknown~

#2 6 years ago

I have not seen this before, exceptional and moving. Thanx for posting!

#3 6 years ago

Very nice!
Thank you to all the Veterans.

#4 6 years ago

Veteran's Day Bump

#5 6 years ago

Good poem.

God Bless our Veterans!Where would We be without them?

#6 6 years ago

To All that served N the Marine Corp ,,

#7 6 years ago

Veteran's Day Evening Bump.

#8 6 years ago

Happy Veterans Day to all of the brave men and women of our armed forces.

I am saddened by the lack of thumbs up on this thread.

2 years later
#10 4 years ago

Veterans Day 2016 Bump Never Forget!!!

#11 4 years ago

Agreed!! But why oh why is this in the basement?

#12 4 years ago
Quoted from poppapin:

Agreed!! But why oh why is this in the basement?

Agreed, the basement is not really fitting, now is it? I moved this topic to the serious section in OT.

Btw, you can always make a request to try to get topics moved from the basement to OT by starting a Moderator Feedback thread.

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