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    "How are you? It's good to see you, even though it's late.
    I saw what happened, so I thought I'd meet you at The Gate.
    I can see you have several questions you want to ask of Me.
    Like, what happened, why you, and what about your family.
    There is a lot you won't be able to understand right away.
    So you'll have to trust Me and take solace in what I say.


    It's no surprise you are here, you've been called home for a reason.
    The loved ones you left behind will be with you again in a season.
    It was all part of the plan, you know, that you chose to be one to fight.
    You were called from the beginning to protect others with your might.

    You see, I warned everyone of evil, and that evil was very cunning.
    I warned the others to turn away, to hurry and leave running.
    But if everyone turned away and from evil they ran,
    then evil would rule because they'd know they can.

    So I had to ask some of you to run not. But instead, stay and fight.
    This, that evil be stayed, even turn and take flight.
    I asked you few to do your duty, be fair and don't make the mistake
    of becoming cynical or callous; though it is one many did make.

    I told you, few would understand the call to duty I put in you,
    and most would question your values and your love of family too.
    I told you some of you would fall and to take no worry of that.
    That I'd take care of you and your families where're they're at.

    I'm aware that your death there; tears at the hearts of your family,
    but trust Me, they'll receive love and peace from Me personally.
    Your children will be watched over, I'll take care of them too.
    And in time they'll understand what it was I asked of you.

    That you be one of those to take up the sword and protect the rest.
    That you were chosen because you were among My bravest and best.
    Yes, though I asked the others to run from evil with all their might,
    I thank you ...for being one who was willing stay the line and fight."


    Dedicated to the Families and Friends of Those
    Who Have Lost Loved Ones Serving Our Country
    and The Cause of Freedom and Justice for All.

    God Bless You, ...Always.

    Inspired by the day to day falling of our troops
    who are trying to give the mothers, their children
    and grandchildren of Afganistan and Iraq: freedom.

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    That was beautiful.

    Sometimes i feel like I am the only one who hears about a solder dying on the news and actually feels grief. They just pass over it like it is a lifeless statistic.

    God keep and protect our troops, they are not forgotten and their sacrifice is a debt that cannot be repaid, only appreciated and honored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decline View Post
    That was beautiful.

    Sometimes i feel like I am the only one who hears about a solder dying on the news and actually feels grief. They just pass over it like it is a lifeless statistic.

    God keep and protect our troops, they are not forgotten and their sacrifice is a debt that cannot be repaid, only appreciated and honored.
    Well said Decline. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decline View Post
    That was beautiful.

    Sometimes i feel like I am the only one who hears about a solder dying on the news and actually feels grief. They just pass over it like it is a lifeless statistic.

    God keep and protect our troops, they are not forgotten and their sacrifice is a debt that cannot be repaid, only appreciated and honored.
    Couldn't have said it better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Decline View Post
    That was beautiful.

    Sometimes i feel like I am the only one who hears about a solder dying on the news and actually feels grief. They just pass over it like it is a lifeless statistic.

    God keep and protect our troops, they are not forgotten and their sacrifice is a debt that cannot be repaid, only appreciated and honored.
    Well said my friend....you don't hear so much about the troop deaths anymore, what with b.o. being the boss and all that, but I saw in the paper just this morning that the anti-war screw-balls are ginning up, commie prez or not.

    Boy, wouldn't that be sweet. The hard laft are getting a little of their own stuff lately....lound and sometimes rowdy crowds....ya' gotta' love it.

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    Nice poem.

    When I was younger, and volunteered for every excersion that came along, I never realized what my mom was thinking or feeling. Then in June my son deployed to Iraq, 17 years after I returned from Desert Storm/Shield. Now I know what she was thinking and feeling.

    For most people an American casualty is just a news story. But for parents, wives, husband, sons and daughters who have a family member in the war, it is an exclamation point. Where, when, how, what service and finally who? The why is known only to the few who understand the high cost of freedom and keeping this country safe.
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    Each and every time I hear about another one of our men or women dying out there in the nether world of the war, I pray that someday we will somehow find a way to keep from killing each other.
    The greatest world would be where we would have no war at all. No hunger. No pain. No suffering.
    Such a world does not exist. There will always be conflict. There will always be those who don't want peace, or only think they can get it by total control over others.

    Heavenly Father, I pray that we may find our way through the madness we find in our paths.

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