Veteran’s Day

November 11, 2010 - 2 Comments

by Jim Barnes

A warm thank you to all veterans for your service to our country and its people. The debt is deep and profound. We should also take a moment to remember the men and women of the armed services still serving. God bless and come home safe!

Comments (2)

Matthew Gillespie

November 12th, 2010 at 12:28 pm    

Thanks Jim, for putting these comments on “The Post.” We cannot thank enough the men and women who have placed their lives on hold to preserve our freedoms. THANK YOU TO ALL VETERANS!

I saw the flag pass by one day
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it
Then he stood at-ease
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud
With hair cut square and eyes alert
He’d stand out in any crowd
I thought, how many like him
Had fallen through the years
How many died on foreign soil
How many mothers’ tears
How many pilots planes shot down
How many died at sea
How many foxholes were soldies graves
No, freedom is not free.

I heard the sound of Taps one night
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill
I wondered just how many times that Taps had meant Amen
A final fair-well to a brother or a friend
I thought about the mothers, the brothers and the wives
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interupted lives
I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea,
Of unknown graves at Arlington,
No, freedom is not free

Jim Barnes

November 15th, 2010 at 5:36 am    

Thanks Matt. Couldn’t agree more!

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