My Guy Was a Marine

The Front Lines

God protect the brave ones, who fight for our rights;So we can sleep peacefully, as we lay down at night.Bless their families, that they had to leave behind;As they watch out for all of us, while guarding the front lines. Some are in places so hot, that they can...

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In Memory of You…

We have put the flag out at half  mast Will place flowers on your grave There will be picnics and celebration In memory of you   Thank you dear one for giving your all You were there to answer the call America needs help, yet you may fall You went there for me to be...

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While waiting to board a flight out of Savannah recently, I couldn't help but notice a large number of military personnel in the gate area.They were all men, accompanied by what I assumed were various family members. One, a strikingly handsome, tall black man, was...

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Today a Soldier Comes Home

Last Thursday was like any other day for me. I got up and rushed around to get ready for work. I left about sunrise and started up the road from my house. The sight before me left tears in my eyes. On every fence post, every sign, and on bushes, trees and even weeds...

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Closer Than a Brother

Nick was used to being ridiculed for his faith.After three years in the Marine Corps, it wasn't the first time his principles had gotten in the way of his popularity with the men of the unit. It would have been easy for him to join them on a night of drunken...

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Saving the Flag

She was not the popular girl in high school. She was in advanced studies, in a school system that idolized their honors program. My daughters thought the world of her, and with good reason. Aimee was a patriot. No apologies nor excuses. She was an officer in her high...

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Dedicated to all those whose service has made us free"Mommy can I pin the medal on grandpa's uniform today?" I asked."No dear this is not the time nor the place." She responded.My young years did not make me understand.I went to my father and said, "Daddy can I pin...

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Veteran’s Day