I'm free today

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Spookwriter, May 30, 2011.

  1. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

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    I woke up early this morning and went for a quiet drive.
    Ended up at cementary, standing by my father in laws grave.
    Wounded in action in a place called Vietnam.

    As close as we were, that was a time he seldom spoke of. He might
    say a few words, but never about the battles he was in. In all the
    years I knew him, he never once spoke about the day he was shot.

    I stood there and thought about him. Looked around at all the small
    American flags decorating many of the graves there. So I took the time to
    walk about, read the names of these Veterans. Some of the names I knew,
    people that had crossed my life somewhere along the way.

    We meet real heroes in our life, and don't even know it.

    Our Veterans are those real heroes. Both those who gave their life for our
    freedom, and those who served and came home.

    So to the veterans in my family today, and in yours, I say a very personal
    and heartfelt, thank you.

    I thank you for my freedom that I've had every single day of my life.

    More importantly, I thank you for making America the fine county that it
    is today.

    We owe to each one of you a debt we can never pay.

    Because of you, I'm free today.

    Thank You,

    Spookwriter
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  3. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

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    [​IMG] Very nice.
     
  4. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

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    [​IMG] Well said!
     
  5. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    What a beautiful tribute. [​IMG]
     
  6. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    [​IMG] Beautiful [​IMG]
     
  7. Gardengirl 2011

    Gardengirl 2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Well said....spoken from the heart.
     
  8. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Job![​IMG]
     
  9. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    [​IMG] Perfect
     
  10. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Absolutely moving tribute. Thank you.
     

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