Thursday, September 11, 2008


Let us be thankful & not forget! Whatever your political beliefs.... I think everyone can appreciate the sacrifices & bravery of those on 9/11/01!!! As well as those made, by our military & their families on a daily basis.

Below is a poem written by a Marine that was sent to his father. In a letter to his Dad he asked that the poem be 'Every Home' will read it.


We all came together,
Both young and old
To fight for our freedom,
To stand and be bold.

In the midst of all evil,

We stand our ground,
And we protect our country

From all terror around.

Peace and not war,
Is what some people say.
But I'll give my life,
So you can live the American way.

I give you the right
To talk of your peace.

To stand in your groups,
and protest in our streets.

But still I fight on,

I don't bitch, I don't whine.
I'm just one of the people
Who is doing your time.

I'm harder than nails,
Stronger than any machine.
I'm the immortal soldier,
I'm a U.S. MARINE!

So stand in my shoes,
And leave from your home.

Fight for the people who hate you,
With the protests they've shown.
Fight for the stranger,
Fight for the young.

So they all may have,
The greatest freedom you've won

Fight for the sick,

Fight for the poor
Fight for the cripple,

Who lives next door.

But when your time comes,

Do what I've done.
For if you stand up for freedom,
You'll stand when the fight's done

By: Corporal Aaron M. Gilbert , US Marine Corps


Heather Wigen said...

What a good way to remember......