For Independance Day A Poem

  1. i was trying to find a post that wanted tributes because of the fourth coming up and could not find it this was emailed to me and i feel it is very nice and wanted to share it with you all

    this is a poem being sent from a marine to his dad. for those who take the
    time to read it, you'll see a letter from him to his dad at the
    bottom. it makes you truly be thankful for not only the marines, but all of
    our troops.

    the marine

    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 *****, 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 us 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
    uss saipan, persian gulf

    march 23, 2003

    hey dad!

    do me a favor and label this "the marine" and send it to everybody
    on your email list. even leave this letter in it. i want this rolling all
    over the us i want every home reading it. every eye seeing it. and every
    heart to feel it.. so can you please send this for me? i would but my email
    time isn't that long and i don't have much time anyway. you know
    what dad? i wondered what it would be like to truly understand what jfk said
    in his inaugural speech. "when the time comes to lay down my life for my
    country, i do not cower from this responsibility. i welcome it."

    well, now i know. and i do. dad, i welcome the opportunity to do what i
    do. even though i have left behind a beautiful wife, and i will miss the
    birth of our first born child, i would do it 70 times over to fight for the
    place that god has made for my home.

    i love you all and i miss you very much. i wish i could be there when
    sandi has our baby, but tell her that i love her, and lord willing, i will
    be coming home soon. give mom a great big hug from me and give one to
    yourself too.

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  3. by   J Lynn
    Rhore, that's really nice. Do you know anyone in the military?