Happy Memorial Day and a Big Thanks to Vets

Today is Memorial Day in the US. Thank you to all who serve and fight for freedom.

Now “THIS” is a Poster!
I don’t know who wrote 
but PLEASE keep this going! 
Read to the end!
I hope this poster circles the globe. 

If it weren’t for the United States military, 
there’d be NO United States of America. 
The Soldier stood and faced God, 
Which must always come to pass. 
He hoped his shoes were shining, 
Just as brightly as his brass. 
‘Step forward now, Soldier, 
How shall I deal with you? 
Have you always turned the other cheek? 
To My Church have you been true?’ 
The soldier squared his shoulders and said, 
‘No, Lord, I guess I ain’t. 
Because those of us who carry guns, 
Can’t always be a saint. 
I’ve had to work most Sundays, 
And at times my talk was tough. 
And sometimes I’ve been violent, 
Because the world is awfully rough.
 But, I never took a penny, 
That wasn’t mine to keep. 
Though I worked a lot of overtime, 
When the bills just got too steep. 
And I never passed a cry for help, 
Though at times I shook with fear. 
And sometimes, God, forgive me, 
I’ve wept unmanly tears. 
I know I don’t deserve a place, 
Among the people here. 
They never wanted me around, 
Except to calm their fears. 
If you’ve a place for me here, Lord, 
It needn’t be so grand. 
I never expected or had too much, 
But if you don’t, I’ll understand. 
There was a silence all around the throne, 
Where the saints had often trod. 
As the Soldier waited quietly, 
For the judgment of his God. 
‘Step forward now, you Soldier, 
You’ve borne your burdens well. 
Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets, 
You’ve done your time in Hell.’ 
~Author Unknown~
It’s the Soldier, not the reporter 
Who has given us the freedom of the press. 
It’s the Soldier, not the poet, 
Who has given us the freedom of speech. 
It’s the Soldier, not the politicians that ensures 
Our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. 
It’s the Soldier who salutes the flag, 
Who serves beneath the flag, 
And whose coffin is draped by the flag. 

If you care to offer the smallest token of recognition 
and appreciation for the Military, 
please pass this on.

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at www.lindaandrews.net She’d love to hear from you.
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