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Linda Harvey

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RE: Let's Pause To Remember Those Who Have Fallen
5/24/2010 12:55:26 AM
Marion,

Thank you for serving.

My Father was a Naval Pilot

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Myrna Ferguson

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RE: Let's Pause To Remember Those Who Have Fallen
5/24/2010 1:28:33 AM
Hi Phil,

Thanks for the forum to honor our vets for all they have done for our freedom

May 30th at 8:30 p.m. PBS has a special honoring our vets,. It is live program and repeated at 10:00. I do hope you watch it is very good show.

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Phillip Black

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RE: Let's Pause To Remember Those Who Have Fallen
5/24/2010 2:04:38 AM

Hi Linda,

Thanks for coming by and thanks for your kind Comments. Two of my first Cousins were in the Navy, one was on a Carrier and the other was a Submariner. Both made it back home safe and secure, thank the Lord.

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When I'm Gone

When I come to the end of my journey
And I travel my last weary mile,
Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned
And remember only the smile.

Forget unkind words I have spoken;
Remember some good I have done.
Forget that I ever had heartache
And remember I've had loads of fun.

Forget that I've stumbled and blundered
And sometimes fell by the way.
Remember I have fought some hard battles
And won, ere the close of the day.

Then forget to grieve for my going,
I would not have you sad for a day,
But in summer just gather some flowers
And remember the place where I lay,

And come in the shade of evening
When the sun paints the sky in the west
Stand for a few moments beside me
And remember only my best.
- Mrs. Lyman Hancock
May Our Lord Bless & Keep You My Friend,
Phil


“There may be trouble all around, but I am calling you to a place of peace. Be still and know that I am God. Come to Me, and I will give you wisdom, strength, and grace for everything you face." Psalm 46:10
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Phillip Black

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RE: Let's Pause To Remember Those Who Have Fallen
5/24/2010 2:23:56 AM

Hi Myrna,

Thanks for visiting my Friend and thanks for the reminder of the PBS Program. I never forget it, it's always a highlight of my Memorial Day. I'm hope everyone gets a chance to see it.

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Freedom Is Not Free

I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
and then he stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
He'd stand out in any crowd.
I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil?
How many mothers' tears?
How many pilots' planes shot down?
How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
No, freedom isn't free.

I heard the sound of TAPS one night,
When everything was still
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
That TAPS had meant "Amen,"
When a flag had draped a coffin
Of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.
I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, freedom isn't free.
Have A Blessed & Happy Memorial Day My Dear Friend,
Phil
“There may be trouble all around, but I am calling you to a place of peace. Be still and know that I am God. Come to Me, and I will give you wisdom, strength, and grace for everything you face." Psalm 46:10
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RE: Let's Pause To Remember Those Who Have Fallen
5/24/2010 5:21:57 AM
Hi Phil,
Thanks for a wonderful thread. All those that served and especially those that gave their lives for their country deserve our respect, admiration and thanks for all they did out of love of country and patriotism.
I served 4 years in the U.S.A.F. during the Vietnam War.
Shalom,
Peter

I thought the poem is great and deserves to be read again and again.

Freedom Is Not Free

I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
and then he stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
He'd stand out in any crowd.
I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil?
How many mothers' tears?
How many pilots' planes shot down?
How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
No, freedom isn't free.

I heard the sound of TAPS one night,
When everything was still
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
That TAPS had meant "Amen,"
When a flag had draped a coffin
Of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.
I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, freedom isn't free.
Peter Fogel
Babylon 7
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