An Aging Veterans Prayer

"America i loved you in my youth,with all my heart and soul....
And i still believe in what you stand for,now that i have grown grey and old.

We live in a republic where freedom of speech, justice,liberty and equality for all, are the mortar, brick,foundation and cornerstone of our great democracy.

Precious guidlines and undeniable truths that our founding fathers weaved and express so eloquently in the U.S.CONSTITUTION.

Principles to strive for and live by not for just the present moment,but for a lifetime.Every second, minute,hour and day of each and every passing year.

Our past and present veterans blood was shed and flesh was torn on foreign battle fields in defense of these shining truths and principles so others should remain free.

So please keep us vets in your heart felt thoughts and prayers for we are growing old,you see.

Liberty and freedom comes at a high cost and is never really free,For without the sacrifice of our brave armed forces there would be no liberty.

So,always remember the one's who fell in combat and the aging veterans who still remain... and when you meet and greet them tell them their heroic efforts in defense of freedom and liberty were not fought in vain."

Copyright Joseph P. Martino 2005

1 comment:

  1. Nice prayer Bob.
    I'm glad there is more thankfulness and remembrance for the vets and those lost in battle.
    With all the crazy things happening in our land I can still say its the best place for me to live and I'm thankful for the sacrifices made so I can live here.
    You asked about seasons here in California. Well we don't have the "real" seasons you have in Mis.
    I live in the upper central valley of California. We have hot summers but not the humidity and spring is lovely. Fall isn't as dramatic but finally the trees are beginnnig to change. Winter can be mild with rain. 2 years ago we had a spritz of snow...that's a really big deal.
    We live an hour from the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, so if we want snow we can drive to it in that short time.
    After 41 years in the San Francisco Bay Area I can say with complete certainty that I don't miss the fog! the drizzle, the mostly cool days. Now its 2 hours to the Pacific Ocean and 2 hours to the ski resorts. Can't beat that.
    Sue

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