Private 1st Class
Joined: 11 May 2005
Location: Midland. TEXAS home of the 1st LADY
54 AMC bucks
|Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:40 pm Post subject: Veteran's Day 2007
I am a Veteran
What did you do on Veteran's Day? Go to the Big Veteran's Day sale at the Big white sale at Kohl's, the furniture sale at Ashley's? I didn't! I remembered our fallen veterans at the Permian Basin Vietnam Memorial at 1100 (11am) on the 11th day of the 11th month. Did you? Are you a veteran?
I reread some old letters written 60 yrs ago, 35 yrs ago or just yesterday from my son or daughter in Iraq or Afghanistan, from WW2 or 'Nam. I have written the last letter home for the my fallen brothers in 'Nam to their parents, wife or his girlfriend. Did you? I'm a Veteran.
I cried at night because I could not save my Sarge from his fatal wounds. I flew back with his coffin to deliver his body to his mother, wife, or both. Did you? I have said the last the rites over the my dead Marines because there were no Sky Pilots (chaplains) around to do it. Did you? I have, I'm a Veteran.
Have you knocked at the door of the parents, wife of the PFC who died 4 days ago and you was the unlucky Sarge to do the dirty duty? I was. Been punched out by a angry father cause he would not believe his son was dead or catch his mother in your arms cause she fainted . I have, I'm a Veteran.
Did you return from a tour in Hell (war) and while waiting to be greeted by your parents or wife get spat upon by some peace protesters at the airport? I have. Did your parents get greeted by peace protesters at your funeral , saying the God killed your because America protects homo's? I did and did a Veteran walked between you and those protesters and said you will not hear this poop! I did, I'm that Veteran.
Have you smelled the burning flesh or the poison gas at Hitler's Final solution or release the living skeletons from their POW camps that held the survivors of the "Bataan March" in the Pacific. I have. I was that POW, I am that Veteran that relives the smell and the bodies of that day.
Do you lie awake at night hoping that the nightmares of the wars, the killings and everything did not invade your mind? I have those nightmares. Have you walked through the alleys, the back streets of your hometown looking for day old food to eat, slept on a cardboard box as your and had the same as a blanket, drinking "Mad Dog"? I have, I'm a Homeless Veteran.
Have you gone to the VA hospital and waited all day to see a Dr. or been waiting for 5 yrs to get a knee replacement? I have. Have you look into a Veteran's eyes and seen for a 1,000 yards. I'm that Veteran. Have you gone deep into the woods and seen a simple shack where that crazy Veteran lives, knock on my door and open your heart. I bleed like you do and suffer as you do. I'm a Veteran.
This coming Memorial Day and Veteran's Day don't go the the sales, go to the local Memorial and see for yourself what Veterans really do. We don't shop. we cry, we don't bargain to the lowest dollar, there's no $ valve for what we paid, and paid for. Please do yourself a favor and join an organization to helps VETERANS and our current Military in their fight on the WOT (WAR ON TERROR). It does does not cost much, It pays your heart and mind alot of thanks from that Veteran. You might be surprised when one of us gives thanks to you for your support of Americans and America.
Loyalty above all else, except honor." SEMPER FI
"The Marines I have observed around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever come across. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps" Eleanor Roosevelt 1944