Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

We walked among the crosses
Where our fallen soldiers lay.
And listened to the bugle
As TAPS began to play.
The Chaplin led a prayer
We stood with heads bowed low.
And I thought of fallen comrades
I had known so long ago.
They came from every city
Across this fertile land.
That we might live in freedom.
They lie here 'neath the sand.
I felt a little guilty
My sacrifice was small.
I only lost a little time
But these men lost their all.
Now the services are over
For this Memorial Day.
To the names upon these crosses
I just want to say,
Thanks for what you've given
No one could ask for more.
May you rest with God in heaven
From now through evermore.
- C W Johnson

It's a quiet weekend in terms of EVE. With folks training for PI on one end of New Eden and others now about to fly interceptors. I am at peace today when I log in to check the tasks that need care and feeding. There is quiet in my mind as I catch up on the torrent of alliance mail.

Today I raise a beer to all those who have fought and died for what they believe in. I teach my sons to shake the hands of the soldiers at the parade and thank them for there service. I explain to them how war is not good, but those who fight them do so for the greater good of all.

So to all the Men and Women that place them self in harms way for the sake of country. I thank you for all that I have to call goodness in my world. May you see as rich a life as I have been afforded as a result of your service.



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