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THE FINAL INSPECTION


Sunday, April 21, 2013


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 have not.
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 got just 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.

Take a moment any time you see someone in uniform and thank them for their service because they truly are the heroes we should be honoring, not all the hollywood types.

God Bless the USA!
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DIBANANA 4/22/2013 9:50PM

  Very nice Pat

I take every chance I have to thank a soldier and a policeman!



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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/21/2013 10:53PM

    Thank you for this beautiful blog!!! May God continue to bless the USA and all our soldiers past, current and future.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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2BEHEALTHY2014 4/21/2013 10:09PM

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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IAMWINNING 4/21/2013 9:39PM

    Hear, hear!!

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INFLATED 4/21/2013 8:51PM

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God bless them, each one of them.

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DOODIE59 4/21/2013 8:30PM

    Powerful words.
Deirdre

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THINAGIN2 4/21/2013 6:15PM

    Thank you for sharing this!
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For all soldiers everywhere!

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 4/21/2013 4:21PM

    Amen! Honor our true heros!

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