Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thank You Veterans

It was the Veteran, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.
It was the Veteran, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
It was the Veteran, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to fair trial.
It was the Veteran, not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to demonstrate.
It is the Veteran, who salutes the flag,
who served under the flag,

and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protestor to burn the flag.

Written by Father Denis Edward O'Brien, USMC

All Gave Some - Some Gave All

When Hope was 8 years old, her Activity Day Leader
did a project with the girls for the Soldiers in Iraq. She had
them make cards and write letters that they would put in a care package.
While the girls were all busy at work, Hope wrote this poem for Mack.
Her Leader submitted it to the local paper and it was published.
So Sweet.

A Poem dedicated to my soldier brother, Mark Miner
by Hope Miner - 12/07/2004

America Wants You
America wants you and loves you a lot.
All the boys like you and the girls think you rock.
Everyone is waiting for the big event
to come home and be President.

America, America, America wants you
to bring you back home
and make you some stew.
To take care of your needs
and pay the good deeds.

America, America, America wants you.
America wants you because you are bright
America wants you, You're full of delight.
America is ever so proud of you
Because of your bravery and courage true.
American Solider...I LOVE YOU!

This is dedicated to my wonderful brother in IRAQ!

Free Veterans Day Greeting Card - HERE

Scott and Hope made this Poster for McMeans Jr. High
Veteran's Hall of Fame
Honoring their Grandfather, Del Partridge
and Brother, Mark Miner (Mack)
Great Links:
Mack - Mark Miner Military Blog

Please take time today to say Thank You!
To find fun ways to celebrate and honor our Veterans


monstermash said...

That poem your daughter wrote for her big brother is the sweetest thing ever. How wonderful that your kids are aware and grateful!

stacey said...

I love this post today. I've enjoyed checking out those links on both your blogs. I must say, my favorite is that little poem.

Heather said...

That poem that Hope wrote is so sweet! What a great post! I don't think the Veteran's can be recognized and thanked enough!

sewpink said...

That poem by your daughter is just precious. I had to visit Mark's blog, it is amazing. No wonder Hope is so proud!

Diane said...

Thank you for this post. I hope we all include Veterans and Active Duty in our prayers today....we owe them so very much.