To Our Soldiers, Thank You.

From FG&C:

Twas the night before Christmas,
he lived all alone,
In a one-bedroom house
made of plaster and stone.

I had come down the chimney,
with presents to give,
and to see just who might
in this home did live.

As I looked all about,
a strange sight I did see,
no tinsel, no presents,
not even a tree.

No stocking by the fire,
just boots filled with sand.
On the wall hung pictures
of a far distant land.

With medals and badges,
awards of all kind,
a sobering thought
soon came to my mind.

For this house was different,
unlike any I’d seen.
This was the home
of a U.S. Marine.

I’d heard stories about them,
I had to see more,
so I walked down the hall
and pushed open the door.

And there he lay sleeping,
silent, alone,
Curled up on the floor
in his one-bedroom home.

He seemed so gentle,
his face so serene,
Not how I pictured
a U.S. Marine.

Was this the hero,
of whom I’d just read?
Curled up in his poncho,
a floor for his bed?

His head was clean-shaven,
his weathered face tan.
I soon understood,
this was more than a man.

For I realized the families
that I saw that night,
owed their lives to these men,
who were willing to fight.

Soon around the Nation,
the children would play,
And grown-ups would celebrate
on a bright Christmas day.

They all enjoyed freedom,
each month and all year,
because of Marines
like this one lying here.

I couldn’t help wonder
how many lay alone,
on a cold Christmas Eve,
in a land far from home.

Just the very thought
brought a tear to my eye.
I dropped to my knees
and I started to cry.

He must have awoken,
for I heard a rough voice,
“Santa, don’t cry, this life is my choice.”

“I fight for freedom,
And I don’t ask for more.
My life is my God,
my country, and my Corps.”

With that he rolled over,
And drifted off into sleep,
I couldn’t control it,
I continued to weep.

I watched him for hours,
so silent and still.
I noticed he shivered
from the cold night’s chill.

So I took off my jacket,
the one made of red,
and covered this Marine
from his toes to his head.

Then I put on his T-shirt
of scarlet and gold,
with an eagle, globe and anchor
emblazoned so bold.

And although it barely fit me,
I began to swell with pride,
and for one shining moment,
I was Marine Corps deep inside.

I didn’t want to leave him
so quiet in the night,
this guardian of honor
so willing to fight.

But half asleep he rolled over,
and in a voice clean and pure,
said “Carry on, Santa,
it’s Christmas Day, all secure.”

One look at my watch
and I knew he was right,
Merry Christmas my friend,
Semper Fi and goodnight!

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ozzytrumpster

Very nice. I bet that marine knew he was there all along

pgroup

Hold on there, big boy. You can’t say ‘fuck you’ to wolfie on his own site!
/s

ozzytrumpster

Whoops! grammar fail.

wolfmoon1776

Bwahahahahahahaha can be a verb when I bwahahahahahahaha George Soros!

Gail Combs

ozzytrumpster,
Interesting…
BTW stop the Video at 3 minutes 28 seconds. Has that dude grabbed President Trump by his TIE??? Note the bulge in the arm muscles too.
….
The precise timing is certainly weird, otherwise extremely good Intel could explain everything.
ENJOY THE SHOW
Q

ozzytrumpster

Yes…. very wierd. Can’t pause the video. It keeps jumping back to the start

wolfmoon1776

Thanks! Love it! 😀

ozzytrumpster

“They were a bunch of dirty cops paid for by Hillary Clinton & the DNC. These were evil people & I’m going to consider it my greatest or one my greatest achievements – getting rid of them.” (Take a listen, 37 secs)
https://twitter.com/Winning45KAG/status/1209596824002150401

ozzytrumpster

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Gail Combs

LOVE IT!
AND
So true, of course he would vote for President Trump, the guy who brought Christmas back into the White House and our culture.comment image

Coldeadhands

Semper Fi, Santa!

OW21

FG&C – Lovely poem – thank you for posting it, Daughn.

wolfmoon1776

Amen!!!

kinthenorthwest

God Bless You & Yours daughnwork- My favorite poem/song of Christmas that has been done so well.
Merry Merry Christmas to All
There Can Never Be Enough THANK YOUs for America’s Military People Current, Vets, Family and Those Passed Away
THANK YOU A Million Times Over, American Military People , For Your Many Sacrifices in Serving In America’s Military
For All Our Q-Treeper Active Military, Vets, Family of Military And Family of Vets Passed Away—
THANK YOU A Million Zillion TImes–
Merry Christmas Know That You Are Greatly Appreciated From the Bottom of My Heart For All You Do Did and Done.
Here are two songs I have posted for some of my military friends on FB.

Coldeadhands

“Be good for goodness sake”

trumpismine

If you are able,
save them a place
inside of you
and save one backward glance
when you are leaving
for the places they can
no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say
you loved them,
though you may
or may not have always.
Take what they have left
and what they have taught you
with their dying
and keep it with your own.
And in that time
when men decide and feel safe
to call the war insane,
take one moment to embrace
those gentle heroes
you left behind
Poem by Major Michael Davis O’Donnell, U.S. Army

Nor'easter

Merry Christmas Daughn, ForGod&Country, and our military and Veterans!

grandmaintexas

Thank you for the lovely tribute to Marines/military. Merry Christmas and may God especially bless them today.

Deplorable Patriot

Yes, our soldiers stand on a wall or fly a CAP or watch the satellite feeds and say nothing’s going to hurt you tonight.
But the fire department, the police, and emergency room personnel are also away from their families for various duties contributing to our safety, security, and comfort at this time of year.
Please, don’t forget them, the ones that drew the short straw for the day and still do those jobs, dirty as they are, and many times get nothing but grief for their troubles.

GA/FL

Nurses and doctors also stand watch and provide care for others on every holiday!

Deplorable Patriot

So do police and fire. Their busiest times are the Fourth of July, New Years, and Thanksgiving. But, it’s their job.

Deplorable Patriot

Having fun with it. Love it.

plumnelly1

From this military family…Thank you FG&C and Miss Daughn. Merry Christmas.
Please remember “Code of Vets” when giving. They are truly a not for profit and do so much for are Veterans who struggle. She does this in honor of her deceased Vietnam Vet father.

ForGodandCountry

Merry Christmas one and all!
As I did the day I posted this poem I would like to give tribute to it’s author and Marine James M. Schmidt, who wrote it in 1987. It has been going around the interwebs since the 90’s.
To all those who serve and protect us in any capacity….
The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26

Rodney Short

We just got internet working again.
I just want to wish you all a Merry Christmas.

Alison

Merry Christmas, Rodney 💖💖💖💖 we just got home from a lovely day with family. Hugs to you and Kimi & thank you for checking in. God Bless you 💋

Rodney Short

Merry Christmas Alison I am glad you were blessed with a great day.
God bless you and yours.

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