Memorial Day: IN A MOTHER'S EYES  

rm_PurryKitty2 48M/49F
12865 posts
5/29/2006 5:46 am

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5/30/2006 3:59 pm

Memorial Day: IN A MOTHER'S EYES

I just wanted to share this with you all and hope that this day is a happy one for you and you are with family and friends.

Sail and I are blessed to have had such a great weekend so far being with the people who are closest to us and making new friends as well and we are grateful to those who made our freedom so!!!!

Purry {=}

In A Mother's Eyes

The day our flagpole was ready, We had no flag to fly
A mother stepped forward and said I have a flag with a tear in her eye
It was given to me the day that we laid my son to rest
He was a true blue soldier who gave his life his best.

I got a knot in my throat and a chill in my bones
A tear rolled down my face
A mother has lost her son at war
The pain on her face.

In a mother's eyes you can see red, white, and blue
In a mother's eyes you can see the pain so true
Freedom comes with a cost of sadness and loss
You can see in a mother's eyes.

When someone puts their life on the line so others can be free
It's a selfless act of courage and love, how thankful we all should be
And when I look at the flag today, I see a whole new meaning there
I see the men and the women who died for her
So in this freedom we can share.

In a mother's eyes you can see red, white, and blue
In a mother's eyes you can see the pain so true
Freedom comes with a cost of sadness and loss
You can see in a mother's eyes.

In memory of PFC Lynn Robbin Krotzer, USMC (KIA 1969 Vietnam) Gibsonburg, OHIO
Songwriter © 1999 Andrew Dean


Purry


LustyTaurus 48M  
21253 posts
5/29/2006 6:07 am

That's beautiful Purry...thankyou.


RevJoseyWales 69M/66F
14393 posts
5/29/2006 7:12 am

Thank you for remebering.

Joe

SFC, U.S.ARMY 1968-1985, Viet Nam 1968-69

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."


rm_gerson42 52M
2419 posts
5/29/2006 7:17 am

Sad words yet those of many.
Also, gratitude to Joe just above me here. Thank you for your service.
ger


rm_cru1972 44M
4407 posts
5/29/2006 8:59 am

Such lovely words Thank you

Never Forget


reverend21 49M
1913 posts
5/29/2006 10:00 am

Thank you Purry, from one disabled veteran


oldude1946 70M

5/29/2006 10:11 am

Thank You

Jerry

SFC, U.S. Army, 1964-1983
Vietnam 1965-1966...1971-1972


wanderlust01970 50M

5/29/2006 10:47 am

(Wiping a tear) My Thanks to friends who never made it back. Say a little prayer for them. Thanks!


spacecadet561 59M

5/29/2006 2:27 pm

Purry,
I consider myself lucky to have not lost any relatives in combat. One uncle was a gunner in a B-17 over Europe, until his plane got shot down and he wound up a "guest" of the Luftwaffe for the rest of the war. My father was in Japan for a year during the Korean War. Other uncles and cousins served, but didn't see combat. I came along late enough to not get drafted, but have worked on some tools to help swing the odds in favor of our troops.

It is good that we have people willing to lay their lives on the line for the rest of us. It would be better if they didn't have to, but such is the state of our world.

SpaceCadetù


NiceGuyMush 46M

5/29/2006 4:36 pm

April 25 in New Zealand is ANZAC Day (Australia and NZ Army Corps) t

the day when both Countrys remember those who have fallen in service of our country, in the service of freedom.

Our tiny nation olf just on 5 million people attends dawn service, we see the veterans of generations far older than us, standing there, standing proud for their mates, so few of them left now.

The strings of our hearts are pulled, we are moed by this experiencewe are galvanised and reborn as a nation on this day like no other. This day perhaps more than any other says we are a kiwi and proud of our place in the world.

Galipoli stands out in my mind, as a nation we flock to this headland in Turkey in the thousands every year. It is like the place of sacrifice for the young kiwi male of the early 1900's so many were lost and for what? (in that campain)

The "last post" is played by a sole bugaleer, our hearts well, we see the tears well in the old timer's eyes, we shed a tear also.

A prayer is read

"with the rising of the sun - we will remember them"

and we do.

My next door neighbour is a vet of the WWII Merchant Navy, North Atlantic Russian supply run. Some increadible tales of hardship, like we will fortunately never know.

The waste of human life is beyond comprehension


HappySynner 55M  
1285 posts
5/30/2006 12:35 pm

That was such a wonderful thought to post ... thank you. I developed many military friendships in my travels as a Good Will Ambassador to several nations when I was in my teens. Most were assigned to me as escorts while I was in "questionable" regions. I think of these friends often and always set aside one day each month in thanks and remembrance.

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