U.S. Marine

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by mittam, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. mittam

    mittam Member

    >At the end, the Marine who wrote this asks that it go all over the U.S. in
    >e-mails, so here it is.. for Aaron and his Father
    >This is a poem being sent from a Marine to his Dad.
    >For those who take the time to read it, you'll see a letter from him to his
    >Dad at the bottom. It makes you truly thankful for not only the Marines,
    >ALL of our troops.
    >We all came together,
    >Both young and old
    >To fight for our freedom,
    >To stand and be bold
    >In the midst of all evil,
    >We stand our ground,
    >And we protect our country
    >From all terror around.
    >Peace and not war,
    >Is what some people say.
    >But I'll give my life,
    >So you can live the American way.
    >I give you the right
    >To talk of your peace.
    >To stand in your groups,
    >and protest in our streets.
    >But still I fight on,
    >I don't bitch, I don't whine.
    >I'm just one of the people
    >Who is doing your time.
    >I'm harder than nails,
    >Stronger than any machine.
    >I'm the immortal soldier,
    >I'm a U.S. MARINE!
    >So stand in my shoes,
    >And leave from your home.
    >Fight for the people who hate you,
    >With the protests they've shown.
    >Fight for the stranger,
    >Fight for the young.
    >So they all may have,
    >The greatest freedom you've won.
    >Fight for the sick,
    >Fight for the poor
    >Fight for the cripple,
    >Who lives next door
    >But when your time comes,
    >Do what I've done.
    >For if you stand up for freedom,
    >You'll stand when the fight's done.
    >By: Corporal Aaron M. Gilbert, US Marine Corps
    >March 23, 2003
    >Hey Dad,
    >Do me a favor and label this "The Marine" and send it to
    >everybody on your email list. Even leave this letter in it. I want this
    >rolling all over the US; I want every home reading it. Every eye seeing it.
    >And every heart to feel it. So can you please send this for me? I would but
    >my email time isn't that long and I don't have much time anyway. You know
    >what Dad? I wondered what it would be like to truly understand what JFK
    >in His inaugural speech.
    >"When the time comes to lay down my life for my country,
    >I do not cower from this responsibility. I welcome it."
    >Well, now I know. And I do. Dad, I welcome the opportunity to do what I do.
    >Even though I have left behind a beautiful wife, and I will miss the birth
    >of our first born child, I would do it 70 times over to fight for the place
    >that God has made for my home. I love you all and I miss you very much. I
    >wish I could be there when Sandi has our baby, but tell her that I love
    >and Lord willing, I will be coming home soon. Give Mom a great big hug from
    >me and give one to yourself too.
    >Please let this marine (and all our military) know we care by passing his
    >poem onto your friends even if you don't usually take time to forward
    >mail..do it this time!
    >If this touched you as much as it touched me, please forward it on.
    >Let's help Aaron's dad spread the word ...
    >FREEDOM isn't FREE
    >. someone pays for you and me.
    >For we know that all things work together for the GLORY Of God!
    >Romans 8:28
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