U.S. Marine


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>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 ...
>. someone pays for you and me.
>For we know that all things work together for the GLORY Of God!
>Romans 8:28