Saints and Heroes
Folding the US Flag

Dear Dad, The Marine

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
USS SAIPAN, PERSIAN GULF

Pray For Our Troops

July 23
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 and Canada and The World. 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 said 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 her, and Lord willing, I will be coming home soon. Give Mom a great big hug from me and give one to yourself too.
Aaron

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!
Thanks,
Let's help Aaron's dad spread the word .....FREEDOM isn't FREE

Someone pays for you and me.

I have taken it upon myself to add to the message the above poem I wrote. I hope that Dad somehow has a chance to read what I wrote and can share it with his son. And I hope that as this is forwarded to others that it is seen by active duty service personnel and veterans and their families. I pray you are blessed in reading it and please receive my thanks for what you are presently doing or have done in serving our country.

Be blessed in Jesus,

Tom Green

Freedom Isn't Free

Freedom isn't really free
Somebody has to pay
Sometimes in ways it’s hard to see
If freedom is to stay
Within the grasp of those it serves
The ones that it protects
From its duty not to swerve
It’s we who should respect
The ones who freedom’s left behind
To keep us from its war
Thoughts of these should oft remind
Who freedom battles for

Copyright © May 2005



Memorial Candle

Tributes Honoring Veterans Home

Logo
Comments & Suggestions
Write To Us Here


Keep Them Safe
Subscribe To Be On
The Weekly Mailing List
For New Pages


DeerLake LogoTributes Honoring Veterans | Contact Customer Service
Privacy Policy | About Us
Saints and Heroes DeerLake Designs L L C