|Christine S (#46573836)|
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This combat soldier's prayer,|
Who has served his time in Hell,
Is may we learn the lessons of war well,
That we not doom future generations,
The same old tales of horror to tell,
To endure what in youth they see mistakenly as glory.
Oh God, do not let our children
Repeat the same old story.
Make it so that America's babies live to grow old
In this land of the free and the bold.
Help us throw off the shackles of hate that bind
And grow old in a life of a peaceful kind.
Teach us that there is no glory in war,
Nor honor there that brave men should not abhor.
Teach us instead, one for another our brothers to love.
Shower us with thine Celestial message from above,
That we plant seeds of peace evermore
And make war-no-more!
But if I should die on some far, far away battlefield
Know I answered the call
For a grand principle of freedom to yield.
My fervent prayer is that death
May not have been in vain
Fighting for peace and right for the world to attain.
My brothers, American roses standing by my side
On alien soil dying
In the summer of my youthful pride
All the leaves around me falling,
Now I'm lying here still, in sunshine and in shadow,
Longing to hear, "brother next door, I love you so."
For moldering in the soft ground below,
I feel you living and loving in the world above me
Standing tall because I fought that you might be...
Oh look ye down now,
And tell me you still think of me
Honor my red blood, spilt that others might stand free.
Tell me that I did not give my all for you in vain
That brothers and sisters do not look upon my sacrifice
Or even worse,
Do not forget me when my valley's hushed
And white with snow,
Grass growing green in the summer of my meadow
Help me see the peace I lived and died for grow.
Make my lonely grave richer,
Make this truly,
"The land of the free
And the home of the brave,"
I gave my life to save
That I might too, lie eternally,
by Gary Jacobson © 1999
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Hello, I had no idea Anna had died just last week. This is such a surprise and now I can be in touch with her family to learn more. Your efforts have been very much appreciated, more than you know. Thank you so much.
Added by ctv on May 16, 2013 9:20 PM
|IHRP & Family||Arthur Banester|
Thank you for the photo.
|ditdit||Richard A & Marjorie Hall|
Thank you very much for their gravestone photos.As always your time and efforts are very much appreciated.
Perfect weather for photos!
Added by ditdit on May 15, 2013 6:08 AM
Thank you for the DOB. Thank you for all the work you do.
Added by Gail on May 15, 2013 5:35 AM
|ctv||RE: Russell Salls - Bourne Ntl Cemetery|
Yes, I did think it was very dusty. If it so happens when you are in the area, it would be appreciated to have a clear photo for him. He was an engineer and tended to details!
Thank you so much...
Added by ctv on May 12, 2013 12:25 PM
Thank you Christine for taking time to sumit this picture for Russell's grave. He was an outstanding person.
Added by ctv on May 12, 2013 12:20 PM
|Dennis Gebhardt||Kenneth Udstuen|
Thank you for taking the photo of Kenneth's marker. I appreciate your time. Sincerely, Dennis
|NikB||Col. Scott Montgomery Case|
Thank you Christine, really appreciate having this memorial photo and thank you for your time! NikB
Added by NikB on May 12, 2013 9:09 AM
|ditdit||Walter W Davis|
Thank you! It was just a random request in the uphill battle to get the entire cemetery photographed ! He came up in a search for another Davis. Looks like someone is tending his grave.
Your time and efforts are very much appreciated.
Added by ditdit on May 11, 2013 8:30 AM
|Love a Mystery||Joseph Metivier|
thank you for taking the picture. i am a distant relative and am planning to get pictures of all people in my family tree. i too take pictures and love to help people get what they need. bless you for taking the time to provide this to the find-a-grave community
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