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An Email Forward

June 24, 2005

Not sure how much of this is ture

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, but ALL of our troops.


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We all came together,
Both young and old
To fight for our freedom,
To stand and be bold.

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In the midst of all evil,
We stand our ground,
And we protect our country
From all terror around.
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Peace and not war,
Is what some people say.
But I’ll give my life,
So you can live the American way.

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I give you the right
To talk of your peace.
To stand in your groups,
and protest in our streets.

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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.

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I’m harder than nails,
Stronger than any machine.
I’m the immortal soldier,
I’m a U.S. MARINE!

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So stand in my shoes,
And leave from your home.
Fight for the people who hate you,
With the protests they’ve shown.

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Fight for the stranger,
Fight for the young.
So they all may have,
The greatest freedom you’ve won.

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Fight for the sick,
Fight for the poor
Fight for the cripple,
Who lives next door.

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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.

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By: Corporal Aaron M. Gilbert, US Marine Corps

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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
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.

… someone pays for you and me.

“We can’t change the winds but we can adjust our sails.”

Again this was forwarded to me and enjoyed so much I wanted to share it. You can find more info on it here. May God bless the ones that are fighting to keep us free.

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