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Old 05-25-2018, 11:01 AM
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BORN TO PROMISE - A SPARK OF LIGHT,
IN OUR NATION'S DEFENSE THEY FOUGHT THE FIGHT,
WITH HONOR AND COURAGE, THEY SERVED WITH PRIDE,
AND FOR GOD AND COUNTRY, THERE THEY DIED.

THEY ASKED NOT FOR CREDIT, BUT SERVED BESIDE,
MED OF COURAGE WHO ALSO DIED,
FOR THIS THEIR NATION, THEY LAY AND BLED,
WHERE MANY A TEAR WAS ALSO SHED.

NOW THEY LIE DOWN IN FIELDS OF RED,
WHERE MANY A BOOT HAS ALSO TRED,
FOR THEY WERE SOLDIERS, TRIED AND TRUE,
AND THEY FOUGHT THE FIGHT LIKE MANY OF YOU.

THEY ASK NOT FOR CREDIT, BUT ONLY A THOUGHT,
IT WAS NOT A MEDAL THAT THEY SOUGHT,
AND NOW AS THEY LIE BENEATH THE BLUE,
I PRAY THAT YOU YET LOVE THEM, AS MUCH AS THEY LOVED YOU!

VERITAS INFINITUM [TRUTH FOREVER]

H. RICK TAVARES 3-29-2009

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Real Patriots

Are all real patriots
Fated to die in wars
Or are some destined to
Remain behind to honor
The memory of their fallen comrades?

8 November, 2008
H. Rick Tavares
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:04 AM
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Happy Memorial Day!

Be Safe.....

I wrote this poem back in 2009 and it has been published in several military mags.

Hope you enjoy it.

Hardcore & Mrs. Hardcore
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Old 05-28-2018, 11:04 AM
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Great Poem HC - I'm lousy at poems but its nice to see someone has the talent to put one together.

Memorial Day of which we all bond together "past & present" has a great deal of meaning to me.

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O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

"IN GOD WE TRUST"
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