Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Final Inspection.

A Veterans Day Thought.The Final Inspection.

The Final Inspection
The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.
Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church, have you been true?

The soldier squared his shoulder and said,
No, Lord, I guess I ain't...
Because of those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times, my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times, I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.
If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But, if you don't...I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod...
As the soldier waited quietly
For the judgment of his God.
“Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets:
You've done your time in Hell!”

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Oldest Military Blogger Still is Here

Saturday, May 23, 2015

OMB Memorial Day 2015

My apologies to my many readers for not publishing more often....
But Hey!
I'm Here !
Came across this interesting article in the L.A. Times recently 
and can't resist sharing with you the first celebration of
Decoration Day in the USA
Decoration Day, as it was known in the 1800s, now 
is called Memorial Day,  
I wish I could type all the stuff I would want you to see, unfortunately, 
my poor abilities prevent me from communicating as thoroughly,here....
Please click on the link below to access what I'm trying to write ...

My very best wishes for a Safe and Healthy Memorial Weekend.
Thank you for your Service.
And as Ernie Pyle said on his best work,
Thanks Pal..Thanks.