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.
makes you truly thankful for not only the Marines, but ALL of our troops
We all came together, Both
young and old To fight for our freedom, To stand and be
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
But still I fight on, I don't complain, I don't
whine. I'm just one of the people Who is doing your
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.
your time comes, Do what I've done. For if you stand up for
freedom, You'll stand when the fight's done.
Aaron M. Gilbert, US Marine Corps USS SAIPAN, PERSIAN GULF
If you know of how to contact this Hero, please
let us know, better yet forward this page to all
members of our Armed Forces. Thank you for your
service and sacrifices! You are in our prayers.
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
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
touched you as much as it touched me, please forward this page. Let's help
Aaron's dad spread the word ... FREEDOM isn't FREE ... someone pays for
you and me.
Please continue to pray for our troops
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