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The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.
My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.
The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know,
Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.
My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was near.
Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.
A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.
"What are you doing?" I asked without fear,
"Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"
For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts..
To the window that danced with a warm fire's light
Then he sighed and he said "Its really all right,
I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night."
"It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.
No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
My Gramps died at ' Pearl on a day in December,"
Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers."
My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ' Nam ',
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.
I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile.
Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue... an American flag.
I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.
I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother..
Who stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall."
" So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."
"But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
"Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son."
Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
"Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us."
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JUST DO IT," says Sugar Bush
A nurse took
the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside. "Your son is here,"
she said to the old man.
She had to repeat the words several times before the patient's eyes
opened. Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he
dimly saw the young uniformed Marine standing outside the oxygen
tent. He reached out his hand.
wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man's limp ones,
squeezing a message of love and encouragement.
The nurse brought a chair so that the Marine could sit beside the
bed. All through the night the young Marine sat there in the poorly
lighted ward, holding the old man's hand and offering him words of
love and strength.
Occasionally, the nurse suggested that the Marine move away and
rest awhile. He refused. Whenever the nurse came into the ward, the
Marine was oblivious of her and of the night noises of the hospital
- the clanking of the oxygen tank, the laughter of the night staff
members exchanging greetings, the cries and moans of the other
Now and then she heard him say a few gentle words. The dying man
said nothing, only held tightly to his son all through the
Along towards dawn, the old man died.
The Marine released the now lifeless hand he had been holding and
went to tell the nurse. While she did what she had to do, he
waited. Finally, she returned. She started to offer words of
sympathy, but the Marine interrupted her.
"Who was that man?" he asked.
The nurse was startled, "He was your father" she answered.
"No, he wasn't," the Marine replied. "I never saw him before in my
"Then why didn't you say something when I took you to him?"
"I knew right away there had been a mistake, but I also knew he
needed his son, and his son just wasn't here. When I realized that
he was too sick to tell whether or not I was his son, knowing how
much he needed me, I stayed."
As always, this Marine fulfilled a duty.
time someone needs you...be there. Stay.
You'll be glad you did.
"Read these comments from my buddy Ben Stein. I
agree with him 100%!"
Sugar Bush Squirrel
By Ben Stein
Published 3/6/2006 2:08:21 AM
Now for a few humble thoughts about the Oscars.
I did not see every second of it, but my wife did, and she joins
me in noting that there was not one word of tribute, not one
breath, to our fighting men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan or to
their families or their widows or orphans. There were pitifully
dishonest calls for peace -- as if the people we are fighting were
interested in any peace for us but the peace of the grave. But not
one word for the hundreds of thousands who have served and are
serving, not one prayer or moment of silence for the dead and
Basically, the sad truth is that Hollywood does not think of
itself as part of America, and so, to Hollywood, the war to save
freedom from Islamic terrorists is happening to someone else. It
does not concern them except insofar as it offers occasion to mock
or criticize George Bush. They live in dreamland and cannot be
gracious enough to thank the men and women who pay with their lives
for the stars' ability to live in dreamland. This is shameful.
The idea that it is brave to stand up for gays in Hollywood, to
stand up against Joe McCarthy in Hollywood (fifty years after his
death), to say that rich white people are bad, that oil companies
are evil -- this is nonsense. All of these are mainstream ideas in
Hollywood, always have been, always will be. For the people who
made movies denouncing Big Oil, worshiping gays, mocking the rich
to think of themselves as brave -- this is pathetic, childish
The brave guy in Hollywood will be the one who says that this is
a fabulously great country where we treat gays, blacks, and
everyone else as equal. The courageous writer in Hollywood will be
the one who says the oil companies do their best in a very hostile
world to bring us energy cheaply and efficiently and with a minimum
of corruption. The producer who really has guts will be the one who
says that Wall Street, despite its flaws, has done the best job of
democratizing wealth ever in the history of mankind.
No doubt the men and women who came to the Oscars in gowns that
cost more than an Army Sergeant makes in a year, in limousines with
champagne in the back seat, think they are working class heroes to
attack America -- which has made it all possible for them. They are
not. They would be heroes if they said that Moslem extremists are
the worst threat to human decency since Hitler and Stalin. But
someone might yell at them or even attack them with a knife if they
said that, so they never will.
Hollywood is above all about self: self-congratulation,
self-promotion, and above all, self-protection. This is human and
basic, but let's not kid ourselves. There is no greatness there in
the Kodak theater. The greatness is on patrol in Kirkuk. The
greatness lies unable to sleep worrying about her man in Mosul. The
greatness sleeps at Arlington National Cemetery and lies waiting
for death in VA Hospitals. God help us that we have sunk so low as
to confuse foolish and petty boasting with the real courage that
keeps this nation and the many fools in it alive and flourishing on
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I watched the flag pass by one
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
And then he stood at ease..
I looked at him in
So young, so tall, so proud,
With hair cut square and eyes alert
He'd stand out in any crowd.
thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil
How many mothers' tears?
many pilots' planes shot down?
How many died at sea
How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
No, freedom isn't free.
I heard the sound of Taps one
When everything was still,
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
wondered just how many times
That Taps had meant "Amen,"
When a flag had draped a coffin.
Of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.
I thought about a
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, freedom isn't free.
Enjoy Your Freedom & God
Bless Our Troops
Sugar Bush Squirrel says,
"Wake up, America, and read this!"
> US Navy
Captain Ouimette is the Executive Officer at Naval Air Station,
Here is a copy of the speech he
gave. It is an accurate account of why we are in so much trouble
today and why this action is so necessary.
AMERICA NEEDS TO WAKE UP!
That's what we think we heard on
the 11th of September 2001 (When more than 3,000 Americans were
killed) and maybe it was, but I think it should have been "Get Out
of Bed!" In fact, I think the alarm clock has been buzzing since
1979 and we have continued to hit the snooze button and roll over
for a few more minutes of peaceful sleep since then.
It was a cool fall day in
November 1979 in a country going through a religious and political
upheaval when a group of Iranian students attacked and seized the
American Embassy in Tehran. This seizure was an outright attack on
American soil; it was an attack that held the world's most powerful
country hostage and paralyzed a Presidency. The attack on this
sovereign U. S. embassy set the stage for events to follow for the
next 25 years.
America was still reeling from the aftermath of the Vietnam
experience and had a serious threat from the Soviet Union when
then, President Carter, had to do something. He chose to conduct a
clandestine raid in the desert. The ill-fated mission ended in
ruin, but stood as a symbol of America's inability to deal with
America's military had been decimated and down sized/right sized
since the end of the Vietnam War. A poorly trained, poorly equipped
and poorly organized military was called on to execute a complex
mission that was doomed from the start.
Shortly after the Tehran experience, Americans began to be
kidnapped and killed throughout the Middle East. America could do
little to protect her citizens living and working abroad. The
attacks against US soil continued.
In April of 1983 a large vehicle
packed with high explosives was driven into the US Embassy compound
in Beirut When it explodes, it kills 63 people. The alarm went off
again and America hit the Snooze Button once
Then just six short months later in
1983 a large truck heavily laden down with over 2500 pounds of TNT
smashed through the main gate of the US Marine Corps headquarters
in Beirut and 241 US servicemen are killed. America mourns
her dead and hit the Snooze Button once more.
Two months later in December 1983, another truck loaded with
explosives is driven into the US Embassy in Kuwait, and America
continues her slumber.
The following year, in September 1984, another van was driven into
the gate of the US Embassy in Beirut and America slept.
Soon the terrorism spreads to Europe. In April 1985 a bomb explodes
in a restaurant frequented by US soldiers in Madrid.
Then in August 1985 a Volkswagen loaded with explosives is driven
into the main gate of the US Air Force Base at Rhein-Main, 22 are
killed and the snooze alarm is buzzing louder and louder as US
interests are continually attacked.
Fifty-nine days later in 1985 a cruise ship, the Achille Lauro is
hijacked and we watched as an American in a wheelchair is singled
out of the passenger list and executed.
The terrorists then shift their tactics to bombing civilian
airliners when they bomb TWA Flight 840 in April of 1986 that
killed 4 and the most tragic bombing, Pan Am Flight 103 over
Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988, killing 259.
Clinton ( ?... oh no, you must mean Reagan) treated these terrorist
acts as crimes; in fact we are still trying to bring these people
to trial. These are acts of war. The wake up alarm is
getting louder and louder.
The terrorists decide to bring the fight to America. In January
1993, two CIA agents are shot and killed as they enter CIA
headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
The following month, February 1993, a group of terrorists are
arrested after a rented van packed with explosives is driven into
the underground parking garage of the World Trade Center in New
York City. Six people are killed and over 1000 are injured. Still
this is a crime and not an act of war? The Snooze alarm is
Then in November 1995 a car bomb explodes at a US military complex
in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia killing seven service men and women.
A few months later in June of 1996, another truck bomb explodes
only 35 yards from the US military compound in Dhahran, Saudi
Arabia. It destroys the Khobar Towers, a US Air Force barracks,
killing 19 and injuring over 500. The terrorists are getting
braver and smarter as they see that America does not respond
They move to coordinate their attacks in a simultaneous attack on
two US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.. These attacks were planned
with precision. They kill 224. America responds with cruise missile
attacks and goes back to sleep.
The USS Cole was docked in the port of Aden, Yemen for refueling on
12 October 2000, when a small craft pulled along side the ship and
exploded killing 17 US Navy Sailors. Attacking a US War Ship is an
act of war, but we sent the FBI to investigate the crime and went
back to sleep.
And of course you know the events of 11 September 2001. Most
Americans think this was the first attack against US soil or in
America. How wrong they are. America has been under a constant
attack since 1979 and we chose to hit the snooze alarm and roll
over and go back to sleep.
In the news lately we have seen lots of finger pointing from every
high official in government over what they knew and what they
didn't know. But if you've read the papers and paid a little
attention I think you can see exactly what they knew. You don't
have to be in the FBI or CIA or on the National Security Council to
see the pattern that has been developing since 1979.
The President is right on when he says we are engaged in a war.
I think we have been in a war for the past 25 years and it will
continue until we as a people decide enough is enough.
America needs to "Get out of Bed" and act decisively
has been changed forever. We have to be ready to pay the price and
make the sacrifice to ensure our way of life continues. We cannot
afford to keep hitting the snooze button again and again and roll
over and go back to sleep.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Admiral Yamamoto said "... it
seems all we have done is awakened a sleeping giant." This is the
message we need to disseminate to terrorists around the world.
Support Our Troops and support President Bush for having the
courage, political or militarily, to address what so many who
preceded him didn't have the backbone to do, both Democrat and
Republican. This is not a political thing to be hashed over, this
is an AMERICAN thing. This is about our Freedom and the Freedom of
our children in years to come.
Wake up the young people and all those who
dozed off in history class and who seem so quick to protest such a
necessary military action.
If you don't believe it, just go
back to sleep.
Squirrel says, "Mrs. Lagman, you'll always be a Gold Star Mom in my
tell me why anyone would have a club where the mother of a
soldier, who was killed in the line of duty, is not
allowed to join. That's ridiculous! This boy paid the
ultimate price for freedom and his mom should be given every
honor and privilege awarded to Gold Star
Sugar Bush Squirrel says, "I take offense at this kind of
cliquish behavior. Shame on you, American Gold Star Mothers,
Inc., for hurting this lady's feelings. She deserves
This is for you, Ligaya Lagman, from Sugar Bush
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