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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:31 AM

 

Remember To Say Thanks



Remember, to Say Thanks

"Now, don't forget," my mother urged.
"Remember to say thanks."
She taught me those four magic words
when I was prone to pranks.

I've thought about my mom's advice
quite often since I've grown.
Her simple words were quite profound.
Their truth is clearly shown.

When I recall what soldiers did
to keep our nation free
my sense of gratitude's renewed
for those who fought for me.

When I reflect on those in town
who wear a uniform,
my mind replays the risks they take
to keep me safe and warm.

When we remember, heroes live.
When we forget, they die.
Remembering births gratitude
(although it makes us cry).

So let's remember to give thanks.
You won't if you forget.
Thank God for veterans you have known
and those you've never met.

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Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:45 AM

1. Thank you....

this is very moving. I have sent this to one of my dearest friends who is a Navy Veteran...

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Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:03 PM

2. My father had that picture framed and hung on his wall.

He once told me how grateful he was to the artist for portraying the Vietnam veteran as successful, rather than a drunken, drugged-out loser. He abhorred that highly inaccurate stereotype...

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Response to pismoclam (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:25 PM

3. I have many friends and acquaintances

Who are fantastic people who I will remember to say thanks to! So thanks!

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