Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day 2011


Prayer for a Fallen Soldier

I saw a soldier kneeling down,  for this was the first quiet place he had found.
He had traveled through jungles, rivers and mud.  His hands were scared and toil-warned.
He folded his hands and looked to the sky...  I saw his tears, as they welled in his eyes.
He spoke to God, and this is what he said.
God Bless my men, who now lie dead;  I know not what You have in mind,
but when You judge, please be kind....  when they come before You,
they will be poorly dressed but will walk proudly, for they have done their best.
Their boots will be muddy and their clothes all torn...  but these clothes they have so proudly worn. 
Their hearts will be still and cold inside, for they have fought their best and did so with pride.
So please take care of them as they pass Your way...
the price of freedom they've already paid.

1 comment:

  1. Amen! Love this post and your wonderful tribute to our heroes in uniform. We all need to remember that Memorial Day is not about picnics and sales...but the many,many brave men and women who sacrifice so much..past, present and future.
    Hugs and Blessings,

    ~Let FREEDOM Ring!