Sunday, December 17, 2006

Arlington National Cemetery...

A moment to remember those that won't be with us this Christmas...

Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell...

Read the story of the wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery and about the poem here.

11 Comments:

Anonymous reverse_vampyr said...

Thanks for this post Al!

While we honor and remember our fallen heroes, I'd like to also remember those who are presently deployed sacrificing so that we can enjoy our freedoms.

17/12/06 14:20  
Anonymous amanda said...

That's a nice story. :)

17/12/06 19:11  
Anonymous fidelio said...

I will remember my brothers who have fallen and those that are still deployed or are going to be deployed back into the fray.

Say a special prayer for me when I go back here soon. :)

18/12/06 10:07  
Anonymous Frank The Crank said...

Honor our veterans and give thanks to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our great country.

18/12/06 11:43  
Blogger Digital Fortress said...

I am remembering Peter Swano, Thomas Burke, Joseph Jefferies and John Santos.

You are always in my prayers Mason. Take care of yourself though.

18/12/06 12:36  
Anonymous jumpmaster said...

Great way to remember veterans during Christmas time. This time of year brings out the best in some people. Really touching story. Thanks.

18/12/06 12:49  
Anonymous Dr. Rusty Shackleford said...

I won't ever forget the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform.

Without the commitment of the American people, our use of military power will falter in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Our other instruments of national power, such as diplomatic or economic or information, will scarcely gain a foothold without solid commitment.

Real victory will come when, as at times past, Americans hold to their ideals, rally as a nation, face the dangers threatening our way of life, and stand firm until victory is achieved.

When our enemies see this commitment, they will lose their initiative and begin their march to defeat.

We are the United States of America. We should never apologize for being who we are! Don't let their sacrifice be for nothing.

18/12/06 14:30  
Blogger Tracy said...

Thanks for posting this Alberto - my thoughts and prayers go out to all those who have, who are and who will serve this country.

18/12/06 17:30  
Anonymous julie said...

support our troops!

19/12/06 22:17  
Anonymous chance said...

Imagine my surprise as I stumble onto the blog from my old pal Alberto! Double shots of mescal with the worm? The Welcome (stumble) Inn? Double Jack and coke all night long? Drop me a line loser! chance at requiredfield dot org I would really like to catch up!

chance

p.s. - I can't believe you re-enlisted! Wasn't the first time though hard enough!? 8^)

5/3/07 16:55  
Blogger Digital Fortress said...

Now if you can doubly imagine my surprise when I was notified via the wonders of e-mail of your recent comment!!! I have often wondered what became of my good friend Mark Chance and James Sikora! It’s good to know you are doing well and remember our escapades in and about the Father land. I dropped you a line fag-boy, but since you haven’t update your web log since 01/31/05 I will post this here in case you stumble your way back to my blog.

5/3/07 21:44  

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