Memorial Day (continued)

     Just a few more for this Memorial Day. Thank you veterans for all that we have, for without you we’d have nothing.. God Bless America and those who served her so honorably.

Enjoy your day, they provided it for us.

Jake

Veterans Remembered

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING

THANKS TO THOSE WHO SERVED

 When each day that we awake

and it’s freedom that we find,

let us all give thanks to those,

who gave to it their time.

Some gave to it their blood

some, even gave to it their minds,

thank the airmen, the sailors,

the guardsmen and grunts of all kinds.

 *

 They came from all religions

and every continent,

mothers and fathers proudly,

their children, they sent.

To defend all of our freedoms

that have been so well-defined,

thank the airmen, the sailors,

the guardsmen and grunts of all kinds.

 *

 From every race and color

and gender you will find,

they were there when needed

some, leaving all they had behind.

So, when each day that we awake

and it’s freedom that we find,

thank the airmen, the sailors,

the guardsmen and grunts of all kinds.

***

 Jack Downing

May 2009

………………………………………………………

The Fruit Of Freedom

Freedom tastes, the sweetest fruit,

but bitter, is it grown,

for blood, it is the water,

and the seed, is courage shown.

The sunlight is conviction,

and hardship, oft be known.

But to taste, the fruit of freedom,

many souls, have need be sown.

  ***

Jack Downing

Jan. 2012

………………………………………………..

THAT FARTHEST SHORE

 My body is but a vessel,

for the being that I am.

So, I won’t bear no worldly troubles,

into the Promise Land.

*

 I will take no earthly tortures,

no wounds, nor human pains,

and the hurt this body feels,

shall rest, with my remains.

*

 Then I will go, and dwell in peace,

upon that farthest shore.

And in comfort and tranquility,

I shall live forever more.

***

 Jack Downing

                                                                      Sept. 2011

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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