Sunday, November 11, 2007


I am a whisper on the wind,
of times past and places long forgotten:
Valleyforge, Gettysburg, Batan,
Pearl Harbor, Normandy, Seoul,
Saigon, Loas, Kuwait, Iraq.

I am the heart of the countless numbers:
scarred and maimed American Veterans
And the soul of the buried unknowns

I am the integral part of each
white cross in Flanders Fields.

And I am sealed within each name
on the wall. I am part of each and
every headstone of every
American veteran in every cemetery
around the world.

I am deeply enmeshed in every tiny
undiscovered bone fragment of an
American veteran left behind, on foreign soil.

I am the unseen shadow,
the unheard voice in those many
empty cells that once held my
brothers in unspeakable torture.

I am the unbearable pain in the hearts of
every Mother, Father, Wife, Husband,
Brother, .Sister, and Child of the missing
American Veterans from all wars

I am within each and every
teardrop shed by family members for
their unaccounted loved ones.

I am the essence of each and every
drop of blood shed in the past or
the future, by an American Veteran
in the name of freedom.

I am the lifeblood of the colors
of the American Flag:
Blue for my loyalty and dedication
White for my steadfastness
Red for my pride and love of my country.

I am the spirit of each name on
the black granite wall.
..Of all those unaccounted for in every war.

Of those who went away to war,
galant young soldiers and came
back older than time or not at all.

...I am The Spirit Of The American Soldier...
If you REALLY want to THANK a soldier....Click on the link:
send them a card designed by a child and make their day, week, month!
**I know I have not been around this past week....son is home to say good bye before flying out to Japan...will fill you all in on it later...
Just wanted to THANK A SOLDIER - A VET - MY WAY!!!
Hug someone you LOVE....Time is short!!!


jeadie05 said...

Great entry, moving words,we mustnt forget Jan xx

my78novata said...

Thanks for making this entry. My dad carrie d the flag sunday. the more he ages the more it means to him having served it seems

sugarsweet056 said...

Nice tribute!!!

onestrangecat said...

What a great entry!
Bless you!



tendernoggle said...

That is the most awesome tribute that I have read yet Ellie. If you don't mind I think I will save it....God bless you and your family and God keep your sons safe until they are back once more.
Love ,