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Offline andy58-in-nh

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For the Boys of Pointe du Hoc
« on: June 06, 2014, 11:11:31 PM »
For the Boys of Pointe du Hoc

Wide white cliffs arose before us
In the smoke and bleak of dawn,
Steel shells raining death down on
The beaches where we died.

Into the fast and foreign swells
We swept our souls and kept
Our faith with those left far behind
The day our worlds fled time.

While they who ventured on and climbed
And beat against the shores
Would carry forth our names as if
They'd always been their own.

The sand, once soiled by life exposed
The sea, its secrets bared
Now rest the same in soft repose
As we now, on the shore.

God bless you all.
AK
6/6/2014




 
« Last Edit: June 06, 2014, 11:49:42 PM by andy58-in-nh »
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Re: For the Boys of Pointe de Hoc
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2014, 11:13:33 PM »
Very, very nice, Andy!!

Thank you for sharing it!!   :patriot:

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Re: For the Boys of Pointe du Hoc
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2014, 11:35:43 PM »
Very, very nice, Andy!!

Thank you for sharing it!!   :patriot:

I honestly don't know how to thank those men, even after having spoken to many of them over the years. Most are now, long gone. But not yet forgotten.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2014, 11:36:16 PM by andy58-in-nh »
Liberalism isn't really about making the world a better place. It's about reassuring the elites that they are good people for wanting to rule over it.

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Re: For the Boys of Pointe du Hoc
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2014, 12:02:08 AM »
I honestly don't know how to thank those men, even after having spoken to many of them over the years. Most are now, long gone. But not yet forgotten.

Well I think that your heartfelt words are a very fine gesture in that regard!


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