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A Salute

posted 5/24/2009 5:17:49 PM |
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  theSkwirl

A handful of old men walking down the village street
In worn, brushed uniforms, their gray heads high;
A faded flag above them, one drum to lift their feet-
Look again, O heart of mine, and see what passes by!

There's a vast crowd swaying, there's a wild band playing,
The streets are full of marching men, or tramping cavalry.
Alive and young and straight again, they ride to greet a mate again-
The gallant souls, the great souls that live eternally!

A handful of old men walking down the highways?
Nay, we look on heroes that march among their peers,
The great, glad Companions have swung from heaven's byways
And come to join their own again across the dusty years.

There are strong hands meeting, there are staunch hearts greeting-
A crying of remembered names, of deeds that shall not die.
A handful of old men?-Nay, my heart, look well again;
The spirit of America today is marching by!

- Theodosia Pickering Garrison

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theSkwirl

May 24 @ 5:21PM  
My Great-great-great Grandfather, My Grandfather, My Father, My Step-Father, My Uncle and my little Brother all say you are welcome. You are welcome for the opportunity to be who and what you desire. For the rights you hold so dear.. if not for them, and others like them.. where would you be?
onehornytoad69

May 24 @ 5:40PM  

Amen!!!
DarkKnightWalking

May 24 @ 6:16PM  
Yes...


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soft_touch938

May 24 @ 9:02PM  
Excellent. Kudo for sharing.
Ewe_Wish

May 24 @ 9:07PM  
Bravo!!!!
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May 25 @ 12:25AM  
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May 25 @ 12:41AM  
Kudo!
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May 25 @ 1:07AM  
Kudo
Dione

May 25 @ 11:38AM  
Thank you.
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Jun 3 @ 8:11AM  
Absolutely!

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A Salute