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Lest we Forget
Trackjam
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Ontario, Canada
Member Since: April 12, 2002
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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2002 - 10:40 AM UTC
Dedicated to the Canadian troops who lost their lives April 17, 2001.

Rest in peace, and God be with you.
The soldier stood and faced God
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as brightly as his brass.
Step forward now, you soldier,
how shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?
The soldier squared his shoulders
And said, No Lord, I guess I ain't
Because those of us who carry guns
Can't always be a saint
I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough;
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills just got too steep,
And I never passed a cry for help;
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much;
But if you don't, I'll understand.
There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly
For the judgement of his God,
Step forward now, you soldier,
you've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets;
You've done your time in Hell.
To all Who Serve and have Served
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Oklahoma, United States
Member Since: March 13, 2002
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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2002 - 11:38 AM UTC
Ive lost all to many friends, and understand completely

THANK yOU SIR

ponysoldier.

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Georgia, United States
Member Since: March 08, 2002
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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2002 - 11:43 AM UTC
Je me tojours souvien ( I apologize for the bad French)
I shall always remember these brave warriors.
Bravo-Comm
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Texas, United States
Member Since: March 20, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2002 - 10:59 AM UTC
AND THE HEAVENS SANG......AMEN!!!

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Ontario, Canada
Member Since: January 23, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2002 - 11:12 AM UTC
Thanks Paul for posting this,we wont forget these Soldiers or any of the others that gave their lives for their country.
Mark
Canadian Military Engineers 1980-2001