Date: Mon Feb 03 2003 - 11:41:49 PST
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Date sent: Sun, 2 Feb 2003 14:06:09 EST
Subject: A Prayer for our Soldiers:
To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Cryslynn21@aol.com,
email@example.com, Casadecontreras@msn.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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I want you to close your eyes and picture in your mind the soldier at Valley
Forge, as he holds his musket in his bloody hands. He stands barefoot in the
snow, starved from lack of food, wounded from months of battle and
emotionally scarred from the eternity away from his family surrounded by
nothing but death and carnage of war.
He stands tough, with fire in his eyes and victory on his breath. He looks at
us now in anger and disgust and tells us this...
I gave you a birthright of freedom born in the Constitution and now your
children graduate too illiterate to read it.
I fought in the snow barefoot to give you the freedom to vote and you stay at
home because it rains.
I left my family destitute to give you the freedom of speech and you remain
silent on critical issues, because it might be bad for business.
I orphaned my children to give you a government to serve you and it has
stolen democracy from the people.
It's the soldier not the reporter who gives you the freedom of the press.
It's the soldier not the poet who gives you the freedom of speech.
It's the soldier not the campus organizer who allows you to demonstrate.
It's the soldier who salutes the flag, serves the flag, whose coffin is
draped with the flag that allows the protester to burn the flag!!!
"Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for
us in our time of need."
Prayer Wheel: When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a
prayer for our U.S. ground troops in Afghanistan, and the ones facing
deployment to Iraq at this very moment - AND all over this world. There is
nothing attached.... This can be very powerful.... Just send this to all the
people in your address book. Do not stop the wheel, please....Of all the
gifts you could give a US Soldier, Prayer is the very best one.
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