- Nov 26, 2008All,
Best wishes for Thanksgiving. As we gather around our tables
tomorrow (Thursday), let us remember also those of the Armed
Forces who are deployed away from their own families and homes
and who "we" as a nation have sent in harm's way. Let us also
remember the sacrifices of previous generations, including that
of the Civil War, who evidenced the courage of their convictions.
I think of the following song by Billy Ray Cyrus:
Some Gave All
I knew a man called him Sam 'the Cane'
Few folks even knew his name
But a hero yes was he
He left a boy, came back a man
Still many just don't understand
About the reasons we are free
I can't forget the look in his eyes
Or the tears he cried
As he said these words to me
All gave some, some gave all
Some stood through for the red, white and blue and some had to
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some gave all
Now Sam 'the Cane' is no longer here
But his words are oh so clear
As they echo throughout our land
For all his friends who gave us all
Who stood the ground and took the fall
To help their fellow man
Love your country, live with pride
And don't forget those who died
America can't you see?
We are so richly blessed, and so blind to see it at times.......
Yr. Obt. Svt.
G E "Gerry" Mayers
To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even
on one's mother's side, is an introduction to any state in the
Union, a passport to any foreign country, and a benediction from
the Almighty God. --Anonymous
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