In Honor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Star Mothers of America, Inc.  http://www.goldstarwives.org/index.htm

 

Gold Star Dads of America   http://www.goldstardads.org/

 

Gold Star Wives   http://www.goldstarwives.org/index.htm

 

USA KIA/DOW Family Foundation   http://www.usakia.net/

 

American Widow Project   http://www.americanwidowproject.org/ 

 

Centering Corporation and Grief Digest Magazine   http://www.centeringcorp.com/catalog
 
 
 
 
Grief Net Org   http://www.griefnet.org/
 
 
Kid Said   http://kidsaid.com/
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 Farewell Marine


The combat boots are empty
and finally they're still,
They're set carefully at attention,
they've marched up their last hill.
The rifle, too, is silent now
and unwaveringly erected,
Holding up the well-worn helmet
of the Marine it once protected.
One by one his comrades
somberly draw near,
Each raising one last salute
unashamed to shed a tear;
A time-honored tribute,
dating back to days of old,
As a reverent memorial
a stirring image to behold.
It bears witness to the bond
of a brotherhood of men,
The kind who only come along
every now and then.
These men who pass will carry on,
they've a mission to complete
For our Country they will fiercely fight, our enemies they'll defeat.
But in his heart after this,
no Marine will be the same,
A hero is now known to him,
and bears his buddy's name.
Wherever duty takes him,
whatever battles he may fight,
Never will he forget the friend
who gave his life for what is right.
Finally, the bugle sounds
Taps is softly played,
Time to say farewell, and say
a prayer for the sacrifices made.
This day the names of those who died
will be added to the List,
They will forever be remembered,
and will undeniably be missed.
Next time you see a proud Marine
in that uniform he wears,
Know his heart is strong and true
please keep him in your prayers.
He lives by a vow to protect and defend
no matter what the cost,
But to every Marine, it carries a name...
his buddy who was lost.
 

 © Sandra Lee (James) Gilcher
View Sandra's poem as a video:
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click Picture to See Flights and Hear Song

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please click the Topsites symbols to vote for this site and to find other troop/veteran support sites:

 

                     

 

 

 

Site Meter

This website is being worked on each day.  Please check back often, as more pages will be added and more information placed on the pages that are here.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  If you wish to have information added, make corrections, have comments, or find a link that no longer works, please let me know.

THANK YOU!  

 

 

 

 

Please visit me on my other websites:

Women of Ministry / Women of Faith  www.WomenofMinistryWomenofFaith.com

Faith and Life Ministries  www.FaithandLifeMinistriesInternational.com

 

On the websites of those I am affiliated with:

Patriot Guard Riders    www.PatriotGuard.org

Connecticut Patriot Guard Riders   www.ctpatriotguard.org 

Missing In America Project  www.MIAP.us

 VA Voluntary Service  http://www.volunteer.va.gov/

Military Ministry  http://www.militaryministry.org/

Christian Military Fellowship  http://cmf.com/ 

VFW National Home For Children  http://www.vfwnationalhome.org/

Post #296 VFW Ladies Auxiliary   www.vfwpost296ladiesaux.com

Marine Corps League Auxiliary  http://mcldeptct.org/pages/mcl_ct_auxiliary.html

American Soldier Memorial Project http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AmericanSoldierMemorial

  No Soldier Left Behind  Memorial    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NoSoldierLeftBehindMemorial/

 

On my husband's websites:

JESUS My Lord and Savior Church www.JesusMyLordandSaviorChurch.com  

Men Walking With God  www.MenWalkingWithGod.com/