Spiritual Non-Fiction posted May 15, 2018


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Salute!

by junglefighter


Dedicated to those who died for God and Country!
 
"May the patriotism, raw courage and fighting spirit exemplified by those heroes having fallen in battle,  continue to live on and perpetuate within the hearts and minds of our young children who shall serve tomorrow and always,  God bless America--Our home, sweet home!"

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Back during the Gulf War, (1990-1991) I had the distinct honor of leading a Joint Services Commando Team on several missions to seek out and destroy Saddam Hussein.  Some dreams come true while others don't!  Although he evaded us, he later swung from a rope.

Did you ever ask yourself, "Who are heroes--what makes them tick?"  There are those who say, "Why they're only myths like in story books."  I say to them, "Stop reading fairy tales.  Heroes are fact--not fiction, some laugh, while others cry."  There were those of us who came home sitting in a plane--others returned in a box.

War Memorials may be found in many countries and are usually high profile.  Throughout history, our heroes have fought and died in wars or conflicts, then their bodies were brought home and buried in the hallowed grounds.  They await God's final call! 

Oh, yes!  We beat the drum and clashed the cymbals.  The blood and guts of it all is etched on my mind.  There are times I stand alone on the hallowed grounds as the sun fades into the west.  If I listen closely,  I can almost hear the gut-wrenching sound of TAPS as it echoes across the headstones of our brave men and women and against the ears of God! 

"Hurrah!"  I yell.  Then I say, "Goodbye to them all."  Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!  The 'rat, tat, tats and kaboom, kabooms' are silent now.  Then I thank God for His gift.  


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The writing of my presentation is especially gratifying as it commemorates those less fortunate who died in the folds of our country's flag! Thanks for reading my work. A special thanks to, Suep for the awesome artwork.
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