May 6, 2011

A Marine’s Letter to His Dad

This is a poem sent from a Marine to his Dad. Read it. It’ll make you thankful for not only the Marines, but ALL of our img_1651_2009-07-21-at-18-34-58730actroops.


We all came together,

Both young and old

To fight for our freedom,

To stand and be bold.
In the midst of all evil,

We stand our ground,

And we protect our country

From all terror around.22

Peace and not war,

Is what some people say.

But I’ll give my life,

So you can live the American way

I give you the right

To talk of your peace.

To stand in your groups,

and protest in our streets.

But still I fight on,

I don’t fuss, I don’t whine.

I’m just one of the people!

Who is doing your time.

I’m harder than nails,55

Stronger than any machine.

I’m the immortal soldier,

I’m a U.S. MARINE!
So stand in my shoes,

And leave from your home.

Fight for the people who hate you,

With the protests they’ve shown.

Fight for the stranger,77

Fight for the young.

So they all may have,

The greatest freedom you’ve won

Fight for the sick,

Fight for the poor

Fight for the cripple,

Who lives next door.

But when your time comes,

Do what I’ve done.

For if you stand up for freedom,

You’ll stand when the fight’s done

By: Corporal Aaron M. Gilbert, US Marine Corps

Hey Dad,

Do me a favor and label this ‘The Marine’ and send it toeverybody on your email list.Even leave this letter in it.I want this rolling all over the US ;I want every home reading it. Every eye seeing it. And every heart to feel it. So can you please send this for me? I would but my email time isn’t that longand I don ‘t have much time anyway.

You know what Dad?I wondered what it would be like to truly understandwhat JFK said in His inaugural speech.‘When the time comes to lay down my life for my country,I do not cower from this responsibility.I welcome it.’ Well, now I know.And I do. Dad, I welcome the opportunity to do what I do. Even though I have left behind a beautiful wife, and I will miss the birth of our first born child, I would do it 70 times over to fight forthe place that God has made for my home. I love you all and I miss you very much.I wish I could be there when Sandi has our baby,but tell her that I love her, and Lord willing,I will be coming home soon.Give Mom a great big hug from me and give one to yourself too.