Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I Thank you...

For Soldiers past, present, living, and those resting in peace...

Thank you for the way you have touched my life- in ways seen, and those unseen.

The Army Hymn

Oh, Lord of Hosts! Almighty King!
Behold the sacrifice we bring!
To every arm Thy strength impart,
Thy spirit shed through every heart.

Wake in our breasts the living fires,
The holy faith that warmed our sires;
Thy hand hath made our nation free!
To die for her is serving Thee.

Be Thou a pillar for to show
The midnight snare, the silent foe;
And when the battle thunders loud,
Still guide us in its moving cloud.

God of all Nations! Sovereign Lord!
In Thy dread Name we draw the sword,
We lift the starry flag on high,
That fills with light our stormy sky.

From treason's rent, from murder's stain,
Guard Thou its folds till peace shall reign,
Till fort and field, till shore and sea
Join our loud anthem: praise to Thee!


Libby said...

thank you cora...this is an important day that too many people forget!

..................... said...

ya ..
i'm grateful for them .. and usually i write a post commemorating today.
today the army veteran that i live with went off on a business trip and will be gone for the rest of the week.
oh well ..

Skunkfeathers said...

Well said. As always, you're a class act, Cora ;) And veterans, thanks.

Anonymous said...


sparringK9 said...

bark bark bark bark

(marine greeting)


Bone said...

We can't thank them enough. But let us never fail to thank them.

Greg C said...

That is a great hymn but I am partial to the Navy Humn. Go Navy. :)

Cynthia said...

Thank you for posting this poem.

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