Lay me down to rest

The Sun Rises and Sets On Another Day of Opportunity

Lay me down to rest

      War is not new. It has been around from the first time men had different opinions. With war there have always been the Warriors. Brave men and women who fought to protect their country,their values and their loved ones. During the course of battle many are killed. Some lie wounded and awaken before they die. They know their time has come. They know not that the battle was won or lost. They only know that they have fought valiantly.

      The sounds of battle are silenced. As the smoke clears a beautiful apparition appears. It is a loved one with a beautiful and familiar smile. Their eyes meet. Tears well up in the eyes of the loved one. The Warrior speaks softly.


Lay me down to rest my darling

Lay me down to rest my dear


Lay me down to rest my darling

Lay me down and have no fear

My mind and soul are peaceful
And the lord is coming near

For my soldier's life is ending
As I lay my sword aside

I have proudly served my country
With honor and with pride

So lay me down to rest my darling
Lay me down and have no fear

      On this Veterans Day November 11,2014 let us remember who the Veterans are, and nothing defines them more than the Soldiers Poem by Father Dennis Edward O'Brien,USMC


It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press

It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech

It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial

It is the Soldier
Who salutes the flag
Who serves under the flag
And whose coffin is draped by the flag
Who allows the protestor to burn the flag

      Today we seem to be ready to repeat the lesson that we did not learn from the Vietnam War. Please read my poem "The Glory Of War". Let us not let History repeat itself. If we are to WIN a WAR there is only one way and that is annihilation of the enemy and their complete surrender. We have the weaponry to do it and it should be done as quick as possible. This is how we won WWII.
      GOD Bless America especially at this time of need.