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01-17-03, 12:57 AM
Some know me on this site.
I'm usually pretty quiet for the most part except Marines will see me "Welcome" them Home as they enter "The Chat". I don't post much cept on occasion to respond to a specific Post that catches my attention.
A young lady here at Boeing, Puget Sound sent me the following this evening. I know her husband has been called to service and is on his way to God Knows Where. He left this past week. Lord, I pray he returns home safely.

The following passage is from a sermon by John Hagee:

I want you to close your eyes and picture in your mind the soldier at
Valley Forge, as he holds his musket in his bloody hands.

He stands barefoot in the snow, starved from lack of food, wounded
from months of battle and emotionally scarred from the eternity away from his
family surrounded by nothing but death and carnage of war.

He stands though, with fire in his eyes and victory on his breath. He
looks at us now in anger and disgust and tells us this...

I gave you a birthright of freedom born in the Constitution and now
your children graduate too illiterate to read it.

I fought in the snow barefoot to give you the freedom to vote and you
stay at home because it rains.

I left my family destitute to give you the freedom of speech and you
remain silent on critical issues, because it might be bad for business.

I orphaned my children to give you a government to serve you and it
has stolen democracy from the people.

It's the soldier not the reporter who gives you the freedom of the

It's the soldier not the poet who gives you the freedom of speech.

It's the soldier not the campus organizer who allows you to

It's the soldier who salutes the flag, serves the flag, whose coffin
is draped with the flag that allows the protester to burn the flag!!!

"Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they
protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform
for us in our time of need. I ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and
Savior. Amen."

When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say
a prayer for our U.S. ground troops in Afghanistan, and all men
and women of our Armed Forces stationed over this world.

I do believe her unspoken request is this; "Please remember my Airman,
TSgt. Wayne Bossart, C-17 CrewChief and that of all the GIFTS
you could give him, Prayer is the very best one...".

God Speed to you Wayne.
When you feel alone, look to your side. I'll be there.


01-17-03, 07:15 AM
JA. Thanks for the Prayer. Reminiscent of the way the world is today. They for get to soon. Frank Semper Fi