From Father to Son, Last Words to Live By

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/01/us/01charles.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

    From Father to Son, Last Words to Live By

    By DANA CANEDY
    Published: January 1, 2007

    He drew pictures of himself with angel wings. He left a set of his dog tags on a nightstand in my Manhattan apartment. He bought a tiny blue sweat suit for our baby to wear home from the hospital.

    Then he began to write what would become a 200-page journal for our son, in case he did not make it back from the desert in Iraq.
     
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    I am crying my eyes out.:tear:
     
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    I'm reminded of A.E Houseman's "1887":

    Oh, God will save her, fear you not:
    Be you the men you've been,
    Get you the sons your fathers got,
    And God will save the Queen.


    Let's pray this son becomes the man his father was.
     
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    Our men and women make significant sacrifices each and every day for our freedom and our way of life.

    I salute them!

    Wayne


     

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