I'm Proud To Serve

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  1. Salty

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    I'm Proud To Serve

    Washington, Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Lee
    All these men fought so we could be free

    Now I'm a GI trying to do the same
    To fight for a Country who has a great name

    We fight wars far away from own homes
    but the tears seem to fall, when we're all alone

    Seems all that we do is going to waste
    the marches and riots slap us in the face

    People really don't seem to care
    They shoot out a peace sign underneath all their hair

    If only they knew what it means to serve
    A country who's able to stand up to their word

    The United States Army fights for you and me
    To keep communist out of the Land of the Free

    Freedom, Love, Justice, and Peace
    Yes! The United States Army fights for all of these



    -Janet Sweet
    May 21, 1971
     
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    I am appreciative of all who fight, which includes many of my own family.

    That doesn't mean that everything this country fights for is right. I take issue with this piece of poetry for that reason. Do we really fight for love? peace?
     
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    Enlistees on the German, Japanese, and Russian armies thought the same thing.
     
  4. Melanie

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    Golly I hope so, if I was called to defend my new adopted country or the folk across the ditch I would, it is for love of my homeland, where the folk I love live, my culture etc.

    It sure aint for governments or politics. :thumbsup:
     
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    "This world is not my home,
    I'm just a passing through . . . ."
     
  6. Salty

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    Amen! And I want to thank all those men who have died to protect my freedom which made my "passing thru" much easier.
     

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