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    There's a small prayer/poem I've seen some post when there's a post about fallen soldiers. It ends with something about "...now guards the gates of heaven..." or something to that effect. Can someone please post the entire thing?

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    For some reason, the search feature doesn't work for me...that's why I'm asking.

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    This one? Posted by 100_Percent_Hooah

    We walked among the crosses
    Where our fallen soldiers lay.
    And listened to the bugle
    As taps began to play.

    The Chaplin led a prayer
    We stood with heads bowed low.
    And I thought of fallen comrades
    I had known so long ago.

    They came from every city
    Across this fertile land.
    That we might live in freedom.
    They lie here 'neath the sand.

    I felt a little guilty
    My sacrifice was small.
    I only lost a little time
    But these men lost their all.

    Now the services are over
    For this Memorial Day.
    To the names upon these crosses
    I just want to say,

    Thanks for what you've given
    No one could ask for more.
    May you rest with God in heaven
    From now through evermore.

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    No sorry. But thanks, this poem is a nice one. The one I'm trying to find is shorter, and I could swear it was posted a few times in the forums.

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    tear drop, tear drop....

    great poem honoring our fallen

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    is it the one at the end with:


    to st. michaels he will tell,
    another soldier reporting for duty sir
    i've served my time in hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jedisponge
    is it the one at the end with:


    to st. michaels he will tell,
    another soldier reporting for duty sir
    i've served my time in hell.
    oooo, that gave me chills. I know what poem your talking about to.


    When a soldier goes to heaven
    To St. Peter he will tell
    just another soldier reporting sir
    i've served my time in hell

    I googled it and there is another version of this poem that is for the marines

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    Quote Originally Posted by One_A
    There's a small prayer/poem I've seen some post when there's a post about fallen soldiers. It ends with something about "...now guards the gates of heaven..." or something to that effect. Can someone please post the entire thing?

    Thanks
    Al
    Here's the closest thing I could find:

    "The Cousins"

    The bar was loud and full of fun
    The news was on TV
    No one seemed to listen
    No one seemed to care
    Another soldier fallen
    Another good life lost
    No one seems to listen
    No one seems to care

    Then a young woman enters
    Walks up to the bar
    She orders up two drinks
    One for him and her

    "This one's for my cousin Kirk and this one is for me"
    He promised he would be here
    When he got his leave
    But he died a hero
    Now there's only me

    Soon the bar got quiet
    Listening to her words
    This is what she told them
    Quickly finishing her drink

    I couldn't understand the reason
    Why he had to go
    My mind was full of questions
    My heart was full of fear
    His words were reassuring
    As he said to me
    "Mandy, take heart, keep faith in us, we will not let you down
    For we have a job to do,it's time we earn our pay."

    He left a goodbye letter
    To his friends and family
    He told us not to mourn him
    He died for his beliefs
    His cause was something greater
    Greater than one's self

    He now guards the Gates of Heaven
    Wearing his dress blues

    The one request he made of us
    Was to remember him
    And for who and why he served
    He did not want us to forget

    With those words she raised his glass
    Then looked around the room
    "You'll never be forgotten, my cousin and my friend"
    Though death has parted us for now
    We will meet again
    The reason why you gave your life
    Everyone will know

    For freedom and security
    You died for one and all
    So here's to you and all who serve
    She paused and simply added.
    Semper Fi

    When she turned and walked away
    Her words still stayed with them
    Now they finally understood

    It took a fallen soldier
    To make them realize
    The price for fun and freedom
    That we all enjoy

    Now they seemed to listen
    Now they seemed to care
    It took a fallen soldier for them to realize.....

    In loving memory of my nephew

    Sgt. Kirk Straseskie
    One of the few, the Proud
    A Marine
    November 9, 1979-May 19, 2003

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    I was trying to find an appropriate prayer for one of my Battle of the Bulge members that passed this week and found this post. Probably WAY too late to respond but this may be what One-A was looking for:

    THE SHEEPDOG’S PRAYER

    The Knights of Olde were Men of Honor
    Who used their Might For Right!
    Today they’re known as Sheepdogs
    Those who carry on the fight.

    I am a tired old Sheepdog,
    The guardian of my flock.
    I keep the predators at bay
    And stand watch around the clock.

    Please stop the Sheep from pulling my teeth.
    I’ll need them for the fight,
    When the hungry Wolves come calling
    Some dark and deadly night.

    I pray I never need my gun
    But someday if I do,
    May my cause be just!
    My draw be quick!
    And my aim be ever true!

    Heaven holds a special place
    For those who do the deed,
    Defenders of the innocent
    In their hour of need.

    May the Sheep someday be grateful.
    There’s a debt they cannot pay,
    To the Sheepdogs who lay it on the line
    Each and every day.

    I am proud to be a Sheepdog.
    I’ve done my very best.
    I’ll stand my watch until my Maker
    Calls me home to rest.

    But when I meet Saint Peter,
    There’s just one request I’ll make:
    “Please let me spend Eternity
    Standing guard at Heaven’s Gate.”

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    Longhorn1955,

    Thank You for that poem, "The Sheepdog's Prayer."
    My Father would have liked that one as well. You see he too was in the Battle of the Bulge.
    A Sgt with the 509th PIB and came up through Italy as part of Operation Dragoon.
    Thanks to my sister who did some family research found Pop's Military papers along with his orders that puts him right there, marked the same day that Brig. Gen. A. McAuliffe gave his famous quote to the German Command, "NUTS". Unfortunately, the records fall short of his exact whereabouts but the dates match up. I am truly sorry to hear of your members passing. And, I offer this up for him and all others who gave some and all.
    "It is the Soldier (Warrior), not the reporter, Who Has
    given Us Freedom of Press. It is the Soldier, Not the
    poet who has given us Freedom of Speech. It is the
    Soldier, not the campus organizer that has given us the
    Freedom to Demonstrate. It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
    that has given us the Right to a Fair Trial. It is the Soldier,
    Who Salutes the Flag, Serves Under the Flag, and Whose
    Coffin is Draped by the Flag, Who gave the protester the
    right to burn."

    Take Care and God Bless

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