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A United Front
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Saturday, November 08, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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... it isn't about me -- it's about all of us ....

Image (c) 2008, Karla Dorman


History sitting all around, wearing
the brave faces of men and women
who served in peacetime and in
war:  the city pauses to honor those

who donned the uniform for their
country.  Many are old, now.  But
when the Anthem plays, their salutes
are as crisp as ever; let "Amazing

Grace" be skirled by a lone piper or
"Taps" be bugled ... watch the tears
well up for those missing from their
ranks.  Like my friend, Ernest, who

passed away in July.  I remember
the heroes who've gone before me:
my Daddy; his brothers; my Mom's
brother; once again I thank the Lord

for those still here:  my brother.  My
cousins.  And while I also served, it
isn't about me -- it's about all of us;
whether Air Force, Army, Coast

Guard, Marine, or Navy, we all did
our part.  We are a team; we are a
united front; active duty or Veteran,
we did it so you wouldn't have to.

(c) 2008, Karla Dorman (11/8)

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Reviewed by Paul Berube 11/14/2008
Wonderfully and honestly put to words through your loving heart my friend. Well done and God bless.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 11/12/2008
from the heart of a woman, herself a patriot -- beautiful Karla -- my thanks, my deepest gratitude for your contribution to my freedom -- peace and much love to you -- JMW
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 11/12/2008
A moving tribute to all who have helped!........M
Reviewed by Rebecca Russell 11/10/2008
Amen, Karla, amen. I have two big regrets in my life, one of which is that I couldn't control my weight long enough to follow in my father's footsteps (I had my heart set on becoming a coastie, though.).

Rebecca
Reviewed by Cryssa C 11/10/2008
And I salute those who serve for me...for our country...even those who don't understand the importance of our freedoms and country...

Cryssa
Reviewed by Dee C. 11/10/2008
Very thoughtful write Karla!!
I'm married to a retired Chief Petty Officer (Navy) and have a new found respect for the military...one will never know the life of those that serve until we walk in their shoes...or rather boots!!
Dee
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 11/9/2008
And those of us who haven't are grateful to those of you who have done it. We owe you a debt of gratitude for the sacrifice you've made to protect and serve our country. ~ Sara
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 11/9/2008
uplifting and quie inspirational though it evokes some sad feelings of loved ones who have already passed away
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 11/9/2008
Karla:

BRAVA to this post!!! Well-said!!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 11/9/2008
Dear Karla,

Bravo for always expressing your thoughts so well . . . !!


Hugs,

Lance
Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/9/2008
Well said Karla, and the salutes and respect are earned not given.
fee
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/9/2008
we did it so you wouldn't have to.

If only we could all remember that, especially these days.
Reviewed by Charlie 11/9/2008
Reading what Georg says makes me realize just how tough of a job it is for our soldiers to keep us safe--how much we need to help them however we can, especially with moralle. Thank you for serving. --Charlie
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 11/9/2008
The problem with a united front is that our domestic enemies aren't in front of us but scattered everywhere around us.
It will be a paintaking job to weed out one by one from our mist, if we all are willing to bend down and mercilessly pluck them out!

Georg

Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/8/2008
A splendid tribute from the heart of one who knows what it means to serve!God bless you Karla, and all our veterans and military,as well as those who continue to braveely serve now to keep our country free.I pray we will have peace soon,so that all our soldiers can come home.

Love,
eileen
Reviewed by Nicky Goodman 11/8/2008
a moving dedicated poem Karla, stories to remember, reported by one of the team with grace and honour, inspiring respect and quiet thoughts here - xx
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 11/8/2008
Thank you for this, I enjoyed it a great deal,your one of the heros in my eyes
In Christs Love
Michelle~
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/8/2008
your first line grabbed me--very poignant--well expressed
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 11/8/2008
So beautifully said are your words Karla. It isn't about you, it's about all of you. We are so proud of them each and everyone. thank you for sharing.

Newfie Hugs are on the way, Rose
Reviewed by Art Sun 11/8/2008
This is a nice tribute to everyone who has or is serving this country...you should be proud, your family and you have a history in itself...what a great way to participate for freedom....I salute you, your family and each and every person who has served in the military ....

nice work....

Art Sun...
Reviewed by jude forese 11/8/2008
an inspired tribute to all those well deserved ...
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 11/8/2008
Beautifully said, Karla. Let's hope that one day your last line
will come to be. - gene.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/8/2008
Powerful, beautiful tribute to those who served, including you. Thank you; I am indeed honored to be your sister! :) God bless you, and God bless ALL our veterans, those who still serve, those who did, those who passed on, and those who remain. Very well penned; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :D *SALUTE*



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