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Lest We Forget
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Monday, May 25, 2009
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War has always made widows out
of women and orphans out of
children.  But it's a price some are
willing to pay to keep us free.

To those that gave the ultimate
sacrifice, I remember.

War has always been hell:  just ask
those that came home, injured in
body and in mind.  They know ...
they live with it every single day.

To those who've ever donned the
uniform, I thank and honor you.

And to the ones that were spit on,
yelled at, verbally and sometimes
physically abused, let me welcome
you home with the hugs you didn't get.

We owe those who've served a debt
that can never be repaid.

Lest we forget ...

My big, strong Daddy, Donald Vidra 
His brothers:  Clarence, Andrew, Joe, and Steve Vidra
My Mom's brother, George Srdjak
MY brother, Ken Vidra
My cousins ...

How can I not remember?

You paved the way for my own service.
You are my heroes, and I love and miss you.

(c) 2009, Karla Dorman (5/25)

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Reviewed by Jon Willey 5/30/2009
Karla, your tribute to your family members and all of the service men and women is indeed a compassionate one -- peace and love my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 5/29/2009
A great tribute to your family and many others!..M
Reviewed by Cryssa C 5/28/2009
A beautiful, well-written tribute...
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/27/2009
Beautiful tribute.

Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 5/26/2009
Bravo Karla. It could not be better said. Straight from the hip. Good on ya girl. Love, J'nia
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/26/2009
We owe those who've served a debt
that can never be repaid.

How so very true.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/26/2009
I salute the above mentioned with the heart of a tired and grateful soldier for their Service and Sacrifice.

Semper Fi

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 5/25/2009
Well said Karla and a most heartfelt tribute to all who served and their families who also sacrificed in their absence....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 5/25/2009


Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/25/2009
And karla Doeman for whom we are thankful is still with us,and bless you for never forgetting those in your family besides all the others who have gone before you! Thank you karla!

Love and Blessings,
Reviewed by Paul Berube 5/25/2009
Great piece Karla. God bless.
Reviewed by kg cummings 5/25/2009
excellent work Karla. they, not sports stars, are the true heroes. Thank you for serving and thank you for sharing, Kathy
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/25/2009
For sure, my hat is off, my head is bowed and I note with respect this day that our brother nation honors there fallen.

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 5/25/2009
Moving tribute..moves me to tears..beautiful Karla!
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 5/25/2009
Beautitful and powerful tribute that touches a person's heart in every way possible.I enjoy reading it,take care and have a great Memorial Day

Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 5/25/2009
This is awesome a wonderful tribute
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/25/2009
A wonderfully strong tribute to all military men & women...ed
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 5/25/2009

A wonderful tribute to the troops and the ones in your family that contributed to the cause. My father did not die in the war, but was shot in the back and could never walk right again. This was in World War II, he loved this country so much, his injury to him was a small price for helping this country free.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/25/2009
Powerful reminder, Karla; thank YOU for serving, and thank GOD for those who served and still serve! I will NEVER forget; I can't!! Very well penned; brava, Airman! *SALUTE*

(((HUGS))) and much love, your (grateful) twin sister, Karen Lynn. :( *tears!*
Reviewed by Cynthia Borris 5/25/2009

Your message is a powerful tribute. Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed by Gene Williamson 5/25/2009
Amen for this, Karla. -gene.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 5/25/2009
A sobering reminder Karla, bursting with gratitude and love.
Blessings ...
Reviewed by Ray { The Great Canadian Buzzard } 5/25/2009
This is a wonderful tribute
A pleasure to read, as we all owe these heroes for our freedom
Thanks for the write
Ray { not a Poet }
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 5/25/2009
Such a heart warming and real tribute Karla. Thank you for your service to America.
Reviewed by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary 5/25/2009
Very nice, Karla! Including the names of your own family and friends adds power to the memory. Beautiful!
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 5/25/2009
All so true. And those "widows and orphans" left behind also pay a price. I know they are remembering today. Let us never forget...
Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle 5/25/2009
Yes, I would like to add my thank you also!

With Love,
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 5/25/2009
yes, for this day is for remembering all we have because of these men and women

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