Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Tribute: Operation Enduring Freedom

Mural at the Bagram Pax Terminal.  Caption:  
"This is a tribute to all who have fallen during Operation Enduring Freedom. Live a Life Worthy of Their Sacrifice."

We still have people fighting and dying in Afghanistan, and Kandahar is heating up

I saw it for the first time from the window of the plane
We touched down I looked around, history called my name
There’s a prison made of mud and wire, the roof is caving in
It’s where they put the ones who wouldn’t listen
But they’re listening now, and looking down,
on Kandahar

We attacked them in October, we paid them back in spades
We swung the hammer from the north, a people fierce and brave
And the Taliban, made their last stand
We broke down their walls and chased them out
We spilled our blood and guts upon the ground,
at Kandahar

The Greeks were there before us, Alexander led the way
The Persians brought their fire and their gods
The Mongols swarmed out of the north and brought their cities down
Then the Arabs came, and gave their God a name,
in Kandahar

The Russians, Persians, Mongols, and the Greeks
Our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines
Their blood is crying out from the ground
Their souls echo off the mountains way out loud
in Kandahar

Want to honor our heroes this Memorial Day?  Live a live worthy of their sacrifice.


Always On Watch said...

Want to honor our heroes this Memorial Day? Live a live worthy of their sacrifice.

Would that every American cared enough to do so!

We take our way of life for granted too much of the time.

WomanHonorThyself said...

your last quote says it all my friend..Bless you.

Leticia said...

And don't just take today to thank them but remember every day that lives are being sacrificed for our freedom.

Truly grateful to our American soldiers, now and then.

Bob Belvedere said...

Well put.

Linked to at:
Their Truth Is Marching On: Memorial Day 2010

Most Rev. Gregori said...

Honor and respect is something earned and our men and women in the military have certainly earned both, and what better way to show it is in how we live our lives on a daily basis.

Snarky Basterd said...

Amen, Kurt. Great, great post.

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