Remembering Our Fallen Today


Your sacrifice is not forgotten. May your family and friends find peace as you guard the gates of heaven.

Today is the funeral for SSG Jordan Bear. He was KIA in Afghanistan. He was 25 years old.

Let us all take a moment and remember, in our thoughts and prayers, all those that have died in war.

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

The Chaplain 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.

Origin Unknown

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Prayer For The Fallen
Author Unknown


I saw a soldier kneeling down,
for this was the first quiet place he had found.
He had traveled through jungles, rivers and mud.
His hands were scarred and toil-warned.

He folded his hands and looked to the sky…
I saw his tears, as they welled in his eyes.
He spoke to God, and this is what he said.
God Bless my men, who now lie dead;

I know not what You have in mind,
but when You judge, please be kind….
when they come before You, they will be poorly dressed
but will walk proudly, for they have done their best.

Their boots will be muddy and their clothes all torn…
but these clothes they have so proudly worn.
Their hearts will be still and cold inside,
for they have fought their best and did so with pride.

So please take care of them as they pass Your way…
the price of freedom they’ve already paid.

AMEN! 

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If you would like to get involved and support the men of SSG Bear’s unit, please visit this post: http://simplybekah.com/2012/03/04/pay-it-forward-hero-edition-an-opportunity-to-give-back-military-march-madness/

In prayer,

Bekah

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