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Awakenings: Remember Their Sacrifice

on December 6, 2012

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There are not enough words to express the emotion felt in reading and/or listening to the poem  A Soldier’s Christmas. The words of the poet are emotional enough within themselves.  [This poem is different from one posted previously.]

On the eve of the anniversary of a monumental date in history, December 7, 1941 (Attack on Pearl Harbor), we should all stop and be thankful for the sacrifices made ensuring America’s freedom remains intact.

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9 responses to “Awakenings: Remember Their Sacrifice

  1. bobmielke says:

    I never even made it to the poem. The powerful photograph ripped my heart apart. – Bob

    • catnipoflife says:

      I know what you mean and it does every time I see it. Tomorrow is such a monumental day, especially for me since my dad fought in WWII.

      • bobmielke says:

        My dad fought in WWII as well, as a US Navy hero, saving his ship from a torpedo that didn’t explode but was in the munitions room that was on fire. He carried an explosive cylinder of gas out of the fire. My dad was born & raised in Germany but served in the US Navy.

      • catnipoflife says:

        Wow! Thank you for sharing! Dad was in the Navy, too. He was on board ship at Iwo Jima. He handled the radio that sent the men ashore. He never talked about the war and sometimes winched when it came up in conversation. His story died with him. My husband’s ancestry is German.

      • bobmielke says:

        My dad’s purple heart gave him benefits when both my mom & dad died. Mom passed away first and was buried in the grave set aside for dad. When he died two years later, still on top. 🙂

  2. The music alone got to my heart – when I read the words, well that was heart rendering. Thanks so much Sharla for your own big heart.

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  4. Ray's Mom says:

    December 7 – a day to remember. thank you active duty and veterans for your sacrifice and contribution to our freedom.

  5. We will never understand the complete impact that those involved felt during December 6th at Pearl Harbor and how it changed lives forever. Tomorrow I will post my poem on my blog site.

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