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A Soldier Died Today
By Unknown Original Author
Apr 28, 2013 - 5:13:32 AM

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April 25th in Australia is Anzac Day when we remember the Veterans. I recently received this in an email from an unknown original author, and although it specifically refers to Anzac Day, the sentiments expressed are as applicable to the U.S.A. as they are to Australia and New Zealand. R.P. BenDedek


A Soldier Died Today
He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the RSL,
Telling stories of the past. Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his mates;
They were heroes, every one. And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors
His tales became a joke,
All his mates listened quietly
For they knew where of he spoke. But we'll hear his tales no longer,
For ol' Bob has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer
For a Soldier died today. He won't be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife.. For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.
He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won't note his passing, 'Tho a Soldier died today.
When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great. Papers tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young
But the passing of a Soldier
Goes unnoticed, and unsung. Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Some jerk who breaks his promise And cons his fellow man? Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country And offers up his life? The politician's stipend
And the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that he gives. While the ordinary Soldier,
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.
It's so easy to forget them,
For it is so many times
That our Bobs and Jims and Johnnys,
Went to battle in foreign climes. It is not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our country now enjoys. Should you find yourself in danger,
With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever waffling stand? Or would you want a Soldier--
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Soldier,
Who would fight until the end. He was just a common Soldier,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his like again. For when countries are in conflict,
We find the Soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start. If we cannot do him honor
While he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage
At the ending of his days.. Perhaps just a simple headline
In the paper that might say: "OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank cheque made payable to 'Australia', 'New Zealand', or any other God fearing country for an amount "up to and including my life". That is Honour, and there are way too many people in this WORLD who no longer understand it.

Lest we Forget


R.P. BenDedek
Email:
rpbendedek@hotmail.com

Articles by R.P. BenDedek

Peace in the Middle East Starts in the Heart
by R.P. BenDedek
April 25, 2013

Palestinian suffering on the other hand, continues no matter what happens and how much support they receive from the United Nations, the European Union and the Arab countries. The Palestinian Leadership dream of Nirvana is for their people (not they themselves) to be martyred for the cause and fly up to Allah. The Jewish dream is to turn Israel into a land flowing with milk and honey, and to enjoy the fatness thereof. Their dream is not to survive, but to LIVE AND PROSPER. Israelis don't dream of migrating to the US.... Ultimately, Israel's existence is living proof that HE who scattered them across the face of the earth 2000 years ago has in fact called them home. And I believe that idea is the fundamental cause for both Muslim angst and the blatant anti-Semitism of the 'anti-God' culturally Marxist, politically correct, activist agendas.

Putting Women and Gays in their place
by R.P. BenDedek
April 25, 2013

The Western World is asleep or otherwise so preoccupied with its politically correct agendas, that it doesn't see the forest for the trees. Islam today, is like the Christianity of the Middle Ages - determined by hook or by crook to convert the world, and like the Roman Catholic Church of old, is full of people whose 'method of conversion choice' is the sword (or in our case - terrorism).


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