Paying Tribute to Our Men and Women in the Armed Forces...

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@twoey68 (13662)
United States
November 18, 2007 7:54pm CST
My Mom just sent me an awesome video. As I understand it, it was made by a U.S. soldier. It is so heart touching and moved me to tears. The words are just so moving. Please take a moment, watch the video, read the words, say a prayer for our troops (if you pray) and then tell me how it made you feel. I'm so thankful to these wonderful men and women and I just wish there was something I could do to let them know how much they and their sacrafice means to me. I'm including the words here in case you can't find them on the site. Here is the link to the song (scroll about half way down) and there's a link right below it to his website. http://www.letssaythanks.com/FromTheTroops.html ON MY WATCH TONIGHT BY MIKE CORRADO I come from an Island In the Carolina sand Where I was broke down, Built up and reborn a fighting man My blood runs red, white and blue I’ll brave the cold, the rain, the pain and the bullets so you don’t have to Don’t worry about me; I’ll be all right Just care for your children and sleep tight I’ll keep you safe on my watch tonight It’s a long, long way from that island And a long way from home With the thought of you standing behind me I could never be alone There’s a promise I need you to make While I’m gone you take care of the love And I’ll deal with the hate Don’t worry about me; I’ll be all right Just care for your children and sleep tight I’ll keep you safe on my watch tonight Don’t worry about me; I’ll be all right Just care for your children and sleep tight I’ll keep you safe on my watch tonight "COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS" **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@Monkeyrose (2850)
• Canada
19 Nov 07
I don't have time to watch this video. Perhaps I will tomorrow. I really don't believe in violence and most of the wars we fight are uncessary or motivated by politics and greed. That being said, I respect any human being who puts their life on the line for rights and freedoms. The courage it takes is amasing. Watch lions and lambs... Its amasing.
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@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
19 Nov 07
I'm sorry you don't have time to watch it...it really is a great video and a wonderful song. I do agree that the courage they have and the dedication to the U.S. is amazing. "COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS" **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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• Canada
20 Nov 07
I'm not american, I'd Canadian. We have a lot of troops over there too. We were originally supposed to just be peacekeepers but got caught up in all the stuff going over there. I just heard last week that a couple of our troops got killed.
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@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
26 Nov 07
I wasn't aware that Canada had troops over there...I hope they all come home safely and my prayers are with them and those don't come home. MERRY CHRISTMAS!! **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
19 Nov 07
World Peace - World Peace sign
Oh that is beautiful, my heart breaks every time I hear of one of those boys losing his life for us, I kwwp wishing that something will stop the fighting but I don't know what it could be.. so my Christmas wish this year is... Peace and to bring the boys home.
• United States
19 Nov 07
Don't forget the ladies serving overseas as well.
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@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
19 Nov 07
Oh yes they will never be forgotten....
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
19 Nov 07
I think that sounds like an exceptional Christmas Wish for this year (and every year for that matter). I'll be joining you in that one. "COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS" **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@pastorkayte (2255)
• United States
19 Nov 07
That was truly beautiful, we dont take the time to let the people who are risking their lives for our freedom how wonderful we think they are. If for one second of every single day every American took the time to thank God for the courageous men and women who make our lives better, and send one prayer, maybe the Lord will here us and send our brothers and sisters home soon. Thank All of You. The Men and Women of the Armed Forces for making America safe for my children....
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
19 Nov 07
I agree. Sometimes we forget how much we owe not only the men and women fighting today but those who have fought in the past. "COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS" **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@foxyfire33 (10017)
• United States
19 Nov 07
I have an address to send Christmas cards to wounded soldiers recovering at Walter Reed. I'll be glad to pm it to you or post it if there seems to be enough interest. I may not like the war but we hae some pretty awesome soldiers! I am proud of them and the work they do. I pray that they can all come home soon. Thanks for sharing this video, it was really touching. I'll pass it around so more people can see it.
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@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
19 Nov 07
I would love it if you could take the time to send it. If you can, post it in the discussion so that others can send some too if they wish. Thank you so much. "COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS" **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@foxyfire33 (10017)
• United States
19 Nov 07
Here it is! A Recovering American soldier c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center 6900 Georgia Avenue,NW Washington,D.C. 20307-5001
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
19 Nov 07
I had that song down loaded till puter went goofy and took all songs and pics off . and I cried when I first heard it but is so great. all we can do is keep them in our hearts and whoever prays pray forthem and send blessing too.
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@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
19 Nov 07
It is a great song!! I think saying a prayer for the soldiers is a great thing to do...the more the better. "COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS" **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
20 Nov 07
yup should work if every one does. LOve it too
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@nica269 (1399)
• United States
19 Nov 07
Thanks for sharing this awesome site. There are not enough Thank Yous to give to our men and women who are fighting to keep us free. God Bless America.
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@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
19 Nov 07
I agree. I wish there was something more I could do to let them know how much their faith in our country means to me. "COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS" **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Completely agree. :)
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• Cambodia
26 Nov 07
It´s an utopic site. It´s trying to make an incentive of the nationalism as a healthy thing, so don´t pay and take it away
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@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
26 Nov 07
I'm having trouble understanding your reponse. I don't want to brush it aside so maybe you could clarify it some for me. MERRY CHRISTMAS!! **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
26 Nov 07
My son - in a ceremony at Kings Bay - This is my son, as serious as I have ever seen him. Serving his country.
I love these kinds of things..but it brings tears to my eyes. The best thing I can get for Christmas this year is to have my son home. He has been gone the past 2 Christmases and is talking now about a possible overseas assignment this spring. I really do miss him. Here is a picture of him.
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
26 Nov 07
A very nice looking young man...you must be very proud of him. I hope he gets to come home soon. My prayers are with you and him both. MERRY CHRISTMAS!! **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
22 Nov 07
It really did my heart good to hear that song, twoey, and it also made me proud of our soldiers who are giving so much. I signed the Guest Book on Mike's site and also sent another card. Thanks for the link.
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@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
26 Nov 07
I'm glad you liked it...thank you for supporting them and Mike's site. MERRY CHRISTMAS!! **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
• United States
19 Nov 07
Oh that is way beatiful!! I am here in the carolina sand too:) theres 3 marine corpse bases here in my town so i know alot alot about the mil.. and when u know so much and see it first hand things like this poem make u all emotional:( Its a veasry pretty poem!.. i cant watch the vidoe though because i have dial up:(.lol i am old fashion i know!:P
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
20 Nov 07
I do wish you could hear the song. You might look on his site and see if there is a just the song without the video. I am going to see if my brother can add it to my musicbox on my profile page for me. "COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS" **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@mamasan34 (6522)
• United States
19 Nov 07
That is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing it. I especially am moved because my husband is in the Army, but I know many people be they veterans, family of veterans or just anyone in particular will find this touching and special.
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@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
19 Nov 07
I'm glad you liked it and that I could share it with you. My Hubby is a veteran and so is my Stepfather. "COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS" **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@usmcsgtwife (4999)
• United States
19 Nov 07
thanks for posting this, I have seen it before and everytime I hear it I am moved to tears.. Not only are prayers needed for the troops over there but for the familes of those troops, having my husband over in Iraq was the hardest thing I think I have ever had to go throu.
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@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
19 Nov 07
I understand. It is hard for the soldier to be in the middle of it but sometimes the loved ones of those soldiers suffer just as much. My heart goes out to you and my prayers for your husbands, and all the soldiers, safe return. "COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS" **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@blackbriar (9126)
• United States
19 Nov 07
What an awesome video/music that Mike created. I loved it! When I read that Mike Corrado wrote it, I immediately had to see his pic to see if it was the same guy I grew up with. It's not but they do have the same first/last name. Very touching..
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@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
19 Nov 07
He did do a great job and I think it's great that it was actually made by someone who is right there in the middle of it. What an amazing guy!! "COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS" **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@musicman6 (2368)
• United States
19 Nov 07
Twoey68, I already have my deepest passion flying high, not only for our troops today, but all of the ones in the past! Their is no equal to the sacrifice these guys are giving in something they beleve in, which is our freedom, not only for them and their own families, but for you and I, and others, whom they do not even know! I give my heart out to these men, and deeply regret, that I can not go again, and stand beside these men!
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@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
19 Nov 07
I agree...they are exceptional ppl and you have my heartfelt thanks for all that you did also during your serving. "COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS" **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Beautiful! +'s |:)
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