Skip to comments.The Eagle's Watch (Veteran's Day 2013)
Posted on 11/11/2013 4:18:48 AM PST by Kartographer
My tribute and thanks to those who have heeded the call and especially to those who paid for our freedom by the giving of thier the last full measure of devotion.
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
Yet flying high above them,
On silent wings spread wide,
Soars freedom's embodiment
And a country's sign of pride.
The mighty Eagle watches o'er all
And guards their well-earned rests.
For he like they, knows the feel
Of Freedom in his chest.
And though he does his best to guard
The fallen warriors' sleep.
Still at times he grows so weary
And must rest his wings a-beat.
So slowly he glides his way
To where the fallen rest,
And there he bides his time a bit
Among the honored Vets.
And though he knows no words
Of the valiant warriors' speech,
Still they communicate
In a way that words can't reach.
Having communed with those who lie
Among the rows of stone,
The Eagle takes to flight again
And resumes his post alone.
In endless soaring circles,
He surely makes his rounds,
Guarding the fallen heroes
Who make this hallowed ground.
You can read more about Frank Glick’s picture here:
Photo of eagle on Fort Snelling gravestone touches hearts, goes viral
The photo is beautiful! Your poem is awesome! It absolutely captures the photo.
In the article about the photo, it mentioned that a poem had been submitted to the author. Perhaps that was this poem?
What a wonderful tribute to veterans and thanks for posting!
Perfect embodiment of the photo!
Picture of a lifetime!
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
Thank You, Kartographer.
God Bless Spec OPS and all of the military today. (I get to play this week) :^)
Beautiful and moving. Thank you.
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