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The Eagle's Watch (Veteran's Day 2013)
11/11/13 | Kartographer

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


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Poetry
KEYWORDS: veteransday


The Eagle’s Watch

In a quiet river valley,
Lies a green and peaceful place,
Where warriors come to rest,
Having honorably met their fates.

No more do they stand the watch
Their worthy service done,
They’ve passed their duties on
To other Fathers' sons.

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.

1 posted on 11/11/2013 4:18:48 AM PST by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

You can read more about Frank Glick’s picture here:

Photo of eagle on Fort Snelling gravestone touches hearts, goes viral

http://www.startribune.com/local/127347018.html


2 posted on 11/11/2013 4:19:59 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

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!


3 posted on 11/11/2013 5:43:53 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Kartographer

Perfect embodiment of the photo!


4 posted on 11/11/2013 7:45:21 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: Kartographer

Picture of a lifetime!


5 posted on 11/11/2013 8:50:23 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: Kartographer

Well Done.


6 posted on 11/11/2013 10:43:05 AM PST by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

PING!


7 posted on 11/11/2013 1:46:36 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer; Whenifhow; AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; left that other site; txradioguy; StarCMC; ..
The Eagles's Watch (Veterans Day 2013)
8 posted on 11/11/2013 4:35:32 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kartographer; Kathy in Alaska
Outstanding, Kartographer! Thanks for the ping, Kathy!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Eagles Up! Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

9 posted on 11/11/2013 4:48:20 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN - 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kartographer

Beautiful.

Thank You, Kartographer.


10 posted on 11/11/2013 4:51:19 PM PST by left that other site (.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

God Bless Spec OPS and all of the military today. (I get to play this week) :^)


11 posted on 11/11/2013 8:40:29 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Kartographer

Beautiful and moving. Thank you.


12 posted on 11/11/2013 9:19:50 PM PST by amom
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To: paladin8008

ping


13 posted on 11/11/2013 9:20:44 PM PST by amom
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


14 posted on 11/12/2013 1:10:59 AM PST by E.G.C.
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