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New Star Over Texas - A Tribute

Posted on 02/01/2003 3:22:36 PM PST by stoney

http://www.juntosociety.com/military/shuttletribute.htm

By Monty K. Fisher

There's a new star over Texas Its the symbol of courage unsurpassed There's a new star over Texas Its is a fire that will last

It holds the souls of the Brave That gave all and now are free Its the symbol of what they gave To find new things for you and me

They left us in a flash at dawn And served their duty well They have been taken far beyond 'Twas just the shell on fire that fell

They were out to achieve A purpose for you and I Searching for things in which to believe Beyond this Earth and Sky

They traveled so far above And watched us fighting down below And may have glimpsed the Love That engulfs the Earth you know

They saw how small we are And I'm sure a prayer was their last thought As they became a living star That we might fight the last war to be fought

They were the lucky ones you see No longer trapped down below They saw it all as God and Angels see That in this hate we may never know

So lets thank them today And ask them to do all thay can To send spirits with wisdom our way To open the eyes of earthbound Man.

Thank you Shuttle crew We will remember you.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: space
Be sure and check out the graphics.
1 posted on 02/01/2003 3:22:36 PM PST by stoney
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To: stoney
http://www.juntosociety.com/military/shuttletribute.htm
2 posted on 02/01/2003 3:24:17 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: stoney
Whoops....and thank you.
3 posted on 02/01/2003 3:24:38 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: Miss Marple; rintense; homeschool mama; mystery-ak; SpookBrat; ohioWfan; Howlin; MJY1288
Ping
4 posted on 02/01/2003 3:27:58 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: stoney

They were not timid, hapless or uneducated. They were the brightest and most vital among us. They were bold and eager to explore. They were acutely aware of the risks they took, but did so willingly, for the good of all mankind. We have lost seven of our best…in a flash of light. It is, in some way fitting that they should remain among the stars.

5 posted on 02/01/2003 3:27:59 PM PST by Joe 6-pack
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To: Brad's Gramma
Junto society page is almost perfect - need to lose the top graphic with the black mask atf though.

That has no business on a tribute page to our Astronauts.

Other than that - I thank you for your tribute and I am sure the astronauts do also.
6 posted on 02/01/2003 3:47:03 PM PST by steplock ( http://www.spadata.com)
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To: Luis Gonzalez; Registered
New Star over Texas.
7 posted on 02/01/2003 3:48:48 PM PST by snopercod
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To: McLynnan; NordP
Ping
8 posted on 02/01/2003 3:51:08 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: snopercod

9 posted on 02/01/2003 3:51:47 PM PST by snopercod
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To: Brad's Gramma; stoney
Very nice, and thanks for the ping BG.
10 posted on 02/01/2003 5:35:24 PM PST by McLynnan
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To: *Space
Sad ping
11 posted on 02/01/2003 5:41:54 PM PST by anymouse
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To: anymouse
I would suggest that there will be a monument built regaurding this tragedy over Texas and I would be the first to enjoin and promote such a project.
12 posted on 02/01/2003 5:51:43 PM PST by eastforker (What goes around,comes around.)
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To: stoney; LaDivaLoca; tomkow6; Johnny Gage; ValerieUSA; coteblanche; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; ...
Very Nice. Thanks for posting this.

I feel that Charles Dickens said it good for these 7 brave astronauts:

It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done;
it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.

Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

13 posted on 02/01/2003 6:12:43 PM PST by Johnny Gage (God Bless our Military, God Bless President George W. Bush and God Bless America!)
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To: Johnny Gage
thanks for the heads up.
14 posted on 02/01/2003 6:24:49 PM PST by amom
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To: Johnny Gage
Thanks Johnny.

Bump.

15 posted on 02/01/2003 6:29:18 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: stoney
Brave Texas Star bump.
16 posted on 02/01/2003 6:32:40 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Johnny Gage
Thanks for the ping, Johnny. Tragedy inspires the most beautiful creations - comforting the most skeptical spectators. God plants a seed.
17 posted on 02/01/2003 7:18:52 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: Brad's Gramma
Thanks for the ping.

This is so sad....

Let us all band together, as Americans, to be strong, strong for them...strong for their families...and strong for our country.

Thank God for all the good in this world. May we all be able to see it, each day we are here. And may God's love wrap around us, when we return home again.

And God Bless our dear President, who bears the weight of all this and so much more, on his shoulders.

God Bless our military, who fight to give us our freedom. Today, it is clear that part of our freedom meant the ability to fly...fly up into the heavens and explore.

NordP

18 posted on 02/01/2003 9:36:50 PM PST by NordP (Remembered to pray for my President AND take my vitamins, today ;-))
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To: stoney
That was beautiful, stoney.
19 posted on 02/01/2003 9:37:18 PM PST by NordP (Remembered to pray for my President AND take my vitamins, today ;-))
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To: NordP
That was beautiful, NordP. Thank you.
20 posted on 02/01/2003 9:38:44 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: Johnny Gage; stoney
Thanks Johnny, for the heads up to this.

And thanks for posting this, stoney. It's a beautiful tribute to the fallen astronauts. The poem by Monty Fisher is beautiful and the graphics are awesome.
21 posted on 02/02/2003 10:36:57 AM PST by radu
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To: stoney
bttt
22 posted on 02/02/2003 10:46:03 AM PST by lodwick (God bless America)
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To: stoney
bttt
23 posted on 02/04/2003 5:28:38 PM PST by stoney
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