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  • FOR BYRON (Poem written by Janet Norwood to her son, fallen Marine Byron Norwood)

    02/04/2005 2:00:26 PM PST · by RedWhiteBlue · 21 replies · 1,287+ views
    e-mail | Janet Norwood
    This is a poem being circulated amongst a group of Marine Moms. It was written by Janet Norwood. She is the woman who, along with her husband, attended the State of the Union Address to represent all families of our fallen heros. She and the Iraqi woman hugged during that very touching moment near the end of the speech. Admin, if this is a duplicate, please delete. I searched for it several ways and didn't find anything. For Byron I've heard the words oft times before - that "Freedom isn't Free". But that was long before I knew how they...
  • White House State of the Union guests (plus quote box and full transcript)

    02/02/2005 10:38:32 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 24 replies · 1,055+ views
    AP ^ | February 2, 2005 | JENNIFER LOVEN
    WASHINGTON -- Two women who voted in recent elections in Iraq and Afghanistan and the parents of an American soldier killed in recent fighting were Laura Bush's special guests in her VIP box at President Bush's State of the Union address Wednesday. Safia Taleb al-Suhail of Iraq and Homira G. Nassery of Afghanistan flanked Mrs. Bush. Directly behind the first lady sat Janet and William Norwood of Pflugerville, Texas, whose son, Sgt. Byron Norwood, was killed Nov. 13, 2004, by sniper fire during an assault on Fallujah. They received a standing ovation when introduced, prompting an emotional moment as Mrs....