12-07-2012   Leave a comment

I’ve spent a few Christmases away from home while in the Army and unless you’ve experienced it personally, it can be a real heart breaker.  This year we have more of our men and women overseas than ever and they have our sincerest thanks and sympathies.  It’s a tough job to serve and the separation from family and friends makes it even tougher.  I was sent this poem a few years ago and it’s still a good read.  If I remember correctly the author, Mr. Jones, was on active duty when it was written.  It still poignant and will help us all “Remember the Troops”.

They Won’t Be Home For Christmas
– by Del “Abe” Jones
Another year, American Heroes
Are fighting in a foreign land
But hopefully, with an end in sight
To this part of life they hadn’t planned.

They do their duty without question
And they all stand proud and tall
They are placed there in harm’s way
As they answer, our Country’s call.

They’ll get by the best they can
And improvise ingenious ways
To find a way to celebrate
The meaning of the Holidays.

Peace on Earth, good will towards men
Is really, kinda hard to do
When all around, there are folks
Whose only wish, is to kill you.

There are far too many families
Who will never again know the joy
That the Christmastime can bring
And cruel, wartime can destroy.

The lucky will return back home
But lives will never be the same
Forever changed in heart and mind
By humankind’s unholy game.

They won’t be home for Christmas
And sadly, some will never be
But all of them will share one thing
That’s the war Hero’s legacy.

So as you gather ’round the tree
With your loved ones by your side
Think about those, over there?
While you enjoy, your Yuletide.

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