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Dec 13, 2005

Name:U.S. Troops & their families
Type:Tribute (for the living)
To Honor:Individual(s)
Location:, United States
As the war in Iraq still rages on, I hope that you would stand with me in sending a prayer to each and every soldier that won't be in the arms of one of their loved ones this holiday season.  In addition, a prayer for all of the men and women that have served and fought for our country that will never come home again.  As the holidays are full upon us, I dedicate this particular song, that is a favorite of mine, performed by Collin Raye, to all the military, their families and their loved ones.  May they all be home safe and sound very soon!  I think that the lyrics quite stand for themselves.   With hope and prayers...this could happen again.  May everyone have a blessed holiday!

It Could Happen Again

Narration(as read by Johnny Cash): One frozen night in 1914, at the height of World War I, the unthinkable happened: all along the entire western front, the British and
German soldiers lay down their weapons, an unofficial cease fire, to
celebrate Christmas Eve together. They exchanged gifts, and saw each other
as brothers, and that peace lasted for two more days, when they were ordered
back to battle. In those few days, though, men remembered the reason for
Christmas amongst the devastation, and it's a story that should never be
forgotten.

Through the smoke filled night silence rose from both sides
Across a bloody battlefield
It was a cold Christmas Eve in 1914
To those who were there, it seemed unreal
As time was still the spirit moved the soldiers
To lay down their arms and raise their voice in song
And pretend for a while the war was over

If it could happened then, it could happen again
A world torn apart could join hands and hearts
To celebrate his birth and peace on this Earth
If for one magic night we could find again a reason not to fight
Maybe there's a chance; This time it might last.

As opposing sides approached through broken words they spoke
It wasn't long before they felt at ease
They shared their cigarettes, what they had they used as gifts
They didn't feel like enemies
With candles lit they stood shoulder to shoulder
And on that field they found true common ground
And as they prayed they dreamed the war was over

If it could happened then, it could happen again
A world torn apart could join hands and hearts
To celebrate his birth and peace on this Earth
If for one magic night we could find again a reason not to fight
Maybe there's a chance; This time it might last.

If it could happened then, it could happen again.
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Posted: Tuesday December 13, 2005, 6:47 pm
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Karimah b. (67)
Tuesday December 13, 2005, 7:45 pm
This is truly beautiful. What if all the soldiers laid down their arms for the holiday, and then, having seen the "enemy" as friends, refused to pick them up again? Refused to kill anymore? Imagine that.......
Peace, Karimah

Dan Goodwin (5)
Wednesday December 14, 2005, 7:37 am
God Bless all the Brave Men and Women who serve in our Armed Forces. May they return to families safe and sound. May there be Peace on Earth.

Cheryl B. (203)
Wednesday December 14, 2005, 1:39 pm
Thank you, Geri. This is an awesome tribute, and I add my prayers to yours. The lyrics alone are like a prayer. It took one man's voice to start the temporary peace that night, by singing Silent Night, Holy Night.

Dody Bush (123)
Wednesday December 14, 2005, 2:09 pm
I'll be thinking of my friend Ivan over there...away from his babies and wife. I hope the best for him.

Verna C. (0)
Wednesday December 14, 2005, 6:01 pm
How about a Prayer for the Children that will not have the JoY of looking at the coloful lights of Christmas flickering in thier eyes ... instead the flicker will only be of overhead Bombs falling from the skies..

They are the Only Ones I will Pray for this Horror Filled Christmas !! May GoD be with them ALL !!

A Peace Filled Prayer From Canada !!

Cheryl B. (203)
Thursday December 15, 2005, 5:53 am
A word to Verna C:

I am also a Canadian. Your words sound extremely insensitive. There are a great many Americans who want the war to end. Have you seen their petitions?

I would like to ask how you would feel if you were personally blamed for the brutal slaughter of the Canadian seals, simply because you are Canadian? I have signed that petition as well - against it.

I saw something nice you wrote to someone as I was travelling through Care2. I know there is a kinder side to you. I would hope that you could pray for an end to the war and peace of earth.

Geri B. (47)
Friday December 16, 2005, 3:44 am
Thank you all for your comments and prayers as well as you Verna, yes the Iraqi children also deserve prayers as well as peace this year.

Mz Leese (1020)
Saturday December 17, 2005, 6:12 pm
Bravo! Whether we want the war or not, it is a fact. We should offer our gratitude and put those in our militaries in our prayers..right along with their families. Without our military we would be placed in much graver danger than we in America now face. God bless all of our troops, bring them home safely and find peace in their hearts during the holidays and everyday after that. Bless their families for their sacrifices and provide them the strength to carry on while their loved ones are away and in the losses some must bear.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 18, 2005, 1:33 am
AMEN... and AMEN. ~ Christopher

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 18, 2005, 4:33 am
I read all these things,the petty arguments to and fro. Try the words of Martin luther King I have a dream that man will one day live in peace, stop the war send the troops home U.S. and Aussie

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