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Homeward Rolling Soldier - Veterans Day


Offbeat  (tags: Christian Kjellvander, Homeward Rolling Soldier )

Dandelion
- 354 days ago - youtube.com
With sleepy eyes we made our way across Where friendship's found friendship is often lost With valiant wishes of becoming ends But there will be no such with you my friend. Hate the war not the soldiers. It's the civilians that send them off to war.



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Christeen Anderson (523)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 5:59 pm
Thank you for this share and an even bigger thank you to all who have served.
 

Barbara K. (83)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 6:14 pm
Thank you, my friend. I have a Son, a Daughter, 2 sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter who all served and are now veterans. I honor them also. A son-in-law lost his life at the beginning of the Iraq War.
 

A F. (132)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 6:52 pm
Thank you for this. :)
 

Susan Allen (218)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 7:28 pm
I really loved that. Thanks for sharing it. Noted and shared.
 

Aurea Walker (208)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 8:09 pm
Great song and wonderful sentiment. I wanted to post president Eisenhower's exact words regarding the undue military influence and googled for it. I went for president Eisenhower's farewell speech and have had to re read his truly incredible and far seeing speech. He foretold the quagmire we now face. Wow, not only was he an incredible 5 star general, but a great president. I highly recommend to all who can to read his farewell speech, to do so. It will help us understand why we are in the mess we are in. Barbara K - I salute you and your entire family for all the service your family has provided to the USA and heartfelt condolences to you and your daughter for the ultimate sacrifice your son-in-law made.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 8:29 pm
Everyone in my family has served, from the Banana Wars to Iraq, and we apologize to no one.
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 10:16 pm
noted
 

John Holton (361)
Monday November 11, 2013, 4:04 am
Sand N
 

John Gregoire (258)
Monday November 11, 2013, 4:30 am
Everyone in my family served and I was the "lifer" at over 20 years of service. My daughter served. We are proud of our time in the military and of our young folk put in harm's way today by greedy politicians. Many years ago Clausewitz stated thet "War is but an extension of politics by other means". so sad and so true.

IMHO, the problem with our government relates directly to the lack of military experience among those elected. We once had as much as 75% of Congress and they got along, did things for the country. We now have less than 20% and I need not say what they have done or not done. All public office holders should be required to have had at least two years of uniformed government service -military or peace corps.

thanks all for your wishes and I wish peace to all my brothers and sisters in arms.
 

John Gregoire (258)
Monday November 11, 2013, 4:31 am
PS- this was a very moving song Sheryll! Thank you.
 

Diane K. (136)
Monday November 11, 2013, 4:54 am
Thank you for the post. Enjoyed song & seeing a young man grow old.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday November 11, 2013, 5:02 am
Thanks.
 

Deborah W. (6)
Monday November 11, 2013, 5:15 am
Hate the war, not the soldiers ... THEY TOOK THE FALL, GUARDED US ABOVE ALL.

To all of you who kept us free, whose interrupted lives we see, devote this day so you may know, our prayers and help remain and grow.

God bless ... welcome home ... and thanks.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday November 11, 2013, 6:07 am
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Daniel Partlow (189)
Monday November 11, 2013, 6:08 am
Great song and great post. Thanks to all who have served and helped the cause of freedom.
 

LaurenSICK Kozen (160)
Monday November 11, 2013, 7:05 am
Noted, Signed & Shared.
Thanks so much for sharing this Dandelion!
 

Terrie Williams (771)
Monday November 11, 2013, 9:00 am
All the men and a few women in my family have served for the last 150+ years. I wanted to but could not (F4) so I went into law enforcement/criminal justice. To all my ancestors, living and dead, a heartfelt thank you.

Wonderful song, Sheryl, thank you for sharing it.
 

Pat B. (354)
Monday November 11, 2013, 9:16 am
I am a Navy Veteran (WAVE). My husband, daughter, and son are also Navy Veterans. My father and father-in-law served in the Navy during WWII, and one of my aunts served in the Marines, the other in the Navy.
Info fact: From Wikipedia
While the official song of the US Navy men was "Anchors Aweigh", the WAVES official song was sung in counterpoint to the men:

WAVES of the Navy

WAVES of the Navy,
There's a ship sailing down the bay.

And she won't slip into port again
Until that Victory Day.

Carry on for that gallant ship
And for every hero brave
Who will find ashore, his man-sized chore
Was done by a Navy WAVE.
We all stand for the Armed Forces Medley for Anchor's Away now.
Just got back from one of the schools' Veterans Programs, I am so glad to see the little ones sing their songs.

After these many years, (me with white/gray hair), I STILL write to three of my shipmates that I was stationed with. It's a friendship that stays with a person for life.

Thank you, Sheryl for this tribute, and the awesome post. Thank you all, for the above comments also.
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Monday November 11, 2013, 10:16 am
Thank you for sharing personal stories Pat B, Terrie, John G., Barbara K and others for their comments. I am glad that this humble offering on here and what I sent to connected friends was well received by many of you. Some have even contacted me behind the scenes that did not speak here on the thread. If I have touched in a good way some of your hearts then I've been blessed. Thank you all......
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Monday November 11, 2013, 1:24 pm
Noted. Thanks, Dandelion.
(Sorry, unable to listen, still having audio trouble).
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Monday November 11, 2013, 1:29 pm
Thanks for dropping by Lois, I hope you get the audio fixed soon.
 

. (0)
Monday November 11, 2013, 6:19 pm
My family has served in the military as long as I can remember. i pray one day, there will be no need for war, no need for military. I can dream. TY Dandelion
 

. (0)
Monday November 11, 2013, 6:19 pm
I'm sorry- a big thank you to all who have served....
 

Connie O. (42)
Monday November 11, 2013, 6:36 pm
My family has also served for as long as I can remember. My nephew and son are still serving, and another nephew has also served. Thanking them all with gratitude.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 5:43 am
My father and uncles served ~ Thank you Dendelion
 

Mandi T. (429)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 11:21 am
Thank you and always in my thoughts (troops)
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 5:42 pm
"It's the civilians who send them off to war," blindly, and bravely, thinking they are engaging in a patriotic effort "For God and country," for a caring President, when it is often a manipulating president , with a business, or a religious agenda. This latter apparently was the case with George Bush's war in Iraq, and Afghanistan,, as he blindly followed an End Times fairy tale.
Of course, of worth noting, when those who did not die in the wars, came back wounded, in body, or mind, he called them "beggars!"
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 6:39 pm
It is his shame for calling them such. I have no respect for the likes of such ill contempt.
 
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