THE FINAL INSPECTION

Our Veterans are our Nation’s Greatest Asset as if necessary they are our defense within the country and our Current Military our defense abroad.

With the majority of our troops in foreign lands should there be a need for them here at home it would take quite some time and so with what there is of our National Guards and Reserves, the Veterans would make up a strategic percentage necessary to defend our land!!!

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Contributed by: Dan Sorkin

An Honorable WWII Veteran

THE FINAL INSPECTION

PLEASE DO NOT HOLD ON TO THIS OR PRESS DELETE.

SOMEONE HAS TO HOLD OUR COUNTRY IN THEIR HANDS.

SEND THIS ON, AND ON.

THE FINAL
INSPECTION

The soldier stood and faced God,

Which must always come to pass.

He hoped his shoes were shining,

Just as brightly as his brass.

‘Step forward now, soldier ,

How shall I deal with you?

Have you always turned the other cheek?

To My Church have you been true?’

The soldier squared his shoulders and said,

‘No, Lord, I guess I have not.

Because those of us who carry guns,

Can’t always be a saint.

I’ve had to work most Sundays,

And at times my talk was tough.

And sometimes I’ve been violent,

Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,

That wasn’t mine to keep…

Though I worked a lot of overtime,

When the bills just got too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,

Though at times I shook with fear..

And sometimes, God, forgive me,

I’ve wept unmanly tears.

I know I don’t deserve a place,

Among the people here.

They never wanted me around,

Except to calm their fears

If you’ve a place for me here, Lord,

It needn’t be so grand.

I never expected or had too much,

But if you don’t, I’ll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne,

Where the saints had often trod.

As the soldier waited quietly,

For the judgment of his God.

‘Step forward now, you soldier,

You’ve borne your burdens well.

Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets,

You’ve done your time in Hell.’

Author Unknown~

If you care to offer the smallest token

of recognition and appreciation

for our military,
please pass this on and

pray for our men and women
who have served, and are

currently serving our country.
And pray for those who have given

the ultimate sacrifice for freedom….

THESE COLORS DON’T RUN!!!

Forwarded by

Dan Sorkin
www.stumps.org
Chief Stump

We are friends of liberty everywhere…

custodians of our own.

…thomas jefferson

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