Don't know if you've seen this already..

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Don't know if you've seen this already..
Thu, 03-27-2003 - 7:04am
But I didn't see it when I scrolled through so I thought I'd share... I got this in a e-mail.



Today, a bugler played and a salute was fired while a young wife gripped

the hand of their small child trying to hold back the tears of sorrow.

As the sounds of Taps echoed across the hillside, the loneliness in her

heart grew. She flinched at the crack of the rifles as each round was

fired, knowing that she was left alone. As she left the funeral, the

tears of her heart began to fill her eyes and as she began to softly sob

the widow's tears she wondered how she was going to survive. Suddenly

as if the child knew, he reached out and took his Mommy's hand and spoke

in that small child voice "Mommy please don't cry."

Today, she reached the mountain that we spoke of so many months ago. It

is time that the proud sorority of sisters known as military wives join

hands, support and protect each other. Like those before you, and those

that will replace you, be strong. Look out for one another. Protect the

worried and the "wounded" from the prying public eyes. We will get

through this. We must get through this. We can never forget that the

person we love, the one that gives our lives meaning, is doing what they

are doing for us.

There are those that do not understand, others that do not care, and

still more that will never know the hardships nor the joys of being a

military wife. No one, and we mean NO ONE can take that title away from

you. You are special. You are the reason that they go to the mountain,

climb the mountain, and protect the mountain. It is a place that few

can go, for many do not have the strength, the courage, nor the

fortitude it takes to accomplish what your spouse is doing. It is

because of their sacrifices that we are a free nation.

Together we will make it through this, we will stand united, hands

joined, fingers entwined with one voice, one heart, and one goal. We

are a strong, special breed of woman - we are Military Wives.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 03-27-2003 - 7:15am
Wow! I have not seen that one yet. That was very touching.


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 03-27-2003 - 8:01pm
Thank you for posting it again, I had not seen it...

this is so touching, and so true...

thank you!

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Registered: 03-21-2003
Thu, 03-27-2003 - 8:11pm
That is awesome, it seems to me, that I've seen it somewhere before, but can't recall when or where! Ack!'s beautiful, nonetheless, thanks for sharing!