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A Soldier Died Today

He was getting old and paunchy And his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, Telling stories of the past. Of a war that he once fought in And the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his buddies; They were heroes, every one. And …

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A Texas Angel

Date: Week before Christmas, 2004 Place: Central Texas  All I really wanted for Christmas was to do something to support our troops. I prayed on this goal daily until I thought I had received an answer, about how to help the troops. I started searching and found a great list of troops requesting …

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Grandpa’s Hands

Grandpa, some ninety plus years, sat feebly on the patio bench. He didn’t move, just sat with his head down staring at his hands. When I sat down beside him he didn’t acknowledge my presence and the longer I sat I wondered if he was okay.  Finally, not really wanting to disturb him but wanting to check on …

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The First African-American Fighter Pilot

Do you know who this is a photo of? Chances are you don’t, but don’t feel bad because probably not one American in one million does, and that is a National tragedy. His name is Eugene Jacques Bullard, and he is the first African-American fighter pilot in history. But he …

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A Soldier’s Prayer

— Author unknownThe soldier stood and faced his God Which must always come to pass…He hoped his shoes were shining Just as brightly as his brass. “Step forward now, you 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 …

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Who Packed Your Parachute?

Sometimes in the daily challenges that life gives us, we miss what is really important. We may fail to say hello, please, or thank you, congratulate someone on something wonderful that has happened to them, give a compliment, or just do something nice for no reason. Charles Plumb, a U.S. …

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