Hallelujah – The Veterans Version

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  1. The actual warriors among our combat arms branches are a very small percent. Those who revel and thrive in amongst mortal struggle.

    The rest, the vast majority, are just like you and me. It scares the shit out of them.

    BUT THEY DO IT ANYWAY.

    That, that right there is exceptional. They suck it up, do the mission, accomplish the stated end game.

    To my brothers and sisters in Combat Arms today, I offer my thanks and sympathy. It ain’t no way easy. It comes at a cost you’ll never be free of. And it’s hard to relate to us at home when you get back.

    I’ll not forget you, for you are a part of me. Proud to be a small part of what you are.

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  2. Ok, I’m balling me eyes out. Thank God for our troops who sacrifice their time, talent, blood and lives. We owe them so much more than we give.

    God, bless those who have passed and their families. Bless those preparing to go in. And bless those who are on the lines now.

    Help our country appreciate them and show it. Amen

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  3. Mighty Mojo –

    I had not seen that clip. I didn’t think I could hate him any more than what I already did.

    Well, He just blew past my already pegged hate-o-meter.

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  4. Best version of Hallelujah I’ve ever heard. Great lyrics and sung with great heart. To all who serve/served or will serve – thank you so much for taking my place. May God richly bless you and your families.

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  5. Hat’s off to those of you who can visit National cemeteries this day. Just can’t do it. Too painful. All those crying families. Day before or after bad enough.

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  6. From JudgeRoyBean: “Hat’s off to those of you who can visit National cemeteries this day.”

    There is one of those on GA 20 between Canton and Cartersville Ga. Only noticed it when traffic got stopped to let a funeral procession enter.

    The drive way is a couple of mile long. Explored it on the way home from Canton visiting the widow of a friend.

    Drove up there in the rolling hills of Northwest Georgia, along a quite lovely landscaped road.

    It’s nice. You get to the site, and it fits. It’s quiet as a tomb there, far from any traveled route, development, urban influences.

    Lots of dead soldiers there already and room for a whole lot more. So I went for a walk among them, calling them by their names, etched into the granite markers. Had a sit. WWII, Korea, bunch of Viet Nam. And the more recent from place names in the Middle East. Lot of these guys had been relocated to be closer to relatives as this cemetery ain’t all that old.

    These are the guys paid the price I didn’t. I’m a vet, but they really didn’t have any invitational events during my six years. I was lucky. Never got exposed to the horror. And I thank God for that.

    But my brothers here, in this quiet place, were not spared. That hurts. So at times, I visit. Sit among them.

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  7. The ladies, the men, and even the canines are awesome and the best of the best. I came of age right after the Vietnam War and the draft had ended the year before. Those were tough years for those that were still trying to come to terms with adulthood and responsibility. I have the highest respect for those that have served, and I feel a weakness that I didn’t.

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  8. I must be a sucker for crying my eyes out. Just listened to it again. I have a good friend “over there” and I pray for him and his camp every day.

    God, protect these troops and keep them safe.

    I can’t tell you just how much this means to me. I want so much for our country to appreciate what we have and the souls who protect us.

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  9. Thank you, young woman, for that beautiful rendition. As the Widow of a “Lifer” in the US Army (A.S.A. you have to know one to be one) I know how precious those words are. He served his country proudly, if quietly, as did our U.S.A. Green Beret. Thank you.

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