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FOR SALE: Posted 8/30/17

2 Cemetary Lots, at beautiful Floral View Gardens in Jenison MI.

Make offer, will sell CHEAP.

Call 532-2408

                                                        " A Vetern's Story"  

A boy held up the folded Flag, cursed it and called it a dirty rag. An old man pushed through the angry crowd, with a rusty shotgun shouldred proud. His uniform jacket was old & tight. He had polished each button, shiny and bright. He crossed that stage with a soldier's grace, until he and the boy stood face to face. 

Freedom of speech, "the old man said, "Is worth dying for, good men are dead. So you can stand on this courthouse lawn, and talk us down from dusk to dawn, but before any Flag gets burned today, This old man is going to have his say!

My father died on foreign shore, In a war they said would end all wars. But Tommy and I wasn't even fully grown, before we fought in a war of our own, and Tommy died on Iwo Jima's beach, In the shadow of a hill he couldn't quite reach. Where five good men raised this flag so high, that the whole damn world could see it fly.

I got this bum leg that I still drag, fighting for this same old flag. Now there's but one short in the old gun, So now it's time to decide which one. Which one of you will follow our lead, To stand and die for what you believe? For as sure as there is a rising sun, you'll burn in hell 'fore if this Flag burns, son.

Now this riot never came to pass. The crowd got quite and that can of gas got set aside as they walked away to talk aboutwhat they had heard this day, and the boy who had called it a dirty rag', handed the solider the folded Flag.

So the battle of the Flag this day was won by a tired old solider with a rusty gun, who for one last time had to show to some, this Flag may fade, yet these color's don't run.

By Tom Tupper, Viet Nam Veteran

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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