Monday, November 12, 2007



"America I loved you in my youth, with all my heart and soul ... And I still believe in what you stand for, now that I have grown grey and old. We live in a republic where freedom of speech, justice, liberty and equality for all, are the mortar, brick, foundation and cornerstone of our great democracy. Precious guidlines and undeniable truths that ourfounding fathers weaved and express so eloquently in the U.S. CONSTITUTION. Principles to strive for and live by not for just the present moment, but for a lifetime. Every second, minute, hour and day of each and every passing year. Our past and present veterans blood was shed and flesh was torn on foreign battle fields in defense of these shining truths and principles so others should remain free. So please keep us vets in your heart felt thoughts and prayers for we are growing old, you see. Liberty and freedom comes at a high cost and is never really free. For without the sacrifice of our brave armed forces there would be no liberty. So, always remember the one's who fell in combat and the aging veterans who still remain ... and when you meet and greet them tell them their heroic efforts in defense of freedom and liberty were not fought in vain."
Copyright JOSEPH P. MARTINO 2005


Old Folks Blog said...

Thank you so much for this tribute to our armed forces.
I am a Veteran of two wars,I am close to 90 yrs of age,but the memories of the wars are still clear in my mind.
It is very pleasing to know there are some that remember the sacrifices made and are glad to say,Thank you,to those who served.

Denise said...

I love your blog...... Thanks for posting your tribute to the Veterans........My Dad is the Olkfolk that posted before me...We moved him and Mom out to my property this summer........I love to sit and talk with Dad and I fear that his generation is the last of many hero's that we will never know....

joey said...

Your father is blessed to have you, Denise, as you are to have him. I pray daily honoring the sacrifices of our heroic soldiers and valient veterans who truly are ... "the mortar, brick, foundation and cornerstone of our great democracy."

Thank you for your kind words with a special thank you extended to a notable 'hero' ... your father!

Old Folks Blog said...

I give you,joey and denise a big God Bless,for your much appreciated comments.

Old Folks Blog said...

To you joey and denise,a big God Bless,for the nice comments.