do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
As long as you are remembered you will always be with us...
THANK YOU FOR BEING A MARINE GRUNT. SEMPER FI. TODAY IS LABOR DAY - WHAT BETTER DAY TO THANK THOSE OF YOU WHO MADE CELEBRATING POSSIBLE - REST IN PEACE.
Remembering An American Hero
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
Home from Hot Climates
I knew and shared life as a boy yearning for manhood in the wind blown Texas Panhandle with Johnny Mac. His brother Houston, and step brother Billy may not have understood him. But it's all good. Had I I died in your place my friend, I don't doubt you would have remembered me as I remember you.
Class of '69 The Outsiders
Petty Officer AMH2 Ray Brooks, USN 1969 - 1973.