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A Tribute to a Soldier !!!


The Words on a Memorial at the Second World War Cemetry at Kohima Nagaland:

" WHEN YOU GO HOME,
TELL THEM OF US AND SAY, 
THAT FOR YOUR TOMORROW, 
WE GAVE OUR TODAY "


A tribute to Defence Forces of INDIA

Your alarm goes off; you hit the snooze and sleep for another 10 minutes He stays up for days on end 

You take a warm shower to help you wake up He goes days or weeks without running water 

You complain of a 'headache', and call in sick He gets shot at as others are hit, and keeps moving forward 

You put on your anti war/don't support the troops shirt, and go meet up with your friends He still fights for your right to wear that shirt 

You talk trash about your 'buddies' that aren't with you He knows he may not see some of his buddies again 

You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls He walks the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists 

You complain about how hot it is He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his brow 

You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong He doesn't get to eat today 

Your wife/mother/ maid makes your bed and washes your clothes He wears the same things for weeks if needed, but makes sure his weapons are clean 

You go to the mall and get your hair redone He may not have time to brush his teeth today 

You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months 

You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home 

You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday He holds his letter close and smells his love's perfume 

You roll your eyes as a baby cries He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they'll ever meet 

You criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything... He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own people and ponders, why he is fighting but does his duty 

You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him He hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the wounded - and of the innocents who have no one to stand up for them 

You see only what the media wants you to see He sees the broken bodies lying around him 

You stay at home and watch TV He takes whatever time he is given to call, write home, sleep, and eat 

You crawl into your soft bed, with down pillows, and get comfortable He crawls under a tank for shade and a 5 minute nap, only to be awakened by gunfire 

You sit there and judge him, saying the world is probably a worse place because of men like him If only there were more men like him!
A Tribute to a Soldier !!! A Tribute to a Soldier !!! Reviewed by Shwetabh on 1:39:00 PM Rating: 5

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