Things that make me cry...

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by gizmo5, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. gizmo5

    gizmo5 New Member

    These are some of the things that bring tears to my eyes every time I read them. Tears of happiness, Honor, Loyalty, and Pride. I wish this country was going in a better direction than it has been lately, but I will never stop trying to make it a better place for my children and yours.


    "I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the lawful orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."


    TAPS for the P.O.W.


    (the full version)
    Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
    What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
    Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
    O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
    And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
    Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
    Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

    On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
    Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
    What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
    As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
    Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
    In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
    'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

    And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
    That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
    A home and a country should leave us no more!
    Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
    No refuge could save the hireling and slave
    From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

    Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
    Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
    Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
    Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
    Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
    And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
  2. M249

    M249 New Member

    I wanted to cry when I last said that... Bill Clinton was the CinC.

  3. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

    Domestic enemy of the USC? Sounds like a lot of Congress/D.C. to me...
  4. merlock

    merlock Active Member

  5. Dan4010

    Dan4010 New Member

  6. Ashe

    Ashe Active Member

    There fixed it for you. :)

    I accidentally forgot the whole president part every time I have given tha t oath. I do not think it is needed or even appropriate to include him.
  7. gizmo5

    gizmo5 New Member

    Thanx. :p
  8. slabertooch

    slabertooch New Member

    things that make me cry...

    1. The old Vet standing tall saluting when the Colors go on review

    2. The end of "Saving Private Ryan" and "Flags of Our Fathers"

    3. The sight of any military cemetery
  9. Thorsen

    Thorsen New Member

    Things that make me cry:

    (1) A military funeral

    (2) Watching an old vet struggle to his feet to salute the flag

    (3) Pretty much any major monument to veterans, but especially the Vietnam Wall and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    (4) The interviews done with the men of Easy Company from Saving Private Ryan
  10. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

    The only time in my entire life I have ever seen my father cry was at the Wall.

    He was OK until he saw one of his buddies, who (I later found out) saved Dad's life by shielding him from a grenade.

    I can't even look at the thing while driving/walking past without breaking down.

    Oh, and the Korean memorial, with the bronze statues, always gets me... the expressions on the faces of some of the statues are chilling.
  11. gizmo5

    gizmo5 New Member

    Wow... this has become a wonderful moment for me. Reading your guys posts are just..... well, heartfelt and deep. May we all remember those before us that have served a duty that most won’t even consider to attempt. That those individuals not only believed that they could win whatever fight that was put in front of them, but did! Even if that victory came from the dearest of costs, they still won. May the glory go to them for giving us their all so that we may have a chance to be free. But remember that as our forefathers did before us, we too must stand. We too must realize that freedom is not free, and that it is only achieved by paying the heaviest of costs. I want you all to know that I am so proud of your fathers, brothers, and every relative that has served in the United States of America’s Armed Forces. On a personal note: I myself am young, 22, but I have been told to have an old soul. I want you to know that I am ready and willing to die for you and your family’s so that they may be free. No, I do not have to know you… No, I do not need to hear if you support me… And no I do not need to hear or do I even want a thank you. I just want you to know that even though this country has had its ups and downs there is still something deep down inside me that want’s to fight to keep it alive. Keep it patriotic. Keep it home.

    Please remember them, and don’t let what they did be in vane…
  12. ls1ssdavid

    ls1ssdavid New Member

    Semper Fidelis and Amen.