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    Merry Christmas and a Happy Boxing day!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy Boxing day to all our friends both far and near.. and especially to all our uniformed brother's and sister's in harms way and to their loved ones that miss them so dearly on this special day

    God bless and God speed..

    'Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone,
    in a one bedroom house made of plaster and stone.

    I had come down the chimney with presents to give,
    and to see just who in this little house lived.

    As I looked all about, a strange sight I did see,
    No tinsel, no presents, not even a tree.

    No Stockings by mantle, just boots filled with sand,
    On the wall hung pictures of far distant lands.

    With medals and badges, awards of all kinds,
    A sobering thought came through my mind.

    For this house was different, it was dark and dreary,
    The home of a soldier, I could now see clearly.

    The soldier lay sleeping, silent, alone,
    Curled up on the floor in this one bedroom home.

    The face was so gentle, the room in such disorder,
    Not how I picture a United States Soldier.

    Was this the hero of whom I'd just read?
    Curled up on a poncho, the floor for a bed?

    I realized the families that I saw this night,
    owed their lives to these soldiers who were willing to fight.

    Soon round the world, the children would play,
    and grownups would celebrate a bright Christmas day.

    They all enjoyed freedom each month of the year,
    because of the soldiers, like the one lying here.

    I couldn't help wondering how many lay alone,
    on a cold Christmas Eve in a land far from home.

    The very thought brought a tear to my eye,
    I dropped to one knee and started to cry.

    The soldier awakened and I heard a rough voice,
    "Santa don't cry, for this life is my choice".

    I fight for freedom, I don't ask for more,
    My life is my God, my country, my corps."

    The soldier rolled over and drifted to sleep,
    I couldn't control it, I continued to weep.

    I kept watch for hours, so silent and still,
    as we both shivered from the cold night's chill.

    I didn't want to leave, on that cold, dark night,
    this guardian of honor, so willing to fight.

    Then the soldier rolled over, with a voice soft and pure,
    whispered, "Carry on Santa...., It's Christmas Day...., All is secure.

    One look at my watch, and I knew he was right,
    Merry Christmas my friend.... and to all a Good Night.

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    great poem Av. Great poem.
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    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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    merry x-mas & boxing day to all of u.... its stange.. that when we give gift in boxes to anyone we call it boxing... we isn't soundz like that somebody wishes u to fight... good! oncer again best of luck everybody... may god bless u............

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    Belated MERRY CHRISTMAS and Boxing Day to everybody!

    AND...belated Happy SUN RETURN! The sun is coming back to us!

    I've been in holiday hell, sick and out of town so I haven't been around. I hope everybody had a terrific holiday.

    Me...I'm looking forward to a peaceful New Year's holiday. I can't wait.
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