Thursday, December 07, 2006
A Day Which Will Live in Infamy-December 7, 1941
Duty, honor, courage and love of country, the men and women of America went to war to avenge the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor by the forces of Imperial Japan. In the end Japan lost the war and the brave men and women that fought this war will always be known as the "Greatest Generation".
A Sailor's Prayer
Lord, as I stand on the rolling deck
To view the restless sea
With its wide expanse of darkened sky,
You seem so far from me.
Intrepid youth should feel no fear,
But I have a load of care
For the safety of our ship and men.
Lord, hear my earnest prayer:
That I be true to every task;
May no fault lie with me.
Whatever danger may arise,
As we sail the raging sea.
May I be calm and know that You
Can still the wind and wave,
And be assured in perfect trust
That You have the power to save.
When the moon sheds beams from a starlit sky,
I feel near to You again,
For the same moon shines on my loved ones, too,
And I thank You, Lord......Amen.
This poem was sent to Mark Bradley by his Father who was concerned about the safety of his only son.
Posted by Jennifer Gallagher at 9:15 AM