''STARS AND STRIPES SALUTES FALLEN WWII HEROES OF MAKIN ISLAND!
'Once again, the Marines do it right!
`ON YOUR SHORE`
I laid down my life on shore
Why couldn't I have done more
My sacrifice has not changed a thing
As my brothers still do hear
I say lay down your arms today
Get down on your knees and pray
Freedom's here in God's heaven above
When you send the world all of
"Dedicated by author of Stars&Stripes
To All Families Of Fallen Heroes Throughout History!"
"God Bless Us One and All!
A true story about 19 marines killed on an island (defending against
the Japanese). The Marines had to retreat, so asked the islanders to
please bury their dead.
Years later, they checked and found a man who had been a teenager then
and remembered where they were buried. They sent a C130 and an honor
guard over there and found all 19 had been buried with their helmets
on, their rifles in their hands, in perfect condition. The islanders
had really done a wonderful job. As they were loading the bodies, a
voice from out of nowhere started singing "The Marine
Hymn"..........gave everyone goose bumps.
Turns out, the voice was from a man who spoke no English but remembered a song
the Marines taught him when they landed. Very touching.
They got all 19 and their photos are at the end. This of course was WW2!
IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THIS - BE SURE YOU'RE SITTING DOWN.
THIS IS ONE OF THOSE GESTURES FOR WHICH THERE ARE NO WORDS.