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A Different Christmas Poem

Updated on January 15, 2011
For those who serve.
For those who serve. | Source

When this video arrived from a trusted friend, with a note that he had, for the first time, sent it to ALL of his addressbook, I knew it would be different and hoped it was worth viewing.

It satisfied both criteria and I immediately started this hub to spread it as far and wide as I can.

We sat around the screen watching this, and I read the poem to my family as it played on the monitor.

It brings home the reality of a situation, one we so easily forget at this time of celebration, and shows our indebtedness to those who serve us, who protect us, and who die to keep us safe and secure.

Enjoy the video, have a great Christmas, and never forget those who we so often fail to honour.

And spread it far and wide, lest we forget.


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    • jamiecoins profile image


      10 years ago from ireland

      wow beatifull poem :)

    • Lady_E profile image


      10 years ago from London, UK

      Absolutely beautiful - thanks for sharing it. :)

    • aguasilver profile imageAUTHOR

      John Harper 

      10 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      Hi Matt, my pleasure.

      Thank YOU.

    • matt6v33 profile image


      10 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      hello young man,

      wanted to once again Thank You for all of your efforts here, and yes, too, i do Thank God, For U! As well!

      I'm a disabled American Veteran, and i truly appreicate you, and this "Food For Thought"!

      thank you much sir!

    • aguasilver profile imageAUTHOR

      John Harper 

      10 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      Hi Dave, and the Brits (I am a Brit)but none of us made the effort.....however the message stands for all servicemen and women.

      Coffeesnob, thanks.

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      10 years ago

      Beautiful and poignant message. thanks for sharing..posting to fb

    • Dave Mathews profile image

      Dave Mathews 

      10 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      John Agua Silver Our Canadian Brothers and Sisters serving around the world would be happy to know that they are remembered and loved too.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      10 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh, this is so beautiful.I will share it on Facebook.Thank you.

      God Bless

    • Tiffany Latte profile image


      10 years ago from USA

      Well done, beautiful poem.

    • UlrikeGrace profile image


      10 years ago from Canada

      Thank you...thank you. I have shared this on my facebook...Blessings Ulrike Grace

    • Hmrjmr1 profile image


      10 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Best job I've seen done of it thanks for putting it out there my friend Merry Christmas

    • SomewayOuttaHere profile image


      10 years ago from TheGreatGigInTheSky

      ...excellent....i read this poem before...the pics and music accompanying it make it all that much better.....

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      10 years ago

      It definitely brings home the reality of what is going on as you stated. Thanks for shring this.


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