Prayer For The Veterans
Finding A Prayer
I was cleaning out a file cabinet and came across what looks like a copy of a hand printed poem. Even the lined school paper and the type of writing tells a story. How many people remember the old fashioned 'carbon paper' from which we now nonchalantly email everyone CC to send a copy? We would line up the set of papers with our original on top, the carbonic blue paper that would make an impression on the bottom paper of the sandwich. Then we could save a copy and hand one in to the teacher or mail one to a friend. We took great care in writing, because it was not so easy to erase any mistakes.
Memories we speak of on this memorial weekend dedicated to loved ones who have served in the armed forces brings us closer together. We learn about how far we've traveled in time by our own advances in technology, the friends we keep, had and lost, the letters tucked away in treasure chests and many other artifacts.
Written in all capital letters with title and author, dated and signed at the bottom. The man, Jack Geller, must have been a friend of my mom or dad when they both lived in Florida.
I'm not sure the whereabouts of the author or whether he is still living. He must have been a war veteran of World War II or the child of a soldier returned from war. The fact this came across my desk on Veteran's Day Weekend sent a chill through me, when serendipity appears in synchronicity with time and history.
I will share with my friends these three stanzas that mean so much to those who lived through war in order to bring about peace. May we never need or have war in the future.
A Children's Prayer For Veteran's Day
written by Jack Geller
Once each year we stop and think
Of those who brought us from the brink
Of loss of all that we hold dear
That we no longer live in fear.
Who left their homes
And left their wives.
On fields of glory
They gave their lives.
'Neath trees and grass, in ordered graves
That dot the hills in marble waves.
We pray their soul will find repose
And that the book of war we'll close.
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