Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Tribute to MY Hero

My Husband, James Brown Jr.
"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem."
Ronald Reagan, President of the United States; 1985 

Ode to a Marine
By Jeannie Salinski


In a crowd you're bound to spot him, he's standing so very tall
Not too much impresses him; he's seen and done it all.
His hair is short, his eyes are sharp, but his smile's a little blue.
It's the only indication of the hell that he's gone through.
He belongs to a sacred brotherhood, always Faithful 'til the end.
He has walked right into battle and walked back out again.
Many people think him foolish for having no regrets
About having lived through many times others would forget.

He's the first to go and last to know, but never questions why,
On whether it is right or wrong, but only do or die.
He walks a path most won't take and has lost much along the way,
But he thinks a lot of freedom, it's a small price to pay.
Yes, he has chosen to live a life off the beaten track,
Knowing well each time he's called, he might not make it back.

So, next time you see a Devil Dog standing proud and true,
Be grateful for all he's given; he's given it for you.
Don't go up and ask him what's it's like to be in war;
Just thank God that it's your country he's always fighting for.
And thank him too for all the hell he's seen in that shade of green,
Thank him for having the guts to be a United States Marine

Monday is Memorial Day--Our soldiers and veterans deserve our thanks.

Semper Fidelis
Always Faithful


  1. What a wonderful tribute! And thank him for me as well; we have so much to be thankful for! : )

  2. That is a wonderful tribute. I love, love, love the quote by Ronald Reagan as well.