Jon Ojala

Rookie (1952)

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  • C.R. Clark C.R. Clark (2/6/2008 2:07:00 PM)

    Another winner. I love the thoughts expressed as well as the way they were said. Great read. Thanks

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A Veteran's Farewell

At the end, he simply fell asleep, and was gone.
Before this, we sat in vigil around his bed,
family and friends,
holding inside our grief and sorrow,
yet happily swapping stories of his life,
reveling in his gentle goodness,
honoring him with our laughter and love.
Though he was frail and comatose, he heard us,
of this we were absolutely sure.
Then we fell silent, pondering his life,
his influence, his example:
husband, father, grandfather, uncle, teacher, coach,
veteran, patriot, friend; all these he was.
We honored him with our silence, as ...

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