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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day~

In honor of our many Vets~ Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air. . . .

Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
— John Gillespie Magee, Jr
We love you Dad~


The French Bear said...

Great post!
Margaret B

Mari said...

Nice tribute on Veterans Day!

Holledayz said...

Priceless! I know that is the way he felt everytime he climbed into the cockpit!

kayerj said...

a lovely tribute and interesting photo of your father. If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

Sandi McBride said...

A poem that I have always loved, a nice tribute to our Vets!
Thanks to your father and all the others...

Our Porch in Hillsborough said...

My husband and I love this poem - what a great tribute. Cheers!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Dad flew U2's for the CIA... quite the storyteller!
Thank you to all the vets!

Cora said...

A beautiful tribute to your Dad! Love the old photo! It's great.

barb cabot said...

Thank you for sharing this photo and the poem. Your father has played such an important part in serving our country. Moving in every way.

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