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| JON TEVLIN
Posted on 11/12/2012 11:49:14 AM PST by Kartographer
Photo of eagle on Fort Snelling gravestone touches hearts, goes viral
A quick recap: Amateur photographer Frank Glick was on his way to work when he drove through Fort Snelling National Cemetery early one morning. He spotted a bald eagle through the mist, perched on a gravestone, and snapped shots with his aging but ever-present camera.
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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Military/Veterans
The Eagle's Watch
In a quiet river valley,
Lies a green and peaceful place,
Where Warriors have come to rest,
Having honorably met their fates.
No more do they stand the watch,
Their worthy service done,
They've passed their duties on,
To others Fathers' sons.
Yet flying high above them,
On silent wings spread wide,
Soars Freedom's embodiment
And a country's sign of pride.
The mighty Eagle watches o'er all,
And guards their well-earned rests.
For he like they, knows the feel
Of Freedom in his chest.
And though he does his best to guard
The Fallen Warriors' sleep,
Still at times he grows so weary,
And must rest his wings a-beat.
So slowly he glides his way
To where the Fallen rest,
And there he bides his time a bit,
Among the honored Vets.
And though he knows no words
Of the valiant Warriors speech,
Still they communicate,
In a way that words can't reach.
Having communed with those who lie
Among the rows of stone,
The Eagle takes flight again
And resumes his post alone.
In endless soaring circles,
He surely makes his rounds,
Guarding the Fallen Heroes
Who make this hallowed ground.
posted on 11/12/2012 11:56:20 AM PST
("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
posted on 11/12/2012 11:59:43 AM PST
(HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
posted on 11/12/2012 12:47:47 PM PST
(May God confound the enemy)
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