Saturday, May 14, 2011

To Serve and Protect

A young man...
(much like my son,  maybe yours)
raised in a small town,
with lots of friends.
Cub Scouts, Homecoming, graduation…
watched him grow along side and among
the group of friends and classmates.
a good kid by any standard…

He enlisted with the Marines
   to serve and protect,
       to bring peace.

He’ll be coming home soon—
to the younger sister he teased,
and the parents who raised him.
Home to a hero’s welcome,
to be surrounded by all who love him
a celebration of his life…
 as they express their last good-bye.

© Copyright Ginny Brannan May 2010

Written May 12th, 2010
 In memory of Sgt. Joshua Desforges, U.S.M.C. Afghanistan 5/12/2010
Rest in Peace, Josh. Fondly remembered by all who knew you.


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