DOG Tags and Crosses

DOG Tags and Crosses

Sterling symbols of a soldier’s faith

His country issued him dog tags

He wears them with pride;

Metal symbols of service

Round his neck, tucked inside,

Engraved are his birth date,

Social number and name.

His blood type and religion.

A pair of tags, both the same.

His mother gave him a silver cross

He wears it with pride;

A sterling symbol of faith

‘Round his neck, tucked inside

Engraved, it reads “All my love,

May God go with you.”

She knows he won’t walk alone

She prays God brings him thru.

Dod tags and crosses mingle close to his heart

Signs of all that is sacred and right

Dog tags and crosses reminding him daily

God and his country’s the reason he fights.

Tempered symbols of service

Worn for all men to see,

Reflecting his convictions

And what he believes

He fights for justice and freedom

Prays for unity and peace

He’ll wear his dog tags and cross

‘Til all oppression has ceased

With his country behind him

He knows he’s never on his own

And with God at his side, 

He never marches alone.

Dog tags and crosses

Reminding him daily, 

God and his country’s the reason he fights.

From the pen and perspective of Carol Wood aka Platoon Nanna

From me:

Don’t let your lack of faith in each other become your personal Waterloo. Never allow yourself to be defeated by someone who is stronger than you or a problem that is too difficult. The flag that we pledge our allegiance to doesn’t fly because of the wind that moves it. It’s because of the very last breath of every soldier that sacrificed their lives to protect and preserve it. We must teach our children that sacrifice, no matter how large or small, was the destiny of many of the soldiers who died for their freedom, and never got to see their lives or the lives of their children grow to an exotic and full bloom.

Stay tuned for — “The Great Reboot”.

An opportunity to be part of something bigger than you can even imagine!

Blessings on this beloved day my friends,

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Comments (5)

  • Bianca Gaetano

    Happy Memorial Day to all!!! ❤️🤍💙 another great post!! To all the men and women thank u all for ur service through the years!! Ur words bring chills and ring true! God Bless America 🇺🇸

  • Bianca Gaetano

    So so beautiful!!!

  • Tess

    Hope you have a blessed weekend. This was beautiful. Thank you.

  • Naomi

    Happy Memorial Day ! Such a fine tribute to all the men and women of our armed forces. Sometimes we forget the cost of our freedom. My father was a conscientious objector in WW II. He wouldn’t carry a weapon, just his bible! He truly believed God would protect him, and He did! That’s true faith!! I have a first hand account of what it was like in Viet Nam. From physical and medical problems to nightmares. For those who can relate, it’s a lifetime of pain and suffering. It doesn’t go away. So for those who paid the ultimate price and those who survived, THANK YOU from the bottom of mt heart ❣️

  • Alyssa McCombie

    I absolutely loved this one! Because To me America is all about love and freedom along with patriotism 🇺🇸 another great blog man!🤙🇺🇸

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