Answering The Call

Updated on June 24, 2018
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God Bless America, Land that I Love, Stand beside her and guide her, thru the night, with a Light from above...

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Answering the Call


A certain debt we owe, is one we can never repay

it's owed to those seeing to it, that all might be granted another day

For those whom we honor on this particular Day,

those that went above and beyond, in every possible way,

nothing greater did you have to give, than the precious life you gave -

How many of your brothers, sisters...how many lives, did you save,

with your unselfish service, your unselfish way

Seems so petty to just say thank you one day a year on Memorial Day

So with a grateful heart for those serving, we thank you for answering the call

But, today is all about honoring those who answered and ended up...Giving All!


AB Williams


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      • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

        A B Williams 

        5 months ago from Central Florida

        Okay I think I have all of that out of my system now.

        Thank you Veterans every day, thank you!!

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        Shannon Henry 

        5 months ago from Texas

        . Maybe so! LOL

      • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

        A B Williams 

        5 months ago from Central Florida

        shanmarie, check out 'Murder on Music Row', I'm pretty sure 'Achy Breaky' instigated this one!

        :)

        https://youtu.be/NK1Vrur_ewM

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        Shannon Henry 

        5 months ago from Texas

        Y'all crack me up! He has some pretty good songs. I was a dumb teenager in high school and I actually kind of liked the song. It's the song that introduced me to his music. Actually, that album title is Some Gave All. Now, I definitely prefer some of his other songs...If we're strictly talking Billy Ray, that is. But, hey, country music is full of stupid and/or hilarious songs just as much as the ballads that stand the test of time.

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        A B Williams 

        5 months ago from Central Florida

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        A B Williams 

        5 months ago from Central Florida

        LOL Tim...I guess Billy Ray invented twerking!

        That song, 'Achy Breaky' is SOOOO bad and is not Country music by any stretch of the imagination.

        But, I do love 'Some Gave All'.

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        Tim Truzy 

        5 months ago from U.S.A.

        Now, everyone twerks like a cruise missile gone off course. or maybe not. (lol)

      • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

        A B Williams 

        5 months ago from Central Florida

        Thanks shanmarie, now I remember....the song 'Some Gave All' was Billy Ray's redemption song for 'Achy Breaky Heart'! :)

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        Shannon Henry 

        5 months ago from Texas

        Billy Ray Cyrus sings it. It's off his very first album, I believe. I think the one with "Achy Breaky Heart." I was in high school, but my aunt was a big fan. LOL.

      • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

        A B Williams 

        5 months ago from Central Florida

        Yes, it is a great song, I just cannot recall who performs it....

        ??

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        Leland Johnson 

        5 months ago from Midland MI

        Nice job AB. Just seeing this now. Isn't there a song, "all gave some, some gave all?"

      • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

        A B Williams 

        5 months ago from Central Florida

        Gosh I don't know about that, but thank you...once again.

        If it is on my heart or in my head, I will be writing about it!

        Enjoy the rest of this long, very special weekend.

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        Tim Truzy 

        5 months ago from U.S.A.

        They didn't raise us any other way, my friend. God bless America. And may He keep you in the palm of His Hands, dear friend in Florida.

        Enjoy your holiday. I have more of your wonderful writing to catch up on.

        I call it: educational, inspirational, and insightful reading.

        Sincerely,

        Tim

      • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

        A B Williams 

        5 months ago from Central Florida

        Thanks Tim.

        I know that you and your wife must be very proud of them, as you should!

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        Tim Truzy 

        5 months ago from U.S.A.

        Thank you, Abwilliams from my dad and my wife's dad, both military men who have gone home. (My wife's dad is probably sailing some ship and mine is probably flying around pretending his wings are airplanes.)

        Great gift of language and great poem.

        Appropriate and heartfelt.

        I thank you sincerely.

        Tim

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        breakfastpop 

        5 months ago

        Amen...

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        A B Williams 

        6 months ago from Central Florida

        Well now that sounds exciting!

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        Shannon Henry 

        6 months ago from Texas

        Aw, thanks. I'm working on something kinda fun. I'll post soon. :)

      • abwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

        A B Williams 

        6 months ago from Central Florida

        Thank you shanmarie.

        I've missed you, hope all is well!

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        Shannon Henry 

        6 months ago from Texas

        So nicely penned! I don't know what else to say because you said it all so well and I already said that, too. LOL.

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