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Happy Thanksgiving Soldier

American Warehouse Systems would like to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!  While you’re enjoying food, family and football, take a moment out to be thankful for all the things in your life – big or small.

We also ask that you take a moment to be thankful for the soldiers who are fighting for our freedom.  Remember the great sacrifices they are making for us and their willingness to defend our country.

Happy Thanksgiving!



A Soldier’s Thanksgiving


Over there a soldier’s thinking

Of a time not long ago,

When his loved ones got together;

‘Twas Thanksgiving Day, you know.


Over there a soldier’s dreaming

Of a turkey baked just right,

Mashed potatoes, golden gravy,

Chestnut dressing, pure delight!


Over there a soldier’s hungry

For whipped cream on pumpkin pie.

Squares of cornbread, crusts so tender,

Homemade biscuits stacked up high.


Over there a soldier’s wishing

He could have one buttered roll.

But he feasts on GI rations

While his unit’s on patrol.


Over there a soldier’s lying

In a ditch, his makeshift bed.

Mud and dirt are his companions;

Been awhile since he’s been fed.


Over there a soldier’s praying

That his open sores will heal.

He is sure that he’ll feel better

Once he has a good hot meal.


Over there a soldier’s hearing

Loud explosions, muffled cries.

Shrapnel killed his foxhole buddy

Right before his very eyes.


Over there a soldier’s quoting

Scriptures learned at Mother’s knee,

Proud that he’s a mighty warrior,

Keeping all his loved ones free.


This Thanksgiving as you’re eating

That sweet corn that grandpa grew,

Say a prayer for that dear soldier

Who would love to be with you.

Posted by on November 21st, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military