Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Please Come Home For Christmas...

MARJAH, Afghanistan (Dec. 17, 2010) Marines assigned to 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, patrol the streets of Marjah, Afghanistan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien/Released)

I do not know this Marine...
...he made me think of the soulful song originally performed and written by Charles Brown, "Please Come Home for Christmas".
Somebody, somewhere is missing and loving this Warrior. A Christmas table will have an empty chair, waiting for this Soldier to return home to his family and friends.

May Almighty God safely bring home all our Soldiers!

Bells will be ringing this sad sad New Years
Oh what a Christmas to have the blues
My baby's gone I have no friends
To wish me greetings once again
Cries will be singing Silent Night
Christmas carols by candlelight
Please come home for Christmas
Please come home for Christmas
If not for Christmas by New Years night
Friends and relations send salutations
Sure as the stars shine above
But this is Christmas yes Christmas my dear
The time of year to be with the ones you love
So won't you tell me you'll never more roam
Christmas and new Years will find you home
There'll be no more sorrow no grief and pain
And I'll be happy, happy once again
Oh there'll be no more sorrow, no grief and pain
And I'll be happy, Christmas once again

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