Friday, April 18, 2003

Keeping In Touch

Tristate reacts to war


Lance Cpl. Sean Simpson, 20, of Amelia, lives with his stepfather and mother, David and Dori Fow. He has been in the Marines almost three years and is in Iraq with the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade.

His stepfather writes:

To our son, Sean

There is no limit to our pride,

Or love that swells from deep inside,

For what you're doing for us all,

By answering your country's call.

The choice you made without hesitation,

To protect and serve our great nation,

You put your personal life on hold,

Your body and mind, the Marines will mold.

Character, honor and respect,

Learned among the very select,

Will decide the man you will be,

And ensure your life will be free.

"Thanks" is too small a thing to say,

For the price you daily have to pay,

Just know as parents we could not ask,

For a son more able of the task.

Your safety's in our prayers each night,

Tears and nerves are the foes we fight,

Until you're back at home with us,

In God and you we'll put our trust.

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