There is no "good war"--but sometimes war is necessary. I am grateful to the brave and responsible men and women who risk their lives for our freedom. Also see Veterans Day, Navy, Air Force, Army, Marines, Coast Guard, Military Connections, Patriotism, Fourth of July, Military Humor, and Peace.

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Military Holidays

Armed Forced Day - this is to honor those who currently were the uniform (Third Saturday in May)
Veterans Day - this is for those who used to wear the uniform (Nov 11)
Memorial Day - this is for those who never made it out of the uniform (May 30)
D-Day (June 6)
Flag Day (Jun 14)
Independence Day (Jul 4)
Pearl Harbor Day (Dec 7)

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Songs about Memorial Day

Oath of Enlistment

I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.

Phonetic ABC's

These words are used by the military and others when they have to spell out a word to make it clear in a radio transmission. Usually this is used when words or letters have a similar sound.

Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliet, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa, Quebec, Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, X-ray, Yankee, Zulu

Vietnam Poems

See Better Late Than Never, Since the Fall and other meaningful poems by Del 'Abe' Jones.

Soldier, Rest

(Sir Walter Scott)

Soldier, rest! Thy warfare o'er,
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking,
Dream of battled fields no more.
Days of danger, nights of waking.

Wait, Please

If only all the winds, could wait,
And the songs remain unsung,
The laughter stop
The crying cease
The loving remain still until
I come home.

If the children would stop growing,
And I stop aging;
The birds nest.
The fish sleep on the bottom of the streams
The clouds withhold their rain until
I come home.

If all the world was silent
Except this small corner where we war
Then when we come home, awaken
So that we had not missed a heartbeat
Of our real lives.


Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

Fading light, dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.
From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night.

Thanks and praise, for our days,
'Neath the sun, 'neath the stars, neath the sky;
As we go, this we know, God is nigh.

Sun has set, shadows come,
Time has fled, scouts must go to their beds
Always true to the promise that they made.

While the light fades from sight,
And the stars gleaming rays softly send,
To Thy hands we our souls, Lord, commend.

Song lists about soldiers and war are at the bottom of the page.

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Coast Guard

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Coast Guard Hymn

Eternal Father, Lord of Hosts
Watch o'er the ones who guard our coasts
Protect them from the raging seas
And give them light and life and peace.

Grant them from thy great throne above
The shield and shelter of thy love.
Lord, guard and guide the ones who fly
Through the great spaces in the sky
Be with them always in the air,
In darken storms or sunlight fair,
Oh, hear us when we lift our prayer,
For those in peril in the air!

Grant to them Your eternal peace, Oh Lord,
For they have followed your commandment,
That No Greater Love has he,
who would give up his life for another.

Coast Guard March

(Semper Paratus)

From North and South and East and West,
The Coast Guard's in the fight.
Destroying subs and landing troops,
The Axis feels our might.
For we're the first invaders,
On every fighting field.
Afloat, ashore, on men and Spars,
You'll find the Coast Guard shield.

We're always ready for the call,
We place our trust in Thee.
Through howling gale and shot and shell,
To win our victory.
"Semper Paratus" is our guide,
Our pledge, our motto, too.
We're "Always Ready," do or die!
Aye! Coast Guard, we fight for you.

The U.S. Coast Guard Prayer

Almighty and Everlasting God, Whose hand stills the tumult of the deep, we offer our prayers for those who serve in our Coast Guard. We are mindful of their traditions of selfless service to the seafarers who make their ways to appointed ports.

Employ their devotions of good ends as they track the weather and search for the seas for those in extremity of storm, shipwreck or battle. Make their soundings and markings sure that safe passages may be found by those who go down to the sea in ships.

Encourage them, O Lord, as they stand guard over our coasts and the bulwarks of our freedoms. Graciously deliver them from threatening calamities in all their perilous voyages.

Bless the keepers of the lights and be Thou their close friend in lonely watches. Keep the beacons of honor and duty burning that they may reach the home port with duty well performed, in service to Thee and our land. Amen!

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Songs about Soldiers

Songs about War

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