A Tribute to Ezra Otho (Jimmy-Joe) Stanfill, Jr
A WWII Veteran
We in the United States have all heard the haunting song, “TAPS.” It's the song that gives us the lump in our throats and usually tears in our eyes.
The words are:
Day is done.
Gone the sun.
From the lakes
From the hills.
From the sky.
All is well.
God is nigh.
Dims the sight.
And a star.
Gems the sky.
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.
Remember Those Lost and Harmed While Serving Their Country.
A Tribute to Ezra Otho (Jimmy-Joe) Stanfill Jr – A WWII War Veteran
It is the VETERAN
not the pastor/preacher, who has given us freedom of religion and worship.
not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble and demonstrate.
not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
not the politician, who has given us the right to vote, ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
who salutes the Flag, who serves beneath the Flag and whose coffin is draped by the Flag, who gives the protester the right to burn the flag.
ETERNAL REST GRANT TO HIM O'LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM
Band of Brothers'/Sisters'
In Honor of Ezra Otho (Jimmy Joe) Stanfill Jr – A WWII Veteran
You may have served in Combat or in non-combat. You may have retired out or you may have served for a short time. You may have been a draftee or a volunteer. You may have served in the Army, Marine Corps Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard the Merchant Marines, the Reserves or the National Guard, BUT YOU SERVED. You did not run off to another Country. YOU DID YOUR JOB HONORABLY and for that I am PROUD to call you Brother/Sister.
You may have served during WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan or Man-made/Natural Disasters, but you served, you did not run. You have a discharge certificate with those words "HONORABLY DISCHARGED" the two noblest words in the world. Again I am proud to know each and every one of you.
Brother-Sister, life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forgive the ones who don't, just because you can. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Take a few minutes to think before you act when you're mad. Forgive quickly. God never said life would be easy, he just promised it would be worth it.
Today is Band of Brothers'/Sisters' Day; communicate this to all your brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, sons, daughters and fellow veterans you know. Happy Brothers'/Sisters' Day!
To the cool men and women that have touched my life -- I was never a hero, but I am thankful I served among them. A real Brother/Sister walks with you when the rest of the world walks on you.
Please stand, face the United States of America Flag and join me in a “Hand Salute” to all our Veterans who have gone before us and those still with us; We salute Jimmy-Joe for his untiring service to our Great Country – the United States of America!!