Sunday, May 27, 2012


Grey-Haired Brigade

They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies,                                 geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us                                 are "Baby Boomers" getting ready to retire.                                 Others have been retired for some time. We walk                                 a little slower these days and our eyes and                                 hearing are not what they once were. We have                                 worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our                                 God and grown old together. Yes, we are the ones                                 some refer to as being over the hill, and that                                 is probably true. But before writing us off                                 completely, there are a few things that need to                                 be taken into consideration. 

In school we studied English, history, math, and science                                 which enabled us to lead America into the                                 technological age. Most of us remember what                                 outhouses were, many of us with firsthand                                 experience. We remember the days of telephone                                 party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice                                 being delivered to our homes. For those of you                                 who don't know what an icebox is, today they are                                 electric and referred to as refrigerators. A few                                 even remember when cars were started with a                                 crank. Yes, we lived those days. 

We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated                                 by many. But there are a few things you need to                                 remember before completely writing us off. We                                 won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam .                                 We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know                                 where to place our hand while doing so. We wore                                 the uniform of our country with pride and lost                                 many friends on the battlefield. We didn't fight                                 for the Socialist States of America ; we fought                                 for the "Land of the Free and the Home of the                                 Brave." We wore different uniforms but carried                                 the same flag. We know the words to the Star                                 Spangled Banner, America ,and America the                                 Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some                                 tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We                                 have live! d what many of you have only readin
history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to                                 anyone for America . 

Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we                                 have at least one good fight left in us. We have                                 loved this country, fought for it, and died for                                 it, and now we are going to save it. It is our                                 country and nobody is going to take it away from                                 us. We took oaths to defend America against all                                 enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an                                 oath we plan to keep. There are those who want                                 to destroy this land we love but, like our                                 founders, there is no way we are going to remain                                 silent.

Well, don't worry youngsters, the Grey-Haired Brigade                                 is here, and in 2012 we are going to take back                                 our nation. We may drive a little slower than                                 you would like but we get where we're going, and                                 in 2012 we're going to the polls by the millions. This land does not belong to the man in the White House nor to the likes of Nancy                                 Pelosi and Harry Reid. It belongs to "We the                                 People" and "We the People" plan to reclaim                                 our land and our freedom. We hope this time you                                 will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren. So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your                                 heart, honor our country, and thank God for the                                 old geezers of the "Grey-Haired Brigade."

Author, Anon. Grey-Haired Brigade Member


This is spot on. I am another Gray-Haired Geezer signing                                 on. I will circulate this to other Gray-Haired                                 Geezers all over this once great county. Can you                                 feel the ground shaking??? It's not an                                 earthquake, it is a STAMPEDE.

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