November 30, 1970 ― July 04, 1998
We are proud to share with you this tribute
Written by Jim Byrd, Author of the U.S.A.F. Hymn
S E V E N
S T E P S
Oh, I will take the SEVEN steps.
And make my decision today
So every person who meets me
can believe in what I say.
This is my world and it's my life,
but it's your children and your wife.
Come with me – see the reason why
my steps are FOR LIFE.
is for Freedom's Glory,
while THE SECOND
is for your neighbor.
is of one mind who
thinks of Peace in our time.
FOUR of these
will have you pray;
Men will join and vie today.
FIFTH is when a friend will say,
"I knew him well, why did he die?"
SIXTH of these may be
Flight on High...
it's just a way to explain why.
As a boy becomes a man,
the Lord will hold his hand;
On the SEVENTH day,
The boy is a man.
He has been tested;
There are now
T W O
sets of footprints in the sand.
©Jim Byrd, April 17, 1999
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
―Dedicated to U.S. Veterans: Past, Present, and Future ―
In Memory Of
Sgt. Jerry Wayne Jeffries
A man is not dead until he is forever forgotten;
Whose will it is that we be leaders of men,
hear us as we come to You
for guidance in this awesome responsibility.
Let us never forget
our duty to the men whom lead.
May we instill in them
the qualities of loyalty, integrity, and duty.
Grant us patience
in dealing with the mistakes of our fellow man.
Let us never forget that no man is perfect,
but that perfection for fragile humans is
trying each day to be better than the day before.
Give us courage, O Lord, in the face of danger,
keep us pure in heart, clean in mind,
and strong in purpose.
Remind us that wisdom is not gained
in an hour, a day, or in a year,
but it is a process that continues
all the days of our lives.
Keep ever before us our goal
which is not to perpetrate war,
but to safeguard peace and
preserve your great gift to man ~
May You always be near
to guide us in decisions,
comfort us in our failures,
and keep us humble in our successes.
We ask Your divine blessings and leadership
as we discharge the honor and responsibility
of leading men in the service of our country.
Walk close to us always,
Our Father, that we may not fail.
Life is changed,† not taken away.
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Designed, Created and Maintained by:
Mom – June 07, 1999
©Marilyn Jeffries, Reflection of the Echo, 1974–2009
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