DUGAN THOMAS
BLACK HILLS GOLD
THE STARS OF SUMMER
SHOOT THE BULL
FOREVER BLESSED (WITH A REFLECTION)
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FOREVER BLESSED (WITH A REFLECTION)

Photo courtesy of Aaron Thompson/DNJ


The moment I laid eyes on the morning tribune
The photo on the page completely stunned me
That little boy in the suit and tie was growing up
Faster than he wanted to be
With a ray of light shining and shadowing his face
His chin trembled with sadness but didn’t ever break

He’s forever blessed
With the reflection of a man
Who gave his life for freedom
For the rest of his life
He’ll know his dad is with him
Forever blessed with a reflection
He’ll always be proud of
A true American hero
Is the one he learned from
He’s forever blessed
Forever blessed
With a reflection

As the Marine kneeled down
He looked him in the eyes and said
On behalf of a grateful nation
I present you this flag as our appreciation
For your loved one’s service to the USA
Your father made the sacrifice for freedom
And gave his life for a cause he believed deeply in
God bless you and this family
And God bless the USA

He’s forever blessed
With the reflection of a man
Who gave his life for freedom
For the rest of his life
He’ll know his dad is with him
Forever blessed with a reflection
He’ll always be proud of
A true American hero
Is the one he learned from
He’s forever blessed
Forever blessed
With a reflection

He served this country with courage and honor
And defending our nation was his goal
Now his son gets the honor
To wear his reflection
And feel that presence
Down in his soul

He’s forever blessed
With the reflection of a man
Who gave his life for freedom
For the rest of his life
He’ll know his dad is with him
Forever blessed with a reflection
He’ll always be proud of
A true American hero
Is the one he learned from
He’s forever blessed
Forever blessed
With a reflection





I was lucky enough to be forever blessed with a reflection of this beautiful couple. My dad returned home from war, and my parents have been married for 45 years.

Some kids aren’t as lucky, they have to live the rest of their life with only a reflection of their hero. The ABC News link below details the photo and story that inspired me to write "Forever Blessed".

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=3140316

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