U.S. Army Engineer Museum
Fort Leonard Wood, MO
THE ENGINEER TOAST
Here's a health to the Army.
And here's a health to our Corps;
Here's to the Flag flying up on the hill,
And the bird flying over our door:
Stand by with your glasses all brimming,
Here's health, and here's how, and here's luck.
And here's to the Castles of Silver we wear.
And "the Eagle that looks like a Duck."
Author: Sherwood A. Cheney Brigadier General, U.S. Army 1898
By Linda Ellis copyright 1996
I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning…to the end.
He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.
For that dash represents all the time that they spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not, how much we own, the cars…the house…the cash.
What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.
So, think about this long and hard. Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left that can still be rearranged.
If we could just slow down enough to consider what’s true and real
and always try to understand the way other people feel.
And be less quick to anger and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile,
remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.
So, when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash…
would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent YOUR dash?
**** Chaplain’s Corner August 2013 ****
Subject: Happy Brothers' Day
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2012 05:35:34-0700
Good a day as any to send this, this is when Sisters are brothers too!
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, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard or the Merchant Marines,
BUT YOU SERVED. YOU DID YOUR JOB HONORABLY and for that I am PROUD to call you Brother.
You may have served during Korea, WWII,. Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Iraq or Afghanistan. But you served, you did not run. You have a Discharge Certificate with those words "HONORABLY DISCHARGED" two of the most noble words in the world. Again I am proud to know each and every one of you. *Today is Band of Brothers' Day*; send this to all your brothers, fathers, sons and fellow veterans you know. Happy Brothers' Day! To the cool men that have touched my life: Here's to you!! I was never a hero, but I am thankful and proud to have served among them. A real Brother walks with you when the rest of the world walks on you.“Giving to and regards to our late Steve M. LC53.” To pass on from P.S.Dave (Corky) Ellis.
”It is always good to know that someone cares and praying with you. I also hope that you are enjoying ours “Chaplain’s Corner”. My prayer is that someone may be blessed with the readings. Please feel free to e-mail me for special prayers and you can even call me if you like.
God Bless and Love you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Minister Willie J. Springer (Chaplain)
****Chaplain’s Corner November 2013****
“O God, Eternal Father and Everlasting King of heaven and earth, we
render You acknowledgment of your Supreme Dominion over us and gratitude for Your paternal Solicitude and Watchfulness.Bless and protect our Nation. Be merciful to our honored dead, the memory of whose valor, courage and heroism inspires us to noble action and to eternal vigilance in the preservation of our priceless liberty and ofour inalienable rights to enduring happiness.
Guide and direct our minds to athorough understanding of our duties to You,
to our country, and to one another. Awaken in our hearts the desire and the will to accomplish the ideals for which this Nation exists so that out of our determination and endeavor there may emerge a better world, a world founded upon faith and understanding, a world dedicated to preserving the individual rights and dignity of man, a world of tolerance and justice, a world intent on loving and serving You, our Lord and Master.”
(The Chaplain Prayer Manual)
It is always good to know that someone cares and praying with you.
I also hope that you are enjoying our: “Chaplain’s Corner”.
My prayer is that someone may be blessed and uplifted with the readings. Please feel free to e-mail me for special prayers and you can even call me if you like.
BE BLESS ON VETERANS DAY AND EAT WELL
God Bless and Love you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Minister Willie J. Springer (Chaplain)
“Chaplain Corner February 2015”
“ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT I AM HERE FOR YOU!”
Greeting to one and all!!
As I share this with you!!!!!!!
I ask the Lord to bless you as I prayed for you today, to guide you and protect you as you go along your way…
His Love is always with you, His promises are true, and when we give him all our cares, you know He will see you through.
So when the road you’re traveling on seems difficult at best, just remember I’m here praying and God will do the rest.
May God continue to bless you each and everyday
“I have loved you with an everlasting love”- Jeremiah 31:3