The Gray-Haired Brigade Piece

A friend of mine sent me the peace you’ll see below.  He’s not sure of the author. When I did some looking around I could not find an author to attribute the piece to, so we’ll just say anonymous.  Nevertheless, it is powerful statement regarding those who have lived the essence of liberty and those who fought to preserve it.

While I read it, I found myself overwhelmed with thanks for my Dad, my step-dad, and my father in-law – all who fought in WWII so I could have the privilege to simply write my thoughts on “paper” without fear of recrimination or reprisal. Now, in this era of socialism and government control, I’m not so sure that’s the case.  How did we get so far afield?   How did it happen that a judge can legislate from the bench an action that the United States Congress or the President of the United States could not reach a decision on?   And where will that kind of legislating-from-the-bench end?

Whether some people will admit it or not we are slowly dismissing the essence of America as “the land of the free and the home of the brave.”  We are fast becoming the land of anyone with everyone wanting to shape our culture and our laws to reflect their favor . I don’t begrudge anyone the opportunities that are found in this great country. Just don’t think you can come here illegally and expect us to take care of you. Even those coming legally are wanting to re-shape this country into a reflection of their homeland. If they liked their homeland so much, go back! Don’t expect to recreate it here.

I’ll let the “Gray-Haired Brigade” say the rest.

The Gray-Haired Brigade

They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers,
and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are “baby boomer” 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, worshipped 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,
ten 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 and 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 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 lived what many of you have only read about in 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. It was the young people of this nation who
elected Obama and the Democratic congress. You fell for the “Hope and
change” which in reality was nothing but “Hype and lies.” You have tasted
socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don’t like
it after all.

You make a lot of noise but most are all too interested in their
careers and “Climbing the social ladder” to be involved in such mundane
things as patriotism and voting. It appears that we care more about
our grandchildren than some care about their children. Many of those
who fell for the “great lie” in 2008 are now having buyer’s remorse.
With all the education we gave you, you didn’t have sense enough to
see through the lies and instead drank the kool-aid. Now you’re paying
the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher
taxes, and less freedom. This is what you voted for and this is what
you got. We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it
for a paycheck and a fancy house.

Well, don’t worry youngsters, the Gray Haired Brigade is here, and
in another month 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 November
we’re going to the polls by the millions. This land does not belong
to the Muslim in the White House or to 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 Gray-Haired Brigade.

“The silver haired head is a crown of glory, if it is found in the
way of righteousness.” [Proverbs 16:31]



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2 responses to “The Gray-Haired Brigade Piece

  1. I am the author of The Gray-Haired Brigade. It has gone viral on the internet as well as the e-mail circuit. Because of its popularity I have now designed Gray-Haired Brigade Tee-shirts. They can be seen at the following link:


  2. Norm

    It’s a privilege to have you stop by Wayne. Thanks for your comment and your devotion to our country and your desire to move the needle for the sake of your (our) grandchildren.


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