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
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 and we still know how to make change without a
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 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 or “Climbing the Social Ladder” to be involved in
such mundane things as patriotism and voting. 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 ‘Cool-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 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
I am another Gray Haired Geezer signing on. Come on guys. Let’s get this
circulating around.
Children and Young People of America, learn from your mistakes for the
current Gray Haired Brigade will not always be around to bail you out of your
mess.  Join us at the polls Nov. 2012 and take back our country for our
freedom’s sake.
May America bring glory to God once again.