I am sitting outside my tent this evening
And as I look at the stars in the sky
I can not help but think of the family back home
And tears slowly fall from my eye

Will all the folks back home be remembering me?
Will they think of me as they carve that big bird?
Will they bow their heads this Thanksgiving,
And say a prayer after the news they have heard?

Will they pray for a peace to this country?
Will they ask God to help these people understand?
Will they be willing to say a prayer for their freedom,
Something we seem to take for granted in our own homeland.

Will they thank God they have a house to live in?
Will they thank him for the food that they eat?
Will they remember to thank God for the clothes they wear?
Cause over here many have nothing on their own feet.

Will the families of those who have been taken
Be remembered in prayer and an imaginary hug,
Will the sorrow of losing a son or daughter
Be enough to give someone's heart a big tug.

You see, I am just one of those fellow soldiers
Who stood up when his division was called;
And I like so many others before me
had to share the news of my duty to a family that bawled.

But I am here fighting for our nation's freedom
To bring a freedom and a peace to this country as well;
And I can tell you that being in a war doing battle
Is more like I am living in the middle of hell.

But I still remembered that today is Thanksgiving
I bowed my head and thanked the Lord for what I had.
I asked him to watch over my homeland
And give a special watchfulness over my mom and my dad.

So on this evening as the stars shine so brightly
Can you maybe bow your head for a moment for me?
Ask God to help keep us strong here.
And ask him to help us forever keep America free.

And when you bless your turkey and all of the trimmings
Remember to say a quick and simple prayer.
Just ask God to bless all the brave soldiers
Who are fighting for our freedom no matter where.

Pass this on if you are Thankful for our soldiers

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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.


Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries.


Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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