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Please give to the Gordon Baum Memorial Fund

Gordom Baum Memorial Fund


$125 Silver Spring, MD
$100 Goldsboro, NC
$100 Georgetown, SC
$50 Laurel, MD
$50 Summerville, SC
$50 Springfield, VA
$50 Raleigh, NC
$50 Schererville, IN
$40 Huntington Station, NY
$30 Seattle, WA
$25 Callahan, FL
$25 Boerne, TX
$25 Bonaire, GA
$25 Parkesburg, PA
$15 Midway, AL
$10 Oviedo, FL
$5 Wailuku, HI

Poem by William Rome

Winter is in its final days
Of snow and sleet and frozen bays
Where children play on snowy hills
And laugh with friends in freezing spills.
Hoping that spring at last will end
It’s long slumber beneath Earth’s bend
When all returns to life and heat:
The birds and bees and fields of wheat
But winter’s leaving not alone
Taking with it one of our own.

Gordon Baum, dear father and friend
Whose devotion would never bend
For those thing he thought were true,
Doing the duty he must do.
Living for family, faith, and folk,
Devoted spirit who awoke
In us fighting in the same cause
Courage to never flake or pause
Defending all we hold so dear
But do so in smile and cheer.
A bright new spring will soon be born
With a family sadly torn
From a father beloved by all
To be beckoned by Heaven’s call.
Now we lay to Christian rest
A true warrior of the West.