Waldo in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
For All Who Served
When I start my tour of duty God, Wherever crime may be,
As I walk the darkened Streets alone, let me be close to thee.
Please give me understanding with both the young and old
Let me listen with attention until their story told.
Let me never make a judgement in a rash or callous way,
But let me hold my patience, let each man have his say.
Lord, if some dark and dreary night, my life you choose to end,
Lord with your understanding love protect my family and my friends.
To All Service Men and Women Especially Those Who Have Answered
Waldo Fire Dept
When I am called to duty, God, wherever flames may rage,
Give me strength to save some life, whatever be it's age.
Help me embrace a little child before its to late,
Or save some older person from a most uncertain fate.
Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout
And quickly and efficiently to put the fire out.
Please bless with your protecting hand my family and my friends.
Badge # 2302 Lt. Hope Powell, Feb 26, 2006
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. A significant historical date for this entry is February 26, 1843.
Location. 29° 47.346′ N, 82° 10.132′ W. Marker is in Waldo, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is on 5th Blvd (State Road 24 E), on the right when traveling east. Located between Cole Street and SW 2nd Way. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waldo FL 32694, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dickison and His Men / Jefferson Davis' Baggage (within shouting distance of this marker); Waldo (within shouting distance of this marker); Earleton, Florida (approx. 5.2 miles away); Turpentine Industry Community and Family (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Keystone Inn (approx. 8.3 miles away); I am a Veteran (approx. 8.4 miles away); Melrose United Methodist Church (approx. 9 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waldo.
Regarding For All Who Served. A variation of the Policeman's Prayer and Fireman's Prayer, both whose last lines also can read "...protect my children and wife."
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 865 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 21, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 2. submitted on March 28, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 21, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.