Saturday, July 2, 2011




Let' s get this started NOW!

So it will be out there on the fourth!



I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE

FLAG,

OF THE UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA ,

AND TO THE REPUBLIC, FOR

WHICH IT STANDS,

ONE

NATION UNDER GOD,

INDIVISIBLE,

WITH LIBERTY

AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!



For all of our other military personnel, where ever they may be.

Please

Support all of the troops defending our Country.

And God Bless our Military

who are protecting our Country for our Freedom.

Thanks to them, and their sacrifices, we can celebrate the 4th of July.


We must never forget who gets the credit for the freedoms we have,

of which we should be eternally grateful.


I watched the flag pass by one day.

It fluttered in the breeze.


A young Marine saluted it,

And then he stood at ease.


I looked at him in uniform;

so young, so tall, so proud.

With hair cut square and eyes alert,

he'd stand out in any crowd.

I thought how many men like him

had fallen through the years.

How many died on foreign soil;

how many mothers' tears?



How many pilots' planes shot down?

How many died at sea?

How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?

NO, FREEDOM ISN'T FREE !




I heard the sound of Taps one night,

when everything was still.

I listened to the bugler play

And felt a sudden chill.


I wondered just how many times

That Taps had meant 'Amen.'

When a flag had draped a coffin

of a brother or a friend.



I thought of all the children,

of the mothers and the wives,

of fathers, sons and husbands

With interrupted lives.


I thought about a graveyard

At the bottom of the sea.

Of unmarked graves in Arlington .

NO FREEDOM ISN'T FREE



Enjoy Your Freedom

and

God Bless Our Troops.



When you read this,

please stop for a moment

and say a prayer for our servicemen.


Of all the gifts you could give a U.S. Soldier, prayer is the very best one.















3 comments:

moosestashquilting said...

What a beautiful post. I take the pledge!

Brenda said...

God Bless America and our Servicemen and women... Amen

Northern Deb said...

Happy 4th, Sharon!