Happy 4th Of July!

Our friend sent this in an email to us & we thought we’d share it on our blog.

Happy 4th of July!….

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,
wherever they may be. Please support
all of the troops defending our Country.

And God bless or 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
and 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/sister or 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.
Please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our servicemen and women.

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