Monday, July 4, 2016

Have a Happy 4th of July



Keep this going through July 4th
 
I HOPE THERE ISN'T ANYONE ON MY E-MAIL LIST THAT WON'T KEEP THIS GOING.           Happy 4th of July!....
 
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!  
 
KEEP IT LIT!! KEEP IT LIT! 
 
   
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 Militarywho 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 receive 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.
      God Bless all!     
Standing for Flag
And remember to respect our flag ALWAYS!!!