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Wishing A Happy 4th of July

God Bless our Military who are protecting our Country for our Freedom.

We must never forget who gets the credit for the freedoms we have, of which we should be eternally grateful.

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

 

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!

 

May all Americans be able to celebrate the birth of our great Nation and enjoy our Freedoms!

 

God Bless Our Troops and God Bless the United States of America!