Remember Why we celebrate July 4th


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 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 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.

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10 Responses to Remember Why we celebrate July 4th

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  3. bydesign001 says:

    Happy Independence Day Bob to you and your family.

    This Independence Day post that you have prepared here is indeed special. It is as touching as it is beautiful as it is inspiring. God bless you my friend and patriot.

  4. boudicabpi says:

    A happy 4th to all of you. A happy 4th to all who may or may not visit this post. A prayer for our troops who enable us to celebrate this day.
    Bob A.

  5. roxannadanna says:

    Happy 4th Bob! This is a really wonderful blog for this day, especially.
    Love to you and your family!

  6. loopyloo305 says:

    Wonderful!

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  8. wdednh says:

    Just Wonderful!

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