Sunday, June 15, 2008

Freedom isn't free

This was sent to me via e-mail and I thougt it was worth sharing.


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 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 should get the credit for the
freedoms we have,
and for 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 &
God Bless Our Troops












1 comment:

one_big_pain said...

Hey, thanks for sharing your knowledge of brain injury. And for offering your advice/assistance. I know my RN brother can sometimes get 'carried away' with his knowledge and it is sometimes hard to keep what he's telling me separate from what I've known through others experiences. Your words are most helpful and I appreciate your time and willingness to offer them. I'm sure as we step through each day i'll have questions for you . . . tell me when I get to be too much.
-cindy