August 21, 2018

Memorial Day 2016

This weekend is a holiday for most Americans with vacation trips, ball games, cookouts, and time spent with family. I would ask that we all take time this week to remember our Fallen.

Above is a video with some staggering casualty numbers of Americans that have Fallen in an effort to form a Nation.

Please this is not the time for politics of opinions on whether we should be doing something or have done something that a few or many think was wrong.

This is a time to remember the one’s who gave everything they had here on Earth. Their very lives were given in forging our nation to this point in time.

So let us all take a moment out of our busy lives this week and Remember the Fallen.

Freedom Is Not Free

(Written in 1981 by Kelly Strong)

7f724f9b-4ca8-4767-8681-6517743e5b36I 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,
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.

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