Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4th of July Prayer

*** Enjoy Your Freedom and God Bless Our Troops***
Of all the gifts you could give a U.S. Soldier, prayer is the very best one.
 
          
Happy 4th of July!....



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!


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.

P
lease stop for a moment
and say a prayer for our servicemen.
 




And rejoice in our freedom.


 



Diana
www.DianaDesignsNY.etsy.com
www.StylinDogsBoutique.etsy.com

4 comments:

PetsJubilee said...

Oh Diana, that was just wonderful and so perfect! Thank you so much for putting that together. Certainly brought tears to my eyes.

Happy 4th of July, everyone. Be safe, be thankful. God bless.

HappyDapperDogs said...

So many take our FREEDOM for granted, thanks for the reminder. Happy Independance Day!

AnnieKDesigns said...

We should never take our freedom for granted. On the first anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Rudolf Giuliani said, "Land of Free, Home of the Brave and Freedon isn't Free."

Happy Birthday America!

Carole said...

freedom is NOT free. God bless America. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.