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Freedom Isn't Free

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

For all of our other military personnel, wherever 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?
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 .
Enjoy your Freedom
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.
Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you
Jesus Christ and the American GI
One died for your soul, the other for your freedom

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GRAYGRANNY 7/2/2013 8:26AM

    Pat.............very nice!!! Brought tears to my eyes!!!

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CTUPTON 6/29/2013 8:43PM

    Thank you for this wonderful blog. Chris

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MYUTMOST4HIM 6/28/2013 12:19PM

    Totally made me cry - thanks for sharing
My DH is a retired Army Sgt - On foreign soil many times.
God Bless

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IAMWINNING 6/27/2013 2:20PM

    Beautiful and moving. I have a couple of t-shirts from a veterans group, both say "Freedom Is Not Free" and I proudly wear them. The military has been near and dear to my heart as long as I can remember.

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2BEHEALTHY2014 6/27/2013 11:17AM

    Thanks for posting this.

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MSLZZY 6/27/2013 10:39AM

    I am so glad you shared this. We all need to remember the sacrifices of others that make our world a better place. HUGS!

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CAMEOANDLACE 6/27/2013 8:33AM

    Thanks Pat

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DJ4HEALTH 6/26/2013 10:43PM

    That is so true about freedom not being free and so glad that the Lord Jesus set us free from sin and that is the greatest gift of all!!

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JANIEWWJD 6/26/2013 7:43PM

    A big THANK YOU to all of our military men and women!!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!
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LJBKENT 6/26/2013 7:19PM

    Thanks for sharing and for the thoughts and prayers to those of us who have served. It was an honor and a privilege.


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MJRVIC2000 6/26/2013 6:43PM

    Even our spiritual freedom isn't free....Christ paid the debt by dying in our place. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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