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Happy Fourth Of July

A Girl and Her Gun: Happy Fourth Of July

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth Of July




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!


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.







**This was sent to me by a woman who read my blog. She asked me to post it.

20 Comments:

At July 4, 2012 at 5:22 AM , Blogger kymber said...

Happy Independence Day! and yes, God bless all of our troops! i love that poem!!!

your friend,
kymber

 
At July 4, 2012 at 5:23 AM , Blogger Duke said...

What my friend Kymber said.

 
At July 4, 2012 at 5:38 AM , Blogger Sandy said...

Happy Independence Day To All and God Bless Our Troops!!!

 
At July 4, 2012 at 6:32 AM , Blogger Rob said...

A truly great post. Have a safe day today.

 
At July 4, 2012 at 7:16 AM , Blogger Jacked Up Glock Mom said...

awesome post! Happy 4th of July to you and your family as well, and God Bless America and all our Troops!.

 
At July 4, 2012 at 8:29 AM , Blogger RabidAlien said...

To the woman who sent that, thank you! To our troops who are actively protecting our freedoms, who are doing a thankless job despite the politics behind it, THANK YOU. To those who have worn the uniform of their country in the past, during times of war and times of peace, THANK YOU. To those who would ignore or rewrite the Constitution and Bill of Rights to remove our citizens' freedoms in the name of "convenience" and "power"....Eff you. Thrice. Sideways. With a dull, rusty crowbar.

To all, have a very safe and happy 4th of July!

 
At July 4, 2012 at 10:01 AM , Blogger Stephen said...

Nice...Happy Independence Day, Pretty Girl.

 
At July 4, 2012 at 11:45 AM , Blogger BobG said...

Excellent.
Best wishes for this celebration of freedom.

 
At July 4, 2012 at 11:58 AM , Blogger Brigid said...

Enjoy the many freedoms of this day. May we all have many more.

 
At July 4, 2012 at 1:41 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Thank you both!

 
At July 4, 2012 at 1:42 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Yesm God bless them! Happy Independance Day to you as well!

 
At July 4, 2012 at 1:42 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Thanks and you be safe too.

 
At July 4, 2012 at 1:43 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

:)

 
At July 4, 2012 at 1:43 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Well said my friend!

 
At July 4, 2012 at 1:43 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Ahh, thank you for coming here today Stephen.

 
At July 4, 2012 at 1:45 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

What better to celebrate?? Thanks you!!!!

 
At July 4, 2012 at 1:45 PM , Blogger agirlandhergun said...

Yes, may we indeed!

 
At July 4, 2012 at 2:16 PM , OpenID armedlaughing said...

Happy Independence Day! Well said.

gfa

 
At July 4, 2012 at 7:41 PM , Blogger Keads said...

Happy Independence Day! Great Post!

 
At July 5, 2012 at 3:41 AM , Blogger MSgt B said...

Great poem. Hope you had a grand time celebrating.

 

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