Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Remembering Freedom

N   E   V   E   R       F   O   R   G   E   T !

"Greater love hath no man than this,

that a man lay down his life for his friends." 

(John 15:13)

Stars shine and stripes remind

The stars shine bright...

In the darkness of a foxhole,    
Or in the glow of celebratory light…

By the fireworks we ignite.

Some forget just what happened

in the dead of night,

As the stripes remind us of their wounds,

And blood shed for freedom’s sake,

Today, as well as yesterday…

Make no mistake

Of the sacrifice they make,

While children play,

And music serenades,

As the marching band

Leads our parade...

Let us not forget,

Let us not delay,

Our gratitude to those

Whose coffins lay...

Draped in our flag while taps play.

Let's not hesitate to give thanks

And to celebrate...

The freedoms won by our strong and brave

Of every race and every age...

May we never forget the sacrifice they made.

We salute them now...as we bow

Our heads for grace,

And we take our place...

At the bountiful table

Preserved for us by a remembered face...

No greater love for freedom's sake!
(written by Lorraine Brown/copyright 06/28/10)

Giving thanks this Memorial Day
 for all those who have served
and sacrificed! 

G o d   B l e s s   A m e r i c a! 

and because of our freedom, we can enjoy the simple pleasures in life...
something as simple as a slice of

                                                               Patriotic Pie 
                                                                                               (click for recipe)

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