May 26, 2012

BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!






Memorial Day

As we stand here looking
at the flags upon these graves
Know these flags represent
a few of the true American brave.

They fought for their Country
as man has through all of time;
Except that these soldiers lying here
fought for your country and mine

As we all are gathered here
to pay them our respect
Let's pass this word to others
It's what they would expect.

I'm sure that they would do it
if it were me and you;
To show we did not die in vein
But for the red, white and blue.

Let's pass on to our children
And to those who never knew,
What these soldiers died for
it's the least we can do.

Let's not forget their families
Great pain they had to bear
Losing a son, father or husband
They need to know we still care.

No matter which war was fought
on the day that they died;
I stand here looking at these flags
filled with American pride.

So as the bugler plays out Taps
with its sweet and eerie sound,
Pray for these soldiers lying here 
in this sacred, hallowed ground.

Take home with you a sense of pride
you were here Memorial Day.
Celebrating the way Americans should
on this solemnest of days.

Michelle Keim, 1999


Dear friends, let us NEVER forget that Memorial Day is more than just another three day weekend holiday filled with picnics, camping, hot dogs and apple pie!....Oh, so much more!   Our freedom is not free....and the cost is immeasurable! 



God bless the families and loved ones of those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom...THANK YOU!!!

And to our wounded warriors and their families...THANK YOU!!!


And God bless and protect the brave service members and their families who are now faithfully serving to insure the freedom of our great land.....THANK YOU!!!



And lastly, sweet bloggin' friends, I humbly ask that you pray for my dear son in law Bryan and my daughter Katie....Bryan deploys in June for nine months and your prayers would be greatly appreciated....Bless you!




GOD BLESS AMERICA, 
HOME OF THE BRAVE...LAND OF THE FREE!


Sweet Blessings!

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Photo credits:  Eagle and soldier w/family {via}
                        Cemetery/soldier {via}
                        Cemetery/woman {via}
                        Wounded Warrior {via}
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10 comments:

NanaNor's said...

Hi Jackie, This was a wonderful post, loved all the graphics! I'll definitely lift up your dear sil and of course your daughter.
May the Lord bless and keep those who serve us, in His care.
Hugs & Love, Noreen

Deborah Ann said...

What a nice memorial!

Have a blessed week...

Debby

Cindy in PA said...

Beautiful post with beautiful words. I'll keep Bryan, Katie and all of your family in my prayers. Please thank him for his service. Blessings!

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Debi Stangeland said...

Love this one. Great job!

Tobi said...

Beautiful post. Give your kiddos a hug for me. They are brave and courageous and we know what they do. And thanks for posting the Wounded Warrior pic. I serve with my squadron or group ladies every month at the CASF, a medical staging facility as the Wounded Warriors transition from down-range to major medical facilities or home. We serve them breakfast before they fly, and you wouldn't believe how happy they are to see "real eggs!" Thanks for the reminder to remember those who bring the fight home with them in many different ways. I will pray for the Lord's blessing and favor over your kiddos. Blessings!

Mary B said...

Hi Jackie,

Saw your plea on FB about comments.

What a beautiful post. I'll keep your daughter & SIL in my prayers.

Mary
http://memyselfandmercy.blogspot.com/

sonyamacdesigns said...

I just love your blog and this is a test!

Sassy Granny ... said...

Such a worthy day to observe. I always think of the Greatest Generation; and of the World Wars that were history's pivots. Someday, and with time, others will witness the pivots of today's military courage.

I love all the pictures you've shared here.

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