Today Memorial Day, 2006

Discussion in 'Military' started by Stephanie, May 29, 2006.

  1. Stephanie
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    I just want to thank, all of our military men and women who is serving today, for giving of yourselves so selflessly for us and for our country.


    I also will say a prayer of thanks, for all our fallen military present and past and salute you for given me the freedom to celebrate this Memorial day in peace and freedom.......

    And I want to say a Thank you to you military families ,who gave your brothers, husbands, mothers, sisters to us.. We remember you and thank you...

    God bless our military men and women
    And God bless the United States of America

    :salute: :thanks:
     
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    "FOR THOSE WHO FOUGHT FOR IT, FREEDOM HAS A RING THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW"

    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,
    He'd stand out in a crowd.

    I thought how many men like him,
    Had fallen through the years.
    How many had died on foreign soil...
    How many mother's tears...
    How many pilots' planes shot down...
    How many died at sea...
    How many foxholes were soldiers' graves...

    No, freedom is not 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!

    by Kelly Strong
    Copyright 1981
    Written while Kelly was a senior in high school
     
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    I did leave thanks on the Memorial Day thread I started at the beginning of the weekend, but it's getting a bit long, so let me add thanks here too!

    Thanks to all who served, the gratitude can never be enough! :salute:
     
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    The sound of TAPS still gives me a chill...and brings back lots of memories of friends and family who are no longer with us...it is the saddest song I know.

    I too express my gratitude once again in this thread.
     

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