GOD BLESS AMERICA – JULY 4, 2014
Posted Jul 04, 2014
by Agnes Sullivan
Submitted by Larry Ermis, Austin Diocese Chair for Seminarian Support, Council 11759, Bryan, TX
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 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 continue to celebrate the Fourth of July. We must never forget who gets the 'credit' for the freedoms we have, of which we should be eternally grateful. I watch the flag pass by. 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. Let us pray for our men & women serving in the military.
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