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Posted by on Jul. 3, 2014 at 11:28 PM
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 KEEP THIS GOING.

Happy 4th of July!
Let's get this started, NOW! 
So it will be out there on the fourth!





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! 

KEEP IT LIT!!
KEEP IT LIT!


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.

When you receive this,

please stop for a moment
and say a prayer for our servicemen.


Of all the gifts you could give a U.S. Soldier, prayer is the very best one.

by on Jul. 3, 2014 at 11:28 PM
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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Jul. 4, 2014 at 4:52 AM

Thanks for sharing!

mom2jessnky
by Dedi on Jul. 4, 2014 at 9:58 AM
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You do know that the under God part isn't in the original pledge right? It was added in 1954.

Just thought I'd point that out since it's pointedly underlined in your post.

Also, I hate chain emails.

brieri
by on Jul. 5, 2014 at 4:01 PM

 

 

Quoting mom2jessnky:

You do know that the under God part isn't in the original pledge right? It was added in 1954.

 

Just thought I'd point that out since it's pointedly underlined in your post.

 

Also, I hate chain emails.

 

 

 

Aside from hating chain letters.

  You want to go the route about saying the Pledge of Allegiance and its original wording?  

Did you know The design of the flag had been modified 26 times officially since 1777?  Did you know the 48-star flag was in effect for 47 years until the 49-star version became official on July 4, 1959?  Did you know The 50-star flag was ordered by President Eisenhower on August 21, 1959? 

 Since this subject is so touchy, I am not going to get into whether you agree on how you say the Pledge or if you don't want to say the Pledge. Or anything about the flag at all. It is about people in general whether they are military or non military.  There are agreements and disagreements every day. I could tell you a true story and go on and on 4-ever.

 However, I am not going that route and just say the following:

 You say "UNDER GOD" was added in 1954.    Personally, I don't really care if "Under God" is listed in the Pledge   All I can say is that whatever "I believe in", it's "my faith" and I am just awaiting for a knock at my door -good or bad - it's an answer I have been looking for, for many, many years.

 

 

mom2jessnky
by Dedi on Jul. 5, 2014 at 4:16 PM
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Quoting brieri:

 

 


Quoting mom2jessnky:

You do know that the under God part isn't in the original pledge right? It was added in 1954.

 


Just thought I'd point that out since it's pointedly underlined in your post.

 


Also, I hate chain emails.

 


 

 


Aside from hating chain letters.

  You want to go the route about saying the Pledge of Allegiance and its original wording?  


Did you know The design of the flag had been modified 26 times officially since 1777?  Did you know the 48-star flag was in effect for 47 years until the 49-star version became official on July 4, 1959?  Did you know The 50-star flag was ordered by President Eisenhower on August 21, 1959? 




 Since this subject is so touchy, I am not going to get into whether you agree on how you say the Pledge or if you don't want to say the Pledge. Or anything about the flag at all. It is about people in general whether they are military or non military.  There are agreements and disagreements every day. I could tell you a true story and go on and on 4-ever.



 However, I am not going that route and just say the following:



 You say "UNDER GOD" was added in 1954.    Personally, I don't really care if "Under God" is listed in the Pledge   All I can say is that whatever "I believe in", it's "my faith" and I am just awaiting for a knock at my door -good or bad - it's an answer I have been looking for, for many, many years.



 



 

anchorgurl
by Silver Member on Jul. 5, 2014 at 4:56 PM
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 So, anyway....I'm going to go with Dedi on this one.  WTF was that all about?

brieri
by on Jul. 5, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Dear Commander in Chief,

Here's the deal!.  I am awaiting for you at  my door.  Anytime soon!

Sincerely,

Yours Truly

chrlstoncharmed
by Melissa on Jul. 5, 2014 at 6:07 PM
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Dear Ed McMahon,

I am waiting for you at my door. I want to be a Publisher's Clearinghouse winner.

- Me
brieri
by on Jul. 5, 2014 at 6:19 PM

 

Quoting chrlstoncharmed: Dear Ed McMahon, I am waiting for you at my door. I want to be a Publisher's Clearinghouse winner. - Me

 Sorry, But I have a better chance than you from the Commander in Chief! :)

violinjewel
by Julia on Jul. 5, 2014 at 6:22 PM
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Alrighty then...
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chrlstoncharmed
by Melissa on Jul. 5, 2014 at 6:32 PM
Nah. The Prize Patrol will be at my door. I just know it!

Quoting brieri:

 


Quoting chrlstoncharmed: Dear Ed McMahon, I am waiting for you at my door. I want to be a Publisher's Clearinghouse winner. - Me

 Sorry, But I have a better chance than you from the Commander in Chief! :)

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