God Bless Our Troops this Fourth of July

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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. 

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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. 
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I thought how many men like him had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil; how many mothers’ tears?
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How many pilots’ planes shot down? How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers’ graves? No, freedom isn’t free.   
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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 t
hat Taps had meant ‘Amen.’
When a flag had draped a coffin of a brother or a friend. 
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I thought of all the children, of the mothers and the wives, of fathers, sons and husbands with interrupted lives.
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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.
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Plea
se 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. 

DCG

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0 responses to “God Bless Our Troops this Fourth of July

  1. Robert McElhaney

    Pray daily for our troops.God Bless our Troops and thier families.

     
  2. Thank you, DCG, for this touching reminder of the brave men and women who keep this country safe, for whom America really doesn’t deserve.

     
  3. Even though we are technically “free” as a nation, we were more free in 1776 than we are today.

     
  4. God Bless them indeed, as their Kenyan comrade CiC hates their guts.
    -Dave

     

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