Thursday, August 5, 2010

U.S Soldiers' Prayer

For all our other military personnel, wherever 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 soldier saluted it,
and then he stood at ease.

I looked at him in uniform;
so young, so tall and 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 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 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
God Bless our Troops.

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