Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

I couldn't stop with just one great looking flag, noooo!  This could be one of those "if one is good, more is better" post.

I love the American Flag, it is the most beautiful flag in the whole world, to me and to you too, I imagine.
As some of you know my son is in the Army and is serving our country in Iraq.  I am so proud of him and all our young men and women.  And the thing is, they are "our young" for the most part, they are courageous and dedicated and some of them give their lives to keep us free.

This is the ceremony where his company  covers their unit's flag until they come home.  Very moving.

My sweet boy. 

He's coming home for R & R. yippee :)  I can't wait to hug him.

Some of his friends and their momma's sweet boys.

They are the reason we go to bed safe and sleep sound at night. 
My favorite quote is;
"America land of the free because of the Brave"
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I saw this on this blog and I have heard it said that to imitate another is the best form of flattery so I copied her post and hope she knows it's because I loved it so much.

It Is The American Soldier

It is the soldier, not the reporter, 
Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us the freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the soldier, 
Who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag.

Father Denis Edward O'Brien, USMC

Thanks Kelly, I love you girl.


Shanda said...

Wow, awesome poem. May we never forget what many have given for our freedom!

Belinda said...

Thanks to people like your son and my husband we can all sleep in peace and freedom tonight. Thanks for the moving post.

Traci said...

Great post! Give your son a hug for me when he gets home. You should be so proud of him!

I am with you on the wit thing. Sometimes I wonder if I sound mean when I am merely poking fun of something. I read your blog because I think you are hilarious!! :)

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