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Thread: God Bless our Troops

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    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.

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    AMEN, AMEN

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    Thank you Quilt4U for posting this!

    AMEN

    Ninnie

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    AMEN!!!!!!!!!!

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    Amen. God Bless them, every one, and bring every one home safe and well.

    Gai
    proud grandniece of
    Lt. Paul F. Dobmeyer
    B17 Navigator
    KIA 5/5/1943
    over Sicily

    Here's to you, Uncle Pau. You are not forgotten.

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    I want to say "THANK YOU"
    To any on this forum that had, has, or even know of any that is serving in the Military!

    My youngest son (31 years old) is in the Army.

    He was in Iraq 14 months in 2004-2005.

    Just came back after a year in South Korea (April 8th).

    Please pray for him. His enlistment is up 2010 and one day he is going to stay in and the next he is coming out and going to school to be a lawyer!!!! I will support him in whatever he decides to do! (Would rather he stay in –has only 8 more years until retirement!---as there is
    not a lot of stuff here for them)

    Mary

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    Thank you Quilt4u

    My Daughter is currently serving in Iraq with the Army reserves. She was in Afghanistan for a year, getting home 2 years ago.
    My Son is currently serving in the Navy, reporting to his new duty station in San Diego on Sunday (yea he is local, and home right at the moment)
    My Husband served 20 years active duty in the Navy as a P-3 and C-130 Pilot and was involved in Desert Storm.

    Please pray for our troops and support their efforts to keep our nation free!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Thank you Quilt4u

    My Daughter is currently serving in Iraq with the Army reserves. She was in Afghanistan for a year, getting home 2 years ago.
    My Son is currently serving in the Navy, reporting to his new duty station in San Diego on Sunday (yea he is local, and home right at the moment)
    My Husband served 20 years active duty in the Navy as a P-3 and C-130 Pilot and was involved in Desert Storm.

    Please pray for our troops and support their efforts to keep our nation free!!!
    I know what you are going thur as a MOM
    Mary

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    Amen Amen Amen

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    God bless them all. And thank you for our freedom.

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    Ahhh yes, I went to the Coastal Carolina Veteran Cemetary Memorial Day service yesterday, we (local Blue Star Mothers chapter) laid a wreath along with a 93 year old mother of a Viet Nam fallen hero and the Purple Heart association. I have to tell you it was one of the most moving ceremonies I've been to in awhile!

    God Bless our active duty military, our families of the fallen, and each family with a serving military person in any war zone. With my Jim in Afghanistan, it's a little hard to attend these ceremonies and not cry. Jim's Gem, I'm right there with you, too, I hold my breath a lot of the time.

    God Bless!

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    Thank you for posting this. Was a sad day remembering so many that are gone. All our service men and women and their families are in my prayers. Thank you each and every one for all that you have done or are doing. God Bless You.

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    Whenever I see someone even wearing something that suggests they are or were in the service, I find out then thank them. If it's family, I ask them to give my thanks to them and to send on to others that they know who have been or are currently in the armed forces, as well as their families.

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    Celeste, I know what you mean. I was staying in San Antonio last year at an extended stay hotel. I saw a young man in uniform in the lobby, and asked at the desk if he was staying there. Evidently he was in training of some kind and had been there a while. I never spoke with him, but I did pay for a couple of weeks of the hotel for him. I figured it was the least I could do for someone who was serving our country and I know that military pay isn't the best. I just thought how I'd want someone to treat my kid (if I had one)

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    gaigai, I bet he felt like Santa stopped by, and appreciated someone appreciating him! What a blessing you were to him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste
    gaigai, I bet he felt like Santa stopped by, and appreciated someone appreciating him! What a blessing you were to him!
    Thank you Celeste, but like I said, I never spoke to him, so I don't think he knew who did it. I wasn't looking for recognition, cause the best good deeds are done quietly. In fact I probably shouln't have said anything on the board, except I wanted to assure all the military moms that there are other peeps looking out for their chilluns too.

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