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Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

THANK YOU SOLDIER!
The uniform that you adorn,
A piece of our heritage proudly worn.
Doing what you have to do,
Serving our nation brave and true.
You're putting your life upon the line
To protect this simple life of mine.
Our country will stand behind you as one,
For our colors do not run.
The proud and the courageous are but a few.
Our hearts and thanks go out to you!
B.G. Wetherby

My 11 yr old son memorized this poem and recited at school in honor of his uncle.  My Brother in law is now retired from the Army. :)

To all the men and women who have fought so that we may have freedom. 

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My prayers are with Johnny Mata’s wife and family.  He was my husband’s cousin.  2nd cousin, I believe? You are in our prayers.

 http://www.fallenheroesmemorial.com/oif/profiles/matajohnnyvillareal.html

My flag is flying proudly!  Old Glory is truly beautiful. IMG_3083

I hope everyone has a blessed and happy Memorial Day!

Sandra

3 comments:

Brenda said...

I had not heard this poem. It is very beautiful. Thanks for posting it for us to read.
Brenda

Cass @ That Old House said...

Dear Sandra, Thank you for this moving post on Memorial Day. I had never heard this poem -- it's wonderful.
And my sympathies to your husband and his family on the loss of his cousin. We owe so much to our servicepeople and their families.

Best wishes, Cass

LdyDy said...

Very lovely poem...thank you for sharing it. Hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend. We owe so much to those that have given their lives for the freedoms we share in this great nation of ours.