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Old 05-28-2018, 05:56 AM   #1
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Memorial Day


"For it has been said, all that a man hath will he give for his life;
and while all contribute of their substance the soldier puts his life at stake,
and often yields it up in his country's cause.
The highest merit, then, is due to the soldier."

President Abraham Lincoln


"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived."

General George S. Patton, Jr.


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Thank you to all that have served our country!
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Thank you to those who gave it all. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.
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Have a safe and Happy Memorial day! Thank you for your service.
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Here's some ground rules for this weekend:
1. Don't wish me a Happy Memorial day. There's nothing happy about brave men and women dying.
2. It's not a holiday. It's a remembrance.
3. If you want to know the true meaning, visit Arlington National, or you local VA, not freaking Disney.
4. Don't tell me how great any one political party is. Tell me about Chesty Puller, George Patton, John Basilone, Dakota Meyer, Chris Kyle, Kyle Carpenter and all the other hero's to numerous too mention. Attend a Bell Ceremony and shed some tears.
5. Don't tell me I don't know what I am talking about. Many have carried the burden all too many times for our warriors who now stand their post for God.
6. Say a prayer... then another.
7. Remember the fallen for all the good they did while they were here.
8. Reach out and let a vet know you're there. We're losing too many in "peace".

Please remember what the pledge is all about.

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Freedom Isn't Free-By Kelly Strong

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 foxholes were there
That served as soldiers graves?
No . Freedom is not 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 is not Free!
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I’m a little late but Thanks to all who have served our Country.
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