Thankful for Our Independence
IN FLANDERS FIELDS
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch, be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields
Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae
America’s Independence ~ July 4, 1776
This Land We Love
How beautiful this land we love. We cherish all good people of
With pride, we call this home our own. Oh how our seed of freedoms grown
American is what we are. Our time has nurtured us so far
For truth and justice, we do strive. Our laws are meant not to deprive.
We know we’re not the perfect place. As we are of the human race
In God, we trust along our way. His goodness near, both night and day
So please do stop and pray awhile. Ask help in facing each new mile
And now I’ll end with words so clear. Concerning freedom, we hold dear
Let Grateful Thought – Well Deep Inside. For Soldiers Brave – Our Country’s Pride
by Roger Robicheau
Happy Independence Day!
Although I am an American, who lives in Canada now, I have never gotten over the thrill and pride at seeing the American Stars and Stripes flying over a country I love and cherish.
It still brings tears to my eyes as I sing God Bless America and the National Anthem. What a joy and a privilege to be blessed with such a wonderful heritage.
I am forever grateful to those who have and still do served our country with honor and integrity and their families who sacrifice so much.
They say “Freedom is never free,” but there is always a price… physically, mentally and emotionally. I am humbled and honored to thank you to the brave soldiers who fight for my freedom. Thank You, You are Remembered!©
It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you.
Thank you, dear friends for spending your time with me, Have a wonderful weekend be safe. Hugs to all.