~ Home Of The Brave ~
Every time I see a soldier,
Or a flag is waving by,
My eyes get kind of misty
And my heart swells up with pride.
Then I think of all the families
That have sacrificed a dear loved one;
Maybe it's a father....a husband or a son:

Not an eye was left untearing.
Not a sound was left unmute,
Except for the resounding volley
Of the 21 gun salute.
A small child was left grieving,
Holding on to Mama's hand,
As he faced, too young, a lesson
Which he couldn't understand.

A flag was neatly folded
And handed to a wife today.
Great words of honor spoken;
And as they bowed their heads to pray,
His coffin was slowly lowered
Into its final resting place.
Then with tears flowing freely,
Her head held high, pride on her face:

Another soldier was buried;
Another father was gone;
Another mother was left grieving;
At the loss of her dear son.
Another husband was missing,
Now, laying sleeping in the grave;
Another life unselfishly given,
For the free and for the brave...

Every time I see a soldier,
Or a flag is waving by,
My eyes get kind of misty
And my heart swells up with pride....

~ For all our soldiers who are willing to give their lives to KEEP this
the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave..I salute you and thank
you..may God bless, protect and keep you each and every one!~

May 2007 used with permission
For all who have fought and died
 to keep their country free!
Exodus 23:20-22 (KJV)
20} Behold, I send an angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to
bring thee into the place which I have prepared.
21} Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not
pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.
22} But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then
I shall be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.


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