New Military Honors; Via My Nephew

Life, Freedom and Liberty

It’s life, freedom and liberty

These rights given to me

America, America always will be

The land of the free!

 

For you will I fight

With all of my might

Keeping this freedom in sight

Amidst the bomb’s blazing light!

 

In God do we trust

Stand with Him we must

Through the sands and dust

And with every rifle thrust!

 

The message that I send

With no thought of pretend

America will I ever defend

Until my very dying end!

Teresa Marie  8/28/11

 

In memory of those who lost their live on 9/11 and
all those who have served protecting us ever since.

 

 

I Didn’t Know

The day you asked me
if I’d marry you
how could I have foresee
when we said I do

And the wedding was over
on that very same day
word coming from Dover
that you’re called away

How could I ever know
you’d be taken from me
before the bouquet I’d throw
or the reception we’d see

Rice still in the packet
the sound of running feet
making such a loud racket
as our eyes would meet

“I’m so sorry,” was said
“Darling, I love you!”
as away you were led
with the groomsmen too

No, I didn’t know
left crying I’d be
’cause you had to go
fight for our country

Just be safe, baby,
 wherever you may go
 and come home so maybe
that reception we’ll throw!

Teresa Marie  8/16/11

For you, Nate, and Military Appreciation Week

My Tuesday Thoughts – Worthwhile Causes

My nephew, an inactive serviceman, invited me to become a member of a very worthwhile organization today.  Have you ever heard of this:

Patriot Guard Riders
www.causes.com
Standing for Those Who Stood for US
 
My brother, his father, posted a YouTube video on Facebook a little while back that brought me to tears.  (I know I say that a lot but truth is truth.)  I went back to try to download it here but it was gone, darn it.  I really wanted to make it available for you all to see it for yourself back then but short-term memory prevailed and I forgot.  So I will just have to tell you about what I saw and if you want to learn more, you can go to the site noted above.
 
It was about these veterans, I think there was over 100 of them there, that ride their motorcycles all across America to attend the funerals of fallen servicemen.  I was appalled at the footage that was shot of them at one particular church service.  These family members are grieving for their loved one that was killed in action while serving his country, our country and there were people picketing!  I have heard of this happening but this was the first time that I actually saw footage of it and what these Patriot Guard Riders do.
 
First of all, let me say that what sickened me the most was the fact that these people were from a church!  What were they doing there, at a church funeral service, picketing in the Name of God?  I truly, to the depths of my soul, don’t believe for one minute that God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit were standing there with them!!  It was an insult to me and my faith.