In Honor Of July 4th; via A Friend and Fellow Blogger

Freedom certainly isn’t free –  God Bless Our Military Men and Women Serving Our Country Under Very Difficult Circumstances! And God Bless America!
 

 

I HOPE THERE ISN’T ANYONE ON  MY E-MAIL LIST THAT WON’T KEEP THIS GOING.
Happy 4th of  July!….

Let’ s get this started now,
So it will be out there on the fourth!

 
I  PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE

FLAG,
OF THE

UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA
 ,AND TO THE REPUBLIC, FOR
WHICH  IT STANDS,


ONE
NATION UNDER  GOD
,
  
INDIVISIBLE,
 
WITH   
LIBERTY
AND JUSTICE  FOR ALL!  
KEEP IT LIT!!

 

KEEP IT  LIT! 
For  all of our other military personnel, where ever they may  be.
 
Please
Support all of the troops  defending our Country. 

And God  Bless our Military


who are protecting our Country for our  Freedom.
Thanks to them, and their sacrifices, we can celebrate  the 4th of July. 
 

We must never  forget who gets the credit for the freedoms we  have,

 
of which we  should be eternally grateful.

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 died at sea?
How many  foxholes were soldiers’ graves?
No, freedom isn’t 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 isn’t free.  

Enjoy Your  Freedom


and  
God Bless Our Troops.
When you receive this,


please stop for a moment
and say a prayer for our  servicemen.


Of all the gifts you could give  a 
U.S. Soldier, prayer is the very best  one.
MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA
AND MAY AMERICA BLESS GOD!!

Thank you Len for sending this to me, and yes I will keep it going!!  God bless you, America and her troops!!!

Laus Deo, Do You Know What It Means?

A new e-mail from mom:

LAUS DEO
Do you know what it means?


LAUS DEO

 

One detail that is never mentioned is that in Washington , D.C. there can never be a building of greater height than the Washington Monument ..
With all the uproar about removing the ten commandments, etc., this is worth a moment or two of your time. I was not aware of this amazing historical information.On the aluminum cap, atop the Washington Monument in Washington
, D.C. , are displayed two words:

Laus Deo.

No one can see these words. In fact, most visitors to the monument are totally unaware they are even there and for that matter, probably couldn’t care less.
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Once you know Laus Deo’s history , you will want to share this with everyone you know. These words have been there for many years; they are 555 feet, 5.125 inches high, perched atop the monument, facing skyward to the Father of our nation, overlooking the 69 square miles which comprise the District of Columbia , capital of the United States of America

Laus Deo!
Two seemingly insignificant, unnoticed words. Out of sight and, one might think, out of mind, but very meaningfully placed at the highest point over what is the most powerful city in the most successful nation in the world.


So, what do those two words, in Latin, composed of just four syllables and only seven letters, possibly mean? Very simply, they say ‘ Praise be to God!’

 
 
 
 

Though construction of this giant obelisk began in1848, when James Polk was President of the United States , it was not until 1888 that the monument was inaugurated and opened to the public. It took twenty-five years to finally cap the memorial with a tribute to the Father of our nation,
Laus Deo

 
 

‘Praise be to God!

From atop this magnificent granite and marble structure, visitors may take in the beautiful panoramic view of the city with its division into four major segments. From that vantage point, one can also easily see the original plan of the designer, Pierre Charles l’Enfant …..a perfect cross imposed upon the landscape, with the White House to the north. The Jefferson Memorial is to the south, the Capitol to the east and the Lincoln Memorial to the west.

 

 

 

 

A cross you ask? Why a cross? What about separation of church and state? Yes, a cross; separation of church and state was not, is not, in the Constitution. So, read on. How interesting and, no doubt, intended to carry a profound meaning for those who bother to notice.

 
 

When the cornerstone of the Washington Monument was laid on July 4th, 1848 deposited within it were many items including the Holy Bible presented by the Bible Society. Praise be to God! Such was the discipline, the moral direction, and the spiritual mood given by the founder and first President of our unique democracy‘One Nation, Under God.’

I am awed by George Washington’s prayer for America …. Have you ever read it? Well, now is your unique opportunity, so read on!

‘ Almighty God; We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United States at large. And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.’

Laus Deo!


YouTube Video Song Is Great!

 

One from my mother again.  She is right, as usual, this one is great. 

He’ll make more money when this song becomes a big hit than he would teaching school 

Tennessee middle school assistant football coach, age 26, fired for a song he wrote and played!!!

When you go to the link for the song, there are a couple of sites that give the news on the firing.  This could be the next number one hit country song.  It’s the best effort yet at encapsulating the outrage at the oversteps of this government in an entertaining song .   Apparently the guy was fired over the song because some parents complained.  Shameful if it´s true.  If you like it, help it go “viral” by passing it along to everyone you know.

It is a shame that the guy got fired from his job for writing it!  God bless him and his family for their troubles!  I know He will be with them and see them through, maybe even to fame and fortune in the music industry!

When You’re Holding a Hammer (Everything Looks Like a Nail)

http://youtu.be/EfH46DTAkxo

BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY THAT I WISHED I COULD HAVE UPLOADED IT RIGHT HERE BUT IT WON’T LET ME.

God bless America,
Teresa Marie