this weeks edition:
The birth of our nation…
We are approaching a very important holiday that symbolizes the freedoms we so often take for granted. I received the poem below in this morning’s (Monday’s) mail. The author sent a note telling me she had penned the piece after witnessing the degradation of our nations’ flag. While this publication has never been big on printing poetry, I like this one, and the timing certainly seem appropriate so I am including it here…
Our American Flag
By Judy White, Gassaway, WV
I have went through many battle since I was very young
When we fought to become a free country, I was there
Then our country fought a war which divided Family’s, brother against brother, North against South. I was there
All the wars that followed, World War I, World War II, The Korean War. I was there
Then came the Vietnam War, it was a war unlike any other
So many fought, so many died, but I was there
For the wars like Gulf War and Desert Storm
And the wars that continue today I am there
I have been spit upon, trampled in the dirt, even burned.
I was always picked up with blood stains, tattered, torn edges and carried on
I guess like the song says
“I’m in pretty good shape for the shame I’m in”
I would like to thank those who fought and all the those who died
The ones still serving today, fighting for what I stand for:
Freedom and for God
So the next time you pass me just stop and let me know you care.
I promise I’ll wave
God Bless our American Flag!
I hope eveyone has a safe and enjoyable 4th of July celebration. Remember the sacrifices that have been made thoughout the year, so we can live as we choose in this great nation.
Will return soon...