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Happy INDEPENDENCE Day!

July 4, 2012 ·

Happy Independence Day from Tara and April Glatzel of "The Sister Team"

We must never forget who gets the credit for the freedom 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 means ‘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!

When you read this, please stop for a moment and think long and hard of our service men and women.  Reach out and thank them in any way you can.

Happy 4th of July — have fun, but most of all be safe!