Happy Memorial Day to all my peace loving minions! I hope everyone is having an awesome day with their families! Please make sure to take a moment to recognize the true meaning of the holiday and honor the men and woman who died while serving in the United States military! Remember freedom isn’t free and they paid the ultimate price with their lives. This poem by Kelly Strong is a great reminder of the sacrifice the soldiers made, so we are able to enjoy the blessings of liberty!
Freedom Is Not Free-
By Kelly Strong
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,
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.
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expires Thursday, May 30, 2013 @ 11:59pm ET
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expires Sunday, June 16, 2013 @ 11:59pm ET
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