May 29, 2010 at 3:55 pm #726
Have a wonderful weekend with your family and friends with BBQ’s and the begining of summer time. Stay safe! And please say one prayer for one of our brave military troops that is far away from home today away from his/her family and friends protecting us all. Please say one prayer for all the wonderful military who in past wars gave up all to keep us safe and enjoying our way of life today.
TAPS– Major General Daniel ButterfieldDay is done…
Gone the sun
From the lake…
From the hills…
From the sky.
All is well…
God is nigh.
Dims the sight
And a star….
Gems the sky….
Falls the night.May 31, 2010 at 1:22 pm #13304luckeyParticipant
this past weekend on a couple of sporting events, I couldn’t remember all the words to the first verse. I had the beginning and the end, but not the those in between.
I pray for our troops who have given their lives and for those now in harm’s way.May 31, 2010 at 1:40 pm #13305BonbonParticipant
to taps. Thanks for posting them.
I watched the Memorial Day Tribute on PBS last night and must have shed a whole cupful of tears. How moving it was. I have had two husbands, two sons, two brothers, and three nephews in the service, and a brother-in-law who was MIA in Korea and never found, so I am very much a strong supporter of our military people. Last night they played each service’s theme song/anthem and the people in the audience who were in that particular branch stood. OMG! That was so very touching. They had women who were in their 80s from the war there (well, men too) and they all looked so proud.
So, I salute all the men and women who are, or have ever been, in the service of our great country and spend a quiet moment for all those who have passed on.
Don’t forget to PUT OUT YOUR FLAG today! Show that you care!May 31, 2010 at 3:29 pm #13306GoodyParticipant
our country and to their families. Please God bless our country and our service personnel.
GoodyMay 31, 2010 at 4:10 pm #13307DeeLanParticipant
Have you ever been to Mt. Rushmore at night for their presentation. I sat there with a bunch of people I don’t know crying like a baby.
It’s dark and you can’t see Mt. Rushmore but the park ranger is talking and they dedicate the presentation to the men and women who serve our country. I can’t remember if they play God Bless America, America the Beautiful or The Star Spangled Banner (it was 10 years ago that I was there) but slowly Mt. Rushmore lights up until at the end it’s fully visible. Very emotional.May 31, 2010 at 4:28 pm #13308
Talk about crying buckets…watching the show the entire time…how moving. I’d love to go to see it in person someday.
My dad is buried in Arlington; (after 30 years service). My dad when he was alive, took us for a vacation in the late 1970’s to see our Capitol. My dad taught me a long time ago that "freedom isn’t free". I’ve seen the "Changing of the Guard" at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers – talk about bring you to your knees in tears. Just walking through Arlington was one of the most humbling experiences in my life.
You are from the greatest generation Bonbon ~ I don’t think we will ever as a people have the will and courage to fight a battle as your generation did. (Our troops now and their families not withstanding). My flag is always out – I fly it all the time and still keep a flag on my vehicle too, sure wish more American’s would.
God Bless America and Our Troops!May 31, 2010 at 4:31 pm #13309
I understand it is awe inspiring! Thank you so much for the description – it painted a wonderful picture!May 31, 2010 at 7:00 pm #13310
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The United States of America ‘ for an amount of ‘up to and including my life.’ That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this
country who no longer understand it.’
God Bless our country that is blessed by our troops!May 31, 2010 at 7:40 pm #13311
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