"They were brave then, and gave us the freedom we have now. But would they be so proud, if they knew to our enemies, the President would apologise and bow? Some leaders, who with disdain, wish to stray so far from our roots, tie the hands of our soldiers who fight and force many to turn-in their boots. This, too, shall not last as it never has in our past. History will prove that this country shall not move, from the proud traditions set and honoring the courage of those we have not met."
I’m grateful for knowing that I have a safe place as I wake to a new day, for the right to speak my mind, or kneel quietly in prayer... For the dreams I strive to reach, for the love I'm free to give, For the laughter shared with dearest of family and friends, a necessity to live. For the security and peace of mind that all is safe and sound, For growing, sharing, hoping, caring.....there is goodness all around us. For all of this, we’re grateful for, whisper softly or loudly sing……Their duty and their sacrifice have let our freedom ring! Memorial Day is a time for thanks and remembrance. May God bless you richly.
Like many of us, I see efforts to separate God from country, and country from religion. I believe, like our nation's founders that our land of America is a land under God, and that it is God who gave us this land where we are free to worship Him. I also believe that without God's intervention our freedom would by now be lost. I dread the thought of the consequences we , as a nation, could face if we continue the ongoing efforts to disregard Him.
I tried, in writing this poem, to instill the importance of God to country.