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Friday, May 25, 2007

I will not be posting on Monday as it is a holiday.
Hope that everyone has a safe Memorial Day.

Freedom is not free

I watched the flag pass by one day,
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Service man 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 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.



LCDR Kelly Strong, USCG - Copyright 1981
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Blogger Comedy + said ... (5/25/2007 9:48 AM) : 

Excellent post. You have a great weekend and I'll see you on Tuesday. :) Bless you and yours.

 

Blogger Tug said ... (5/25/2007 10:17 AM) : 

Have a wonderful, safe weekend Dix!

 

Blogger Linda said ... (5/25/2007 12:03 PM) : 

What a great post for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

Have a safe one and I hope the fishing is fine!

 

Blogger the108 said ... (5/25/2007 12:15 PM) : 

Have a happy Memorial Day!!!

 

Blogger Bond said ... (5/25/2007 12:35 PM) : 

Wonderful my sweet friend...

enjoy your holiday... ummm we eva gonna meet?

 

Blogger Meribah said ... (5/25/2007 5:21 PM) : 

Wonderfully deep words, Dixie. Hope you and everyone has a great weekend!

 

Blogger Sadiq M. Alam said ... (5/26/2007 1:09 AM) : 

peace be with you and i wish safe and protection from the One and Only Source Who Protects.

Blessings.

 

Blogger Sarge Charlie said ... (5/26/2007 10:18 AM) : 

great dixie, you got class......

My best wishes for a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, please thank a soldier for what you have.....Freedom

 

Blogger Mimi Lenox said ... (5/27/2007 4:47 PM) : 

Have a blessed weekend. Touching post. Here to encourage Wordless Wednesday participants to post a peace globe June 6th. I know you don't need reminding!


Many bloggers, including WW participants, will be flying Peace Globes in the blogosphere on Wednesday, June 6, 2007. It is BlogBlast for Peace day - the second annual event. Please consider using your Wordless Wednesday platforms on this day to participate. You can find more information about the movement at Mimi Writes or BlogBlast for Peace
http://mimiwrites.blogspot.com or http://mimilenox.blogspot.com

Thanks and peace!
Mimi

 

Blogger Turnbaby said ... (5/28/2007 8:39 AM) : 

Hope you had a great weekend sugar---Smooch

 

Blogger SGT DUB said ... (5/28/2007 12:26 PM) : 

Beautiful post, I'm hoping you are having a wonderful day.

 

Blogger Anndi said ... (5/28/2007 1:11 PM) : 

Hope you have a wonderful day with your family (the other one.. LOL).

My hugs and kisses to your Matt. I pray God keeps him in his arms and angels guide his steps.

 

Blogger Maryfly said ... (5/29/2007 10:26 AM) : 

wonderful post sweetie - miss you something awful! hugs

 

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