Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Thanks




Received as an email:

It is the VETERAN,
not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the VETERAN,
not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the VETERAN,
not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the VETERAN,

not the campus organizer,

who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is the VETERAN,

not the lawyer,

who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the VETERAN,

not the politician,

who has given us the right to vote.

It is the VETERAN who salutes the Flag,


It is the VETERAN who serves under the Flag,



ETERNAL

REST GRANT THEM O LORD,
AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON

THEM.












God Please Bless America


My deepest thanks and appreciation to all who have, or are serving to keep me safe. God Bless You for blessing my family, and myself.

10 comments:

Susan said...

Soooooo true!!!
Susan

Gail said...

So beautiful! Thank you for remembering.

Zaroga said...

Great post, Carla.

Candy said...

Remembering and honoring together.

Thankful Blessings,
Candy

Rebecca said...

Beautiful tribute!

I also LOVE the "I Surrender" from Littrell. ONe of my favorite songs from my childhood, too! It was a standard in our Nazarene Hymnal.

Thank you so very much for sharing. Love your Blog!

xoRebecca @AGatheringPlace

BoufMom9 said...

What an absolutely beautiful post. Thank you for sharing this on this wonderful holiday celebrating our finest.

Grammy said...

My thanks too. This was a wonderful post. Have a great week my friend.

Hootin' Anni said...

Beautiful tribute Carla!!

Thanks for stopping by yesterday for a visit, and yes, I did post photos of our little yard project this morning.

Enjoy the TX sunshine. Seems [at least around my area] that's all we're getting. Yesterday, record heat. We need rain. LOL

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Amen, sister, you are preachin' to the choir! I can't give thanks enough for our veterans!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Excellent post! I wish there were more people out there who appreciated and understood this.