View From Purcell, Oklahoma: Fourth of July Poem

Fourth of July Poem

 I did not write this and do not know who did. It came in an email without any credits.

"To get something you never had, you have to do something you never 
did" When God takes something from your grasp. He's not punishing you, 
but merely opening your hands to receive something better."

 

I HOPE THERE ISN'T ANYONE ON MY E-MAIL LIST THAT WON'T KEEP THIS GOING.          

Happy 4th of July!....

 


Let' s get this started ,NOW!  
So it will be out there on the fourth!
 


I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE  
FLAG,

OF THE UNITED 
STATES OF AMERICA ,


AND TO THE REPUBLIC, FOR 
WHICH IT STANDS,
 
ONE 
NATION UNDER  GOD
,
 
INDIVISIBLE, 
WITH  LIBERTY
AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!  


For all of our other military personnel, where ever they may be. 
Please 
Support all of the troops defending our Country. 




And God Bless our Military
 
who are protecting our Country for our Freedom.
Thanks to them, and their sacrifices, we can celebrate the 4th of July. 



We must never forget who gets the credit for the freedoms we have, 
of which we should be eternally grateful. 


I watched the flag pass by one day. 
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. 
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


Enjoy Your Freedom 
and 
God Bless Our Troops.


When you receive this,
 
please stop for a moment 
and say a prayer for our servicemen.
 
  
Of all the gifts you could give a U.S. Soldier, prayer is the very best one.

Licensed to SELL - Dedicated - Experienced - Honest - Than Maynard - Purcell, OK

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Comment balloon 5 commentsThan Maynard • June 28 2011 11:16AM

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Hi Than,  very nice touch. thank you very much for sharing.

Posted by Ronald DiLalla, No. Orange Cty Real Estate (Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824) over 8 years ago

Hello Than,

   Great poem , thanks for sharing

Posted by James Loftis, RealEstate911.com (RealEstate911.com) over 8 years ago

Very touching!  Got me eye balls a little leaky.  Happy Birthday America!

Posted by Karen Burket, Valley Mortgage Grou, Conventional, FHA, VA, mortgages (Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank ) over 8 years ago

Excellent poem Than, this needs to be re-blogged to have more folks see it.

Posted by Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales (Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida) over 8 years ago

Thanks for the responses.

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) over 8 years ago

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