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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 ,
God Bless Our Troops.
 

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Happy 4th, fly Old Glory.




"Timid Men Prefer the Calm of Despotism
To the Tempestuous Sea of Liberty".

President Thomas Jefferson


"I Predict Future Happiness For Americans
if They Can Prevent The Government From
Wasting the Labors of the People Under The Pretense
of Taking Care of Them".


Thomas Jefferson
 
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