The Quotable

May you have:
A world of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close to hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
and Irish blessings in your heart!

~~Irish Blessing~~

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

~The Flag, May It Ever Wave~

It is wonderful to see the flag displayed with grace and grandeur. It is also treated with respect and dignity. She is hoisted high in the morning and at sunset she is taken down. She is folded with care and put away until the next day.

And why do we care how she is treated? It is my considered opinion that if we contemplate her origins and her history it's hard to separate her from any part of who we are as a nation. It is a legacy handed down to us and one which is hard to deny. We have a history that at times is dismal and embarrassing. She was there when we have not been a kind and gentle nation. And she was there at the times when we were at our best. We are reminded by her that freedom isn't free and even when this nation is struggling to continue to promote that freedom we have her to bolster and encourage us. Long may she wave!!!

Thanks be to God!

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  1. Amen. As the daughter of a retired military officer, I wholeheartedly agree.

  2. I am very humbled by patriotism, and the sight of the Stars and Stripes. It stands for freedom, and all of those who lost their lives and/or fought to preserve our Constitution. Happy 4th of July to you and yours!

    Abbey ♥

  3. Beautiful post! I love this country of ours. Still the best place to live on .

  4. Bravo! Beautiful post!
    God Bless America!

    Happy 4th of July!
    All the best,

  5. I just love the sight of the flag waving in the breeze. Both my husband and I have said many times how much it touches us to see it.


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