Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day Post

"I am proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free!"

These are the beginning words from the famous song by Lee Greenwood - a song that gives me goose bumps every time I hear it.

I'm very patriotic and have a small flag hanging from my passenger visor in the car. I also have two small flags at the beinning of my driveway, which stay up all year long. My big flag got ripped over the winter and I haven't been able to replace it yet, but will in the near future. I love our flag and what it stands for and honor the men and women who fight or have fought to keep our freedom.

Seems like peoples from every country are struggling with horrible issues, us included, but I know the United States of America will always be a great country because of the people who are willing to serve and sacrifice for our ideals.

God bless them all. I thank them when I see somebody in uniform. Get some weird looks back sometimes, but I want them to know.


Katherine Thomas said...

I know exactly what you mean! I get choked up when I see the pride on a vet's face. We had a Memorial Day assembly at my school, and when they asked the veteran's to stand, the teacher sitting next to me stood up. She was in the navy a long time ago. She teaches in the room next to mine, and we've been friends for a few years. I looked at the expression of determination and pride on her face as she stood there staring straight ahead, and it made me tear up!

Kas said...

Yes we need to be grateful and we also need to hang onto all the good things that happen. Too often we focus on the nagative, take the news for instance. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning, Phyllis. I'm so glad you left a message on my site so I stopped by to say HI. Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day. I love the little fairy garden on your previous post. I'm really tempted to copy it, what fun to have a miniature landscape. Also, great job on the bird feeder made from the poultry feeder. You have some excellent and thrifty ideas.