Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Fourth! Independence Day! God bless America!

Happy Fourth of July! Independence Day!
 
this picture is only one of many i love, others hang in my studio office, and someday i will share them with you. they mean a lot to me, as i worked with the military for almost three decades.
 
understanding our freedoms have gone sour with some i think, and that makes me sad. things in this short life of ours, taken for granted......if only, we all had the time to remember, reminisce, talk with our children and grands about liberties we all have here in our country and they may not bat an eye thinking it is the same everywhere else or even wondering if it is. our history is important, because it is very different now and changing everyday. God Bless America
 
maybe i don't give enough credit to the population out there, but what i've seen and read, is upsetting.
 
so while i wish you a great day off, time with family, resting or just reading a book, i hope you think of how we got to this place, save haven, protected by loyal military and their families.
 
please remember that they, our military men and women, may not be home celebrating the 4th with their families, they are out there protecting us and our freedoms, our independence, us. Home of the Brave!
 
recent tragedy's in Arizona are just heartbreaking. my thoughts and prayers go to those brave men and their families this day. God bless them!

and God Bless America!
wishing you and yours a safe and happy fourth!
 
God Bless America

 Lyrics by Irving Berlin

God bless America, Land that I love, Stand beside her and guide her Thru the night with a light from above; From the mountains, to the prairies, To the oceans white with foam, God bless America, My home, sweet home. God bless America, My home, sweet home.

Star Spangled Banner

by Francis Scott Key 1914

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!


with love, and God's Blessings for our nation
  kat

2 comments:

  1. Very well said! We are so blessed to live in this great nation - let's not forget the reasons it was formed in the first place and hold on to what is so dear. :-)

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    1. hi carmen, thank you and thanks for stopping by! love your blog, lots of eye candy! and the sewing! WOW wish i could do that! im trying, still learning, as old as i am! lol anyway, hugs kat =^.^=

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