Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

(Lyrics from Lee Greewood's, God Bless the USA)

If tomorrow all the things were gone,
I'd worked for all my life.
And I had to start again,
with just my children and my wife.




I'd thank my lucky stars,
to be livin here today.
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom,
and they can't take that away.




And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.




And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.




From the lakes of Minnesota,
to the hills of Tennessee.
Across the plains of Texas,
From sea to shining sea.




From Detroit down to Houston,
and New York to L.A.
Well there's pride in every American heart,
and its time we stand and say.



That I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.




And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.




And I'm proud to be and American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.




And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.



{Gillian Grace, July 2010}

"I think patriotism is like charity, it begins at home." ---Henry James
 
So remember your manners, and give thanks to all those that have ever served. Our lives wouldn't be what they are today, if not for the brave and selfless acts of so many.



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11 comments:

Kristin @ Ellie-Town said...

Beautiful post! Thanks to all who served our nation!

blueviolet said...

God bless our country and all those who stand in service of it.

Jennifer said...

I love that song. It always puts a lump in my throat :) Great post. It is even more special that GG is in there holding her flag :)

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

Beautifully said! Praise God for our Veterans :)

Stephanie M. Page said...

I absolutely love that song, and you found such good pictures to go with it!!

Sara said...

Beautiful post!! God bless all of those that serve our country to protect our freedoms!!

Ashley said...

Great post! Beautiful pictures, brought tears to my eyes.

Mama K said...

That song and many of your pictures almost made me tear up! (Especially the one of the old man!) Thanks for the post!

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I find sooo beautiful the way you americans love so much your country!

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Annette said...

These are beautiful and emotional pictures Shannon. You're so right...we need to thank our brave men and women who are protecting us here at home. Let Freedome Ring! :)

Kat said...

What a beautiful post!! I get chills every time I hear that song!