Thursday, May 23, 2013

Heroes Among Us




                                                     There are signs of freedom
                                                     Clear across this land
                                                     The battlefield scars are many
                                                     A fighting soldier's brand

                                                     They wear the armor proud
                                                     So honored and glad
                                                     To serve this great country
                                                     They are patriots of bravery clad

                                                     The stones a constant reminder
                                                     Of brothers who are gone
                                                     When the bloodshed was over
                                                     They were left to carry on

                                                     Some have marched into battle
                                                     So earnestly and young
                                                     Many wars there have been
                                                     Much fighting they have done

                                                     They soon became a man
                                                     A fighting soldier's creed
                                                     To defend this great land
                                                     They all took the lead

                                                     Freedom sails on wings
                                                     They paid the ultimate price
                                                     We should never forget
                                                     Their courage and great sacrifice

                                                      Let the bells of freedom ring
                                                      For the red, white and blue
                                                      There are heroes among us
                                                      Let's wave old glory too.               

                                                      @ Susie Swanson, 2013


                                                      Like father


                                                     Like son.

                                                     Happy Memorial Day, Blessings, Susie

18 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful tribute to all who have bravely served this country, Susie~ God bless each one of them!

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    1. Yes God Bless them all. Thank you Paula.

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  2. Susie, On my side,we had many in our family serve. Thankfully they have returned. My husband's uncle, that he was named for, was killed in Italy when he was just 19. We went to the WWII memorial in D.C. and found his name and bural place in a cemetary in Italy. They have computers in a building, there...you type in all you know and it tells you what info they have. Thanks for the tribute. xoxo,Susie

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    1. Thanks Susie. I would love to visit there. We've had several in our family to serve. My father in law was in World War One.

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  3. Wonderful poem and tribute to all those who have served our country, Susie. I hope you have a nice Memorial Day weekend.

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    1. Thank you Daisy. Hope you have a nice weekend as well.

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  4. Beautiful post, Susie. Blessings to you this weekend.

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    1. Thank you so much.. Blessings to you as well.

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  5. Such a beautiful tribute to our brave soldiers past and present!

    ~Praying for peace in our nation once again~
    Have a wonderful Holiday weekend, susie~ God bless~

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    1. Thank you Lisa. Hope you have a nice weekend too.

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  7. These soldiers who willingly gave themselves for our country deserve our highest gratitude.

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    1. Yes they surely do. We can't thank them enough for their great sacrifices..Hope you have a nice Memorial Day.

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  8. Hi Susie! I hope you had a nice weekend. We had a quiet day yesterday and watched old movies and Tony cooked hamburgers on the grill. I also made a big lemon meringue pie. I love to bake pies, but after all these years my crust still only comes out right about half the time! My aunt Emma Jean sure had the touch, when it came to making pastry. I think it is kind of like having a green thumb with gardening. :) I hope you have a lovely week ahead my friend and thank you again for all of your sweet comments. You are such a dear person. With Love, Delisa :)

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    1. Sounds like you had a nice, enjoyable day. I was never any good with the pie baking. The crust never does turn out right. Hope you have a nice week ahead too.xo

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  9. What a beautiful tribute to those who serve our country to keep us free! I can't imagine life without it!

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