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Military / Veterans

The Old Soldier and the Flag

When I was growing up the 4th of July was a special day in my hometown beginning with a parade around the court house square. They still have that parade and it’s known for being one of the longest held parades in the country surviving for well over 100 years. Veterans were at the head … Continue reading »

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Birth of Freedom

Birth of Freedom I wrote this after a visit to Boston and Lexington Green. It was so moving to walk on the Green and hear the story of how these brave men had the courage to fight for and found our country and how our freedom was born. April 19, 1775 Mad King George said take … Continue reading »

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OUR FLAG

OUR FLAG Beginning with Washington, through history and time A symbol of freedom in story and rhyme It was watched through the night by Francis Scott Key As he penned the words, “Oh say can you see” Through our country’s wars it continued to fly On Iwo Jima brave men hoisted it high Raised on nine eleven … Continue reading »

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Freedom Isn’t Free

FREEDOM ISN’T FREE I lost my life at Valley Forge my hand froze to my gun I was but still a lad my life had just begun Because we chose to bravely fight and die for liberty Our great nation did emerge Freedom isn’t free It was spring at Chancelorsville I fought in a field … Continue reading »

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We Walk Among Heroes

 We Walk Among Heroes The doctor from my hometown of Marshfield, Mo was recognized along with other veterans on the anniversary of D Day. Dr. Tommy was part of the invasion force that landed on Omaha Beach. I wondered how many old people do we pass by without realizing we are among heroes. He was … Continue reading »

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