Land Of The Free Because Of The Brave

The bugle echos shrill and sweet,
But not of war it sings today.
The road is rhythmic with the feet
Of men-at-arms who come to pray.
The roses blossom white and red
On tombs where weary soldiers lie;
Flags wave above the honored dead
And martial music cleaves the sky.
Above their weary-strewn graves we kneel,
They kept the faith and fought the fight.
Through flying lead and crimson steel
They plunged for Freedom and the Right.
May we, their grateful children, learn
Their strength, who lie beneath this sod,
Who went through fire and death to earn
At last the accolade of God.
In shining rank on rank arrayed,
They march, the legions of the Lord;
He is their Captain unafraid,
The Prince of Peace...Who brought a sword.
~ Joyce Kilmer ~

We salute the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice
while serving our country.
Thank you for your integrity and nobleness.

May you all have a blessed Lord's Day.
Hugs and love to you!


Debbie said...

Happy Memorial Day weekend Stephanie and have a Blessed Sunday!

Julie Marie said...

Just beautiful dear Stephanie... my daddy was a Colonel and WWII vet... I salute him and all of our other men and women in our Armed Forces... past and present... today, Jack and I will visit our loved ones gravesites, 13 in all, and take flowers and flags... and like always, I will cry... but I will also remember all of my beautiful blessings in life... wishing you a Happy Memorial Day sweet friend, xoxo Julie Marie

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Thank you for such a beautiful and poignant reminder Stephanie!

Buttercup said...

No truer words. So grateful for the sacrifice of so many for all that we are so fortunate to have.

Nina said...

Such a beautiful and thoughtful post, Stephanie!
A Blessed Memorial Day to you & yours,

Debbie Harris said...

Many have fought, and are still fighting for this wonderful country we are so blessed to live in. May we rmrember those family's that have loved ones in combat now as well as those who have lost loved ones for our freedom. May we never take for granted all that has been done for us through the lives of others.

Thank you for the beautiful Memorial Tribute. Bless you this Lords day!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful Stephanie! Hope your Memorial Day is a blessed one.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Beautiful tribute, Dear Stephanie, to our brave fallen soldiers who sacrificed their lives so we may enjoy our freedom. May we never take their brave deeds for granted.


Sherri B. said...

What a beautiful tribute to our brave soldiers, thank you for doing this special post.

Both my father and husband chose to serve our country in the Army. I am grateful to them and all others who put their lives on the line for the love of this country and the freedom we all enjoy.

Have a blessed day my sweet friend. xo

Anonymous said...

Stephanie, this day always holds such bitterweet memories. God bless our soldiers past, present, and those to come!

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