Ode to the United States Military
written by: Phyllis P. Colucci
Happy 4th of July America!
Happy Independence too!
We would not have our freedoms
If it weren’t up to you
God Bless the Red, White and Blue
And the military who stand by you
They fight with valor to protect your land
They respect your flag, and hold your hand
There are those, of whom, from faraway places
Aim to destroy our home and God-Blessed spaces
Yet our men and women in various uniform
Rise tall and proud to confront their faces
The US Military has no fear
They are on a mission far and near
Whether overseas or in the States
Their loyalty lives, no matter their fates
So unselfish are their spirits, hearts and minds
Brothers are they - all colors, all kinds
They leave parents, babies and wives behind
Many tears are shed as they serve mankind
How do we thank these superb troops?
With smiles and handshakes?
I know one way we can show we care
I know one way we can show we’re there
Just hang “Old Glory” in front of your home
Let her fly, let her soar, let her dance, let her roam
Her stars and stripes will travel far
Our Military will see it, they’ll know who we are
So enjoy your barbecues, and embrace your freedom
Just remember those who have paid the price
Happy 4th and God Bless you; wear a smile, please be nice…
And do thank a Veteran – not once, but twice!
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
Sometimes we forget the freedoms we so often take for granted. Thank our military, thank our veterans. Let them know that they are and never will be forgotten. That's a very small price to pay for the ultimate price our military must pay. So even if the 4th of July is the only time you think about it, enjoy that barbecue - but invite every military and veteran person you know and don't know (dead or alive) to your backyard table, even if in mind only. Hang your flags out too! This is America - and we are Americans. Be happy, be proud.
I retired from a Supervisory/Admin position with a Federal Law Enforcement agency in NYC, a few years back.
Presently, I am pursuing my passion for writing, and most of my writing has that New York edge.
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