Friday, May 27, 2005

visiting a vet...

Proud To Be An American





















Written By Lee Greenwood







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 living here today, 'Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can't take that away.







I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free, And I won't 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 U.S.A.







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., There's pride in every American heart and it's time we stand and say:







I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free, And I won't 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 U.S.A.





The above photo was taken at the scene of the World Trade Center disaster on 9/11/01 by
Thomas E. Franklin





[MEMORIAL DAY]

[JULY4th]







     i visited a vet for literally a moment today....i just shook his hand and said 'thanks for serving guy'.....he was deeply touched   "that means a lot to me, thank you.."      such a small gesture made a vet smile    he had earned the Purple Heart according to his license plate   as young as he appeared i'd say he was Vietnam Vet  i didn't realize how touched i'd be either, tears came to my eyes.....Remember everyone this memorial weekend who gave their lives over the years....GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!!        
Thanks to everyone who noted my last entry!   Everyone have a safe weekend...cya next week~kbear

3 comments:

ksquester said...

I love these last two entries. I love the Lee Greewood song too....briings a tear to my eye.  Anne

jmorancoyle said...

Karen:
    Has anyone said thank you to you for the time you gave our country? If not, I'm saying it. Thank you.
Jude

karebear4x4 said...

Thank you Jude!:-)~kbear