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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

As you celebrate the 4th of July ...

Happy 4th of July!


I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG,

OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

AND TO THE REPUBLIC,

FOR WHICH IT STANDS,

ONE NATION UNDER GOD,

INDIVISIBLE,

WITH LIBERTY

AND JUSTICE

FOR ALL!




A message from the Feline Americans:

We are eternally grateful to all of our military personnel who defend our country and its ideals. To them, we say a hearty "Thank You" ...

Because of your dedication and sacrifice, we can celebrate the 4th of July in the manner in which we have become accustomed.

God bless our service men and women,
and God Bless America.



NO, FREEDOM ISN'T FREE
©Copyright 1981 by CDR Kelly Strong, USCG (Ret).


I watched the flag pass by one day,
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
And then he stood at ease..

I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
With hair cut square and eyes alert
He'd stand out in any crowd.

I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil
How many mothers' tears?

How many pilots' planes shot down?
How many died at sea
How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
No, freedom isn't free.

I heard the sound of Taps one night,
When everything was still,
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.

I wondered just how many times
That Taps had meant "Amen,"
When a flag had draped a coffin.
Of a brother or a friend.

I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.

I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, freedom isn't free.



As you read this message, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our service members. This can be very powerful. Of all the gifts you could give a US Soldier, a prayer is the very best one.

Additionally, we'd like to remember our "original" Feline Americans on what would have been the nineteenth anniversary of their "gotcha" day: Lacey Bunns, Cookie Monster, Percy, ... and Tiger, too. And we can't forget their kitty-mama, MeeMaw. We miss you!
DMM and the Feline Americans

19 comments:

Rascal said...

Great post DaisyMae. Even kitties ned freedom. The freedom to catnap, the freedom to eat as much as we want and when we want, the freedom to get treats, the freedom to eat bugs.........

Catzee said...

Happy 4th a July! I like yur sparkly flag!

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Happy 4th 'cuz!

The Cat Realm said...

We don't like fighting, we hope all the soldiers will be back and safe soon!!!!
Happy 4th of July.

Parker said...

Happy 4th - that was a great post!

Chen & Ollie said...

Happy Independence Day, DaisyMae, to you and all the Feline Americans!
Purrs,
Mr. Chen & Ollie

Daisy said...

Happy Independence Day!

jcfloresinc said...

Happy 4th of July to you guys. That is a wonderful post. God Bless the USA!!
Your FL furiends,
Samantha & Tigger

Benjamin Fuzz said...

that's a great post, dmm! thank you for being so thoughtful and considerate.

with love,
benjamin fuzz, your cousin

Kimo & Sabi said...

Have a Happy and safe 4th!

Skeezix the Cat said...

Grate post, DMM! Happy 4th of July!!! And happy gotcha day to Sparky!!!

Tyler said...

DaisyMae, thanks for visiting me. We love your post and our prayers were said for al of ourl soldiers.
Enjoy the day.

Ariel said...

Very Beautiful ...Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July :)

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Happy 4th to you and your family!
Very good post today, and we add our prayers to protect our soldiers and pray that they will come home soon.

Chairman Mao said...

Awww, what a bee-yootiful tribute! Thank yo so much for that. And momma thanks you, too, cuz Daddy was once a soldier, too.

Saluting our brave men and womenbeans!

Happy Fourth to you, DaisyMae and alla you Feline Americans!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Tara said...

Happy Fourth to you, dear DaisyMae!

Tara

小芥 michico said...

Happy 4th of July.

Lux said...

Happy 4th, DaisyMae & all!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

What a beautiful tribute, DaisyMae! It really touched me *smile*. I hope your Independence Day was wonderful!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!