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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Prelude to 4th of July

Patriotic 4th of July Video

across darkened skies
rockets' red bursts glare
American flags wave
over here, over there

Are you already prepping for the Fourth of July celebration? Have you made out a list, done your shopping, invited family and guests over for a BBQ? There is a good chance you answered Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! and yet there is the possibility the most important item was overlooked: the American Flag!  

YOU CAN BET, for each passing day that the flag is not waving, especially on a national holiday, someone somewhere is smiling because of its absence. The enemy does not sleep. It is up to us to be Forever Watchful. . .

and Proud to be an American. . .

Something to Think About

Why IS this day
So widely celebrated?
Sparks and sparklers
Never become outdated


Picnics and outings
Set the stage
For hotdogs and beer
The day's rage


Raucous celebrations
Reign through the night
Yet how many remember
The nation's plight?


When flag after flag
Waves across the nation
Sacrifices made
Call for celebration


For 'twas it not
For those who died
Would this country
Be unified


Raise your glasses
Toasting with cheer
America's freedom
Remains one more year


Look to our ancestors
Who fought to win
Sacrificing their all
For freedom to begin


Should we be misguided
Sorely blood stained
Will fading memories
Ne'er be regained?


Within every story
Beginning, middle or end
Lie choices and sacrifice
Are you ready to pitch in?
© 2013 
Sharla Lee Shults

"For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail? - Ralph Waldo Emerson

America continues to FIGHT for her FREEDOM!
Proudly wave the American flag every day of the year!