Saturday, July 2, 2011

Freedom Don't Come Free

{listen too...}
"Let the world go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike,
that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans,

born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace,
 unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship,

support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty. This much we pledge and more."

"to those nations who would make themselves our adversary,
we offer not a pledge but a request that both sides begin anew the quest for peace..."

"Since this country was founded, each generation of Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty.
Now the trumpet summons us again, not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need, not as a call to battle, though embattled we are,
but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle year in and year out, “rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation”,

a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself.
And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America can do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."

John F Kennedy's Inaugural Address
January 20, 1961

Have a Happy 4th of July my Sweet Friends!

And when the words 'Thank You' don't begin to express my feelings of pride & honor & gratitude towards our American Hero's,
when I am at a loss for words & can find nothing else to say,
I am always mindful that...

'Freedom Don't Come Free'!


Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

That is beautiful !!!

Sonya Badgley said...

Wonderful post! Thank you!

Lily's Lace said...

Love it pretty girl. I hope you have a great 4th!

Charlene said...

AMAZING POST GIRLFRIEND!!! In fact I couldn't have said it better so I did a LINK to you in my post for the 4th. This took my breath away & made me cry in pride!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA & ALL THOSE WHO KEEP HER SAFE!!! Be safe sweet girl & have a great 4th! HUGS!

Wendy & Megan Chamberlain said...

A beautiful blog post, thank you for sharing.
Have wonderful 4th of July

Rene Foust said...

Thanks for that lovely post!!!! Let us never forget That freedom is never free!

Uniquely Ella said...

So true, beautiful post. God bless them all.

Anonymous said...

Wow, such a great post, thank you.
-Jessica & Holly

Kathy jo said...

Brought me to tears & to my knees to be thankful~ thank you Susie~Prayers everyday to our soldiers and families