From the Heartland

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Monday, July 03, 2006

They are more than just words on a paper

They are the living embodiment who we have been, who we are now and who we will be in the future. Men far greater than ourselves, at the risk of their own lives with a vision for the future forged this nation from their hearts and souls. It was their ultimate gift to us. The 4th of July is a day of rememberance for the sacrifices that they and all Americans have endured since the fledgling beginings of what has become the greatest Nation on earth.

Let not they be forgotten and oft repeated;

I Pledge alleigence to the Flag
of the United States of America,
And to the Republic for which it stands,
one Nation UNDER GOD, indivisable
with Liberty and Justice for all.

The Star Spangled Banner

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

I am Gunscribe I am proud to be an American.

On the 4th of July in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Six, I pledge to remember, honor and celebrate those who have gone before me sacrificing all so that I may live the life I have today.

God Bless America

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