“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich...strengthen the weak by weakening the strong...bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift...lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down...build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence...help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln
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 > > > > > > 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! > > > KEEP IT LIT!! KEEP IT LIT! > For all of our other military personnel, where ever they > may be. > Please > Support all of the troops defending our Country. > > > > > And God Bless our Military > who are protecting our Country for our Freedom. > Thanks to them, and their sacrifices, we can celebrate the > 4th of July. > > > > > > We must never forget who gets the credit for the > freedoms we have, > of which we should be eternally grateful. > > > > > > Enjoy Your Freedom > and > God Bless Our Troops. > > > When you receive this, > please stop for a moment > and say a prayer for our servicemen. > > Of all the gifts you could give a U.S. Soldier, prayer is > the very best one.
I'm happy to say that this tote basket has been in 60 treasury just on Etsy! Plus 118 people have marked this has their favorites. Thank you all on Etsy for helping me get the word out about my baskets.
Here is the 60th treasury that featured my basket!
Thank you Judy Phillips from Judes Hand Spun Yarn for putting this together! Hugs!
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There hasn't been much said about the military mom. Yet no wars could ever have been won without her! A military mom is a teacher of independence, perserverance, discipline and integrity, possesses a great sense of humor and can make of any house, a home. She is a woman of quiet strength who has shaped the hearts of our Bravest Heroes and taught them to value peace above all else. The military mom is unshakable in love for her country. That is how she is able to let go of her most precious treasure. A son or daughter. We proudly salute and thank the "Military Mom".