Thursday, September 11, 2008

STAND TALL AMERICA


Stand tall America. Stand tall and never forget. Never forget what our country suffered on September 11, 2001. Stand tall as our flag still waves over our land declaring our freedom, our pride in our country and our gratitude to our Heavenly Father who still watches over us.

I always get a thrill when I see our flag waving in the breeze! When I was a child we pledged our allegiance to the flag each day in school. We sang songs about our flag and our country and we were taught that we lived in a land that valued freedom and fought to keep it. Everyone deserves to live in freedom, and everyone deserves to have a flag that waves over their land declaring their freedom and representing what they believe. Freedom isn't just an American value, it is a human right!

Here is what I see when I look at our flag: I see the white stripes that declare honor and virtue; I see the red that stands for blood spilled to preserve us against those who wish to destroy us; and I see a field of stars on blue that represent our dreams and aspirations, our yearnings to live up to the dreams of patriots past, and to hold fast to our convictions that peace will prevail.

September 11 will never be just another day. It should make us think.



10 comments:

Liz said...

I'm with you, Marcie! I love to see the flag flying and I almost always tear up when I hear/sing the national anthem. God bless America!

Vivian Love said...

Great post. Thank you, Marcie.

May we never forget...
Vivian

Quilts And Pieces said...

Put very nicely! Loving all the stuff you have been working on! Guess what I finally bought this weekend? A FQ bundle of Prairie Paisley!

cq4fun said...

Marcie, thanks for your post, and for your patriotism. Good thoughts!

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Amen! Marcie. Thanks for the post.

Nana B said...

I so totally agree with you. Having had 2 sons in the Navy it is particularly difficult to see this nation mishandle the flag, our service men and women and our freedom. Maybe it's the "age", we were always taught to respect all, did we or our children forget to pass that down to the next generation? So sad. Good words Marcie.

Anonymous said...

Please also remember the OK bombing where one part of the bombing was the nursery of children. Remember the parents who just dropped them off and the pain they probably still is with them.

Also remember the bomb at Alanta Gorgia during the Olypics

shirley

sewprimitive karen said...

I'm the only one in the school library where I work who says the Pledge along with the principal on the intercom. My co-worker is very proud of never saying the Pledge because of her so-called political beliefs. But that flag is what allows her to have those beliefs.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

God Bless America.

Linda said...

Beautiful post and I totally agree with you. I love saying the Pledge of Allegience and singing about America, our great country. I am proud to be an American and in a free country. I pray I never take it for granted. I will never forget 09-11-2001. I love this country. You said it very eloquently, thanks for posting this. Hugs, Linda