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Arlington

Posted in Patriotic with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2009 by rylanreed

I think Trace said it best about this day and for the fallen soldiers that are layed to rest in Arlington:

Trace Adkins, Arlington

— I never thought that this is where I’d settle down,
I thought I’d die an old man back in my hometown,
They gave me this plot of land, me and some other men,
for a job well done.
— There’s a big white house sits on a hill just up the road,
The man inside he cried the day they brought me home,
They folded up a flag, and told my mom and dad, ‘We’re proud of your son’.
— And I’m proud to be on this peaceful piece of property,
I’m on sacred ground and I’m in the best of company,
I’m thankful for those thankful for the things I’ve done,
I can rest in peace, I’m one of the chosen ones,
I made it to Arlington.
— I remember daddy brought me here when I was eight,
We searched all day to find out where my granddad lay,
And when we finally found that cross,
He said, ‘Son this is what it cost, to keep us free’.
Now here I am a thousand stones away from him,
He recognized me on the first day I came in,
And it gave me a chill, when he clicked his heels, and saluted me.
— And I’m proud to be on this peaceful piece of property,
I’m on sacred ground and I’m in the best of company,
And I’m thankful for those thankful for the things I’ve done,
I can rest in peace, I’m one of the chosen ones,
I made it to Arlington.
— And every time I hear, twenty-one guns,
I know they brought another hero home, to us.
— We’re thankful for those thankful for the things we’ve done,
We can rest in peace, ’cause we were the chosen ones,
We made it to Arlington, yea, dust to dust
Don’t cry for us, we made it to Arlington.

In Remembrance

Posted in Patriotic with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2009 by rylanreed

Today is one of the holidays that we get every year, but I don’t think a lot of people in America really give this holiday its due.  Most people are excited about getting the day off and doing nothing more than sit at home watching TV or doing odd jobs around the house (not to say that doing odd jobs is bad).  The thoughts on the holiday are more or less just another holiday, but we need to take this day as a remembrance of those fallen, fighting for our right to be living in a free nation and having the privileges that we seem to hold so dearly.

This is from Wikipedia:  Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 25 in 2009). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the civil war), it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action.

Thanks to those families that have lost loved ones in wars past, and thank you for their hearts and your for our country and for their wanting to be apart of a bigger picture and to serve in something greater than themselves.  Thanks to those that are serving today and risking their lives for our freedom and safety!

For the Soldiers!

Posted in Patriotic, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2009 by rylanreed

There are a lot going around the United States about war and why our military keeps getting involved in different circumstances that put our men and women in life’s dangers.  There is and has been a call from the people to “bring our soldiers back!” I know that it can be hard to think sometimes, that what are military is doing is good, but take a step back and think through these things, a poem that I found on a friends website, and see where we came from:

It Is The Soldier

It Is The Soldier not the reporter,  who has given US Freedom of the press

It Is The Soldier not the poet,  who has given US Freedom of speech

It Is The Soldier not the campus organizer,  who has given US the Freedom to demonstrate

It Is The Soldier not the lawyer,  who has given US the right to a fair trial

It is the soldier, who saluted the Flag,  who serves beneath the Flag

and whose coffin is draped by the Flag,  who allows the protester to burn the Flag

Make sure when you are talking and complaining about what is going on, that you remember those that are serving their country, at their own choice, and giving us the freedom everyday to do the things that we take for granted so often.  Lets stand behind them and not yelling at or towards them.