Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Celebrate Veteran's Day

November 11th is Veterans Day and may we not only enjoy the holiday and the barbecue but may we also remember the significance. Take time to appreciate the men and women that are protecting our country. Give your children or those you influence a history lesson on the character and qualities that have made America great.

I grew up in Rhodesia,Africa,(now Zimbabwe),and although in many respects it was an adventure and provided a thrilling childhood it gave me this perspective.


America is free
Some places it is hard to be,
Everyone can see that
America is free.

People tremble at the thought of war,
Not knowing what might be in store
Or outside the door.

Children fear for their parents so dear,
Life is so dreary,
Everyone's hope is that it will be more cheery.

May the hope to be free always be,
Maybe they will find the key,
To be free.

Julie M. Harrison
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