Thursday, July 04, 2013

Let's Remember Old Glory on this Special Day!

On this Fourth of July Morning during my walk I passed a house that had about three or four dozen small American flags lining both sides of its circular driveway, and another large flag waved over their backyard swimming pool. I wanted to stop and tell the owners, "Thank you."

Too many times anymore I see the American flag disrespected. People wear it like clothing, and in one recent case a website suggested using it as a tablecloth for your Fourth of July celebration. Even worse, some have stomped on it or burned it.

Our forefathers fought for this country and many gave their lives to give us the land they called the land of the free and the home of the brave.

How many people today can't even say the Pledge of Allegiance or know the words of the Star Spangled Banner? Read the words of the Pledge of Allegiance think about them for a moment.

"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."

On this day I think of my ancestor John Bancroft who fought in the Revolutionary War. I remember the day my cousin Mary and I found his grave site in a small cemetery in Springfield OH and we both were struck with how he fought for the country we've both been blessed to be raised in and enjoy the benefits of what he fought for. And what our military fights for today.

I'm not against picnics, parades and firework shows on the Fourth of July at all, but let's not forget the true reason for this day and pray that God would continue bless this country as he has in the past.

Happy July Fourth everyone!!!!


Jody said...

Beautiful and inspiring tribute! Thanks, Pamela:)

Ane Mulligan said...

Happy Independence Day, Pam!

Pammer said...

Amen! This is a good day to thank God for the blessing of living under the protection of The Constitution. Thank for a great post.

Donn Taylor said...

Excellent blog, Pam. On this day I'm thankful for the privilege of living in the U.S., and (as a student of history) I regard the U.S. as representing the highest ethical standard achieved by any nation past or present. This does not imply perfection, only a state head and shoulders above any other nation. This Fourth of July is a day well worth celebrating.