Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day


God bless America again
You see all the troubles that she's in
Wash her pretty face, dry her eyes
And then God bless America again.

God, I sure to wish you'd bless America again
You know like you did way back when it all began
You blessed her then, but we just sorta kinda take it for granted
And never did ask again.

So God just hold her hand that's all
And if she should stumble please don't let her fall.

God bless America again
You see all the troubles that she's in
Wash her pretty face, dry her eyes
And then God bless America again.

God Bless America Again
Loretta Lynn

You know, the first time I heard Conway and Loretta sing that song, I kinda thought it was trite. A lot of water's flowed under the bridge since then, and now God Bless America Again makes me cry. I saw a quote in this morning's WSJ from former SEAL Lief Babin:
It was not the Declaration of Independence that gave us freedom but the Continental Army. America was born from conflict, delivered by soldiers willing to pay with their blood the tremendous cost of freedom.
As always, today has a public and a private component. We mourn all of those who have fallen in our stead, the incredible bedrock that America rests on. And we privately mourn our friends and family who served, and in some cases never fully found their way home. We honor our friends who are serving now, in places of no consequence for a government that no longer cares. And yet they fight, because they are truly  the best of us. I would also ask that today we remember — and celebrate — the lives and service of former SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, the heroes America chose to betray.


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

AMEN

BBJohnnyT said...

God is not our enabler nor our puppet. He won't bless a nation that's largely turned their back on Him. Those days are over and America has entered its sunset years. Just saying.

Karl Wood said...

Thank you again for publically stating what so many of us feel with far more eloquence then we can muster.

Anonymous said...

I disagree--America did not betray those two heros, but our government certainly did!

nj larry said...

MB I appreciate your sentiment. But I just want to add that Ambassador Stevens and Comm Specialist Sean Smith should by all rights be remembered and included on the list of hero's betrayed. God bless them all.

Anonymous said...

semper fi, r.i.p.

"gunner" said...

sorry,that "anonymous" was me, missed the name button

Robert Hunter said...

His job is to shed light, not to master.