Thank you, heroes

May 26, 2008 at 12:30 am (Military, The United States)

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).

America the Beautiful (emphasis added)

O beautiful, for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea.

O beautiful, for pilgrim feet
Whose stern, impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America! God mend thine ev’ry flaw;
Confirm thy soul in self control, thy liberty in law!

O beautiful, for heroes proved
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America! May God thy gold refine,
‘Til all success be nobleness, and ev’ry gain divine!

O beautiful, for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years,
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea!

Have a happy Memorial Day. Let us all take some time to thank and be thankful for all those who gave their lives for our freedom.

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1 Comment

  1. Rosetta said,

    We’ve been missing your snark recently. Where have you been?!?

    Happy Memorial Day, Muslihoon!

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