"What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much
how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility."

-Leo Tolstoy

Saturday, May 29, 2010


It’s the day to honor the thousands of men and women who have lost their lives in the name of American Freedom.
The soldiers of our armed forces have some of the hardest jobs there are. and today is the day that both Military and Civilian alike should take some time to honor all who do this nation proud....

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 who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protester to burn the flag. 
By Father Denis Edward O’Brien, USMC

VETERANS By Edward Jack Smith
When we gather around our flag,
our heart beneath our hand.
a prayer should be on our lips
for the veterans who took a stand.
On the ramparts of Fort McHenry,
the bloody battlefields of ol’ Bull Run,
atop of San Juan Hill,
the muddy trenches of World War I,
They stood on the decks of destroyers,
hunting the U-boats down.
The wards of a dim lit hospital,
where weary nurses are found.
They rushed the beaches of Normandy,
flew bombers over Japan,
defended South Korea,
walked the jungles of Vietnam,
They were forced to crouch in cages,
their hands were bound with rope,
still they honored God and Country,
and filled our hearts with hope.
They scorched across the desert sands,
in Black Hawks on patrol.
They served this Nation proudly,
on the doomed USS Cole.
Our freedom is not our birthright,
and courage knows no gender.
Our freedom is bought by veterans,
who stand instead of surrender

it is our veterans and out current service members who give this nation the oil it requires to keep it's gears in motion, and one day out of the year we should all take time to remember the service members and their loved ones both near and far. because without their service and selfless acts of bravery, we wouldn't be where we are today.