America – My Father’s Pride

 

Korean War Veteran's at Korean War Memorial, Washington, DC
Korean War Veteran’s at Korean War Memorial, Washington, DC

“America,

My Father’s pride.

Oh, how he loved to serve by your side.

Fathers, Sons, and Daughters too,

Laid their lives down to fight for you.

 

If truth be told, they’d tell you so,

If called to arms, they’d willingly go.

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The proud, the strong, integrity bound,

In serving you,

America was found.”

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
World War II Memorial
World War II Memorial

 

Let us not forget our Son;s and Daughters of Liberty - The American War for Independence!
Let us not forget our Son;s and Daughters of Liberty – The American War for Independence!

Photos captured in Washington, DC at War Memorials by denisebalog©2012 and 2015

Poem by denisebalog©2016

 

 

 

 

14 thoughts on “America – My Father’s Pride”

  1. Love love love this! My dad and both my in-laws served in WW II. We’re so proud of my mother in laws service an an Army nurse. My dad made a career of his service so I was blessed to live in both Germany and Japan. My patriotism runs deep. This really touched me as I’ve walked with my dad around these and the WWII Memorial and my husband brought him mom to do the same. Oh to find those pictures. These sacrifices bring me back to our Lord who set the first example – I can’t fathom the sacrifices to serve ones country during war time, if not for this:
    “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

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    1. Debbie, thank you, thank you for sharing your heart for remembering and honoring the day and our military. Wow, you lived in both German and Japan! Yes, walking around Washington, D.C. especially at the war memorials is very sobering and heart overflowing at the same time. May we never forget those who gave it all so we would be free. Let us forever teach and share our history and the cost with our children and future generations. God bless you my friend. denise

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  2. Thank you. As a daughter of a veteran and granddaughter of veterans. I am grateful that Remembrance Day 11/11 is to remember all who fought, all who gave their lives in ALL COUNTRIES of the world The first World war took thousands of our young men to fight and die in foreign fields leaving behind devastated farms, grieving animals and grieving families. The Call to protect the weak and helpless began the Nation AUSTRALIA which I am proud to call my homeland but she and all the great Southlands of the Pacific are remembered on 11/11 along with every other life lost in tragic conflicts all around the globe even those of the then enemy. The innocent fought not for glory but because they answered the Call of their Homeland. Peace after sorrows should be our life goals.

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    1. Wonderful comment and history of Australia Faye. Thank you for reminding me of the other countries who also sent off their loved ones to the battle. War and Peace affects us all. Praying for world Peace. Thank you Faye.

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      1. Me too Denise, my grandfather has purple heart from WW2. We need to respect those who fought for our freedoms, many died or returned maimed and wounded. We need to honor their fight for us.

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