Boardwalk Strides

“Summer days,

I count each one.

Lots of time for play and fun.

Morning cool,

Afternoons of pool.

Evening tides,

Boardwalk strides.

Umbrella’s flapping in the sun,

Goodbye to June,

Your “season’s” done.

Hello July!

Light up the sky!!”

“You own the day, You own the night;

You put stars and sun in place.

You laid the four corners of earth,

Shaped the seasons of summer and winter.”

Proverbs 74:16-17 (The Message)

Happy Fourth of July!!

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Valiant of Heart

In Honor of our military service men and women.

 

Valiant of Heart

“Remembering Memorial Day and the

Red, White and Blue.

Those who served, and

Continue to do.

The keepers of rank, the

Valiant of heart;

May we thank you for your service,

For in freedom our day starts.”

Vietnam War Memorial

Korean War Memorial

WWII Memorial

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery

Poem by denisebalog©

Photos captured in Washington, DC 2012 and 2015

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

Poem by denisebalog©

 

 

 

 

Beautiful View

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“Out of the ashes,

We gathered despised.

Never again to believe the lies.

Blessed is the view our

Forefathers knew.

Strength and Victory

Belong only to You!”

“Blessed is the Nation whose God is the LORD.” Psalm 33:12

 

Let us not be divided.

Unity!

For we are Americans!


 

Poem by denisebalog©

 

Cast Your Vote American

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“To Vote or not?” I can hear them say.

How can you not cast your vote today?

 

Our Forefathers laid their lives full down.

Cold and hungry Valley Forge found.

Fort McHenry and Francis Scott Key,

Star Spangled Banner his eyes did see.

 

Oh beautiful waves of grain,

The right to VOTE came with pain.

Whether the Vote is red or blue,

Step up and embrace her,

American’s died for you.”

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Poem by denisebalog©

Photos captured at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Feature photo of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Photos by denisebalog©

Washington Rain

Washington Rain
Washington Rain

Rain continues here this morning at my house in the middle of the heartland. Thoughts of tomorrow and our Country fill my mind. I pray you are blessed with a re-post of a poem from a trip to Washington, D.C.


Washington Rain

“Washington in the rain;

I would not refrain,

nor be hesitant to do.

 

The City of White,

a magnificent sight;

she shows off her

red, white and blue.

 

The Monuments too,

reflecting their view,

are seen all around;

their the talk of the town!

 

Sunshine or rain,

the message the same;

AMERICA

May God bless you!”

 

Poem by denisebalog©

Bayou Bill – Remembering Tropical Depression “Bill” – One Year Ago

Cow rescued.

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Like many, my family and I ventured to the Bayou to see for ourselves the rising waters resulting from Tropical Depression “Bill”.

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Instead of the depression surrounding this devastating weather event, we witness

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American values, respect, and bravery.

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Neighbors helping neighbors saving livestock, livelihoods and demonstrating who we are Americans.

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“This Nation under God” – Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address and inscribed on Lincoln Memorial


Photos captured by denisebalog 6/18/15

Arlington – In Memory of our Fallen

Arlington 

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“Americans they come.

We’re drawn here

One by one.

To walk the past,

Revealed in paths

Its quietness resides.

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On hallowed ground

We stand surround

By soldiers side by side.

The tunes of Taps

Forever last,

The bugle’s notes do cry.

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There’s valor here

And honor too;

The tomb of the Unknown.

A mother’s son or daughter,

Our nation’s fallen one.

Each lie in rest,

They are the best.

Their fighting now is done.

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Arlington

On sacred ground,

American flags do fly.

The carriage wheel,

The swords of steel,

Horses passing by.

To tunes of Taps

In sorrow past,

The Bugler’s note do cry.”

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Poem by denisebalog©

Photo by denisebalog taken in Arlington National Cemetery.

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