Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Reflective Moment ~ Thank YOU~

~A Reflective Moment ~ Thank YOU ~
Freedom is not Free
by Ashley Persyn
There is a price we pay for freedom
For it is not truly free
But rather paid for by the contributions of veterans
To buy our liberty
I don't think we all realize the importance veterans play
as they voluntarily serve America each and every day
We should honor the veterans for they act like a shield
Protecting us from danger, keeping America healed.
So if you would take a second to commemorate
You will instantly see
We owe veterans our gratitude
For they are the reason we are free
Please take and make the time to thank A Veteran today
Buy a Poppy and smile !! 
The Story of the Symbolic Poppy
The poppy seed can lie for years before it spouts nodding buds and then blooms four crumpled petals. It is a vivid mix between red and orange in color. These simple flowers grew en mass over the grave sites on the Western Front. They soon became a symbol associated with Veterans.

In the 1920’s people began selling paper poppies made to look like the wildflower. This provided assistance to ex-servicemen and their families. Today, the donations help build housing for seniors and support groups such as Meals-on-Wheels. People buy them to show their support for soldiers and their families. You will probably see someone selling them on Veterans Day, so help out if you can and wear your poppy proudly.
In Flander's Field

by John McCrae
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow,
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead.
Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved and now we lie,
In Flanders Fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you, from failing hands, we throw,
The torch, be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us, who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow,
In Flanders Fields.

The photos I hope Breezy was able to get your attention to read the words
that indeed express and share Thank You to Our Veterns !!!
Breezy is wearing Dandy in White a Silk Road Free Hunt Gift
available all Month Long at The Carrington in Seraph City
from The Legendary Nymphetamine celebrating it's fifth year on grid
*Smiles* enjoy Your day and please don't forget why and how each of us are here today and everyday
Thank your own friends that have served .. Make a point to thank those you know and even those you don't for each have made a most Powerful difference !!!

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