Monday, November 11, 2013

Gratitude On Veteran's Day

No Greater Love...

As I stare in awe and wonder
         At this flag before my eyes,
I see within it's glowing depths
         Those who fought for Freedom's prize;
                   The heart to win, the will to fight,
                   The choice to stand for God and right.
                   I see the men who knew me not
                   Yet, for my freedom, fiercely fought.
                   Of cold and sickness, fear and pain,
                   Endured all that we might gain.

As I stand in awe and wonder,
         And I think on Freedom's past,
And think of all the battles fought
         That liberty might last;
                   I hear the cry of soldiers lost,
                   To save my life they paid the cost.
                   I hear the thunder, battles fierce,
                   I hear the sobs the heart to pierce.
                   A mother's loss, a country's gain,
                   How hard the heart feels not the pain?

                   As I watch this flag above
                   And think upon a warrior's love,
                   Giving all for Freedom's gain,
                   Counting not the cost or pain.
                   Standing fast tho' heart should break,
                   His friends-at-arms he'll not forsake.
                   The warrior's heart will ne'er give in,
                   For Freedom's sake he'll fight to win.

Proud, this flag shows warrior's love,
         He gave his all for me and you.
It's proof? The stripes of boldest red.
         He fought for those he never knew.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend." John 15:13
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