When I was a little girl, there was school, and every day we said the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America. In home room, we put our hands over our heart and we said “One Nation Under God”.
Today? It’s a different story. Some do not want to stand and appreciate the Flag of the United States or hear the Star Spangled Banner being sung or honor our flag that represents our country. Some take the flag and they burn it, they protest to everything except what it stands for. What does it stand for? To me, it’s the reminder of the blood shed by those who choose to put on the uniform and march into war to protect the freedom here at home. To allow the things we take for granted and enjoy here in the United States, to have the freedom to go where we wish and to say what we feel.
Every day, I am thankful for what sacrifices have been made so that I can worship my faith and God as I can. To those of the military who come back wounded, disfigured, to those who do not come back or have been left in pieces and for those many white crosses that represent one soldier who gave his or her life, I salute you and I say thank you.
God knows all things and I would like to think that the Scripture John 15:13 There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for a friend; is a ticket straight to Heaven.