This morning while I was out walking our dog, Buddy, my thoughts were filled with our country’s upcoming celebration of July 4th, Independence Day.
Most often when I think about celebrating July 4th, I envision being with family and friends for a picnic as well as watching a beautiful display of fireworks in the evening at our local park. But this morning my thoughts were on all of those brave young men and women who have and continue to sacrifice their lives for our freedom. It was during this time that the following thoughts came to me as I continued to walk and I wanted to share them with you:
THE HANDS OF TIME
The Hands of Time keeps marching on,
Snatching up who it will.
It never slumbers nor sleeps,
Making a mockery of death.
But for all those who have gone on before us,
May they be remembered as they rest in peace.
And may we never forget their sacrifice in laying down their lives,
So that we can live in Freedom.
On Independence Day this year, may we have a renewed appreciation for all the men and women who have given their lives and for those who continue to do so to help shape this great country of ours.
May God bless us one and all and help us to continue to be thankful for our freedom. Because we truly live in a land that is indeed “the home of the brave and the free.”