Posted by: successforrealpeople | May 23, 2008

A Memorial Day Tribute

The long holiday weekend is upon us and like millions of other Americans, I am headed off for a weekend of relaxing, barbecuing, and spending time with friends.  However, I am reminded that the meaning of this holiday is to honor all of the fallen heroes who have served and protected our country.  I am able to enjoy this weekend because of the countless men and women who have given their lives for my freedom.  So before I go off to enjoy the liberties that many others around the world don’t have, I want to pay tribute the soldiers of the 133rd Engineer Battalion of the Maine Army National Guard who lost their lives in Iraq while protecting my freedom:

  • Spc. Christopher D. Gelineau, 23, Portland, Maine
  • Staff Sgt. Lynn R. Poulin, 47, Freedom, Maine
  • Sgt. Thomas J. Dostie, 20, Somerville, Maine
  • Sgt. 1st Class Michael D. Jones, 43, Unity, Maine

 

Thank you to all of the men and women who have given their lives for us.

 God Bless the USA

By Lee Greenwood

If tomorrow all the things were gone I’d worked for all my life,
And I had to start again with just my children and my wife.
I’d thank my lucky stars to be living here today,
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can’t take that away.
And I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S.A.
From the lakes of Minnesota, to the hills of Tennessee,
across the plains of Texas, from sea to shining sea,
From Detroit down to Houston and New York to LA,
Well, there’s pride in every American heart,
and it’s time to stand and say:

I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S
.A.

 


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