Saturday, July 4, 2009

Let Freedom Ring

That Fateful Fourth
by Roger Robicheau

Our will was strong, our want was great
Let freedom reign, what better fate
We journeyed long from Plymouth Rock
The time was clear to end all talk
That fateful fourth our courage showed
Americans - and how we glowed
We won the right to be self known
Our Independence, clearly shown
The test of time has stood us tall
Through bravest hearts, some forced to fall
We’ll always cherish those we’ve lost
Their gift to us, their total cost
Today we face another foe
And stand together, all do know
Please often pray to God above
He’s seen our hearts, He knows our love
©2002Roger J. Robicheau

J.D. and I would like to wish and everyone of you a happy and safe 4th of July weekend. What ever your plans for today, we hope that you will set a little time aside to remember how this country became known as "The Land Of The Free". We also hope that you will offer a prayer of thanks for those that paid the ultimate price for our freedom as well as, those that still stand guard over this great gift that we have been given.


Mike Golch said...

Jo,great posting,Happy 4th to you and JD.

PEA said...

Happy 4th of July to you and your loved ones, dear Jo! I wish I could cross the border to go celebrate with you:-)

I've just caught up with your last few posts I had missed and I see that some congratulations are in order for your sons!! How very wonderful that Gregg got his RN of luck to him and Tammi as they make their dreams come true:-) Also congratulations to Chris for getting the job he wanted!! You and J.D. have every right to be proud:-)xoxo

farmlady said...

Wonderful post. I wonder how many people stop and think why we celebrate this day and what it really means. You have definitely reminded us with this wonderful poem.

Jess said...

Hope you had a great 4th...and have a great week

Love, Jess

violetlady said...

Hope your holiday was great. I always enjoyed your stories of your life in the hills. Hope you are well.