What an honor it is to see that banner flying high and proud! I look for it when I take the drive along the I-10 West, there at Vicksburg Rd; it stands out majestically over all the vast and empty spaces, flying for all to see. I partake of its grand beauty when driving one of my favorite shortcuts home near the Kierland area; it flies so obviously in front of an office building there by the fountain. There are two of them flying on a corner nearby my neighborhood. I look for our flag, happy and joyously spotting them wherever they are and whenever I notice them! And I am happy to say, our flag can bring tears to my eyes for its history and its majesty; I get emotional and well up with pride for what it means, especially when I consider the options and all the possibilities were it not to fly and were it not flying for freedom’s sake all around the world.
I suppose there are many who don’t see it that way; they would no sooner shed a tear in its honor than they would seek it out with hopeful eyes. But I cannot worry about those who don’t grasp all for which it stands; and I surely cannot grasp their lack of appreciation for the many generations of freedom over which it has flown. I merely know in my own heart and mind why Old Glory flies for the sake of this nation! It surely indicates our national acreage, land and properties, but it also flies as testimony to our hope for freedom at its very core – within the human heart, mind and soul!
There would be no freedom in the world right this minute if not for this nation, the USA, standing watch over such an aspiration as freedom for nearly 240 years now! May God keep us centered in our focus on freedom’s preservation, knowing it is the goal of every human to walk in freedom’s light by His Divine hand of creation! May we treat our majestic flag with honor and reverence because it stands for freedom! It reflects the hope of all humanity to live in freedom both here and around the world! And it reminds us of all those who gave everything in service to this nation, in upholding freedom’s priceless call upon the human heart! God bless this nation on Flag Day, 2015!
May GOD bless those who have served and those who are serving now. It is indeed because of these young men and women that our freedoms remain intact today. Thank you for posting this excellent reminder Cheryl of the hope we all have in our great nation – founded on the freedoms we enjoy because of those who have sacrificed for all of us. Thank you for the families of those who serve as well who sacrifice every single day as well. Being free came at a cost we must never ever forget!
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Cheryl Ries - Author said:
You’re welcome! And thank you too for your thoughtful comment. It is surely the case that we walk with our freedoms today because of the sacrifices made throughout our entire history by those who faithfully serve in all branches of our military. God gave us all we are and have; and all that we have and are is protected by those who value freedom enough to risk everything in its defense! I hope and pray I never grow complacent in regards to freedom and the price so many have paid for its defense in this world!
Have a truly blessed week,
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