Who doesn’t cry on the Fourth of July when Old Glory so proudly waves? Whose heart doesn’t pound at the very sound of ten guns at the warrior graves? Do you feel a slight chill with hand over heart as the Star Spangled Banner is played? Does a tear trickle, down your cheek seeing Vets march in a parade? Does the sight of a child clutching a flag make you hopeful for the future of man Do you feel pride in your birthright today from whence this greatness began? If you answered yes to all the above if your country you will defend then you are the greatest of patriots, a true American, my friend.
Ah, yes PdV....I guess being the offspring of two VERY patriotic parents and having 3 brothers who were in the military, yeah, I'm always touched by all of the above. This is beautiful, Happy 4th of July and...God Bless the USA Bonnie
Althought I am not an American, the same sentiment holds true here in Canada. We don't seem to have the big remembering of the veterans you do until Rememberance Day, but we celebrate our heritage just the same. Even still, a very pprould poem for any American to read and be proud of. Sheri.