05 July 2011

The 5th of July

Welcome to today, the 5th of July,

The streamers hang limp, the parades have passed by

Who among you still feels as I do,

So staunchly proud, of the Red, White, and Blue


At whose house, does Old Glory still hang,

Did our patriotism end, with the fireworks last bang,

Or does it live it on, deep within our breast,

Flowing through our veins, fists beating upon our chests,


But how many will put their stars and stripes away,

Until next year, to bring them out, for just one day,

America is not only a great nation,

On the symbolic day, of its very creation,


No America cannot be contained to one day a year,

A bastion of freedom, protector from fear,

Those of us, who are willing to fight and die,

We remember still, on the 5th of July.

Remember everyone, ""Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime."
-- Adlai Stevenson

The Freedom we enjoy was paid for in the blood of better men and women; we would do well to never forget that, even if we don't have the day off anymore, and there are no fireworks tonight...