Happy Independence Day Tallahassee!....
This is an email that I found circulating in 2009 and I thought I would pass it along to all who love this great country!
I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG, OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , AND TO THE REPUBLIC, FOR WHICH IT STANDS,
ONE NATION UNDER GOD,
AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!
For all of our other military personnel, where ever they may be. Please Support all of the troops defending our Country. And God Bless our Military who are protecting our Country for our Freedom. Thanks to them, and their sacrifices, we can celebrate the 4th of July.
We must never forget who gets the credit for the freedoms we have,
of which we should be eternally grateful.
I watched the flag pass by one day. It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it, And then he stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform; so young, so tall, so proud. With hair cut square and eyes alert, he'd stand out in any crowd.
I thought how many men like him had fallen through the years. How many died on foreign soil; how many mothers' tears?
How many pilots' planes shot down? How many died at sea? How many foxholes were soldiers' graves? No, freedom isn't free.
I heard the sound of Taps one night, when everything was still. I listened to the bugler play And felt a sudden chill. I wondered just how many times That Taps had meant 'Amen.'
When a flag had draped a coffin of a brother or a friend.
I thought about a graveyard At the bottom of the sea.
Of unmarked graves in Arlington . No, freedom isn't free.
and God Bless Our Troops. When you receive this,
please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our servicemen.
Of all the gifts you could give a U.S. Soldier, prayer is the very best one.
Happy Independence Day Tallahassee
Joe Manausa, MBA is a 25 year veteran of real estate brokerage in the State of Florida and has owned and managed his own company since 1992. He is a daily blogger with content that focuses on real estate analytics and providing his clients with a tactical advantage in today's challenging market.