Wednesday, November 11, 2009

God Bless Our Nation and Our Brave Veterans

Red. White and Blue -

These Colors Don't Run!

Veterans are the backbone of our nation. No words can ever really express our gratefulness for all they have done for us. Freedom simply is not free. It costs our veterans a huge amount of sacrifice. Sometimes it requires the ultimate sacrifice. The Bible says that no greater love has any man than to lay down his life for another.

In the beautiful song , The Battle Hymn of the Republic, I am remembering these words:

In the beauty of the lilies

Christ was born across the sea

with a glory in his bosom

that transfigures you and me.

As He died to make men holy,

Let us live to make men free.

His truth is marching on.

Our veterans have lived to make men free. They have given up comforts, family fellowhip and years of their lives. Of course, some valiant servicemen have died to make men free. There was a song a few years ago that had this phrase, referring to our veterans:

All gave some;
Some gave All.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!

Thinking of the tragic incident that took place in Fort Hood Army Base this week , I want to pray to our Heavenly Father.

First of all, Lord, help us be aware when there is "a snake in the grass"; when there is an enemy in our midst, who is lying low, undetected, until he is ready to strike.

And Dear God, please bless America,

Land that I love.

Stand beside her and guide her.

God please forgive America.

God save America;

God have mercy upon America;

God bless America.

Thank you, Lord.

A grateful citizen,

Cynthia K.


  1. Lovely heartfelt post.....

  2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. A post from heart.

  3. I love that song God Bless America - I haven't been anywhere lately to hear it - thanks for the post. Thanks to the Veterans.

  4. Thank you for your post, it so pulled at my heart strings. We are all going to have to get in that prayer mode and keep asking God to be first in our lives again. This country is hurting so bad. Thanks again for your post and hope you are having a wonderful day.
    Hugs, Pat

  5. Hi Cynthia. Your tribute to the veterans is so touching. I hadn't heard the words to those songs in so long and hearing them again you realize how amazing they are. Songs written so long ago and still stay so true. Thank you for sharing this today and your prayer for America. There can never be too many. It's touched me today to see so many people post about this great country of ours and our true heros.

    Thank you for coming by and visiting me today. You're so sweet and I really do enjoy hearing from you.

    Hugs & love, Tracy :)

  6. Amen! These brave men and women deserve every bit of honor and respect we can give them.
    Thank you *so* much for your wonderful comments on my blog, I appreciate them and YOU!

  7. What a wonderful tribute! Just beautiful Cynthia ~ thank you so much for visiting me sweet friend! You are so very right, we would have nothing with our service people ~ xxoo, Dawn

  8. Cyndy

    Thank you so much for the heartfelt note. That was a blessing to me. Your heart is in my prayers this week. To my new friend happy white wednesday!

    Todays post was beautiful, thank you!!!

    Have a great weekend


  9. What a wonderful post honoring our troops. I hope that there are military persons that read your blog and know they are appreciated and prayed for.

  10. Great post today. Thanks for stopping by amd I love your blog name.

    Take care,


  11. Hello Cynthia,
    so pleased you stopped by my blog and left your sweet comment.
    You have a very nice blog too and the name is so special and appropriate. It makes me think of all the beauty that God's blessings bring into our lives.
    I'll definitely come and visit often.
    Meantime, wish you a great day!

  12. Thank you for visiting me and leaving such a lovely comment. Your blog is beauitiful and your post honoring the brave men and women that serve to protect is truly lovely. I will be back.

  13. Cynthia,
    Your Veterans Day Post is So Beautifully Said.... I am So Proud to Be an American ~ Who Loves Her Country & Our Lord....
    I think we need to be reminded everyday of Our Freedom & the Price it Cost....

  14. Hi Cynthia, Thank you so very much for such a beautiful post!! It is such a heartfelt tribute to the brave men and women who risk their lives everyday to protect us!!
    You are such a dear, sweet & kind person!
    Hugs, Carol Anne

    p.s. The postcard is on my blog for you. I'm so sorry it is late getting there. xo

  15. Hi Cynthia! I've just spent the last few minutes looking through your blog. It's so beautiful and inspirational, that I have to become a follower! I can't believe you've only been doing this since September! I'll be back often!
    Have a great evening,

  16. Such a MEANINGFUL tribute...that we all who are true red blooded American's need appreciate.
    I had two uncles and a brother who had served...and my granddaughter and her husband who ARE NOW serving ...and I am proud of them all.~
    Our grandduaghter who is in the Air Force doing Radar Maintenence...( at the time ) has been over to Iraq and ( THANK GOD) back safely.
    I have seen her go out of her way to shake the hands of her fellow ARMY and MARINE'S personnel who she see's have served over there...( via the pins they wear) ~~
    THEY..she said, are the men & women who deserve our special apprecation in THIS war.
    Her husband is leaving for Afghanistan in Jan. ~I don't have a good feeling about that at all.~~ Won't tell them that..but I am especially fearful for the personnel going over there RIGHT NOW.
    Yes, we do need to pray faithfully EACH day for every single one of them.~~

    Thank you again for your tribute.~~


  17. Hello Cynthia, what a beautiful and heartfelt post! I've got you down for the party and giveaway and will certainly send you a little reminder. I'm so glad you will be joining me. Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to seeing you at the party!

  18. Cynthia, what a beautiful tribute to our men and women in service. The words from the Battle Hymn of the Republic have always brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for posting that. I am a follower of yours now, and look forward to more inspirational posts!! Bless you Cynthia,

  19. Hi Cynthia. My name is Randy. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. I read your post and was nearly in tears. I was stationed at Ft. Hood for four years, and I lived in Texas for 8 years. I do miss it sometimes. I was at Ft. Bragg, here in N. Carolina, this past weekend with my reserve unit. A few of us who had been deployed were talking about what we saw when we were over there. It wasn't pretty. It was the worst year of my life. It was the first Christmas away from my family. And I had a very dear friend here in the States die from diabetes. Thankfully, they have phone and internet access to communicate with friends and family, but, yes, they do give up way more than a lot of people realize. We need to support our troops everyday...not just veterans day. Thank you do much again. Have a blessed day!

  20. Thank you, Cynthia, for stopping by my blog with your lovely comments. Also thank you for the lovely post on Veterans and for the prayers for not only my son, but for all of our Veterans. They have given so much as well as their families. I know that my daughter-in-law will certainly be glad when he comes home. He had to leave four days after their son was born for Iraq. I'm very grateful for the sacrifices they have all made for our freedom!

  21. Hello Cynthia, and thank you for visiting my blog... what a beautiful tribute this is... thank you for posting this... Julie Marie

  22. My religion is one of pacifism, but there are times, such as WWII, where someone must fight to save the innocent. Our veterans are very brave. I enjoyed your lovely tribute, especially the stanza from the Battle Hymn.

  23. Thank you for doing this post. I wish that I had did one on mine.
    I love your site and thanks for stopping by mine.
    Good luck with the candy entry

  24. My dear Cynthia,
    Thank you for this beautiful tribute to our veterans! We live in such a wonderful land full of so much freedom!! We owe our freedom and the blessings we share to our service men and women. I salute you for honoring them. Blessings to you! Vicki (also a Texas gal)

  25. Cynthia, Thank you for your heartfelt words that you you left for me on my blog. They meant so much to me. I can't even begin to imagine your pain and suffering that you have recenlty experienced loosing so many of your family members this past year. My heart aches for you..may you feel the same peace and comfort that can only come from the Lord. May His angels attend to you everyday.
    Hugs Karin

  26. Dear sweet Cynthia, I want to thank you so very much for stopping by my blog with your very lovely words. I am just so happy you like the pink roses postcard! You are such a sweetheart and a beautiful person inside & out. I am truly so happy to have met you through our blogs!
    Have a lovely day~
    your friend Carol Anne

  27. Cynthia, I am so glad you stopped by for a visit on Disney Sunday its so lovely to meet you. I adore your blog and thank you from the bottom of my families heart for tributing to the Veteran's many people forget there is still a war going on, even though we don't hear or see to much of it on television, there are still soldiers out there. God bless you for thinking of others.

    Happy Holidays


    PS I follow now ;0)

  28. Cynthia,
    AMEN! Thank you ( a little delayed, sorry) for this beautiful heartfelt post. I enjoyed reading it so much.
    My Best

  29. Hello darling and thank you for visiting my cottage, for joining my followers and for the kind words you left behind, much appreciated.

    You have a lovely blog full of interesting posts and beautiful photos and a new follower … me!! I too joined your followers and placed a link to your blog on my beau-TEA-ful friends blog. I am looking forward to our future afternoon tea get-togethers.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess ♥ ♥ ♥

  30. Hi Cynthia, I'm just sending out little reminders about my Name Party this Thursday. I hope you can still join me and I look forward to seeing your story!

  31. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. A post from heart.
    Work from home India

  32. Hello again Cynthia
    Thanks so much for visiting and leaving such a nice comment on my site. I really appreciate it.
    I think I forgot to mention how lovely YOUR picture of you is.

  33. Thank you for your sweet coments about my little Dusty. I'm so glad he is better, it makes me feel so helpless when he is hurting, but it had to be done. That cyst would have kept on growing and he would have lost his tail, that would have been worse. He wags his tail constantly, I guess he's a happy doggie! This was a beautiful post that you wrote for Veteran's Day, they are the best and deserve our highest respect and praise. Thanks again, take care.

  34. Beautiful, beautiful post :) Besos, Rose