Saturday, July 2, 2011

Red, White & Blue




Celebrating July 4th is more,
than just putting cute displays up in the store.

Yes, I did scrounge around and find red, white, and blue,
and put it together, all cute for you.

But I thought about the reason we celebrate it all.
The reason for sales in the stores and the mall.
The reasons for bar-b-ques, gatherings and all.

It is more than fireworks, food, and fun.
It's about our country, and the freedom we've won.

And while we celebrate let's not forget,
those who keep fighting to keep us free yet.

Thank you to those men, and women too,
who are far away from home, and their families, too.

They are the ones who serve and who save,
that we might be free, one more day.

Lord, help us to turn our hearts back to you,
that you might bless us, the way you want to.


God Bless America!!

Happy 4th everyone!!

barbara jean

11 comments:

AshTreeCottage said...

What a darling display! Have a happy 4th.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Jane said...

Well said!
Have a wonderful July 4th celebration!
Jane - Jacksonville

Rebecca said...

True words-we always need to remember that-fun display!

Marydon said...

What a lovely poem ... & darling display.

May her flag fly high & proud forever over this great land ... may God see the changes we need & grant us that blessing.

Happy 4th, my friend,

TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Betsy said...

I couldn't agree more!! We need to remember the true meaning behind our celebrations.

Vicki said...

Well said...love your red, white and blues! xoxo

Jane said...

Very well said!! Your display is very pretty and patriotic!!
Happy 4th!
Jane

Mary Ellen said...

Great display Barbara!! Have a wonderful day tomorrow celebrating!

Cindy Adkins said...

Awww, what a precious post, Barbara! Happy 4th of July!
XO
Cindy

Sharon Wengel said...

Really nice post ! Love your displays too !

Shopgirl said...

You are so creative, Happy 4th...love, Mary