"I was born an American; I will live an American;
I shall die an American!" (Daniel Webster, July 17, 1850)
"Wherever kids are hungry and crying Wherever
they ain't free Wherever folks are fighting for their rights That's where I'm a gonna be, Ma That's where I'm a gonna
IT'S NOT THE PRICE YOU PAY
IT'S THE PRICE YOU PAID
Constitution of the VFW
"The objects of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars are faternal,patriotic,historial and educational;
1-To preserve and strengthen comradeship among
2-To assist worthy comrades...
3- To perpetuate the memory and the history of our dead...
4-To assist their widows and orphans...
5- To maintain true allegiance ro the government of the
United States of America and fidelity to it's consituation and laws...
6- To foster
7- To maintain
and extend the insituations of American freedom...
8- To defend the United States from all enemies whomsoever..."
Country 'Tis Of Thee
My country 'tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing; Land where my fathers
died, Land of the Pilgrim's pride, From ev'ry mountainside, Let freedom ring.
My native country, thee, Land of the noble free, Thy name I love; I love thy rocks and rills, Thy
woods and templed hills, My heart with rapture thrills,Like that above.
Let music sell the breeze, And ring from all the trees, Sweet freedom's song; Let mortal tongues
awake, Let all that breathe partake; Let rocks their silence break, The sound prolong.
Our father's God to
Thee, Author of liberty, To Thee we sing; Long may our land be bright, With freedom's holy light, Protect us
by Thy might, Great God, our King.
Samuel Francis Smith 1832
Your alarm goes off, you hit the snooze and sleep for another 10 minutes.
He stays up for days on end.
You take a warm shower to help you wake up.
He goes days or weeks without running water.
You complain of a "headache", and call in sick.
He gets shot at as others are hit, and keeps moving forward.
You put on your anti war/don't support the troops shirt, and go meet up with your friends.
He still fights for your right to wear that shirt.
You make sure you're cell phone is in your pocket.
He clutches the cross hanging on his chain next to his dog tags.
You talk trash about your "buddies" that aren't with you.
He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.
You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls.
He walks the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.
You complain about how hot it is.
He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his brow.\
You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong.
He doesn't get to eat today.
Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes.
He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean.
You go to the mall and get your hair redone.
He doesn't have time to brush his teeth today.\
You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over.
He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months.
You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight.
He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.
You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday.
He holds his letter close and smells his love's perfume.
You roll your eyes as a baby cries.
He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they'll ever meet
You criticize your government, and say that war never solves
He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own people and remembers why he
You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him.
He hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the wounded.
You see only what the media wants you to see.
He sees the broken bodies lying around him.
You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don't.
He does exactly what he is told.
You stay at home and watch TV.
He takes whatever time he is given to call, write home, sleep, and eat.
You crawl into your soft bed, with down pillows, and get comfortable.
He crawls under a tank for shade and a 5 minute nap, only to be woken by gunfire.
You sit there and judge him, saying the world is probably a worse place because of men like him.
If only there were more men like him!
Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American
G. I. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom
believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people;
whose just powers are derived from the consent of the
governed; a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation
of many Sovereign States; a perfect Union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it; to
support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag;
and to defend it against all enemies.
-William Tyler Page
of a Veteran A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life,wrote a blank check made payable to "The United
States of America", for an amount of "up to and including my life." That
is honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.
on POW/MIA Flag to navagate thru
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