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A few things worth knowing

Our Soldiers

Our flag does still wave because of young people who are committed to serving our nation. Thank you!

clipped from letters-from-the-desert.blogspot.com
Jim Higgins
A mobilized Army Reserve Chaplain from Atlanta, currently stationed in Balad, Iraq at LSA Anaconda
clipped from letters-from-the-desert.blogspot.com
I recently attended a showing of “Spiderman 3” here at LSA Anaconda.
As is the custom back in the States, we stood and snapped to attention when the National Anthem began before the main feature. All was going as planned until about three-quarters of the way through the National Anthem the music stopped.
Now, what would happen if this occurred with 1,000 18-22 year-olds back in the States? I imagine there would be hoots, catcalls, laughter, a few rude comments, and everyone would sit down and call for a movie. Of course, that is, if they had stood for the National Anthem in the first place.
Here, you could have heard a pin drop. Every Soldier stood at attention. Suddenly there was a lone voice, then a dozen, and quickly the room was filled with the voices of a thousand Soldiers

O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,

o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

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June 30, 2007 - Posted by | Freedom, Uncategorized, Uplifting

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