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3 07, 2017

Happy 4th of July – 2017

By |2020-06-29T10:42:04-05:00July 3rd, 2017|Holidays|1 Comment

This is one of my favorite family photos by my very talented photographer daughter. The two boys are her sons, John (with the flag) and Michael (leading the way).

You may have seen the photo on a highway billboard or in an airport or in a store ad. It’s one of her best-selling photos. I believe the photo sells well because it represents the freedom born with our great country on the 4th of July.

Like the two young boys running freely down the park path, our constitution grants to each of us freedoms not experienced anywhere else in the world.

We get to choose our path, we can run or we can walk.

It’s our choice.

26 05, 2012

We Remember: Memorial Day 2012

By |2012-05-26T08:33:25-05:00May 26th, 2012|Judythe Morgan blog, Uncategorized|1 Comment

This Memorial Day weekend along with the hot dogs, hamburgers and swimming, I want to honor and remember those who have gone before with this video of TAPS being played by a ninety-two year old vet. A heartfelt thank you to those who have lost loved ones serving our country. I’m sincerely grateful to all of you.

There is something singularly beautiful and appropriate in the music of this wonderful call. Its strains are melancholy, yet full of rest and peace. Its echoes linger in the heart long after its tones have ceased to vibrate in the air.” Quote from an article by Master Sergeant Jari A Villanueva, USAF

Words to Taps

Day is done,
gone the sun,
From the hills,
from the lake,
From the skies.
All is well,
safely rest,
God is nigh.

Go to sleep,
peaceful sleep,
May the soldier
or sailor,
God keep.
On the land
or the deep,
Safe in sleep.

Love, good night,
Must thou go,
When the day,
And the night
Need thee so?
All is well.
Speedeth all
To their rest.

Fades the light;
And afar
Goeth day,
And the stars
Shineth bright,
Fare thee well;
Day has gone,
Night is on.

Thanks and praise,
For our days,
‘Neath the sun,
Neath the stars,
‘Neath the sky,
As we go,
This we know,
God is nigh.

Note: there are no “official” words to Taps. These are the most popular. More about the history of Taps can be found at the official Military Funeral Honors History of Taps page and 24 Notes That Tap Deep Emotions

Our Memorial Day celebrations would not be complete without a big thank you and honor to all of those who serve every day and their families.
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SOURCE for graphic: Magickal Graphics

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