Thoughts – 4th of July

THOUGHTS

by
Just Gene
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JULY 4th

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US
Happy Birthday to us
Every Fourth of July
It’s when freedom was born
Why so many did die

So wherever you go or whatever you do
Take a moment for prayer to remember those who
Gave their all for this land and for me and for you

Happy Birthday to us
Sing as loud as can be
That the whole world will know
We will always be free

So wherever you go or whatever you do
Take a moment for prayer to remember those who
Gave their all for this land and for me and for you

Happy Birthday to us
May we ever be true
To our daughters and sons
And the Red, White, and Blue

©  Just Gene 2005

Let us thank all those who made it possible to celebrate this party today, the USAF – USA – USCG – USM – USN

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

“Off we go into the wild blue yonder, climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder, At ’em boys, Give ‘er the gun! (Give ‘er the gun now!)
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under, Off with one helluva roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey! Nothing’ll stop the U.S. Air Force!”

UNITED STATES ARMY

Over hill, over dale,
We will hit the dusty trail,
And those Caissons go rolling along.
Up and down, in and out,
Counter march and left about,
And those Caissons go rolling along,
For its “hie-hie-hee”,
In the Field Artillery,
Shout out your numbers loud and strong,
For wher-e’er we go,
You will always know,
That those Caissons go rolling along.
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD
From North and South and East and West,
The Coast Guard’s in the fight.
Destroying subs and landing troops,
The Axis feels our might.
For we’re the first invaders,
On every fighting field.
Afloat, ashore, on men and Spars,
You’ll find the Coast Guard shield.
UNITED STATES MARINES
From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country’s battles
In the air, on land and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
of United States Marine.

UNITED STATES NAVY

Anchors Aweigh, my boys, Anchors Aweigh.
Farewell to college joys, we sail at break of
day-ay-ay-ay.
Through our last night on shore, drink to the foam,
Until we meet once more:
Here’s wishing you a happy voyage home.

To all those who served our REPUBLIC or who had a loved one serve – my deepest gratitude!!!!!!

Happy Independence Day!

3 comments on “Thoughts – 4th of July

  1. bullright says:

    Thank you, Just Gene:

    Fantastic piece, once again. Salute…Thanks for your service too.
    Happy Independence Day!

    Like

  2. clyde says:

    Great post,Gene. Nothing else to add.

    Like

  3. pepperhawk says:

    Gene, great post for this day.
    Thanks for your service too.
    I thought that was really cool having each of the service groups songs on here too. Just beautiful!

    Like

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