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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Chosen Words

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Opinion


Monuments are memorials

To honor brave men and women;

Who fought in battle, and gave their lives,

For Americans to live in freedom.

Today’s youth has “too much freedom of speech,”

They do not know what they say!

They trample on our Commandments,

And our Constitution they threw away!

They didn’t fight for their freedom!

It was given to them for free.

By the people who died in battle,

To save them, and you and me.

What makes them think they deserve the right

To destroy all our history?

If they fought in battle, or served our country,

Then they earned us the right to be free.

But that didn’t happen!

The way to freedom is not to fight,

Or burn, our flag, or shout!

The way to freedom is learning

What this nation is all about.

We are about caring, sharing and loving mankind.

Dignity, honor, respect;

We honor our fallen, and love our country;

And we never, never forget

That they gave their lives

For us!

Shirley Binkley

Cedar View Apartments