Friday, May 24, 2013

Freedom is Not Free

On this Memorial Day Weekend, when summer officially begins and the weekend is full of BBQ's and pool time, let us reflect on why we have this day of remembrance. There are many families who are not able to spend the holiday weekend together because their loved one paid the ultimate price for our freedom. As the wife of a retired military officer who gave 25 years of his life to our country, I am grateful every day that D returned home safe and sound from his deployments and my heart aches for the wives, children, mothers, and fathers who cannot say the same.

My husband, Captain USN (ret), former commanding officer of the USS Texas.
Here are the words of the Navy Hymn, which are so moving:
Eternal Father
Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep,
Its own appointed limits keep.

Oh hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea! Amen.

Eternal Father, lend Thy grace To
those with wings who fly thro' space,
Thro wind and storm, thro' sun and rain,
Oh bring them safely home again.

Oh Father, hear an humble prayer,
For those in peril in the air! Amen.

Oh Trinity of love and pow'r,
Our brethren shield in danger's hour,
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them where so e'er they go.

Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea! Amen.

Bless you my dear husband.
Have a safe and wonderful weekend!
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Katie Clooney said...

Beautiful post!! Love the photos as well as the sentiment. Have a wonderful weekend with your beautiful family!

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