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Our Gift to the Fallen

by Charlie Gragg, 2007 Penryn, California For each soldier that has fallen so that many may stand We honor their spirit as they pass to God’s hand For without their sacrifice we would live forever in fear We pray for their loved ones and provide a salute and a tear God help us heal the …

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No, Freedom Isn’t Free

by CDR Kelly Strong, USCG (Ret), 1981 I watched the flag pass by one day. It fluttered in the breeze. A young Marine saluted it, And then he stood at ease. I looked at him in uniform So young, so tall, so proud, With hair cut square and eyes alert He’d stand out in any …

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