Special Aviation Photo
And the rockets red glare; the bombs bursting in air, gave proof thro' the night, That our flag was still there!
"The Patriot Post"
What makes this photo so special?
To understand, to get the "feel" of it, it's important to know our history.
Our United States of America have been under the gun since the days those inspired Founding Fathers and the patriots who shared their dream decided to separate from the mother country and it's King.
Many battles were fought and lives lost because enough men and women heard that stirring inside that told them a country of liberty, freedom, and justice for all was possible.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Our liberty wasn't handed to us. It was born by the exertion of willpower and military might, gained by the shedding of blood.
Current events show us that in order for those liberties and freedoms to continue we must exert our military might again and again. As we did in World War I and World War II, we've invoked our will and sent our armies forth to preserve what we hold dear, a way of life unrivaled anywhere else on Earth.
This photo shows the flag of liberty waving freely in the breeze, being admired by a crowd free from fear. Above it, on the tail of a mighty military machine, waves the same flag, but this time it's being borne by the very symbol of our might. It's not by accident that the two come together.
"Walk softly and carry a big stick" was the motto of a popular President years ago. Today the "Big Stick" is just as important to carry as it was in the years of Theodore Roosevelt.
Long may our flag wave, o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave, but may our resolve be strong and our military might capable of making it so.
And conquer we must when our cause is just And this be our motto: "In God is our trust." And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
As the bumper sticker says:
"If you can read, thank a teacher" "If you read English, thank a soldier!"