Wednesday, November 11, 2015

God * Country * Freedom * Valor

When I was in Space View Park during my trip to the Space Coast, I realized there were monuments there not just for astronauts, but for veterans as well.  It really was a lovely park.  This monument to Old Glory was one of our favorites and I think it speaks to both the flag and to those who serve under it, protecting our freedoms every day. 

Oz the Terrier in front of Old Glory monument at Space View Park for Veterans Day

Old Glory
"I am the Star Spangled Banner...
Conceived in 1777 out of the Love
America bore for Liberty and Honor.

I am the Memorial of countless heroes who
shed their Blood to preserve this
Sacred Heritage.

I have Inspired generations of Gallant Men
who fought against Tyranny.

I am the Spirit of Valley Forge...
of Sacrifice...of Courage.

I have Guarded every rampart where Freedom
defended its Glorious cause...

Tripoli...Belleau Wood...Argonne Forest
...Omaha Beach...Anzio...Bastogne
...Guadalcanal...Coral Sea...
Leyte Gulf...Iwo Jima...Korea...
Viet Nam.

I fly wherever Americans gave their Lives to
Preserve the Sanctity of Life.

My Home is in the Hearts of all who feel a
thrill of Pride when they Salute me
And What I Symbolize-

God * Country * Freedom * Valor"

Thank you to every veteran who served in every war; 
who protected our freedoms, our liberties and our lives.  We are forever in your debt.


  1. Excellent post! Everyone should thank a veteran today!

  2. Oz that's a wonderful post for all veterans. We all wouldn't be there without them... and today I say thank you for all who were there to bring freedom to my country too.

  3. Lovely Oz, a great tribute!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. We remember and thank those who served today as well.

  5. A beautiful post! We also join in to say thanks.


  6. Oz what a beautiful post. We've never read that verse before!

    Oh dear me yes your keen K9 eyes did notice a beer hat my my feline head mol mol. Staying hydrated is impawtant
    Hugs Madi your bfff

  7. What a cool monument Oz. Happy Veteran's Day to you.

  8. Thanks for sharing Oz - living so close to the navy base here we always say thank you when ever we see any of the military people

  9. Great post, Oz - and thanks for sharing the words from the monument! That's just beautiful! God bless our veterans!

  10. Very nice post, Oz. Love the "Old Glory".

  11. Excellent post OZ! We are very thankful for all who have served.
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  12. What a beautiful statue and sentiment. ♥

  13. That's an amazing picture! I love the poem too.

  14. Nice post Oz.... Thanks to all the veterans.

    hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

  15. What a great way to honor our Veterans!
    Happy Veteran's Day Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  16. That's a lovely monument. How great you got to visit it, Oz!

  17. What a beautiful post and sentiment! Great job, Oz!!

  18. We pause with you and honor all the service people..

  19. What a beautiful monument to honor the veterans! You're pretty cute too!

  20. Nice job, Oz. We're very grateful for our vets, today and every day. Happy Veterans Day!

  21. Oh Oz what a beautiful tribute you have posted...lest we forget those souls who have given us countries we are free to live in ..and to share our worlds in the social media is proof of those freedoms...Loves Fozziemum xx

  22. Absolutely beautiful Oz.
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  23. This was so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this. I just love Old Glory hence how Glory got her name and of course after lady gaga edge of glory!


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