|Reviewed by Betty Cochran (Reader)
|This one touches my heart!|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Wonderful writing, Joy; well done! God bless our military heroes, those who serve, have served, or are now marching to Heaven's Orders now! (Daughter of/sister of (2)/niece of/cousin of Veterans (ALL branches)!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :)
|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|This is beautiful and so true
In Christs Love
|Reviewed by Barbara Henry
This is a powerfully true and poignant tribute to all of our brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep this country and its people free.
I applaud your efforts to keep them,their efforts, uppermost in our minds,not JUST on Memorial Day,but hopefully throughout the year.
Barbara J. Henry
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Thank you for sharing this apt and timely write, Joy. Love and best wishes to you,
|Reviewed by JMS Bell
|SO TRUE AND SOMETHING WE SHOULD ALL REFLECT ON AS WE ENJOY THE FREEDOM THAT THE MEMBERS OF OUR ARMED FORCES PAY SO DEARLY FOR. A TIMELY, WELL DONE WORK. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|Joy, what a moving tribute you've displayed to your father and
his service in WW2. As one who signed up for that war at age 17
and did his naval service in the Pacific, I am reminded today of
my shipmates, especially those we left behind. -gene.
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|In 1941, my father was turned away for his disabilities–a ruptured eardrum and myopia with astigmatism. However, my uncles served. If called, I was ready to serve during my college years. However, after being paralyzed in surgery, my draft board labeled me unable.
When we think of freedom, we must think of freedom for everyone. There are many in this world who are not free, and war will not free them. Nonviolence is a much more powerful way to gain freedom than war.
We have lost much of our freedom the past decade. I was recently not allowed to take a day cruise (I've done it before) to Grand Bahama Island because the two forms of evidence of my birth in the United States was denied. We can't isolate ourselves and call it freedom.
|Reviewed by Andy Turner
|Indeed there is a mighty cost. My father fought in WW2 and we lost family in the wars.
Thanks for this, my father wants me to get his nave things down and pass on his war memories.
Top tribute to your dad. You say this message perfectly.
In the lake next to where I live they've just recently exploded a UXB from WW2.
|Reviewed by George Dominguez
|BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE TO OUR SERVICEMEN AND VETS JOY. FOR THEY ARE OUR FREEDOM FIGHTERS. FREEDOM ALWAYS COME WITH A PRICE. THANK YOU FOR THE TRIBUTE I REMEMBERING THEM. GOD BLESS. GEORGE THE WISE OLD OWL.|
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|Wonderful poem, and I love the memorial display so unique and full of meaning. Important message in this as well!
|Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
|Very well done indeed sweet lady...Hugsss|
|Reviewed by Marjorie Baker (Reader)
|Thank you, Joy, for your tribute to the men and women who risk everything, even their lives, to protect and defend our beloved country! Having lived through WWII, seeing my husband, brother and many friends and loved ones join the fight for our freedom, I salute you for putting into words what many of us feel, but are unable to express. A job well done. Love, Marge|
|Reviewed by Laura Fall
|A tender and heartfelt write indeed Laura
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|Profound truth in your words, Joy. Every time I meet a soldier in uniform I say "thank you"....with a warm smile. They always say "you're welcome"....'nuff said......I've had uncles who fought in wars and I know their emotional scars run deep...I am forever thankful to all of our brave men and women who stand between us and opression!
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Very well done as the son of a Canadian WWII vet who wrote a book about his fathers experiences I know we owe a depth to all freedom fighters everywhere for the price they pay.
|Reviewed by ANNA CLOUTIER (Reader)
|A LOVELY TRIBUTE TO YOUR DAD AND TO ALL THOSE THAT HAVE SERVED OUR BELOVED COUNTRY. YOUR WORDS WERE WRITTEN FROM THE DEPTHS OF YOUR HEART. ANNA|
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|Worry looks around...sorry spends time looking back...but faith looks up to honor the red, white and blue of our flag, for the men and women who fight to make us free...and proud to be an American!
A fitting tribute to convey this, Lady Joy, who knows the cost.
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|Seems we have given the wrong people the power to ignore those who serve and then belittle their sacrifices.|
|Reviewed by James Johnston
|Thank you, Joy, for reminding us of the cost of freedom. Have you seen this? "Look, it's an all volunteer force," Obama complained. "Nobody made these guys go to war. They had to have known and accepted the risks. Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice? It doesn't compute.." "I thought these were people who were proud to sacrifice for their country, "Obama continued "I wasn't asking for blood, just money. With the country facing the worst financial crisis in its history, I'd have thought that the patriotic thing to do would be to try to help reduce the nation's deficit.. I guess I underestimated the selfishness of some of my fellow Americans."
Sorry if I overdid it but it seemed appropriate. Jim
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Unfortunately, Joy, far too many do not stop to think of the huge sacrifices that have been made to keep them free. What makes it worse is that so many also voted in a president who is slowly, but surely taking away our freedoms from within. God bless your father and his participation and survival of World War II. I had an uncle who was in the Bataan Death March. He came back home weighing ninety-seven pounds.|