Wednesday, July 4, 2007


This picture was posted on Sunday, July 1st on Mountain Mamma's site. I contacted her and asked permission to re post it on my site today. It is one of the most awe inspiring pictures I have ever seen.

Please enlarge the picture and you will see it is formed with 25,000 officers and men at Camp Dix New Jersey, General Hugh L. Scott Commander. The date on the picture is 1918.

(I just discovered my picture isn't enlarging for some reason - click on Mountain Mamma's link to see the enlarged picture)

As we celebrate our nations 231st birthday today let us all thank God for all the men and women who have served, many of them with their very life blood, to make and keep us the free nation that we are today. America, even with all our problems, and we have many, is still the best and highest there is.

Let us especially say a prayer for all the brave men and women who are serving all over the world even today, at this very moment that you are reading these words.

Last, but not least, let us Praise God and give God thanks for the ultimate freedom that each and everyone of us can experience by putting our faith and trust in Jesus the Christ. That freedom that was purchased for us on the Cross of Calvary to redeem us from sin and reconcile us back to our Father God.

I thank God for my salvation.

I thank God for my country, the United States of America.

I thank God for the men & woman serving today so that I have the freedom to post this tribute, and pray these prayers today in my free nation.


Anonymous said...

I like your blog post today.

Happy 4th to you and your family.

Abraham Lincoln
the robins
the Japanese Beetles

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post. I am so thankful for the men and women who are out there, right now, protecting our freedoms. Thanks for the prayer reminders as well.

No problem in not playing tag. I totally understand. I will spend some time later reading up on you. I have enjoyed what I have already read on your blog. I'm glad I met you.

Morning Glory said...

That's an amazing picture. Happy Fourth to you, too!

diana said...

i agree that although we, as a nation, have problems, we are still a great nation blessed with much - the greatest being freedom. and we cannot thank enough those men and women who have fought for our freedom.

enjoy your 4th.

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Wonderful post today. Happy 4th to you and your family. You are right the picture is wonderful.

Angel ( Angel Mama )

PEA said...

Happy 4th of July to you and your loved ones, dear Susan! I had seen that picture before and it truly is amazing!! Hope your day is a wonderful one:-) xox

jennifer said...

Awesome Photo!
I love this post today!

Happy Birthday America!!*!*!*!*!

Linds said...

Happy 4th July!

Christy said...

Happy Fourth of July!!

Momma Roar said...

Terrific post!

Happy 4th to the 2 of you from the 5 of us! :)

Amber said...

Amen! God Bless you! Have a Happy 4th!

0:) Amber

Tammy said...

Such a great reminder to pray for those servicemen and women...and to be thankful for our country.

I just hopped over to your link so I could enlarge the picture incredible! Thank you so much for sharing that!

Have a very Happy 4th- God bless!

MightyMom said...

amen sister, amen

Myrna said...

Very inspiring photo! Thanks for sharing it with us.

your words are also inspirational.

Happy Fourth of July to you and your!


Great Post! Thank God for America and her people, people like you. Thank you Lord for all those men and women who are serving our country today. Please keep them safe and let them feel your love and our appreciation. connie from Texas

Ruth said...

Excellent post. I agree with every word. That is a really, really neat picture.

lorenzothellama said...

I have just been reading Barbara's blog and note your comments about the rain. I didn't realize you were being rained on too. I suppose I just assumed the States always had good weather. We were flooded yesterday, though thankfully the house remained dry.

The Macchio Family said...

we have so much to be grateful for... what an incredible country we live in. God Bless America! ~ kim

weavermom said...

Wow - what a cool picture!

Susie said...

Just a wonderful post! I love the picture too! Unbelieveable, isn't it? I feel so honored to live in this country where so many have fought to give us freedom and protection.

Mountain Mama said...

Well done, and a great big AMEN!