Our Nation Closing my eyesI ponder who I am when thinking back To the Fourth of July.American flag in my tiny hand While in the other liesA picture of my in uniform. My mother showcases our sign That I helped made which says “Happy Fourth of July!!”Growing tears in her eyes And it makes me wonderWhy? Is it because daddy isn't by our side?Or is it because she's joyful With pride in our Nation?In the hands of the “American Dream” Lies our destination.My father was the model citizen Leading him to willingly Die for OUR Nation. Glazed eyes to the skyI thank god He came home alive.USMC taught him most importantly Semper fi Blessings to all families Especially military wives.For his fallen brothers: May god bless youFor your service I am forever grateful. -Taylor Manning (proud daughter of a United States Marine)
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