Theodore's World: Happy Independence Day ~ July 4th 2006

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July 04, 2006

Happy Independence Day ~ July 4th 2006

Thank you U.S. Armed Forces You Keep the Flag Flying Proudly


Wild Thing's comment.......Below is something special a Vietnam Veteran friend of mine sent to me. He has been fighting Agent Orange but wanted to share this and thanks each of you for your service to our country.Thank you my dear friend.

"Little Stitches"
by NamVet3 tours

When I was a kid, I used to walk to the movie house. I'd look at the flag in the courthouse square. I always will remember how good it made me feel. My feelings actually went beyond just a good, warm feeling, the sight of that flag made me feel safe, and loved. That flag has always made me feel that way.

The sight of that flag always made me think that I could do anything, and so many times it proved my feeling right. I used to take the flag down at our house when I was a kid. I remember feeling the stitches and thinking that it is a piece of many cloths, sewn together by delicate thread. But, when it was all together it was a symbol of the greatest love, and the greatest strength this world has ever seen.I remember thinking that as long as I could see that flag I would always be home.

When I was a young lad of 19 years I went half way around the world to fight a war for that flag, and all it stood for. I was scared, and I was lonely, till I saw that flag, then I was home. I was eating dinner with my family, I was kissing my girl goodnight, I was looking at the stars in my backyard. As we left base camp for a 3 week patrol I would stand, silent and still, for a moment looking at the flag. A tear would come to my eye, and a prayer on my lips..."God, make me good enough to die for my country if I must, and make me good enough to live for it if I can".

Well, He must of had a higher purpose for me, because here I am, typing this. Today I raised that flag, just after dawn. I took it in my hands and I looked at those little stitches that hold together those pieces of cloth. I had a shudder of life run up my spine, and a tear came to my eye. A great banner of many cloths held together by those little stitches. That flag protects me, and my family. It makes us feel safe, it brings us home, it gives us comfort, it binds us together and makes us one. Those little stitches holding together those pieces of varied cloth, they bring me home and protect me.

As my flag took it's first breath of the morning breeze it snapped and started flying, proudly in that breeze. I felt so safe standing there under it. It was shouting it's defiance against enemies, it was waving it's call of unity and freedom for all Americans. It reminded me that I was a part of the greatest thing that mankind has ever done. I could almost hear those little stitches say..."We'll hold these pieces of cloth together, and we'll do it as long as it takes. When we are done, and we can't do it anymore there will be more of us to do this thing again, and again, and again".

These are the little stitches that keep our nation together. They are you and I, they are your neighbor, and your crazy cousin. They are the comments and posters at Theodore's World , and all the "faithful". We're all little stitches that hold together the pieces of cloth that make up our nation. When we see it, we feel safe, and we walk home, unafraid.


I invite you to watch this Video of our troops in Iraq and the Charlie Daniels Band.

Please click
on photo above to watch the very special Video

- Thank you

"Simply by living in their presence
I've seen true goodness,
I've been in the company of angels."
- Bruce Kay Brown
Charlie Daniels Band

From Wild Thing

4 July is not just a day to party, cook out,
go to the beach, or recreate in a myriad of ways.

4 July has a much more profound meaning.

4 July is all about: Belleau Woods,
Inchon, Khe Sahn, Guadalcanal, Kuwait,
Tarawa, Chosin Reservoir, Grenada,
Bougainville, Hue City, Panama, Iwo Jima,
Somalia, Beirut, Peleilu, and many
other places where the price of freedom came due.

4 July is a day of celebration in our nation
precisely because of what so many unsung
heroes were willing to do
in order to make it so.

4 July comes and goes every year,
overshadowed often by summer vacations
and busy schedules.

4 July, however, brings to the forefront
in many hearts, the knowledge of what America might be
if not for the courage, sacrifice,
and dedication of the finest of her sons and daughters.

4 July is a day for every Veteran,
and those serving, to receive the recognition
that should come from a people,
who owe the precious gift of freedom to these gallant warriors
and servants of our Constitution..

4 July is a day in which we,
the "protected," stand and salute you.
Your efforts often go unrewarded and unrecognized
in a manner befitting you.

4 July is a day for at least myself
and those like me to attempt
to honor these men and women properly
and to say, "Thank You."

What you have done, and continue to do
every day, makes it possible
us to celebrate on 4 July,
and to live in "The Land Of The Free."

We can never repay you sufficiently for this privilege.

May God bless each of you!

* Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler
* Michelle Malkin
* Mudville Gazette
* Stop the ACLU

Posted by Wild Thing at July 4, 2006 12:55 AM


Wonderful tribute!!! I find myself looking over the faces of the Soldiers in the crowd - dang.

I've gotten to where I love Charlie Daniels!! :)

I like you next to the bike - do you make those dolls yourself? They are really good!

Posted by: beth at July 4, 2006 02:12 AM

HI Beth, thank you, I love looking at the faces too. In this one they look sooo happy and relaxed, it makes me feel good to know they have times like this to look back on.

The dolls are fun, thank you. Linda makes a lot of my dolls for me. Then she also helped me in making a face and hair so I can do some of the dolls myself. I just find the clothes for them etc. But the ones that are the nicest are the ones Linda makes for me. I tend to make them too. hahaha

This doll with the bike was a gift someone sent me at one of the support the Marines forums I belong to.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 4, 2006 02:27 AM

Thank you WT, have a wonderful day.

Posted by: Jack at July 4, 2006 03:40 AM

I saw Charley Daniels being interview on Fox News the other night. That man is something else, a true American.

Posted by: BobF at July 4, 2006 07:23 AM

Wild Thing - what a wonderful tribute to our country our troops, and our freedom.

Happy Independence Day!

Posted by: Beth Donovan at July 4, 2006 07:49 AM

Hi Jack, you too, have a great July 4th. Thank you Jack.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 4, 2006 10:06 AM

Hi Bob, I am so glad you saw that, so did I and I went to Fox online after the show to try and get a copy of what Charlie said. I wanted to save it. He was soooooo good. He spoke so great about our troops.

Have a wonderful July 4th Bob.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 4, 2006 10:08 AM

Hi Beth D. thank you so much. Have a great July 4th.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 4, 2006 10:08 AM

I just wish it wouls play@#^%%** for some
reason it just won't... any way have a good
4th of July..."tincan"

Posted by: Tincan Sailor at July 4, 2006 10:59 AM

Damn typos and no spell ck.......()*&^^@%#$#$^$^

Posted by: Tincan Sailor at July 4, 2006 11:02 AM

Hi Tincan Sailor, I am so sorry it is not playing for you. It seems ok at this end.

I don't have spell check on here, I am so sorry for that too. But if this makes you feel any better I make typos too even in the titles of posts sometimes and then I notice them later in the day. hahaha

Love ya TS and have a great July 4th my friend.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 4, 2006 11:15 AM

Have a great Independence Day, Wild Thing! God bless our troops and God bless America!

Posted by: Merri at July 4, 2006 11:30 AM

Thanks for a great post WT, Happy 4th and God Bless America and all our troops.

Posted by: Jane at July 4, 2006 11:58 AM

Thank you wild thing for being you,cause I love the way you get up and say what on your mind and a hold lot of ys are thinking and feeling the same thought's,keep stong the day will come when we can look them in the eye and tell them just what we thought of them as we see them heading down below, it will made our heart sing out for what we was feeling and sing out to the world, thank you, you are one stong,caring and feeling lady, and I bend to kiss your hand and I salute you for the will you have in mind,heart and soul.
one of your namvet,
Edward Lee Mc Intosh

Posted by: Edward Lee Mc Intosh USN at July 4, 2006 11:59 AM

AOL offered patriotic music today, so I clicked on. Guess what, it is all country western format. No big surprise and I like country western. But, no other format gives a darn about patriotism?? Well, of course not MTV or it's ilk.

Charlie Daniels, Johnny Cash, Hank Snow obviously represent the Red State attitude about America and put it into song and words. And each week that great American sport NASCAR has patriotic opening ceremonies with military fly-overs, and no where else in sports do you see hundreds of invited troops in uniform.

I do what I can to support those that support the Troops.

Happy July 4th to all!

Posted by: TomR at July 4, 2006 12:13 PM


Thank you so much, you are the truest friend any veteran or active duty soldier could possibly have. We love you, but you already knew that didn't you, oh well, now everybody will know.
God bless and a Happy 4th to you and yours. BTW, Charlie Daniel's has always been awsome, they don't get much better IMHO.

Posted by: cuchieddie at July 4, 2006 12:20 PM

HI Merri, thank you. I am so glad I got to meet you and your family.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 4, 2006 06:35 PM

Hi Janie, thank you and have a wonderful 4th.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 4, 2006 06:36 PM

Edward Lee Mc Intosh USN, Hi Mac great to see you. Thank you so much! Wishing you a very special July 4th.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 4, 2006 06:37 PM

Hi Tom I am so glad to see you. I love country western music, it is like the last hold out for good music. I love a lot of kinds of music too except rap. hahaha

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 4, 2006 06:39 PM

cuchieddie I love you too, hugs to you and your beautiful wife.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 4, 2006 06:40 PM