Sunday, July 4, 2010

Americans, Let's Roll!

When times are tough Americans pull together, and get the job done. That's what I am celebrating today! In honor of the infamous words of Todd Beamer, his last words, aboard United Airlines Flight 93, on September 11, 2001. "Let's Roll!"

This day is a celebration of the men and women who have fought for us. From My Daddy in Vietnam, who flew helicopters, to the man beside me at work everyday who leaves for his 3rd tour in the Heat in August. Thank You, just isn't enough.

They fight everyday for our Freedom. A hat's off to all our Armed Forces, and a special Bumpkin salute to all those Marines out there, especially My Captain! Semper Fi brothers and sisters, Semper Fi!

The Captain just called and wanted me to tell you, that he has two special crew members today. Two Mississippi Wildlife & Fisheries Officers who have given up their day off, and asked the Captain to let them on his little boat to go and get some birds and turtles they couldn't get to in a bigger boat they saw yesterday.
The Captain said to tell you, they got em'!
He said what a way to celebrate today! Let's keep rolling America, let's keep rolling!

You haven't forgotten right?
"And we lit up their world like the 4th of July"~Toby Keith from the song An Angry American
Love,
The Bumpkin

19 comments:

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

Keep rolling, babe. You gave me goosebumps again. Thanks for this wonderfully heart and soul warming post.
Love to you and the Captain for a wonderful independence day.
xoRobyn

Neil and Susan Brown said...

Wonderfully written! Give our thanks to the Captain for all his dedication. Thanks to you as well for being his inspiration. :)

Claire Kiefer said...

hope your 4th is full of love and barbeque and sparklers!

Cheeseboy said...

Excellent post honoring those that serve. hope you have a wonderful fourth.

Dustjacket Attic said...

I love your tribute post .. and way to go to the Captain.

Hugs to you both on this special day,
xoxo

Nicole said...

lovely post! beautiful writing

Bad Taste Toast said...

Even if I'm not American i think this is a great post! Must be hard to have a family member or friend out there. It is so great of these men that they spend their day off saving animals! I'm taking my hat off to them :)

Tamara Nicole said...

Great post. Sometimes we need to be reminded that it's not just bbq's fireworks and fun:-)

Hope you had a good one!

Marcie said...

Loving these images Bumpkin! Happy 4th weekend!

xo Marcie

Jen said...

I thought you were going to be MIA this weekend!?! But glad to see you're here!

How was your weekend? Hopefully both relaxing and a little fun ;-)

Kate bad? Ummm... I definately think so!! But that's what makes us so loveable ;-)

libys11 said...

happy 4th of july! :D

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Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

i'm a sucker for anything patriotic and this post was right up my alley :) happy fourth to you and yours; i hope it was amazing!

Lori said...

We have to keep on rolling along and remember those that fight for our freedom every day. Great post Lisa! I am going to look for some wildflower seeds to send on down to ya'll ~ then you can enjoy them too! xo

SPLENDEROSA said...

You say this better than anyone, precious. And you & the Captain are so right. We are Americans through & through, we'll stand, we'll fight & we'll conquer! Love you ... Marsha

Trish said...

We love you both and hope you know how much! I know you're both exhausted, but thanks for the beautiful post. I can't tell you how happy we were to hear you got to see your fireworks from the beach, all things considered. Love and hugs to you always xoxox

Sarah - La Jeune Marie said...

Happy fourth love! I missed you too and am so happy to be back! A fashion post just for you is in the works! ;)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Love this post!!! Seriously. I never cease to get goosebumps when I think of the "Let's Roll" quote. It is astounding in so many ways and makes my heart ache and rejoice. Great, spirited post. There is so much to love about our land.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Amen to this! I hope you had a great 4th! I got to see fireworks...but I still came back around to look at your fireworks post below :) So great!

Nicole said...

Thank you so much for your super encouraging comment on my vent-post!!! Perhaps I'm just super emotional, but it actually brought me to tears. Thank you so, so tremendously much for your kindness!

I will pray for your captain's safety today! I hope you have a lovely day!