Celebrate American Holidays Blog

Welcome to my American Holidays Blog. This page is devoted to posting the most recent additions and/or updates to our treasured celebrations.

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Rumbles go through the building I had been at my desk sitting When dust is flown around me I look around but can’t see The dust is too thick I inhale

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Wave On Ole Glore

I received a message (below) through this submission process by a gentleman looking for a poem ending with the words Wave on old Glory Wave on. This man

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The Lights Are Shinning And Hope Is Everywhere In The Air

Christmas is here, and it comes but once a year for those who have celebrated it from childhood to adulthood it holds a special place in the heart, that

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Here's to the stars in Old Glory, here's to the stripes that are there. Of all the flags of other nations, you'll agree there's none so fair. The dough

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Arle Turini - Tradition

We see and have been a part of .. a huge tailgating event in North Carolina - for the opening day of fox hunting! How beautiful a scene of all the horses

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We Will Withstand

Chaos engulfs the land. We will withstand. An increscent threat, an evil scheme. Screams. The fluorescent jet stream. Yet, the American Dream is forever

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Our American Flag

My apologies for a lengthy absence. I do hope however, that you continue to enjoy the content of this site.

I am planning to convert some of this information to articles and/or books. Many of you have submitted poetry that I would like to include in that effort. If you have any ideas/suggestions on this, please contact me.

I have also thought a lot about our American flag lately - the turmoil within our country and the threats of terrorism ... I'm curious as to what others think of our flag.

I ask that you take a moment and share your thoughts about the American Flag.

Use the "Contact" button and enter the subject "What the American Flag Means to Me". You can use your name or remain anonymous but I would like to use your response in an upcoming article or book. I thought what better place to find out what people are thinking than to ask those that visit here.

Thank you in advance for participating and if your words are used, you will receive a free copy of the publication.

God Bless America!

American Flag Poems


Towers, towers oh so tall strong in soul ever destined to fall. Scrapping the sky, high as can fly tumbling down, rumbling round . Who to blame, who to

Continue reading "Twins"

I am a mother

I am a mother I stand on mother earth I understand love because I am a mother I stand on mother earth I have my fire going just like mother earth I have

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Ode To The Flag

Ode To The Flag Copyright 7-4-1970 Renewed 2008,2012 Linda Sheehan Cunningham Our nation's flag is a stirring sight

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That day

That day The day was normal Or so it seemed As people said I love you Gave kisses on cheeks All the loved ones scattered out their doors There was jobs

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My Heart Fell

When the buildings came tumbling down My heart fell People screaming and running everywhere My heart fell People jumping off of buildings My heart fell

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We Shall Not Forget

Sept.11, We Shall Not Forget Your fate was determined, Your life brought to an end. Though I knew you not, Could you have been my friend? In those final

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The Flag

A young man died out on the street In a land so far away He died for love of country And was buried here today In the fight for peace and freedom He heard

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A Poem For Those Who Jumped

I did not bow I made a choice I would not fall to your terror I went out my own way I fell from the North Tower I watched the city fall

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Pearl Harbor - December 7th

I hope you take at least a moment out of your day to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor - an event that took place 73 years ago!

It might be a moment of silence, a prayer, or thanking a veteran.

President Roosevelt addressing Congress:

"Mistletoe and Holly"

Mistletoe and holly Presents gay and bright Gifts of whim and folly Neath a tree on Christmas night A tree all trimmed with tinsel Christmas balls so

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Are You Getting Ready for Halloween?

Hi to all! It's been awhile since I've posted but I'm still around. Thank you for continuing to check out a lot that is good about the USA.

Fall is such a great time of the year - well at least I like the colors and cooler weather, plus football and sometimes I really like the World Series!

Another fun time for all is Halloween. Now, I did meet a woman recently who said she didn't care much for this holiday. But if you look around, and of course ask any kid, Halloween is a pretty popular holiday in the States.

And even though we have a couple of weeks or so to go before we can dress outrageously, it's not too soon to start planning and getting in the ghoulish mood.

So check out the links below, have fun planning your celebrations, and enjoy the beauty of autumn!

Halloween Appetizers

Halloween History

Halloween Poetry

Halloween Punch Recipes

Halloween Words

Navajo Prayer For Peace

Peace within me, Peace before me, Peace around me, Peace under me, I will Serve my Lord, And Praise him, Peace within my brothers, Peace within my sisters,

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Happy Independence Day!

On July 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan delivered his I Love the 4th of July speech from his ranch in Santa Barbara, California.

His words are always a good reminder of the responsibilities we have in maintaining and defending this great experiment called the United States of America. Happy Independence Day!

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