"God Bless The USA" by Greenwood from CD set "God Bless America" from Reader's Digest
Picture taken my different relatives over the years by relatives. USS John F. Kennedy from the US Navy official web site. Arrangement by Fran Meservy
The Price of Freedom (Included in Immortal Verses an anthology of Poems)
By: Frances McCrory Meservy May 30, 2005
We are the land of freedom Again a generation of free thinkers
It resides deep in our souls. The cycle goes on as before
We donít need stardom They enjoy peace and tinkerings
To light freedomís coals. Forgotten are the wars of yore.
Our husbands and fatherís fight Freedom is never free
So our children can live free It takes a generation now and then
They give them the right Who jointly make a decree
To argue and agree. Fighting is unavoidable now and again.
Then comes the next generation
Who toss words carelessly around
They enjoy their own degradation
And carelessly abound.
Then come our Grandchildren brave
Who face a new fight
They are gallant and brave
As they keep freedom bright.