This vintage postcard from the early 1900’s is a tribute to the American soldier. With beautiful colors it shows each solder in uniform from the Revolutionary War to the First World War including a cavalry rider.
The postcard has a poem:
“On flag, one Land,
On Heart, one Hand,
One Nation Evermore!”
At the turn of the century in 1900, the Civil War was not that long ago. So this postcard is a reminder not only of our heroes, but that we are One Nation.
On Memorial Day, we in the United States, honor our soldiers past and current. This postcard is a vivid reminder of the many men and women that gave all so that we at home or others abroad could have freedom – the freedom that we all enjoy and hold so dear. We honor them and thank those men and woman of today and yesterday for their service.
It is a truth that every generation seems to need to learn again why our Constitution is so great – so brilliant, and what our freedoms are. Today, we fight for our freedom in the voting booth, on street corners with banners and speeches, and by talking to our Congressmen/women. Today, we still need to guard the freedoms that these soldiers fought for, but with our voice, our vote, our pen!
As they say “You’ve got to stand for something, or you’ll fall for anything.” So, stand for America, for our Constitution, for our right to vote, for our right to speak our mind in an orderly fashion, for our checks and balances (the most brilliant thing about our government), for our people, for our Congressmen/women, for our Republic, and for our President. I was taught to always pray for the President and those that lead our country, regardless of their politics. It is in that simple act, that I know so many of you reading this also do, that we are truly, “One Nation Under God” and can rise above politics and endure through all manner of social experiments.