By Mark Steven Ward · Tuesday, December 13, 2011

This is dedicated to all the Men and Women throughout the History of The United States of America, who have put on a uniform to serve this GREAT Nation, and to all those Men and Women who have died in the service of this GREAT Nation. This is also dedicated to my Hero, my Father, Sergeant Major Mark H. Ward JR, who fought in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam and is now serving in God’s Army.

I AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN! I am the Spirit of America. I was there when the first shot was heard around the world, the Battle of Bunker Hill (Breeds Hill). I was there with General George Washington at Valley Forge that cold winter. I was there at the Battle of Yorktown. I was there when The Second Continental Congress signed The Declaration of Independence. I was there when this new Nation received her New Flag.

I AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN! I was there at the Battle of Baltimore when the British bombarded Fort McHenry and Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner. I was there with Andy Jackson at the battle of New Orleans.

I AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN! I was there at the Alamo when Texans’ fought for their Independence.

I AM PROUD TO BE AMERICAN! I was there at Fort Sumter. I was there at the Battle of Antietam. I was there at the Battle of Shiloh. I was there at the Battle of Chickamauga. I was there at the Battle of Gettysburg and I was there when General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Manor.

I AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN! I was there when this nation started to spread more westward and we had to fight against the Great Indian Nations of the Sioux, the Comanche, the Apache, and the Cheyenne. I was there with General George Armstrong Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

I AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN! I was there on the USS Maine when she blew up and Remember the Maine became our Battle Cry. I was there with Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders at the Battle of San Juan Hill. I was there at all the Battles of The Spanish-American War. The FORGOTTEN WAR!!

I AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN! I was with General John J. Pershing and the American Expeditionary Force when they landed in France. I was there at the Battle of Cantigny. I was there at the Battles of Belleau Wood and Chateau-Thierry. I was there at the Second Battle of the Marne. I was there at the Battle of Saint-Mihiel. I was there at the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. CONTINUE READING

Advertisements