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Here's A Toast To You, America

Here's a toast to you, America, on this glorious Fourth of July!
May the grand old flag, the stars and stripes, forever wave on high!
As we toast your birthday, may we always keep in mind,
That you're the grandest nation ever conceived by humankind!

Here's to the stalwart patriots who endured The Revolution,
And to the resolute framers of your precious Constitution!
Here's to all those courageous founders to whom so much is owed,
For creating our cherished liberties, that we may remain unbowed!

Here's a toast to "Honest Abe" who with steadfast resolve,
Triumphed o'er opposition that a united nation might evolve!
A toast to the pioneers as onward they relentlessly pressed,
To tame your virgin lands in their fearless westward quest!

Here's a toast to every soldier who has served this great nation,
For each has earned the honorable title of "The Greatest Generation!"
Here's to common folk who with perseverance and noble aspirations,
Helped you attain the title of "The Greatest of all Nations!"

A toast for welcoming to your shores the oppressed and the weak.
You are a blessed beacon of hope and for that you are unique!
We honor you, America, and will hold high the red, white and blue.
Here's a toast to you, America! May God's grace ever shine on you!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 10/25/2012 4:51:00 PM
    Robert; I don't know how I missed this one. It is just beautiful. A tribute to our Country. Thanks and many blessings. Lucilla

  1. Date: 7/21/2012 12:11:00 PM
    Bob, i can't but join in the chorous of this song which will be sung for a long time. God bless American.

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 3:49:00 PM
    Oh wow wonderfully written and expressed. God bless america. My dad donald bertman was in the army air corp wwII ... amazing poem. God bless you laurel

  1. Date: 7/8/2012 8:46:00 AM
    BRAVO, Robert! You include everything, from the Revolution and the Constitution to the soldiers who serve and the people we welcome to our shores. A magnificent tribute!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 7/5/2012 10:23:00 AM
    an honor to read you today, bob... your devotional speaks volumes... happy independence day!..:)huggs!

  1. Date: 7/5/2012 8:27:00 AM
    bob, this is no less than what i'd expected and hoped to see from you on this holiday. a wonderful tribute to our nation, beautifully expressed! hope you had a good one...

  1. Date: 7/5/2012 7:25:00 AM
    Bob, I like it, I am not American, but I will certainly raise a glass in your honour...David

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 11:31:00 PM
    With me, this ranks right up there with "The Star Spangled Banner", "God Bless America", and "God Bless the USA". Good work Sarge.

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 8:36:00 PM
    And here's a toast to Bob for his all American Patriotism, and his lovely write, luv vie

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 8:10:00 PM
    Thank you, Bob, for this inspirational tribute for the 4th of July! Thanks for reading my poems and your encouraging comments. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 6:35:00 PM
    This is a wondrous write my friend! I really enjoyed the tremendously expressive nature of this write! Your dedication to this nation is well documented and shines within this grandiose poem! I'm proud to be an American as well, and will do anything for the ole red, white, and blue! Thank you for this illustrious write Bob! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 4:10:00 PM
    A grat poem to honor our country and the people who defend us. James in not actually in service yet. But thank you for reading my poems.