Bushey Funeral Supplies
"ON FREDOMS WING"
by Rick Kelley
I PLEDG ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS,
ONE NATION UNDER GOD.
INDIVISABLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
KEEP IT LIT!
KEEP IT LIT!
For all of out military personal, whereever they man be -
Support all of the troops defending our Country.
Bless our Military who are protecting our Country for our Freedom.
ThanksTo them, and their sacrifices we can celebrate the 4th of July.
We must never forget who
Gets the credit for the freedoms we have, for which we should be
I watched the flag
Pass by one day,
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine Saluted it,
And then he stood at ease..
I looked at Him in uniform So young, so tall, so proud
With hair cut square And eyes alert
He stood out in any crowd.
I thought how many men Like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign Soil.
How many mothers' tears?
How many piolt' planes Shot down?
How many died at Sea?
Howmany foxholes were soldiers' Graves?
No freedom isn't free.
I herd the sound of Taps one night
When everything was still,
I lestened to the bugler play
and felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
that Taps had ment
When a flag had draped the coffin.
Of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the Children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.
thought about a graveyard
at the bottom of the sea.
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No freedom isn't free.
Enjoy your freedom and
God Bless Out Troops.
Stop for a moment and say a prayer for our servicemen.
Of all the gifts you could give a US Soldier,
Prayer is the very best one.
Support America's Wounded Warriors
Sometimes the hardest journey is the one home.
That’s why the USO does everything it can to support America’s wounded, ill and injured troops.
We help our brave troops recover from the wounds of war – both visible and invisible
– by creating a community of care for our service men and women,
their families, and their caregivers. Through physical recreation, counseling, and education, we help our troops recover with honor.
Join the USO and show our wounded,
ill and injured troops that America appreciates their unimaginable sacrifices and stands with them in their recovery.
created to bring love, happiness and
companionship into people's lives and
there to help.
The Bravest Horse
Reckless... the mare.
This horse was a pack horse during the Korean war, and she
carried recoilless rifles,ammunition and supplies to
Marines. Nothing too unusual about that, lots of animals
got pressed into doing pack chores in many wars.
But this horse did something more. During the battle for
a location called Outpost Vegas, this mare made 51 trips
up and down the hill, on the way up she carried ammunition,
and on the way down she carried wounded soldiers.
What was so amazing? Well, she made every one of those
trips without anyone leading her.
One can imagine a horse carrying a wounded soldier, being
smacked on the rump at the top of the hill and heading
back to "safety" of the rear. But to imagine the same
horse,loaded with ammunition, and trudging back to the
battle where artillery is going off, without anyone
leading her is unbelievable. To know that she would make
50 of those trips is unheard of. How many horses would
even make it back to the barn once, let alone return to
the soldiers in the field even a single time?
Here is a clip of her story and photo to prove where she
was and what she did.
Reckless was retired at the Marine Corps Base in Camp
Pendleton where a General issued the following order:
"She was never to carry any more weight on her back except
her own blankets."She died in 1968 at the age of 20.
P.S. How bad was the battle for Outpost Vegas? Artillery
rounds fell at the rate of 500 per hour, and only two men
made it out alive without wounds, Just two. And also a
horse, and she was wounded twice.
Saint Avoid France Cemetery (Grave# a 35-20)is a 20 year old sergeant by the name of
Harold Bushey Jr. 1923 - 1943
"Be who you are and say what you feel...
Because those that matter...
And those that mind...
Military cemetery in Verdun, France