Invictus (by the English poet William Ernest Henley (1849-1903)
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
While at a popular Big-Box store i saw this display walking in the door….also every end-cap and spare spot on the shelf was selling flags, proud to be an American stuff and red-white and blue emblems
Great way to spend $10 right!?
How about you let the baubles (most of which are made in China….!) stay at the big box and donate $10 to an organization like the Wounded Warrior Project or Vets for Freedom
The Wounded Warrior Project is a 501c3 that was formed to “To raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service members; to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other; to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs”
Vets for Peace is associative with former SSGT David Bellavia, author of House to house, enough said…