Today we celebrate freedom
thanks to those who came before.
Those brave men who fought and died
in each and every war.
Freedom always comes at a price,
And while we celebrate
We should tip our hats to the heroes
who made our country great.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!
By very special arrangement, we bring you our third installment in our new BrewView series called “BREWERY SPOTLIGHT”! For June 2017, our spotlight is on SIPHON BREWING from Damme, Belgium.
Siphon is part of a collection of new brewers in Belgium who are taking time-honored Belgian brewing traditions, and using other outside brewing influences (English, German) and putting their own spin on classic styles…
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On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which, “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe. The cost in lives on D-Day was high. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe, to defeat Adolf Hitler’s crack troops. (Source: Army.mil)
BELGIAN BEER JOURNAL remembers the brave soldiers that gave all in the defense of Liberty and Freedom against evil and tyranny. We would like to honor all those who gave up their lives for the ultimate sacrifice. We also salute those who survived that fateful day and still are breathing today. All of us owe you a TREMENDOUS debt of gratitude. We thank you for your bravery and service to your country… May GOD bless you.
Belgian Beer Journal
The flag flies over this land of the brave and the free
as a symbol of the liberty enjoyed by you and me.
It flutters in the breeze of a quiet afternoon
reflecting sounds of battles in which men died too soon.
The flag flies overhead in cities and in towns
where people seek a haven from worlds turned upside-down.
It tries, gallantly, to honor, on quiet afternoons,
memories of warriors — young men who died too soon.
The flag flies overhead — unseen, by some, it seems,
who hurry on their separate ways in search of private dreams.
It waves farewell then, it appears, with the rise of the evening moon,
it gently reaches out to touch the men who died too soon.
By John Posey