Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Let us take a moment to honor those lost in duty to our Country.

As we stand here looking
At the flags upon these graves
Know these flags represent
A few of the true American brave

They fought for their Country
As man has through all of time
Except that these soldiers lying here
Fought for your country and mine

As we all are gathered here
To pay them our respect
Let's pass this word to others
It's what they would expect

I'm sure that they would do it
If it were me or you
To show we did not die in vein
But for the red, white and blue.

Let's pass on to our children
And to those who never knew
What these soldiers died for
It's the least we can do

Let's not forget their families
Great pain they had to bear
Losing a son, father or husband
They need to know we still care

No matter which war was fought
On the day that they died
I stand here looking at these flags
Filled with American pride.

So as the bugler plays out Taps
With its sweet and eerie sound
Pray for these soldiers lying here
In this sacred, hallowed ground.

Take home with you a sense of pride
You were here Memorial Day.
Celebrating the way Americans should
On this solemnest of days.
Written by Michelle Keim, 1999.

5 Goddesses Have Spoken:

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

This is the second poem I've come across this morning celebrating Memorial Day, and I am really enjoying them. Thanks for sharing, Julia. It really makes me think and feel for those who have lost.

Suzi said...

Nice poem. Thanks for getting people to recognize the significance of this day. I think it is taken for granted and it's important we do remember those who have fallen and those who are fighting for us and our freedom's.

the ungourmet said...

Very nice poem. I get so sad and weepy when I read these poems or watch videos of fallen soldiers. Thank God for their bravery and devotion.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Oh hai, Julia. I didn't realize this was also yer bloggie. I like it! So many pretty aprons! I think it would be fun to have an apron for every holiday!

DiPaola Momma said...

From one who has served, who has lost members of my "band of brothers" (and sisters).. THANK YOU for using your blog to honor the fallen and remind people that this isn't just a 3 day weekend.