MEMORIAL DAY

ANOTHER UPDATED REBLOG TO PRELUDE OUR DAY OF HONOR, RESPECT AND REMEMBRANCE FOR THE MEN WHO FOUGHT FOR FREEDOMS.

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WWII Memorial poem at Arlington Cemetery WWII Memorial poem at Arlington Cemetery

TODAY IS MEMORIAL DAY.  WE HONOR HEROES.  THEY ARE HEROES, NOT BECAUSE THEY DIED, BUT BECAUSE THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE RISKING – AND WENT ANYWAY!

REMEMBER! Wear your colors proud!

MEMORIAL DAY

by:  CW Johnson
 
We walked among the crosses
Where our fallen soldiers lay.
And listened to the bugle
As Taps began to play.
 
The Chaplain led a prayer
We stood with heads bowed low.
And I thought of fallen comrades
I had known so long ago.
 
They came from every city
Across this fertile land.
That we might live in freedom
They lie here ‘neath the sand.
 
I felt a little guilt
My sacrifice was small.
I only lost a little time
But these men lost their all.
 
Now the services are over
For this Memorial Day
To the names upon these crosses
I just want to…

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Posted on May 24, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. “TODAY IS MEMORIAL DAY. WE HONOR HEROES. THEY ARE HEROES, NOT BECAUSE THEY DIED, BUT BECAUSE THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE RISKING – AND WENT ANYWAY!”
    Wow these words are so powerful and makes you stop and think!!! It must have been so difficult, I can’t imagine it. They were truly heroes.

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    • Yes, now you know WHY we call them heroes – not everyone is cut from that same piece of cloth! Thank you for commenting, Norma. I wish Australia and New Zealand had more days for honoring their men.

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  2. gp, The entire CW Johnson poem is the “just right” tribute. Phil

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    • I’m very happy you, a poet yourself, says so. I have quite the collection of poems, and struggle at every commemoration day as what to put in. I even have the words to Taps.

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  3. Good poem, thanks for sharing.

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  4. Memorial Day can be summed up in one word. “Respect”

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  5. Very nice words! Thank you for sharing. Like what your Dad said! He is so right!

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  6. I like your definition of a hero

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