Monday, May 28, 2007

Not Forgetting...

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Memorial Day
© 1999 by Michelle Keim,
Commander of Royersford VFW Post 6341 in PA.

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.


radar446 said...

Very nice poem...very nice.


rdautumnsage said...

Beautiful Tribute to Memorial Day!! Wishing you love and peace on this holiday!
(Hugs) Indigo

barbpinion said...

A wonderful tribute. Hope you're enjoying today, hon.
Love & prayers,

queeniemart said...

i like that poem.

bobbysgirl8584 said...

what a beautiful poem; thank you for sharing it with all of us. Hope you had an enjoyable holiday and a nice weekend.

lanurseprn said...

This poem is beautiful!

s0ngbird1962 said...

Memorial day weekend I was camping up in Maine (near Old Orchard Beach).  Anyways, admittedly with all the fun at the campground, I had forgotten to really pay tribute to the reason for the long weekend.  That is until on Sunday when we were at Old Orchard beach walking towards the trolley to go back to the campground.  We heard music, and decided to go see what was happening.  The moving vietnam wall was there.... was incredible.  As I started walking near the wall, I just kept looking at name after name after name.....  I tried to explain to my daughter what the wall (names) meant and I just filled up.  I looked at those names, lives lost and dreams gone forever and then thought of all the soldiers fighting now.  The world has learned nothing since vietnam....
                                  ....Prayers and thanks going out to our troops