Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day 2012

Memorial Day

"Dulce et decorum est"

The bugle echoes shrill and sweet,
But not of war it sings to-day.
The road is rhythmic with the feet
Of men-at-arms who come to pray.

The roses blossom white and red
On tombs where weary soldiers lie;
Flags wave above the honored dead
And martial music cleaves the sky.

Above their wreath-strewn graves we kneel,
They kept the faith and fought the fight.
Through flying lead and crimson steel
They plunged for Freedom and the Right.

May we, their grateful children, learn
Their strength, who lie beneath this sod,
Who went through fire and death to earn
At last the accolade of God.

In shining rank on rank arrayed
They march, the legions of the Lord;
He is their Captain unafraid,
The Prince of Peace . . . Who brought a sword.
Joyce Kilmer

Remembering and Honoring those this Memorial day who gave their lives in service to our country.... such as :
My uncle Staff Sgt. John W. ("Bill") Daley

and also remembering, honoring, and keeping their families in prayer, those from our area who gave their lives for our freedom

and those who we've been privileged to stand for as Patriot Guard Riders

and..stretching across the years back to the American Revolution.....honoring and remembering all those who felt the call to 'go for a soldier'.

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