Friday, May 24, 2013

Memorial Day 2013

From small town memorials

to national memorials

from the fields at Gettysburg

to Pearl Harbor

from local veterans cemeteries

to the rows at Arlington

America pauses this weekend to honor and remember those who gave their lives in service to our country.

What Heroes Gave 
©2001Roger J. Robicheau (Sp 5, US Army)
The Poetic Plumber

Each donned their uniform to be 

Defenders of our liberty

Their mission sure, their spirits bright

Guard freedom’s home, be brave to fight

One final day each faced their call

Each gave their best enduring all

We’ll never know what they went through

But know they loved this country true

Deep down inside we should all feel

What heroes gave, their cost so real

We must stay thankful, grateful of

The gift of freedom through their love

Their loved ones bore the gravest pain

What we can’t know, some now sustain

To God I pray their pain will cease

And each will find long-lasting peace

Remember this from year to year

What heroes gave – shan’t disappear

We’ll never let their special day

Their time for honor slip away

These brave fought for a nation free

If not for them, where would we be?
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