Sunday, May 27, 2012

Never Forget

Memorial Day by Michelle Keim

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.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Amen! My father is a Vietnam veteran, and as a military brat, I've always had great respect for those who gave their lives for this country.

Donna K. Weaver said...

That's a great poem selection, Nancy.

Love what you've done with your place!

Eva Gallant said...

What a beautiful poem!

Chuck said...

Awesome picture..the Eagle with Attitude. The poem rocks, Nancy great post for today.

Anonymous said...

Love the new look on your blog and love the poem:) We took our daughters to a memorial service today so they could truly understand that today is about soooooooooooooo much more than having a BBQ. I think they got it:)

Carrie Butler said...

Wow. Ditto what Alex said, actually. Thank you for sharing this, Nancy! :)

Michael Pierce said...

Great poem on a day of remembrance and thanks to those who've served and given their lives. Thanks for commenting on my post. It's a pleasure meeting you. :)