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Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day-Remembering Those Who Have Served

To those who have served our great country-thank you for your service!


Memorial Day
by
C.W. Johnson

We walked among the crosses
Where our fallen soldiers lay.
And listened to the bugle
As TAPS began to play.
The Chaplin 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 guilty
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 say,
Thanks for what you've given
No one could ask for more.
May you rest with God in heaven
From now through evermore.

3 comments:

  1. That is a great poem. In Australia we say Lest We Forget on our similar memorial day.

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  2. We'll said Judy. And I have loved reading about your adventures on the bikes! Sounds like the most fun and in beautiful country! Happy days! X Cathy

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  3. I got stopped at the quilt at the top of the blog page. It's so eye-catching, I could hardly move on!

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