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Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Thanks





So Thankful for all those who have served for our Freedom. So thankful to them and their families for all they have sacrificed for us!


- Kelly Strong
I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
and then he stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
He'd stand out in any crowd.
I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil?
How many mothers' tears?
How many pilots' planes shot down?
How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
No, freedom isn't free.

I heard the sound of TAPS one night,
When everything was still
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
That TAPS had meant "Amen,"
When a flag had draped a coffin
Of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.
I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, freedom isn't free.

5 comments:

He & Me + 3

Wow what a poem.
Remembering Today.
Have a beautiful Memorial Day!
Hugs,
Mimi

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage

This is such a heartfelt poem. It gave me the chills.
God Bless,
Ginger

A Busy Single Mom

Great poem!

The Not So Perfect Housewife

Loren! How beautiful!!!
Thanks for sharing that and hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day

Denise

Such a precious post, thank you.

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