Monday, May 30, 2011

A Day To Remember...

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.  I thank all who gave their life's for my freedom.  To read more about the origins of Memorial day check out this link here.  My Dad was in the army, my Sister was in the Army National Guard, and I am sure many other relatives were there as well fighting for this great nation.  I also have many friends, Brooke, Jeremiah, Louis, Shane, Brandon, Tori, and many others I am probably forgetting!  Thank you all, I honor and appreciate you!  I know they were fortunate enough to not lose their life's in any war but I appreciate them none the less today...

A Memorial Day Poem
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.

The following photos are from soldiers who did make it home, and some who didn't.  Please honor them today.


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