Monday, May 30, 2011

Remembering Heroes on Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2011
We need him to be there right now,
We know this in our hearts.
But watching him go fight for us,
It's bitter from the start.

Our minds can grip the case for peace,
the importance of the cause.
But the mind cannot convince the heart
when all we wish for is what was.

We honor and remember those
who have fought this fight before us,
And mourn for every last lost child,
Sons and daughters who implore us ...

Never forget the sacrifice
Of your Nation's daughters and sons.
Honor those who fought for you,
And remember them, one by one.

So while we wait for our Soldier's return,
We wait with love and expectation,
That all he does will be for good
And be honored by our great Nation.

Happy Memorial Day 2011

2 comments:

  1. Wonderfully written! I am frustrated that many people seem to have a hard time taking a moment to verbalize the "MEMORIAL" part of Memorial Day. There are plenty of thanks for the soldiers, but not words and tears for the fallen. It is like another Armed Forces Day, and people do not seem to see the importance of the difference. It is my hope that this silence does not mean that the general public is simply pushing those thoughts from their minds. We must honor them by remembering them and their families. Your words strike a perfect balance with what Memorial Day means for me. Thank you.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this...remembering is so important. We seem to often come down with a case of amnesia.

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