Monday, May 28, 2012

Remembering the Fallen Heroes

We are so blessed to live in this country. 
We have men and women who fight and die for everyday 
So that we may live in this country that is free.
Today is the day we remember their sacrifices 
Remember what they had to go through and how their families suffered. 
In my favorite childhood song, God Bless America by Lee Greenwood says

"And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me."

Today take a moment of silence, bow your head, and think of these men. 
For they died for you 

Here is a poem I found a couple years ago to remember today. 

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. 

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