Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day I am thankful to be an American. I am thankful that our country with all of it's faults is still the best nation in the world. It is a nation worth fighting for. It is a nation that men and women, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, sisters and brothers are willing to risk their lives to protect. These men and women serve everyday. Even if you are against the war please support our troops. This Memorial Day I thank the service men and women and their families for all of the sacrifices they make to keep us safe and free. I remember the men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. On this Memorial Day I thank GOD for his blessings on our country.

A Memorial Day Poem
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

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