“137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America’s most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed – it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy. ” ~ Doc Hastings
A special thank you to all men and women who have served this great country so that we may live lives of freedom.
May it always be so.
Today’s post is in honor of all of those men and women who have graciously fought for our freedoms, freedoms we take for granted every day. Freedoms, we don’t often respect, or sometimes forget. Thank you to all of the heros and to the families that have sacrificed loved ones in the name of freedom and liberty.
Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines,
Are there others, yes,
But these are the ones
We think of before the rest.
Men and women who
Serve our country
And fight to ensure
Our Freedoms are in bounty.
May we never forget their sacrifice
Amidst the chaos of our daily lives.
By being honorable citizens in our own right,
Lest what they lost, be not worth the fight.
Did they die in vain?
For what were they slain?
For love of country and rights they fight,
For the Flag and
Never to lag,
For where freedom is concerned,
There is always a lesson learned.
Citizens wake up,
And care to discern.
Nothing was free,
This land was not purchased on a buying spree.
Behold what is ours,
Respect what took hours of strife,
To give us the life,
We call the American dream,
Lest it be taken away,
By those who stray,
From the founding principles
That made our country what it was before today.
copyright Robyn Graham