Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day

A time for picnics, time off work -
Vacations and the "Indy" -
A holiday, too often times
We forget what, it should be.

A time to pay respect to those
Who rallied to the battle cry -
Who gave their lives for liberty -
Those freedoms for you and I.

Such a waste of brave young souls -
Some still struggling through their youth
Who faced and fell willingly
Before wartimes' awful truth.

So as we share this holiday
With our friends or family -
Take a moment to give thanks to
Those who died so we'd stay free.

Let us strive for world peace -
For the end of greed and hate -
For next time, after "the war"
It just may be too damned late.

unknown author


Blogger tAnYeTTa said...

My family and I went to the beach today and we met a Veteran. It really humbled me to be thankful for our freedom. My hunny will be leaving again for IRAQ in August. I'm tired.of.crying.

1:44 AM  
Blogger shmamber said...

It is important we remember!

I don't agree with the war that is happening now... another Vietnam war in my mind. I just hope that your able to stop Bush before he makes it worse for you guys!

7:29 AM  

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