May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day Monday!

Memorial Day Poems

Unlearned Lesson

Memorial Day
Of every year
The little valiant
Flags appear
On every fallen
Soldier's grave--
Symbol of what
Each died to save.
And we who see
And still have breath--
Are we no wiser
For their death?
~Dorothy Brown Thompson~
Flag Song

Look up, there's our flag!
We can count every star,--
And the red, blue, and white,
How lovely they are!
Floating high, floating wide,--
We can see it from far,
Our flag, it's the flag,
We can count every star!
In the sun, in the wind,
Do its bright colors shine.
O look at the flag,
It is yours, it is mine!
~Nancy Byrd Turner~
Our Flag

There are many flags in many lands,
There are flags of every hue;
But there is no flag, however grand,
Like our own Red, White, and Blue.
~Mary Howliston~
A National Moment of Remembrance On Memorial Day

That poem about where “poppies blow”
And, “the crosses, row on row”
Still rings true, these ninety years
After written, still brings tears.
We still have Dead, “amid the guns”
And lose our young and our loved ones
Those who lived, “short days ago”
Who, “felt dawn, saw sunset glow”.
In Flanders Fields, “the poppy red”
Still grow near where the blood was bled
They, “Take up our quarrel with the foe”
And still die for Freedoms that we know.
They pass, “The torch” to, “hold it high”
And not, “break the faith with us who die”
For they, “shall not sleep, though poppies grow”
Beneath all those, “crosses, row on row”
In Flanders Fields.
Del “Abe” Jones
I Stand Before You

I stand before you all today
But not one eye can see my way
My time arrived, to leave this earth
A fact so planned, to every birth
It happened where I had to go
My torch for life was so aglow
I transferred while in uniform
Protecting freedom, through a storm
Should I resent I died for you
Not on my life, red white and blue
Please help my family through each day
Tell all my friends, try not to stray
And of the country I did love
Do think of me, through God above
Your memories, brought forth this day
Send love to us, who could not stay
©2001Roger J. Robicheau
Former SP5 US Army

The Things We Find Inside

My frugal tip is also to bring food from home not only because it's cheaper but it tastes better!.

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Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

Great poems to help us remember :-)

Visiting from one moment in time linky.

Glad I found you & your blog! :-)

Cherie @ Lots of Jewels' Blog said...

Beautiful poems to help us all remember the sacrifice of those that we all should be honoring this day! Thanks for the reminder!

Love your blog!!

Have a wonderful week!


Southwest Cottage Designs said...

I found you over at Monday Morning Blog Hop, and I'm your new follower. Thank you for your poems to honor all who have fought for our freedom! I see that you love gardening - my kind of blogging friend! Have a wonderful week.

Kathy Detweiler said...

Thank you for posting such a beautiful tribute our soldiers.
New follower from the Monday blog hop, hope you'll follow me back,thanks!

Patti D. said...

Very nice poems indeed!!

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