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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Remember

Andersonville National Cemetary
Memorial Day. A time to pay homage to those who have paid with their lives for the freedoms we enjoy. It takes only a visit to a national cemetary to see the evidence of the cost. As we enjoy the benefits of their sacrifice, let us never forget to appreciate what we have.

In honor of those who have lost their lives fighting for the founding of this nation and the continued defense of its freedoms (military, police, and fire departments), I dedicate this poem.

A Hero's Tribute
Andersonville National Cemetary
The plane's engines hum as it rolls to a stop
The rear hatch opens and the door slowly drops.
Uniforms march two by two, side by side,
Gloved hands raise to salute those who died.
Flages drape the coffins as they are carried away
Comrades in arms they will be to this day.
Heroes of war who have paid the price
Coming back home to their loved ones cries.
They are moved to the grave as the bugler plays taps
Young children watch from their mother's laps.
The rifles' repeat echoes off the banks
Our heroes are resting as the nation says "thanks."
 
Do you have a Memorial Day story to share? Remember your hero here.





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