Memories Still in View

Veterans' Cemetery


I hung the flag out today

The grand red, white and blue

In memory of all those who died

For our land, so precious and true.


Their blood, sweat and nerve

Permeate every grain of sand

And surge within leaves and grass:

“Walk softly on this sacred land.”


The wind echoes with their cries

Do you hear them calling out?

From sea to shining seas they sound

Over hill and dale they shout.


Oh, say can you see

By the dawn’s early light,

The glorious red, white and blue?

It’s there! It’s within sight!


We’ll remember all they gave

For those who followed too;

They are owed such a great debt.

“Patriots, we’ll never forget you!”


Memorial Day 2015


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