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 2017
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