Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day

I can only offer my whole-hearted thanks and gratitude to those who gave their lives for their country. All the freedoms we enjoy today would not be ours if it were not for these sacrificial souls.


  1. Decoration Day

    Poor graves are decorated well enough:
    Spring sunlight falls in halos on these stones
    Which wear as battle-honors aged lichens,
    And rusted bits of wire from long-dead wreaths

    The unknown graves are laurelled best of all:
    Forever lost beneath some parking lot
    Or accidentally ploughed yet further still
    Into the mists, and closest, now, to God

    Viet-Nam, Class of '69-'70

    (Keep me anonymous on this one, please)

  2. Thank you for posting this! I'm thinking of and praying for all those brave souls that gave their lives for us.

    Happy Memorial Day!