Memorial  Day Poem

By: Jackie
On: 05/24/2009
I would like to share this poem with all of you.

A Memorial Day Poem
By C W Johnson

We walked among the crosses
Where our fallen soldiers lay.
And listened to the bugle
As TAPS began to play.

The Chaplin led a prayer
We stood with heads bowed low.
And I thought of fallen comrades
I had known so long ago.

They came from every city
Across this fertile land.
That we might live in freedom.
They lie here 'neath the sand.

I felt a little guilty
My sacrifice was small.
I only lost a little time
But these men lost their all.

Now the services are over
For this Memorial Day.
To the names upon these crosses
I just want to say,

Thanks for what you've given
No one could ask for more.
May you rest with God in heaven
From now through evermore


Re: Memorial  Day Poem

By: Donald Byers
On: 05/24/2009
Very nice poem, thanks jackie


Re: Memorial  Day Poem

By: Jackie
On: 05/25/2009
Don & Ed,

Quite often when I see a man with a cap on who is obviously a vet....I try to walk up to them and say thank you.

They often seem surprised and that is a shame. So to any and all vets who may read this today....Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Re: Memorial  Day Poem

By: Jean Dawkins
On: 05/26/2009
Beautiful poem, thank you for sharing it.  We owe so very much to our vets!