Memorial Day U.S.A.

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Humid morning mist baptizes rural

community’s hushed burial grounds;

Church youth arise early to prepare holiday

breakfast in nearby park shelter;

 Hungry celebrants line up, awaiting

warm pancakes with smoky sausage;

 Friendly conversations intertwine; words

floating above steamy coffee cups;

 Veterans, Boy Scouts and bicycles are

decorated to parade down Main Street;

 Large crowd of multi-generations gathers under

flags flying at peaceful cemetery green;

 Rousing song, patriotic speech, humble prayer

offered gratefully for one nation under God;

 Tearful memories stir when flags lower to solemn

sound of drum roll, taps, and twenty-one guns;

 Americans honor the selfless sacrifices

of military families and our fallen heroes;

 We remember that peace comes with a price,

paid in blood and bravery for our freedoms.

Salute!

 

 

 

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. claudia
    Jun 02, 2014 @ 04:08:50

    yes – peace comes with a price – i think it’s wonderful to remember those that fought for freedom..and i really like the way you celebrate it to remember

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  2. Adriana Citlali Ramírez
    Jun 01, 2014 @ 22:50:16

    There is always a price to pay –even for peace.

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  3. Mary
    Jun 01, 2014 @ 22:13:31

    It is so important to remember peace comes at a price. I am so well at that after having recently visited World War I cemeteries in Belgium and France! It is so easy for us to forget those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

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  4. Bryan Ens
    Jun 01, 2014 @ 21:06:32

    Yes, it is important to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we can have the freedom we too often take for granted.

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  5. Victoria C. Slotto
    Jun 01, 2014 @ 19:59:18

    I get a bit misty-eyed when I read tributes such as this since my own father was KIA WWII–I didn’t know him.Taps, 21 gun salutes, fly-overs all of these evoke so many sentiments. Beautiful and thanks for sharing.

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