Monday, May 28, 2012

Day of Remembrance

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Covered by the Flag
Drums beaten, flowers laid. 
Words spoken, music played.
Choruses sung, veterans praised.

Fewer veterans, heroes all,
Some stood in place of fallen
Answer  "Here! Sir!" at roll call.

Like their comrades before
Fading into history and lore,
A grateful nation heartfelt calls
To the warriors, once strong and tall: 
Thank you, thank you, thank you

Susan Kane, 28 May 2012
A re-post



 

17 comments:

  1. What a touching photo. Wheels are turning.

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    1. This generation gave so much to our world. Watching them move on is unbearable. They take so many memories and life stories with them.

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  2. My friend in Atlanta always keeps my updated about the day, and a couple of years ago took me to the memorial cemetery there, a very moving site.

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    1. When I was a child, Memorial Day was HUGE in our small rural town.

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  3. Yeah they should always be remembered and given thanks.

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    1. We are so lucky that these elderly veterans are still around. Heard one speak today about his participation in the invasion on Omaha Beach. Chilling.

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  5. Wonderful tribute. I come from a long military line, and will never forget others' sacrifices.

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    1. Bless you! Military kids know what it means when Daddy is gone for a while.

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  6. Your poem put a lump in my throat. Thank you for writing such a poignant piece.

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    1. Thank you, Zoanna! The photo of the two elderly veteran made me feel that way.

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  7. Such a touching picture. Too many wars, so much lost. When will we ever learn, when will we ever learn.

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    1. Will we ever learn? Somehow, I don't think the ones who count think that way.

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  8. Beautiful words!
    Hope you had a wonderful memorial weekend!

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    1. I hope you did as well. We went to a ceremony at which a veteran who survived Omaha Beach spoke. 87 years old. A precious resource.

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  9. This is such a moving photo, and a lovely tribute. There probably wasn't a dry eye during the ceremony. Julie

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