Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Day

The long weekend is not just for barbecues and major shopping deals; it's for this:

Cover them over with beautiful flowers,
Deck them with garlands, those
brothers of ours,
Lying so silent by night and by day
Sleeping the years
of their manhood away.
Give them the meed they have won in the past;
Give them the honors their future forcast;
Give them the chaplets they
won in the strife;
Give them the laurels they lost with their life.
~Will Carleton

And because I have a huge, thankful soft spot for our men and women in uniform, I can never hear these songs without a catch in my throat:

Happy Memorial Day, my friends.


  1. I've never read that poem before.
    It's so beautiful.

  2. GeeGee3:45 PM

    Thank you, Robert, and all your comrades, for your service to our country, and thank you, Aimee, for keeping the "home fires burning", even though your homes were far from "home"!

    Thank you, too, PopPop, for your naval service and thanks to all of our service men and women.

  3. You and your family and those like yours are our greatest blessing. Happy day friend.

  4. Anonymous9:12 AM

    Great tribute!!!!!!
    Mirabella MOM


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