Monday, May 26, 2008

Remembering on this Memorial Day


"Monuments"

Like picket fences standing there stretched out in many rows,
So many thoughts pass through my mind - does anybody know?

These people sacrificed their lives, does anybody care?
To defend the freedoms that we have in battles "over there."

It matters not your goal in life or what it is you do,
Just put that life on a little hold, cause Uncle Sam wants you.

We've built so many monuments and dedicate this day to thank
the veterans living still and those who've passed away.

I know we have our problems, but we need to understand
Our freedoms and our sacrifice make this a better land.

So pause for just a little while and, maybe even pray
for the veterans gone and living still, GOD BLESS THE USA!

Written by Richard Eaton, US Navy veteran, in 2007
Searcy, Arkansas

3 comments:

sparkle jars said...

That was wonderful. :-)

Anonymous said...

Pat, that was beautiful! Please let Richard know that I was very moved. Memorial and Veteran's Days are hard for so many people but we NEED to remember always. Take care.

Sherry in Little Rock

Pinkie Denise said...

Hello Pat,
That was such a beautiful and moving poem. My brother was in the Marines, he is now home. So many others our paying the price for us, I am so grateful...Pinkie Denise

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