Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day......

Memorial Day......

A day to pay tribute to those men and women who have served our country and fought so valiantly for our freedom............



The following poem was written by Lisa M. Pedersen as a tribute to her father..........

"He followed his orders with strength and resolve,

No challenge too great that he couldn't solve.

But war has a way of not favoring sides,

Bombs fall where they may leaving no place to hide.

No safe arms of family to help ease his pain,

No warm hand to hold as his life slipped away.

But the comfort of buddies, one of their own,

His war finally over, time to go home.

And what of the soldier who lived to fight on?

Was it fate, was it luck, was it trust in his God?

No time for his grief or the sorrow of tears,

For his duty was battle, he must silence his fears.

He fought on through each battle, etched deep in his brain

Memorized every town, every bridge, the terrain.

His prayer would be answered and peace reign again,

But how could he fit? For he wasn't the same.

He pledged an allegiance when battle was done,

To carry the torch, the victory won.

He lived all these years upright and true,

To be worthy of those who had paid the war's due."

-The Greatest Generation Speaks-




14 comments:

Blessings each day said...

A very moving tribute to our nation's heros...thank you.

blessings,

marcy

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

A wonderful tribute! I hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend surrounded by family and friends! ~ Susan

texasdaisey said...

That was very moving. Yes we do owe our nation's hero's much tribute and thanks.
Debbie

Eileen said...

A beautiful tribute to all the brave souls that provide our freedom and are so deserving of our utmost respect and esteem.

Sandy said...

Loved your header and background (with the new computer I can finally see your whole blog spot!). Loved the tribute. Have a beautiful Memorial Day.

Smilingsal said...

Such a sad song to go with memories of those gone. Good tribute. Happy Blue Monday.

Neabear said...

Very nice tribute. Love the pictures too. And your header and background.

Vee said...

That's a wonderful piece. Thank you, Carol. God bless your Memorial Day!

Marie Reed said...

What a powerful post! Your red, white, and blue bog design is stunning too!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Truly one of THE BEST posts I have ever read!! Everyone of our nation's military deserve this meaningful tribute. Thank you Carol!!

Madeline's Album said...

A very beautiful tribute to the men and women of our armed forces who have helped keep this country free. God Bless you and yours. Madeline

Charli and me said...

Thanks everyone for all of your lovely comments ♥

Barb said...

This brought me to tears. What a beautiful tribute.

hugs,
Barb

The Muse said...

Brilliant!

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