A Memorial Day Tribute

President Truman attends Memorial Day ceremony...

President Truman attends Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and lays a wreath at the Tomb of the… – NARA – 199727 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Soldiers bled
Great tears were shed
Oh, the price paid
Wreaths are laid

A nation remembers and celebrates
with solemnity and with joy
That’s the way we say, “Thanks!”
for our fallen girls and boys.

To the families who weep
our hearts are with you
Freedom is more sweet
because your heart is so bruised.

So instead of a dirge
we give a salute
And give thanks for all who died
for the Red, White and Blue.

-Donald R. Sansbury, 2013

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