Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day...Thank You all who have served.

My Grandfathers are Veterans, My Uncle and Aunt our Veterans, I'm a Veteran, My Husband is a Veteran, His Father is a Veteran, His Grandfather is a Veteran, His Uncle a Veteran. To all of them...Thank You. I'm a huge supporter of the military and always will be. I love my Armed Forces and my Country. Please remember all past and present Veterans, please remember those who gave all. They protect, protected and have served this beautiful country and we should all be grateful.
I took my grandmother to the Veterans Cemetery this morning to visit my grandfathers grave. It is surreal to see all of the flags that the local boy scouts put on each grave, it was breathtaking. It was moving, many who gave.
A photo I snapped this morning...
Memorial Day
by Michelle Keim
As we stand here looking
At the flags upon these graves
Know these flags represent
A few of the true American brave

They fought for their Country
As man has through all of time
Except that these soldiers lying here
Fought for your country and mine

As we all are gathered here
To pay them our respect
Let's pass this word to others
It's what they would expect

I'm sure that they would do it
If it were me or you
To show we did not die in vein
But for the red, white and blue.

Let's pass on to our children
And to those who never knew
What these soldiers died for
It's the least we can do

Let's not forget their families
Great pain they had to bear
Losing a son, father or husband
They need to know we still care

No matter which war was fought
On the day that they died
I stand here looking at these flags
Filled with American pride.

So as the bugler plays out Taps
With its sweet and eerie sound
Pray for these soldiers lying here
In this sacred, hallowed ground.

Take home with you a sense of pride
You were here Memorial Day.
Celebrating the way Americans should
On this solemnest of days.