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Memorial Day

         

In honor of Memorial Day, in memory of my Grandfather who served in the Navy during WWII and my FIL who was with the Fifth Marine Division  in WWII and fought on Iwo Jima. Lets us also remember our men and women serving our country now and all those who served before them and those who gave the greatest sacrifice for us.

We Must Remember

By Rev. Connie Gibbs [Copyright, 2003]

We pause on this Memorial Day, a brief moment in time,
To bring close to our hearts those memories we hold so dear
Of the men and women before us who unselfishly put their dreams, their lives on the line.
Where danger lay as a stalker,
waiting to take away each breath, while the soldier
plowed with determination the furrows of death.

We must remember, we must, you and I,
those special heroes who chose to fly,
to fly the skies of blue that turned as dark as the midnight sky,
Their wings began to shudder as smoke choked their breath away,
And hope gave way to the resignation, “Today, I’m going to die.”
Treading the waters so deep and wide,
Men and women continued on their mission,
For God and country, their hearts would abide.
Surprised by attacks with brutal disregard for human life,
they fought to the end, knowing that life and limb would be lost,
whether of self or friend.

Yes by land, by sea, and in the skies,
they fought for our land,
they fought for freedom so that you and I might stand,
Stand for what is right, for what is good and true,
fight that we might say without fear, “God loves you.”

Yes, we must remember, for freedom is not cheap,
for lives and limbs were lost so that we might keep,
All the things that we can have and all the things we can do,
Like cars and boats and a house with a roof,
Like going to church without fear,
and reading the Bible where we find the truth,
The truth of knowing that whether we are red, yellow, black,
or white,
We are all God’s children and we need to learn to love one another as God first loved us.
For if there is to be peace on earth,
where all men and women are free,
it must begin with each and all of us,
let it begin with you and me.

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  1. * Tammy says:

    Amen, sister.

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 6 months ago
  2. My dad was in Korea so I am really missing him today. Happy memorial to you and your fam.

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 6 months ago
  3. * Shell says:

    Boyfriend’s Dad was in Korea and WWII. We miss him. It was hard today because it was the first Memorial Day where we didn’t call him.

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 6 months ago


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