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Tribute to the Fallen

Updated on May 23, 2017


Memorial Day comes once again,

honoring those to have perished.

Brave soldiers of our nation, giving lives,

for all that we have cherished.


Parades to display in every way,

the devotion and courageous acts.

What it so takes, those enemies it breaks,

this great loss of life, so exacts.


Endless rows of tombstones,

all crosses on lawns displayed.

Signify the cost, the deaths of so many,

in our minds have stayed.


Every mother's child now gone,

yet never do we stand alone.

Our country shall always to be strong,

our strength is forever shown.


Destroying democracy, our enemy's main goal,

The tearing of the basic fabric of life, every hole.

Reacting from fear, their own demise draws near, very soon,

As surely as the stars overhead, is a sun and a moon.


We can never express our deepest of all's gratitude,

How much it does so mean and of its great sacrifice.

That we may each live in peace, to be dutifully gained,

The deepest meaning of lives lost, in us to be engrained.




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      Eric Dierker 2 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you friend this is beautiful

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      whonunuwho 2 months ago from United States

      Thanks Eric. Many blessings to all. whonu

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      whonunuwho 2 months ago from United States

      God bless our fallen warriors.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks to the brave men whose sacrifices will affect their country for life. God bless their entire families!

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      Michael-Milec 2 months ago

      They paid the higher price

      now they live in memories with us.

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      John Hansen 2 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Well said, whonu. It is sad that so many have had to sacrifice their lives for freedom.

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      whonunuwho 2 months ago from United States

      Thank you Jodah. Many blessings. whonu

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