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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Remembering our fallen HEROES. . .

. . .they are the reason we are free!

"Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored." ~Daniel Webster

All we have for freedom,
All we use or know,
This our Fathers bought for us,
Long, long ago.
~Rudyard Kipling

What greater sacrifice than to give one's life for God and country! We are indebted beyond measure for those who fought and died for America. On Monday, May 28, 2012, let us lift our voices for flags to be raised, salutes to be made, and testimonials given in honor of their memory.

History and Memory
Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly know as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War, it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars.

Without our military forces, there would be NO United States of America!

The Fallen Soldier

Like the bald eagle
Guiding and protecting
The land of the free

'Twas our place
To be brave and strong
Ready and willing
All the day long

Our eyes were keen
Often focused on pain
The fields were bloody
Amid storms and rain

Bodies of comrades
Strewn there and about
Never for a moment
Left room for any doubt

On home or foreign shores
Know ardently that we
Who gave up our lives
'Twas for country and thee

©Awakenings 2012
Sharla Lee Shults