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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.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!

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

In memoriam, that is what Memorial Day is all about! Remembering those who died in active military service...DIED! Gave their all! Lost their lives! Succumbed to an overpowering force! Family, friends, loved ones grieve over their losses but all, as well as strangers, wave the American flag in honor and respect of fallen heroes.

While this may be a time for beach blasts, barbeque cookouts with hot dogs, hamburgers and apple pie, it is more importantly a time of remembering. . .


The Fallen Soldiers

Like the bald eagle


Guiding and protecting

The land of the free


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'Twas our place

To be brave and strong

Ready and willing

All the day long


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Our eyes were keen

Often focused on pain

The fields were bloody

Amid storms and rain


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Bodies of comrades

Strewn there and about

Never for a moment

Left room for any doubt


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On home or foreign shores

Know ardently that we

Who gave up our lives

'Twas for country and thee


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Sharla Lee Shults