28 May

© 2001 Jessica F., 3rd Grader, Academy Elementary School, Madison, CT

Red, white and blue
For those we knew
Who marched off to war.
We honor them now
And show them how
Their bravery we can’t ignore.

Heroes of war,
They were so much more,
Father and brother and friend.
Flags at half mast
For those of the past
To whom our gratitude we send.

We place flowers on the graves
Of those who were brave,
We salute them far and wide.
Seeing poppies galore
While our hearts soar,
Remembering proudly those who have died.

Today, Memorial Day, is the day we, the beneficiaries of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, should REMEMBER them:

  • by visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes.
  • by visiting memorials.
  • by flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon.
  • by flying the ‘POW/MIA Flag’ as well (Section 1082 of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act).
  • by participating in a “National Moment of Remembrance” at 3 p.m. to pause and think upon the true meaning of the day, and for Taps to be played.
  • by renewing a pledge to aid the widows, widowers, and orphans of our fallen dead, and to aid the disabled veterans.

Taken from:

Today, I’m remembering.

Today, I’m praying for those lost and for those left behind.

Today, I’m giving thanks to all who have ever worn the uniform of these United States for your willingness to lay down your life so that I can live mine in freedom.


3 Responses to “Remembering”

  1. oakley May 28, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

    Very nice, Thanks for posting this and caring!

  2. Martha May 28, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

    Thanks for reminding us all to remember. 🙂 Love ya. 🙂

  3. alicecarman June 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    Great job! Cute cards too.

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