Saturday, May 27, 2017

Memorial Day Remembered

I for one, never considered Memorial Day a holiday. To me it is more of a Rememberance Day. I've had members of my family seriously wounded in many of our wars starting from WWII. As a young girl, I remember the many trips to different cemeteries on Memorial Day with family that spent the day crying over their losses. So, today I spend in prayer and praying for the wounded men and women and the families of our youth who lost their lives for our freedom and our country. I will also spend the day praying for all the young men and woman who are deployed and fighting what seems like a never ending war, that they get home safe and soon to their homes and families.


I remember all those lost heroes in poem also

War Heroes Remembered

Remembering the day in early morn
Going to grave sites and silently bow
Quietly proudly to love and mourn
These heroes of wars then and now

I will always give my heartfelt thanks
I kneel before your gray marble cross
You who answered our country's call
Now laid to rest and covered with moss

The world may now have forgotten
Those who served this country well
Veterans who have given their all
Yet returned home in a box from hell.

But I remember and will never forget
Our war heroes and the price it cost
They proudly fought to keep us free
And paid with lives now forever lost.

Toni Taddeo ©

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I know many of you are spending the Memorial holiday with family and friends. I hope the weather is perfect for your 3 day weekend. Until the next time, God bless you all.




5 comments:

  1. Thank you for your family's service. Not feeling like summerish here in western NY, Toni...I guess it will come July. smiles

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  2. So beautifully said, Toni. I am so thankful for those who gave their all for us.

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  3. Wonderful post and great poem!
    On my mother's side my family were in the service since the Revolution and all conflicts since then.
    Have a lovely day today

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  4. Thank you for sharing this and reminding us of this great sacrifice to many have made to make us free. We should never forget this. Thank you.

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  5. As the mother of a sailor and a Marine, I thank you for this post. What a sweet tribute.
    Have a blessed day. :)

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