tired and weary bodies march
across shifting sands for our freedom;
blisters on their heels and blood on their hands
becomes their motto in strange lands.
stiff bones and heavy eyes keep watch
for bombs cascading through the night;
these falling stars are unwanted wishes-
they'll miss their loved ones kisses.
aching minds wake to another day
with and without their fellow soldiers.
they're teaching their heart and spirit to cope
while standing front line with hope.
Memorial Day is a time to reflect what our soldiers past and present have done for our country. They've given us freedom at a heavy price to their friends and family. Those who succeeded their fellow soldiers carry an even heavier burden with them throughout the remainder of their lives.
May those who march forward to a new day return safely and for those who've passed... may you rest in peace. To soldiers and veterans alike, "Thank you for everything you've sacrificed for our freedom."