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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Lest We Forget

"Your silent tents of green We deck with fragrant flowers;
Yours has the suffering been, The memory shall be ours."

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

~ Laurence Binyon: For the Fallen 1911

10 comments:

Sandra said...

love that flag view outside the window. beautiful tribute

Susie said...

Thank you sweet Jo , for the tribute to our fallen and those that serve our country.Smiles, Susie

DJan said...

Amen. Never forgotten, always in my heart.

Susie Swanson said...

Beautiful tribute, lest we forget..We can never thank them enough..Hope you have a nice weekend..Susie

heritagestitchery said...

They shall be ever embraced in our
grateful memories. Thank you, dear
Jo, for your beautiful tribute.
Have a wonderful weekend and stay
cool.
Mary

Star said...

It's good to have a day to reflect on the fallen. They will always live on in the hearts of those who love them and those who come after carry a badge of pride.
Take care :)

Vicki Lane said...

Beautiful. Simple. Simply beautiful.

Patsy said...

Makes me tear up to thank about the family members and why we have freedom.

Stoudt5436 said...

Love your blog. Beautiful picture of our flag through the window....a loving tribute!

Snapper II said...

Great Blog, and poetry.
I remember some one once said "They are forever young"