Sunday, May 28, 2017

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

Memorial Day: Arlington National Cemetery
 

 
 
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 not grow 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 1914

God Bless  all the service men and women, without whose unselfish commitment, our lives would be forever changed.
 

 

6 comments:

annie said...

Lovely. I wish there was no one to remember, nothing at all to recall.
But, there is.....

DJan said...

Your Memorial Day posts are always perfect. Thank you, Jo.

Patsy said...

How sad the world has become in 2017.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

A perfect post and reminder of what today is about.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

A wonderful tribute.

Susie said...

Thank you Jo. I have been to the monuments in D.C. and Arlington. It's so touching. Blessings, xoxo, Susie