Sunday, May 27, 2018

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.


Susie said...

Jo, Thank you for this beautiful tribute to our fallen heroes. Arlington is a beautifully kept cemetery. Seeing all the stones is shocking. Our brave men and women buried there,the famous and the everyday soldiers. All loved. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

Kathy said...

Thank you, Jo, for this reminder. May we never forget.

Stella Jones said...

We must never forget what those who went before us and those who fought and are left with their memories did for us. Lovely sentiments Jo.

L. D. said...

This is a wonderful posting of our need to remember for all who sacrificed for their country.

Patsy said...

Good to remember just why we are Free!

Betsy Brock said...

Very nice.

Grateful for their sacrifice!

DJan said...

Thank you for this. I always know you will post something beautiful. And you did. :-)