Monday, May 25, 2020

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.


5 comments:

Susie said...

Thank you Jo for this tribute. Isn't it sad to see all the graves. So good those of us left behind will always remember. Blessings to you, stay safe. xoxo, Susie

DJan said...

Amen to that, Jo. I hope you are staying safe and will find a way to enjoy this long weekend in the middle of a long pandemic. :-)

Edna B said...

Amen. I hadn't heard those poems before. Simply beautiful. Enjoy your day, hugs, Edna B.

Heritage Hall said...

They shall never grow old, Jo, if we remember and honor them. Thank you for
this beautiful tribute; very touching and meaningful.

L. D. said...

Thanks for sharing this. You visuals are also so great to see. I like the moving flag.