Monday, May 31, 2021

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.


7 comments:

DJan said...

Thank you for this beautiful post and especially that poem. Blessings to you, dear Jo.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Amen! Very well said. Thank you.

L. D. said...

A great blog. I appreciate your sharing of Memorial Theme.

Kim said...

A very moving post.

Betty said...

Beautiful post.

happyone said...

A beautiful and moving post.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

A perfect and such a beautiful post for today.