Memorial Day – May 28, 2012

(Posted: May 28, 2012)

REMEMBER THOSE HEROES WHO HAVE PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICEFOR US.  THEY SACRIFICED FOR THEIR LOVED ONES AND FOR THOSE THEY DIDN’T KNOW!  OUR PAYMENT CAN BE IN THE WAY THAT WE CARRY ON FOR THEM.  THE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE IF WE ALL LIVED OUR LIVES PROVING TO THOSE WHO HAVE LAID THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE FOR US THAT WE ARE WORTHY!   I WROTE THE FOLLOWING POEM IN MEMORY OF OUR FALLEN HEROES . . . . . MAY WE NEVER FORGET!

We gathered this morning at a little past nine;

And listened to speeches with the day’s purpose defined.

It was a moving remembrance of those who in battle have died.

With taps beautifully played, there were many who cried.

Recalling the ultimate sacrifices so we could be free;

One might ask themselves just  “how worthy are we?”

If we can remember they did it for us; their lives down they laid;

And take nothing for granted knowing there’s a price that was paid.

Make them proud by being the very best we can be.

Then their sacrifice won’t have been in vain for you or for me.

Think of them daily – not just one day a year.

Keep in mind, they’re the reason we’re not living in fear.

With their lives cut so short, onward worthily we must live.

Our daily appreciation, is the best debt payment that we could give.

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Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in Salamanca, NY

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