Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Poem by Longfellow

On this Memorial Day I would like to personally thank, on behalf of my family, the sacrifice that has been made and continues to be made by the brave men and women that fight for freedom and liberty. Since the early days of our country we see people volunteer to fight for our nations values. This is a day to remember those that were lost in that struggle. Thank You and May God Bless You! 

Decoration Day

Sleep, comrades, sleep and rest
On this Field of the Grounded Arms,
Where foes no more molest,
Nor sentry's shot alarms!

Ye have slept on the ground before,
And started to your feet
At the cannon's sudden roar,
Or the drum's redoubling beat.

But in this camp of Death
No sound your slumber breaks;
Here is no fevered breath,
No wound that bleeds and aches.

All is repose and peace,
Untrampled lies the sod;
The shouts of battle cease,
It is the Truce of God!

Rest, comrades, rest and sleep!
The thoughts of men shall be
As sentinels to keep
Your rest from danger free.

Your silent tents of green
We deck with fragrant flowers
Yours has the suffering been,
The memory shall be ours.

                              -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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