Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day




Today we commemorate Memorial Day.
It is a day to remember all of those brave men and women who so valiantly gave their lives for country and freedom.
We hold dear the sacrifices of war, and peace.
We are proud of all those who have worn the uniform.
We remember.
Thank you for your service and your duty.
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ARLINGTON

I never thought that this is where I'd settle down,
I thought I'd die an old man back in my hometown,
They gave me this plot of land, me and some other men,
for a job well done.

There's a big white house sits on a hill just up the road,
The man inside he cried the day they brought me home,
They folded up a flag, and told my mom and dad, 'We're proud of your son'.

And I'm proud to be on this peaceful piece of property,
I'm on sacred ground and I'm in the best of company,
I'm thankful for those thankful for the things I've done,
I can rest in peace, I'm one of the chosen ones,
I made it to Arlington.

I remember daddy brought me here when I was eight,
We searched all day to find out where my granddad lay,
And when we finally found that cross,
He said, 'Son this is what it cost, to keep us free'.
Now here I am a thousand stones away from him,
He recognized me on the first day I came in,
And it gave me a chill, when he clicked his heels, and saluted me.

And I'm proud to be on this peaceful piece of property,
I'm on sacred ground and I'm in the best of company,
And I'm thankful for those thankful for the things I've done,
I can rest in peace, I'm one of the chosen ones,
I made it to Arlington.

And every time I hear, twenty-one guns,
I know they brought another hero home, to us.

We're thankful for those thankful for the things we've done,
We can rest in peace, 'cause we were the chosen ones,
We made it to Arlington, yea, dust to dust
Don't cry for us, we made it to Arlington.


19 comments:

  1. Have a nice Memorial Day .

    Ping is very adorable.

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  2. Have a lovely Memorial Day!
    And Mr Ping - you are just gorgeous!
    Take care
    x

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  3. Beautifully said. Happy Memorial Day.

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  4. Hi Ping, Abby and Debra,
    Yes indeed that was a beautiful cloud and so meaningful. Did you Mom pass away recently?

    Mom took a picture of a very similar cloud yesterday just becasue of your picture. She will post it later in June.
    Madi and Mom

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  5. We will always remember too! Happy Memorial Day y'all!

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  6. Happy Memorial Day! PING!!! you are so handsome!!!

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  7. Ping, Your Ornj handsomeness is, as usual, stunning!
    Mommy says that the poem is very moving. We will always remember...

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  8. Beautiful post...Happy Memorial Day.

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  9. Beautiful post...Happy Memorial Day.

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  10. Beautiful post...Happy Memorial Day.

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  11. Ping is so adorable and handsome...Happy Memorial Day; great poem...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  12. We hope that your Memorial Day was full of peace. Thank you for the happy birthday wishes:) ~Tristan

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  13. Happy Memorial Day!

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

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  14. Our Remembrance Day is is November, but we remember today also.

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  15. We are 'membering my Human's dad today who was a brave Marine in WWII!

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