Day of Memory and Honor
The time is rolling around again,©05/21/2017 Carol Welch
in spite of long days of dreary clouds,
when we will hail heroes' bravery,
gathering in cheering, marching crowds.
For those of us, in safety's shield,
who never faced gun nor deadly bomb,
because of defense of servicemen,
who risked all to keep homeland calm.
We'll fly the flags of stars and stripes,
Fire a salute over honored graves.
We'll deck with flowers those who passed,
whose bravery our nation saves.
Remember to say, "Thanks for serving,"
to those in uniform, who protect,
a way of life with many freedoms,
as sunshine returns, honor and respect.