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Honoring Those Who Served

Military headstones and American flags. Commemorating and thanking those  who sacrificed their lives for our freedom and country. Memorial Day 2017

I do not know your name –
Nor for which battle you died.
I do not know your home,
Nor the tears that were cried.

I do not know where you rest –
Nor the promise broken.
I do not know your uniform,
And your fears lay unspoken.

But, I know your spirit exists –
That your courage is admired,
And your sacrifice is honored
By each soul that’s inspired.

And I offer you from my heart,
Thank you, to guardians unknown,
For offering yourselves for all of us,
That we may keep freedom…
Our home.

~Sherrie Ball

Image: Military headstones and American flags. “Commemorating and thanking those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom and country. Memorial Day 2017

8 thoughts on “Honoring Those Who Served

  1. Such an eloquent poem

    1. Thank you Robyn! 💗

  2. A lovely poem to for the day, Steph. Thanks for sharing. <3

    1. Thanks Diana! 💗

  3. Love the poem. It does eloquently express the meaning of Memorial Day.

    1. I’m glad you like it. 😊

  4. What a beautiful poem you selected. Nice.

    1. Thank you!! It spoke to my heart and I thought very eloquently expressed the Memorial Day holiday.

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