Monday, May 25, 2009



Memorial Day


We walked among the crosses

Where our fallen soldiers lay.

And listened to the bugle

As TAPS began to play.


The chaplain led a prayer

We stood with heads bowed low.

And I thought of comrades

I had known so long ago.


They came from every city

Across this fertile land.

That we might live in freedom,

They lie here ‘neath the sand.


I felt a little guilty

My sacrifice was small.

I only lost a little time

But these men lost their all.


Now the services are over

For this Memorial Day.

To the names upon these crosses

I just want to say


Thanks for what you’ve given

No one could ask for more.

May you rest with God in Heaven

From now through evermore.

                                                         -C W Johnson




Enjoy your Memorial Day, and as you gather with friends for a barbeque and camaraderie, take a moment to remember the men and women through out history, who have given everything they had to give in service to our country. 

For all our military personnel, I wish to say “Thank You” for your service and hard work. You are appreciated!

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