May each of you have the heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, and the hand to execute works that will leave the world a little better for your having been here. -- Ronald Reagan

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorare ~ Memorial Day Remembrance

This is Memorial Day, a day of remembrance. The word memorial comes from the Latin, Memorare. I remember. I lost comrades in arms in firefights. A close friend was shot down in his helicopter. But for the grace of God. As I get older, and the events grow distant, I find myself getting more emotional about this day.

I appreciate beyond measure the well wishes and prayers, the loved ones and friends reaching out and thanking me for my service. I send those on to the ones we have lost.

In memoriam to the fallen.

To fallen soldiers let us sing,
Where no rockets fly nor bullets wing,
Our broken brothers let us bring
To the Mansions of the Lord

No more weeping,
No more fight,
No prayers pleading through the night,
Just Divine embrace,
Eternal light,
In the Mansions of the Lord

Where no mothers cry
And no children weep,
We shall stand and guard
Though the angels sleep,
Oh, through the ages safely keep
The Mansions of the Lord


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