Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day to remember, and appreciate, those that have given their lives for this great country and the freedoms we all enjoy.

Fly your flags at half mast in honor of those brave souls that have fallen in service to our country.

A National Moment of Remembrance takes place at 3 p.m ET.

It is also customary to visit Cemeteries and Memorials on this day. When I was young we put U.S. Flags on the graves in military cemeteries.

I leave you with these thoughts…

I Stand Before You

©2001 Roger J. Robicheau (Sp 5, US Army)
The Poetic Plumber


I stand before you all today
But not one eye can see my way

My time arrived, to leave this earth
A fact so planned, to every birth

It happened where I had to go
My torch for life was so aglow

I transferred while in uniform
Protecting freedom, through a storm

Should I resent I died for you
Not on my life, red white and blue

Please help my family through each day
Tell all my friends, try not to stray

And of the country I did love
Do think of me, through God above

Your memories, brought forth this day
Send love to us, who could not stay

Freedom’s Colors

©2002 Roger W Hancock (

Red is for Bravery;
blood shed in sacrifice.
Freedom came with lives the price.

White is for Liberty;
freedom’s purity.
Life be free from God’s decree.

Blue is for Justice;
as vast as the sky.
Over freedom’s land to occupy.

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Here is a page with many resources for Memorial day.

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