Happy Memorial Day to all!
As some of you may know, I’m in the National Guard–along with my husband and most of my immediate family. Needless to say, Memorial Day has a special meaning to me so I wanted to run a very special Memorial weekend contest.
From now until midnight central time on Memorial Day (May 31st), anyone who leaves a comment about how much their military hero has meant to them (or someone else) will be entered in a drawing for a $50 donation that will be made to The Wounded Warrior Project in their heroes name.
That’s right, all you have to do is tell the world just what your hero has meant to you and he or she will be entered. Easy right? And you can enter more than one hero! Got 8 heroes? Enter them all. (Just make individual comments for each one.) Oh, and lastly…please spread the word!
The greatest casualty of war is having a soldier’s sacrifice forgotten!!!
by Michelle R. Christman
USMC from 87 – 91, Desert Storm Veteran
As we stand here looking
At the flags upon these graves
Know these flags represent
A few of the true American brave
They fought for their Country
As man has through all of time
Except that these soldiers lying here
Fought for your country and mine
As we all are gathered here
To pay them our respect
Let’s pass this word to others
It’s what they would expect
I’m sure that they would do it
If it were me or you
To show we did not die in vein
But for the red, white and blue.
Let’s pass on to our children
And to those who never knew
What these soldiers died for
It’s the least we can do
Let’s not forget their families
Great pain they had to bear
Losing a son, father or husband
They need to know we still care
No matter which war was fought
On the day that they died
I stand here looking at these flags
Filled with American pride.
So as the bugler plays out Taps
With its sweet and eerie sound
Pray for these soldiers lying here
In this sacred, hallowed ground.
Take home with you a sense of pride
You were here Memorial Day.
Celebrating the way Americans should
On this solemnest of days.