Memorial Day has come to mean the beginning of summer, a time for picnics and barbecues, and a holiday to gather around the family. That happiness and freedom, however, is a product of the real cause for the holiday: the sacrifice made by men and women who have fought and died for the freedoms and liberties Americans hold dear. Memorial Day is a time to remember that the American way of life is not cheap but rather has been purchased by the lives of so many who have sacrificed for us to live free and happily now.
‘lest we forget…
To Them We Owe
© Don Nielsen
Published: June 2014
Happened today, and in the past;
Sacrifice made, for ours to last.
Wives to widows, families torn;
Gave their lives, for them we mourn.
Gone forever, souls are lost;
Freedom comes, with this cost.
Enjoy the life, they did preserve;
Fate they suffered, did not deserve.
On this day, lest we forget;
To them we owe, our life in debt.
Land of the free because of the Brave.
hugs n’ blessings to all those who mourn the loss of a loved one today – may their ultimate sacrifice never be forgotten.
“Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”John 15:13