Friday, May 27, 2011

Ode of Remembrance

(Monument - Friendship Cemetery)

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.

They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them
~ Excerpt from For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon - 1914~

10 comments:

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I Love this post! We do remember them! Thanks

Karin said...

Very fitting poem for your Memorial Day! Blessings!

Ginny said...

Simple, touching, and beautiful.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love this post, Glenda... We don't need to EVER EVER forget!!!! Happy Memorial Day to you and yours--and God Bless our TROOPS (past, present and future).
Hugs,
Betsy

Karen said...

Stopping by from Dorothy's blog, such a wonderful reminder of how we are able to enjoy the freedom we are given.

Nancy said...

Beautiful poem, Glenda! Thanks for the reminder of the meaning of this holiday weekend!

Mildred said...

Hi Glenda, A beautiful post. My gratitude to your husband and son for their service and dedication to our country. Wishing you a blessed weekend.

JudyBug said...

Our veterans are so special. How blessed and fortunate we are to know so many who have served...going back several generations. We should never forget!

B. Meandering said...

Wonderful tribute. I did a tribute also. I think it's very important to acknowledge these special men and women and voice our gratefulness.

Dawn said...

Beautiful poem. I hope you had a great Memorial Day.

I love the previous post - the picture and the thoughts as well - and the song, as usual!