Write a Personal Memoir for a Veteran who Died for our Freedom

Eulogy for a Veteranback

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.

                      I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
            I am the Gentle autumn rain.

                                When you awaken in the mornings hush,
             I am the swift uplifting rush

                  Of quiet birds in circled flight,
                               I am the soft stars that shine at night.

                   Do not stand at my grave and cry,
           I am not there, I did not die.

      Author Unknown

 

The Story Woman says, “Write a bio-vignette to Honor our sons and daughters who have served our Great Country in the name of Freedom the World over.

Comments

  1. As a young boy sitting on Uncle’s lap
    My mind was blown as he took me back
    With tales of men of valor who
    Fought with him in world war two.

    Young men, scared men, hearts pounding, guts clenched-
    Pushing forward on the front as comrades fell in blood drenched.

    The highest prize was at stake,
    Our freedom a tyrant wanted to take-
    But courageous hearts of those who would be free-
    Enough to lay down their lives if need be,

    They fought through the terror, the horror of that war
    They brought down the giant who would have made us his whore.

    My Uncle told stories that no one should have to hear
    Let alone to have lived them, he often said with a tear.
    Many never made it back to their families and homeland
    Some made it back missing arms, legs and hands.

    I’ll never forget what brave souls did for me
    They cried and they died so you and I could be free.

    The Old Silly from Free Spirit Blog

  2. admin says:

    That deserves a post! Thank you. We just came back from the Presidio – great Memorial Day ceremony – bag pipes playing Amazing Grace and 21 gun salute to our fallen heroes, among other things.

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