Memorial Day (A Poem)

Memorial Day
A Chuck Weiskircher Poem © 5/27/2014
Veterans day
Waving flags and colorful parades
Men in uniform wearing their shades.
Today we remember those who served
And the freedoms they have preserved.

All gave some and some gave all
Many volunteered to answer the call.
Army, Air force, Navy, Marines
Many started serving in their teens.

So we remember our veterans both living and dead
Who went to war because of the vows they said.
To support and defend the constitution
With their lives if that was the solution.

Defending our nation from all enemies
Pay by the hour was counted in pennies.
Twenty four seven three sixty five
To do our best we all did strive.

On battlefields all around the world
We went wherever our flag was unfurled.
We stood together as brothers in arms
Whether we came from cities or farms.

All were willing to give up our own lives
In defense of our families, loved ones and wives.
We wore our uniforms with unashamed pride
And for our nation some of us have died.

It matters not if we remain young or grow old
We each remember the time we all acted so bold.
Some lost their limbs or eyes during the war
To keep the fighting on someone else’s shore.

We will not falter or give up hope
Even if we come to the end of our rope.
We have done our best to serve our nation
Without the goal of gaining a citation.

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About chaplainchucks

I am an old Marine who has become a Chaplain. I love to write stories, poetry and to perform wedding ceremonies. I live in the mountains in Southern California but work near the beach. I also enjoy camping and cooking in my Dutch Ovens. I am a philosopher, gentleman, Renaissance man and great-grandfather. USMC 1976-1980 (Tank Battalion) US Army 1980-1988 (Military Intelligence) Minister license 1995
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2 Responses to Memorial Day (A Poem)

  1. Dave says:

    I would like to contact chaplin Chuck

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