Sunday, May 26, 2013

A Prayer and a Poem for Memorial Day

"Dear God we thank you for our founders who recognized that you created us as free men - that no man or government has a right to take that freedom from us. We thank you for the men and women who, throughout our history, have fought and died to protect and defend our freedom. From Lexington and Concord to the battlefields of Gettysburg from the beaches of Normandy to the citizen soldiers of Flight 93 we thank you for their sacrifice. Amen." (Phillip prayed in church today.)

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 The Stone Soldier

He stands his watch in the wind and the rain
Watching people come to release their pain
He guards those who lie beneath the stones
All those who made that final march home
Some come as old men with memories and scars.
Some fly home in coffins covered in stars. 
(See the rest of the poem by Silas Champion at FinbarsFiddle.)

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