MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE of 2013
written by Keylalah



Memorial Day, once called Decoration Day, is a federal holiday in the United States that is meant to honor those who have served in our military. It first came about to honor Union soldiers who served in the American Civil War, but after World War I, it was expanded to include all those who serve the U.S. in a military capacity.
The day was officially made a holiday by President Lyndon B. Johnson, who cited that the day commemorates all fallen and current veterans since May 5, 1866 after the Civil War.








I know that the following was for Christmas, but it says so much. I hope you will take your time and really comprehend this beautiful poem...






What more can I say that has not been said...
God, Bless these men and women who have sacrificed their lives, their time away from their families, their friends, to give their all for this country, the United States of America. Those who have passed on and are in Your arms, those who still remain, fighting and protecting us all, and the men and women who are trying to pick up the pieces and go on with their lives, give each and every one of them strength, understanding, direction, and Your divine favor. For they have given up much, sacrificed much, and suffered much for our freedom.
Please wake the American people up on this Memorial Day, open their eyes and their hearts that they may see what these men and women have so graciously given.
We take so much for granted...please forgive us Father.
Amen





Three cheers for the
heroes who were courageous enough to
take a stand
and put themselves
at their country's command.
They were willing to
sacrifice everything
so that the liberty bell
could ring.
Nothing dissuaded them.
They followed the convictions
of their heart and paved the way
to make the United States
the great country it is today.
They protected you and me
and kept America free
from sea to shining sea.
So please take a moment
this Memorial Day to say a prayer
for those who served their country.
Always remember
the brave souls
who refused to surrender.