5/26/2008

Memorial Monday



The Unknown Soldier
There's a graveyard near the White House
Where the Unknown Soldier lies,
And the flowers there are sprinkled
With the tears from mother's eyes.

I stood there not so long ago
With roses for the brave,
And suddenly I heard a voice
Speak from out the grave:

~I am the Unknown Soldier,"
The spirit voice began,
"And I think I have the right
To ask some questions man to man.

"Are my buddies taken care of
Was their victory so sweet
Is that big reward you offered
Selling pencils on the street

"Did they really win the freedom
They battled to achieve
Do you still respect that Croix de Guerre
Above that empty sleeve

"Does a gold star in the window
Now mean anything at all
I wonder how my old girl feels
When she hears a bugle call.

"And that baby who sang
'Hello, Central, give me no man's land'
Can they replace her daddy
With a military band?
"I wonder if the profiteers
Have satisfied their greed
I wonder if a soldier's mother
Ever is in need7

"I wonder if the kings, who planned it all
Are really satished
They played their game of checkers
And eleven million died.

By: Billy Rose

To all those who have and are serving and those who gave their all. Thank you.


PS to my friends, we are still sending virtual hugs to all of you! mommy and daddy have been working lots and lots inside and out and we promise to catch up with you all soon. don't forget us!

10 comments:

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Wonderful post!

In Canada, we honour those who gave their lives for our freedoms, as well as those who served and who continue to serve, on Remembrance Day, November 11th.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Happy Memorial Day!
~ The Bunch

Parker said...

That was wonderful Mr. Hendrix. We honor and we pray for peace.

ML said...

What a wonnerful post fur Memorial Day, Mr. Hendrix. Furry nice.
Happy Memorial Day!
***** HUGS *****
In tribute to Bonnie Underfoot.
Love & Purrs,
KC & The Sherwood Bunch

Cheysuli and gemini said...

A fine tribute!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Terrific post, Mr. H.

Happy Memorial Day!

Hugs,

Sassy Kat said...

Great tribute to all of our soldiers that fought and gave their lives so we can have the wonderful freedoms that we have today. It is important to always remember. Thanks for the great post.
Roscoe, Sassy, Momo & Opus

Camie's Kitties said...

That was wonderful! Thank you.

(((Hugs))) to you.


Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Simba said...

Happy Memorial Day!

Simba x

Evergreen loves Kilroy said...

Thank you for that wonderful post.