Memorial Day - Remembering

For those who gave the last full measure of devotion so we can live free, you are always in our hearts. Especially today.

While there are no official lyrics for Taps, the following unofficial verse (author unknown) is often used:

Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh -- Falls the night.

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

Then good night, peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn shineth bright;
God is near, do not fear -- Friend, good night.


Unknown said...

Very nice tribute. We remember!

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

We are haffing a big party today wif a bunch of old guys dat served our country. Mom sez not to call dem old guys when dey is here. We haf a lot of service men and women in our fambly so dis is a big day fur us (we amember dem effury day tho).

Daisy said...

I will never forget either. That is a beautiful remembrance.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

A beautiful tribute.

Samantha & Mom said...

We will never forget either. Mom's dad was killed in Vietnam, when she was 17. We must never forget the freedom we have because of all those who have served.
Samantha, Tigger and Mom

Zoey and the furballs said...

Wow, that was very nicely done Mr. Hendrix!

Parker said...

We remember too, that was a very wonerful tribute.

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Never Forget! Thank you... beautiful. Sending Purrs to you all!

Ivan from WMD said...


Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Hendrix,

Thank you for posting the lyrics. I had never read them!

Skittles, The Huntress