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Remember !
by Sherry Gail Heim
Friday, May 25, 2007
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Arlington National Cemetary

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We find the cost of freedom, buried in the ground...Stephen Stills

Remember!

Deep sorrow sits heavily in the hearts

Of all who love and understand freedom

For today, we reflect upon the price paid

Today we feel the pain of all we have lost

Today we weep with the loved ones of our Fallen

 

As a Nation, our strength and security depends

On those who have the courage to defend, us

On those who place themselves in harms way, for us

On those who are brave beyond their deepest fears, for us

And on those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, for us

 

Wherever there is freedom

Wherever people have the right of choice

Wherever children grow up with opportunity

The soil is stained with the blood

Of the American Soldier

 

Take heart, America!

Understand what we have been granted

Understand the magnitude of our loss

Understand our personal debt

For the freedom we enjoy

 

It is our Fallen who are the true heroes

For they defended with their life, our life

Never forget that they have left us too soon

That they served with dignity and died with honor

That each of them is the golden symbol of liberty

 

Know that; We should honor our Flag, as They did

Keep freedom as our absolute focus, as They did

Be proud of who we are, as They were

Hold tightly to the dreams, that They had

And then, we will begin to understand the depth of our loss


 

Sherry Gail Heim

May 25, 2007

Copyright © Sherry Gail Heim 2007

 

 
 
 

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Reviewed by Barbara Terry 6/26/2007
You are so right Sherry. Because without our brave men and women who defend freedom and liberty, we would not be free. I salute all those who serve, and gave their lives, so I could sit here and read this poem and give you this comment. Thank you so much for sharing, Sherry.

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love. May He also bless the men and women of our armed forces, who are there to make sure we are safe and have the freedoms our forefathers wrote into our Constitution. May the Lord Jesus bless the families of all of those who are serving in our military, and the souls of those who gave their lives in the performance of their duty. With much love inmy heart, joy to the world, peaceon earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFULSISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your sister, Barbie
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 6/1/2007
Freedom is sweet but each grave marks an empty whole in the souls of those who lost a loved one. Pray for him... pray for them.
God Bless,
Lew
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 5/29/2007
Hi Sherry, this is my first visit to your site and I must say this post is a wonderful tribute to our fallen heroes. The picture and the music speaks for itself, but when accompanied by your wonderful poem, "Remember", you have created a memorial for sons, fathers, husbands, and sweethearts who have served their country and lost their lives.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/27/2007
If this was read with feeling and respect as an Elegy beside every grave, Sherry, I wonder how long it would take to finish the process... Now THAT might begin to give us some perspective on the magnitude of the loss and on the depth of your words. And the greatness and uniqueness of each life given up as the price paid for what we so liberally enjoy. Bless you and thank you. Kate xx
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/27/2007
Always the young, the naive, lead the charge. If the Commander-in-Chief, followed by his/her lieutenents, led the charge like in old days when the country was at stake, less blood would be shed.

Thanks for the tribute to the fallen, Sherry.

Ron
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 5/27/2007
nope we will never forget
not with beautiful words like the ones above to help
great share
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/27/2007
Never forget that they have left us too soon
That they served with dignity and died with honor

I think far too many have forgotten these days - and we need many more reminders like yours.



Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 5/26/2007
Penned so beautifully and a most heartfelt write. Remember is the key word! Too many forget........

Be safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/26/2007
I take off my hat and stand at attention to all the warriors everywhere who fight and die in the name of freedom.

FEe
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/26/2007
It is very sad that we (humans) still feel the need to send soldiers to die. We have not evolved very much obviously. Thank you, Sherry. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by William Bonilla 5/26/2007
A wonderful tribute to our fallen hero
our sons, fathers, brothers and sister
And all who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Peace with you
and may God Bless them all

Love & Peace
William
Reviewed by Jibril Mohamed 5/26/2007
This is a valuable gift for this Memorial Day. This is time for reflection and self-evaluation. This is a wonderful write.

Thank you Sherry.

Abdullahi
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/26/2007
Tis, as Tinka said, most outstanding, young lady...Ed
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/26/2007
Most outstanding tribute Sherry!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 5/26/2007
Outstanding writng,take care sherry...Hugsss
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 5/26/2007
it's called devotion Sherry, and your great poem does it justice, I agree
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 5/26/2007
To give their all is the most ultimate sacrifice
How many of us would sacrifice so much?
Thanks for this precious tribute Sherry.
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 5/26/2007
great tribute to great men of history
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 5/26/2007
well done memorial day poem-we can become so involved in our lives that we forget the lives who made that life possible..well done
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/26/2007
Every soldier should had been born on the 4th of July.
Freedom in the answer to the call of duty.
Taps.
Georg
Reviewed by George Carroll 5/26/2007
A beautiful tribute to our fallen soldiers who gave their all for us.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 5/26/2007
70% of our troops have been killed by American friendly fire, which must give some indication what hell it must be in Iraq. Having many friends in the American Air Force, and those who fought for my countries liberty, I stand shoulder to shoulder, with honour for ours too...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/25/2007
Bravo Sherry! Most outstanding tribute for those who deserve the accolades and more. We can never repay what they did , but we can show our appreciation by behaving as you have said, with dignity honor, and heartfelt thanksgiving for living in the land of the free and the home of the brave!Thank you For this!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Art Sun 5/25/2007
Exceptional work on this poetic tribute...you are so right when you express this gratefullness for those who survived and the ones who have sacrificed themselves for us to live within the freedom of this great country...It is a great Honor to show them this respect that they deserve...and it is an Honor that the truly Deserve...

Very nice work....

Art Sun...



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