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  A Moment of Silence
by Mr. Ed
Monday, May 28, 2007
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“Cover them over with beautiful flowers;


Deck them with garlands, those brothers of ours,


Lying so silent by night and by day,


Sleeping the years of their manhood away.”


 


Will Carleton


 


 


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Memorial Day is here once again,


It’s time to remember our fallen.


 


And it doesn’t matter where or when they fell,


They sacrificed everything; they died in war’s hell.


 


Soldiers don’t make war policy, politicians decide;


They valiantly follow orders, and far too many die.


 


Please take the time to visit a soldiers’ graveyard,


We can surely do this much – it’s not so very hard.


 


Place some flowers or a flag on the graves of those now gone,


And then recite a soldier’s prayer, or one of their favorite songs.


 


And please remember to silently pause on this Memorial Day at Three,


We must never forget their ultimate sacrifice – they died for you and me.


 


 


Very sadly, the intended observance of Memorial Day seems to have diminished greatly since my childhood.  Many Americans today seem to have already forgotten the true meaning and traditions of this sacred holiday.  And many of them seem far more interested in yet another three-day weekend, in blissful get-a-ways, and in backyard barbeques and parties.


 


And at far too many of the national cemeteries I’ve visited over the years, the graves of our heroic fallen are woefully ignored and neglected; and many people don’t even know the proper flag etiquette for the day.


 


And while there are still a few towns and cities that hold Memorial Day Parades, many haven’t held such observances now in decades.


 


To help remind all of us of the true meaning of this holiday, the ‘National Moment of Remembrance’ resolution was passed in December 2000.  It asks that at 3 P.M. local time on Memorial Day, all Americans, of all ages: "Voluntarily observe in their own way a moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence, or for listening to Taps.”


 


 


“It doesn’t take a hero,


To order men into battle;


It takes a hero,


To be one of those men.”


 


Norman Schwarzkopf


 


 


What will you be doing at 3 P.M. today?


Please remember their sacrifice in some way


 

 


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Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 6/3/2007
A very sincere and heartfelt write my friend, I am a little late on this one, but nevertheless we should remember and honor our soldiers whom have give their life more than one day a week. As well as remember to pray for those that are serving as I write today. I am a firm believer that things don't happen by chance...so today your wonderful write serves as a reminder to me to pray for those whom are still serving, and their families, as well as the families of those whom have been left behind. A very touching write indeed!
Blessings,
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 5/30/2007
Mr Ed huh, well Today I am TRACKING / Following your heart!
YOu have a lot of Poems for me to play catch-up with :)
and this one honor poem
is very touching!
A gem well receieved, I will savor this treasure!!!
AT 3:oo or in that vacinity, I know that Special day, I was writing Poetry!
Trying to share my heart with others, about OTHER kind Giving hearts and lives of our MANY Heroes!
YOu said it all well HERE!
My heart gave away many tears!
- YOU may feel inspired by my Poem /Soldiers, Priceless- !
God Bless!
God Bless THEM ALL!
P - E - A - C - E!
WArmly, WArrior Spirit Lady Sheeeoox
BE SAFE!
STay POsitive!
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/29/2007
Oh Ed... Yes, many had already fallen in the years of our childhood, but we have become totally ignorant in our current-day general perceived apathy about those who still do and can scarcely spare them a thought because of the facility with which we can enjoy the privileged cocoons of our own self-indulgence during these holiday weekends. What travesty. Thanks for speaking out in this way, putting the emphasis squarely on our response rather than purely on their great and noble sacrifice. Kate xx
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 5/29/2007
Ed...

talked with several GI's going through airports yesterday...

they told me close air support and artillery are non-existent because of possible collateral damage to civillians...even though they are in a firefight with hostiles in plain sight.....What the F...over?



Walt
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/29/2007
YOu always make us aware of how deeply meaningful this day is! Beautiful work as always ED!
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/29/2007
As the day was dying we heard Battle Hymn of the Republic and our hearts felt the fallen soldiers passing through.
Georg
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 5/28/2007
Thank you for this posting, Mr. Ed.Your truth and appreciation shine from every word.

Gina
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 5/28/2007
A most heartfelt write in commemoration of all who sacrificed their lives so we may live freely. It truely will be a sad day when even this day of remembrance is forgotten......

Be safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 5/28/2007
Ed, thanks for a great reminder to us all...to give thanks to our fallen heroes.
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 5/28/2007
Thanks Ed. Lady J
Reviewed by D Johnson 5/28/2007
Remembering is the least we can do.

Thanks,
Dan
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/28/2007
Thank you for sharing my friend!!

Love Tinky
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/28/2007
I'll remember...e
Reviewed by George Carroll 5/28/2007
When they tear the youth from a mother's womb and not bat an eye, what is a dead soldier to them.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 5/28/2007
Thank You Ed
For this wonderful Memorial Day Piece
Too many Of our young soldiers perish
due to the Stupidity of meddling politicians
Who walk around with thier heads up their butts.
Peace be with you

William
Reviewed by Seed4ever D. 5/28/2007
I'll be waiting for 3 P.M. Mr. Ed well done great job Seed
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 5/28/2007
...at 3:00 this afternoon I will be in total silence remembering those that gave their all, so that I can freely do so.

Excellent tribute Ed.

Lisa
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 5/28/2007
thank you, Ed for this important information
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 5/28/2007
A timely article Ed .. I think you are right! Memorial day is not celebrated today as it was years ago. As Ameericans and individulas, its up to us to keep the observance of this secial day alive. The TV Memorial Day tribute last evening was very compelling! Thanks for sharing !.......M ,, AT 3PM today our family will pay hommage to our fallen veterans. I have a special poem that I am reading and we'll talk about my dad and WW11.
Reviewed by Shoma Mittra 5/28/2007
this is so moving...

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