Memorial Day

Arlington National Cemetery Poems

As we stand here looking
At the flags upon these graves
Know these flags represent
A few of the true American brave

They fought for their Country
As man has through all of time
Except that these soldiers lying here
Fought for your country and mine

As we all are gathered here
To pay them our respect
Let’s pass this word to others
It’s what they would expect

I’m sure that they would do it
If it were me or you
To show we did not die in vein
But for the red, white and blue.

Let’s pass on to our children
And to those who never knew
What these soldiers died for
It’s the least we can do

Let’s not forget their families
Great pain they had to bear
Losing a son, father or husband
They need to know we still care

No matter which war was fought
On the day that they died
I stand here looking at these flags
Filled with American pride.

So as the bugler plays out Taps
With its sweet and eerie sound
Pray for these soldiers lying here
In this sacred, hallowed ground.

Take home with you a sense of pride
You were here Memorial Day.
Celebrating the way Americans should
On this solemnest of days. 

-Michelle R. Keim

My husband and I wanted to go for a remembrance hike on Memorial Day. We chose to hike a short trail, Pine Plantation, at Kings Gap Environmental and Educational Center.  It was quite muggy and muddy since it had been raining in the area for the past two days but with Tanner in tow (and always ready to go for a walk!) we went on our way.  Here are a few photos from this short hike yesterday.

(Remember kids, wear bug spray after a heavy rain or the ‘skeeters will eat you alive.)

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One tired pup:


What did you do for Memorial Day?

Thanks for reading my short post!






Ashley Welton View All →

Freelance Graphic Designer based in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. I enjoy creating digital art, illustrations and photography. I also enjoy hiking, birding, cooking, reading, traveling and a nice bourbon or two.

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