May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day


What Heroes Gave

by Roger Robicheau

Each donned their uniform to be
Defenders of our liberty

Their mission sure, their spirits bright
Guard freedom’s home, be brave to fight

One final day each faced their call
Each gave their best enduring all

We’ll never know what they went through
But know they loved this country true

Deep down inside we should all feel
What heroes gave, their cost so real

We must stay thankful, grateful of
The gift of freedom through their love

Their loved ones bore the gravest pain
What we can’t know, some now sustain

To God I pray their pain will cease
And each will find long-lasting peace

Remember this from year to year
What heroes gave – shan’t disappear

We’ll never let their special day
Their time for honor slip away

These brave fought for a nation free
If not for them, where would we be?

©2004Roger J. Robicheau



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20 comments:

Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Purrrefekht!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Marg said...

What a great tribute. Well done. Have a super day.

The Whiskeratti said...

Have a great Memorial Day.

Brian said...

Very nice tribute! You have a great Memorial Day too!

The Island Cats said...

A fitting poem for today!! Happy Memorial Day to all of you!

The Paw Relations said...

Happy Memorial Day!

Daisy said...

We are remembering.

Happy holiday weekend!

The Meezers or Billy said...

beautiful tribute! Happy Memorial Day!!

Harry Spotter said...

What a beautiful tribute. Happy Memorial Day to you too.

Katnip Lounge said...

This is a wonderful poem. Have a happy Memorial Day.

The Creek Cats said...

Happy Memorial Day, furiends!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We remember

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I think that is so great that you fostered a kitty through Operation Noble Foster! That is supporting our troops - in action!

Ginger Jasper said...

Beautiful post.. Hugs GJ xx

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Happy Memorial Day to all of you!
--JB

Eric and Flynn said...

Our Remembrance Day is is November, but we remember today also.

Tristan and Crikey said...

We hope that your Memorial Day is full of peace:)
Pee Ess: Thanks for wishing me a happy birthday! ~Tristan

BeadedTail said...

Beautiful tribute! Happy Memorial Day to you!

cclark0412 said...

Wonderful post!

Happy Memorial Day!!

~Nico & JayJay :)

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Amen! Great post!