I don’t know how my post turned into a poem. Excuse me if it is not perfect, but this is how it came out. As for the tattoo pictures, these are living memorials I have photographed that seemed fitting for today’s post. Whatever you do today, please stop and remember why we have Memorial Day. Please don’t wish anyone a happy Memorial Day, but do enjoy your day as heroes sacrificed so you could.
Memorial Day by Greta Perry
With time off from work and the beach calls your name
Many gather with friends and family to grill over open flame.
As Americans we we should not just look at it as extra time to play
Please don’t forget the true meaning of Memorial Day.
This day has been set aside to stop and pay tribute
To our fallen heroes and warriors who gave a final salute.
Please stop while enjoying your day and please pay some respect
To those who passed before their time; dying to protect.
We may have lost them yesterday; our nation’s history
But we should never forget that freedom is not free.
On this day each American should stop and pause
To honor the memories of brave heroes who have died for a cause.
If you do nothing today but stare at the waving red white and blue
Please think of the last moments that one of these heroes went through.