The Forgotten Unknown Soldier

Memorial Day flags at the cemetery where my dad is buried

Memorial Day flags ~ I am in a patriotic mood!

No one was there
To watch where he lay.
No comrade in arms
His death could abate.

His struggle unspoken
To others nearby.
His battle had ended
Without a reply.

No name on his tomb
On some lonely hillside.
No mention of bravery
Across the worldwide.

Deserving of highest honor
In the annals of time.
Yet heroes forgotten
Rest unnoticed to those passing by.

Let us never forget the price paid for our freedom.
Sue Nash/2013

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12 thoughts on “The Forgotten Unknown Soldier

  1. Rob Barkman

    What a great reminder of the purpose of this day. Thanks for helping us to keep in our minds the tremendous sacrifices made on our behalf. Lord bless you Sue.

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    1. heavenlyraindrops Post author

      Thanks, Rob. I was raised by a Korean War vet. As a result, I have always had a deep respect for those who fought to provide us with freedom. Blessings as we honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice of their lives.

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  2. heavenlyraindrops Post author

    Thanks, Annette. I took the photo up at Floral Hills Cemetery in Pearl, where my dad is buried. If you drive by you can see them lining the entrance road. So pretty this weekend, isn’t it? Blessings on your day.

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  3. lessonsbyheart

    Beautiful poem, Sue. Have you ever been to Gettysburg? I took the battlefield bus tour one year. Thankfully, I was on the top of the bus all the way in the back. I cried throughout the entire tour. Everywhere you looked there was a gravestone or monument. It was overwhelming.

    Thanks to those who have been willing to lay their lives on the line so I can live a free woman.

    \o/

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  4. cuffesisters

    Beautiful, as always. We have a field of flags celebration in our town in honor of our service people and it always makes me cry – but tears of gratitude! Well done, Sister!

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