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Arlington Christmas

With the Christmas season upon us, I wanted to share as many of my Christmas themed poems as I could this month.  Hope you all enjoy reading them as much as I did writing them.

Arlington Christmas

They stand there in ranks
Straight up and tall
Just like the day
When they answered the call
Row upon row
Section by section
They gave us their all
Without an exception
Some names are unknown
Some known are not there
But all get a marker 
To show that we care
You see Army and Navy
Air Force and Marine
Privates to Presidents
And those in between
From Civil War soldiers
To Afghanistan
We honor our fallen
Every woman and man
And every Christmas
We lay on a wreath
To remember the soldier
That lies there beneath
As I gaze o’re the graveyard
Of green wreaths on stone
I know that no family
Will e’re grieve alone
For this country remembers
And honors each year
All those who have fallen
And are resting right here


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  1. Date: 12/16/2012 12:49:00 PM
    A gifted write. Glad you put it here for us to read.

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 7:59:00 PM
    very touching and beautiful!

    dailey Avatar mike dailey
    Date: 12/11/2012 6:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I was sitting in my car with my granddaughter while my wife and daughter were at the tomb of the unknown soldier there at Arlington. Looking out over the sea of wreaths on the snow covered grounds of Arlington, I just had to put my thoughts down in a poem. I sure am glad you liked it.