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Our Stars and Stripes

Behold our waving flag and what it means.
Our young soldiers have fought and died for liberty.
When their remains are carried home across the seas
As loved ones mourn their loss it’s plain to see

The pride for these brave souls behind the tears.
Their flag covered coffin pays homage and respect
As a twenty one gun salute rings in our ears,
We know they fought and died for us, to protect

Our freedom with their great love for the U.S.A.
Too soon they are laid to rest within the ground.
With honor, the flag is folded and we say goodbye.
We bless their souls as they are heaven bound.

We’ll never forget the sacrifice they made.
The last image of the flag burned in our eyes,
With grateful hearts we pray they rest in peace
As our flag represents their glory in our skies.

©2011 Connie Marcum Wong

I thought I would post this poem in honor of Patriot Day. 

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  1. Date: 5/28/2012 12:31:00 PM
    I think it is good to be grateful for sacrifices given but there have been far too many wars and the same with lives lost. We humans seem to have a propensity for war. BtW Connie, could you resend the link for PFT; it got deleted when my hard drive went. thanks luv, Lizzie

  1. Date: 2/18/2012 10:19:00 PM
    ah yes the painful part, when one departs too early, yes my friend...

  1. Date: 2/18/2012 6:41:00 PM
    This poem is beautifully sad. A truly great write. Thank you for the kind words on my poem. God Bless!

  1. Date: 2/1/2012 6:06:00 PM
    Such a lovely heart felt tribute to all those brave sons who died in service to their country. You wrote this with feeling and reverence Connie.

  1. Date: 12/18/2011 1:05:00 AM
    connie, it's 1 a.m and finally I'm getting off from trying to catch up after being with Joel all day. I just know I won't have time to be here tomorrow. How are you? Hope to see you post a bit more here, and I need to put stuff more at PFT. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/26/2011 6:58:00 AM
    Excellent Connie and that's the only way the image of our flag should be burned our eyes and hearts.

  1. Date: 9/12/2011 1:59:00 AM
    It's so sad that many young lives are sacrificed for our freedom, Connie. Watching the flag covering the coffin as we hear the guns saluting is such an emotional moment. It's really nice to see you posting again, dear. This is beautifully composed. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/12/2011 12:19:00 AM
    Thanks for your inspiring comments at my pages Connie.Hope your eyes are better now.

  1. Date: 9/12/2011 12:15:00 AM
    'For our better tomorrow/they sacrifice their today/they never die/they just fade away'

  1. Date: 9/11/2011 6:45:00 PM
    connie, thanks for posting this very nice tribute to our soldiers on this day of 9/11. So good to see you here. Sorry I just never get around to posting you know where. Always hurrying on this place while Joe naps. haha. In fact I need to be making dinner right at this moment. Hope you are having a pain free day! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/11/2011 2:37:00 PM
    t o love ones country is glorious, to write about it is better. hands across the sea from England.