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Read Poems by Duane LaChance

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Memorial Day Message

Memorial Day is a day to remember those that have past
Keeping the pursuit of happiness in our grasp
They paid the ultimate sacrifice so willingly
Allowing all of us to have that barbeque under the tree

Take the time to visit a memorial or a grave
Or even go to see the Soldiers in a parade
Fly the flag in your yard with pride
In honor of those that have died.

Many a Soldier we have lost to war
I’ve looked at the numbers, not a pretty score
Millions of Soldiers have paid the price
They went to war and rolled the dice

Not knowing if they would survive or not
Pressing forward no matter the cost
Capturing a hill from an enemy force
Laying down their life; staying the course

Take a moment or two on this very special day
Make a toast; tip your glass for those gone away
Thank them for the freedom as you tip your brew
Make this special day all about them, not about you

Duane LaChance 2014

Copyright © Duane LaChance | Year Posted 2014


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  1. Date: 5/24/2014 6:22:00 PM

    Oh, I love this. Yes, definitely. We have to :)