Where Valor Sleeps
A tribute to the soldiers of the invasion of Europe…D-Day
(6th of June 1944)
Where Valor Sleeps and Red Poppies Grow
On this foreign soil Old Glory still
flies over row by row of white crosses,
marking this hallowed ground where
each courageous soldier lies.
Thousands fought and died for the
Red White and Blue and Country ties.
Flag and Country these brave soldiers
shall never again see, for their lives
were sacrificed for you and me.
Buried so far away from their homeland,
overlooking once bloody beaches of sand.
In tombs with white crosses on this
wind swept hill, among fields of red
poppies growing so tranquil.
Yet, as the years pass, with tears of grief
and pride, family, friends, and patriots
will forever remember how each hero
so bravely died.
Old Glory shall forever fly
over these white crosses, row
by row, valor sleeps but never
dies, and a single red poppy
shall forever remind us of
Jackie R. Kays