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Memorial Day

Flags of red white and blue flutter in the wind
Placed upon the resting place of valiant military men

These flags gently erected by caring hands
For those lost in wars at home and in foreign lands

From our largest cities to the smallest town
Proud but humble veterans gather around

Honoring those that never came home
Tending through the years so they are not alone

There on bright sun lit days or mornings of frost
Veterans taking care of comrades lost

Never asking for anything in return
Just hoping that the young watch and learn

So when we are finally laid to rest
New veterans will step up and do their best

Showing as we have the honor deserved
For this lands freedom that we preserved

                               Edwin J. Smith
                            The Old Cowboy Poet
                                May 22nd 2009

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