Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Day


This is the day to honor those
who have gone before,
who live in our memories,
though we see them no more,
a day of recognition
for sacrifices made,
with gratitude and love for them
that will never fade.
 
We trust that they’ve passed on
to a better place,
with no more pain or suffering,
surrounded by God’s grace,
where there is never war,
where fear and hatred cease,
and there is only light and love,
and God’s eternal peace.

Connie Arnold
Excerpt of A Symphony of Seasons, 2012

25 comments:

Linda said...

Simply beautiful, Connie, and very moving on this weekend of memory. Thank you!

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

"...where fear and hatred cease..."

amen and so be it - happy Memorial Day weekend to you.

Tracy said...

Amen~ Very lovely Connie...it's good for all of us to pause and reflect!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Excellent, Connie.... Let's never forget those who gave their life for our freedom...

Happy Memorial Day to you and yours.
Hugs,
Betsy

Daisy said...

So many have made sacrifices for us. It is important to make note of it.

Shelly said...

What a lovely, inspirational poem. Thank you for sharing~

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Very nice post and poem. Thank you Connie.

Susie Swanson said...

Oh I love this..Such a beautiful tribute.Hope you have a nice Weekend..Susie

Debbie said...

lovely entry....may we never forget!!

Mary said...

Perfect poem for this weekend. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Maple Lane said...

Hi Connie, A lovely poem for Memorial Day. I have greatly enjoyed "A Symphony of Seasons." My current blog post has a link to your Memorial Day post.

Honest Abe said...

This is that day we called Decoration Day.

Susie Swanson said...

I am enjoying your book so much..Each day I read a little more it fills me with a calmning peace and lifts my day..Happy Memorial Day..

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Wonderful poem, Connie. My father served in WWII and after he passed many years ago, I got his flag in a beautiful case.

Buttercup said...

Thank you, Connie. Hope you are having a great weekend!

Lynn said...

Beautiful poem Connie. Our freedom is so precious because it came by the ultimate sacrifice of so many and life changing disabilities of so many who made it back alive, but were also forever changed. We owe them so much, may the Lord truly bless those and their families and the families of those who paid the ultimate price with their lives. Blessings.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

I love this! Such a beautiful poem.
Enjoy your day!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

A very lovely poem, Connie. It has so much meaning and so appropriate for Memorial Day. I hope you had a great Memorial Day.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Wonderful poem, Connie. Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments! Hope everyone had a good Memorial Day. Blessings to each of you!

Pamela said...

Beautiful! So many sacrifices--both for soldiers and their families.

Katherines Corner said...

lovely tribute. Hugs and wishes for a beautiful week!

Alecia said...

Your poem is beautiful. May we never forget those that gave their lives for our freedom.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

How did I miss this beautiful poem? You are talented again

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