Memorial Day, radiates memories of times past, lives lost

Thanking Veterans here now, praying for those gone

Freedom is not free, the thought radiates from everyone’s mind

Stop and thank a Vet today. Smile more, and be kind

The American Flag flies high, radiating strength

Underdogs we are not, victors we are

Not just hot dogs, parades, and flags, but people

And families, and memories, of heartbreak and sadness many years ago

Thank you to our Veterans, and their families, for all you gave up

To give us our freedom.

Let’s radiate our love, and and our thanks, to them today.

Photo of Staff Sgt Sean Bailey courtesy of National Museum of US Air Force via CC