We Shall Never Forget

November 11th is Veterans Day… While reflecting upon my commrads at arms who fell in defense of freedom these words came to me:
We Shall Never Forget
Some in their ignorance may never see, others out of fear refuse to beleive… But all who have heard and seen, rivers running red, fields filed with the dead… They, can not in truth forget… The memories of those who bleed.
Let the bards of time repent of days long spent… in somber temples of judgment bent.  For others, did till the hardened earth; too, break the ground, where they do now reap. They may never sleep… never, alone, whose memories of the fallen, do often speak. Too, those who hear their cries… do see the earth… open wide.  It’s depths, to embrace, their brothers… burden, whole… too, keep… lest they sleep without remembrance deep.
Make no mistake… good times are remember with heart felt joy. But bitter days, with long lost tears, do rise up, as quietly we cry, for those who did bleed red… those fields of liberty for you and me.
God Bless them and know, we shall never… forget. We can not.  For, their voices do echo in our memories… Their names drift upon the wind…  In far away places they did fall, for those who would be free, one and all.  I shall never forget… I can not, for fear their names be forgotten, and their voices no longer heard.
How shall we remember these… our fallen dead… Will it be with tears or recanted tales of wrongful pride?  These few, these hallowed few, whose blood did purchase us bread… the bread of liberty… at what price, we cannot know.
RA Nelson
Col. US Army (Ret)
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Retired US Army Colonel... Christian, married with two wonderful daughters and granddaughters.
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