Walking through the rows and rows again.
I don't recognize but one or two names, but I have a purpose to be here.
There, that section over there is what I am looking for. The one with all the flags...
How fallen are the mighty-
now here, beneath my feet;
but to step with honor 'mongst
the stones---the lives complete.
So much of history comes to life
with every name and date;
though varied, all are one in common
here to congregate!
Each of these grave markers has
a flag and their branch seal.
The humble stones contain so many
wonders to reveal!
Those beneath have given life
in service to this nation.
Each of them deserve a bow
in solemn celebration!
How mighty are the fallen
in service to our land!
I read the name then, unto God,
I raise a grateful hand!
Words becoming labored,
save "THANK YOU! THANK YOU ALL!
We savor yet our liberties
because you took the call!"
They answered the call...but they never returned.
The very least we can do is return thanks unto them and honor them this day...and often!
GOD BLESS AMERICA.