Memorial Day Memorial Day -- May 29, 2017-- (and Memorial Weekend May 26-28, 2017).

Memorial Day -- Freedom's Narrative

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We pause for this Memorial Day 
to join in this refrain 
to those who gave their all to us 
so freedom we'd retain.  

For darkness they confronted 
in preserving freedom's light, 
we owe them more than we can pay 
for giving more than life.  

But lives they gave endure today 
in hearts and souls and minds 
of we who drink from freedom's cup 
the fruits of freedom's vine. 
 

--Jim Wrenn, Editor at PoliticalXray.Com (PoliSat.Com)

   

 

From whence do such heroes come?  For what should we thank them?  How should we thank them?  Each of us must find his own way to answer these questions.  Here are my thoughts on the subject in the form of a song I wrote titled, "Thanks In Our Name For Deeds In Our Name":

Thanks In Our Name For Deeds In Our Name

From farms in the country, from cities and towns,
from places quite humble, from places renowned,
from fact'ries, from stores and from offices tall,
from service professions, from stores in our malls,
come citizen soldiers their country to serve
as full time professionals or guard or reserve.

From mothers and fathers and husbands and wives,
from children and lovers and friends in their lives,
our citizen soldiers depart despite tears
on missions of danger in spite of their fears
as selflessly, proudly, and bravely they serve
that freedom of conscience and Faith be preserved.

In caves and in tunnels where murderers train
unspeakable terror they face in our name.
With principled discipline, training and skill
in taming the instinct to kill or be killed
our citizen soldiers have honored our name,
so, proudly we thank them for deeds in our name.

They serve in the skies, and at sea and on land,
in mountains and jungles and deserts of sand,
on foot and in foxholes, in trenches and tents,
in tanks and on submarine mission descents,
in planes and on ships and on carrier decks,
in Humvees, and hangars and convoys on treks.

For risks to themselves in their battles with terrors
increased by attempts to use force without error,
for risks to themselves they increase by providing
assistance to those who for freedom are striving,
our citizen soldiers have honored our name,
so thank them we must for their deeds in our name.

So we and posterity freedom retain
barbaric regimes you confront in our name.
To you who defend us, we proudly proclaim
our pride in the deeds you have done in our name.
We thank you, we thank you for deeds in our name,
We thank you, we thank you for deeds in our name.·

 

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        Also, because there are a number of quite moving tributes to our troops available on other sites, I've included links to them below.  Viewing each of them during the course of this Memorial Weekend would be  well worth your time.   

 

 

GCS Distributing:  http://gcsdistributing.com.

(Note-- Several tributes below were created by GCS Distributing but links to other sites displaying them are provided to avoid over-using GCS Distributing's bandwidth.)

We Support You:  http://www.gunstuff.com/WeSupportU.html (produced by GCS)

Until Then:   http://www.clermontyellow.accountsupport.com/flash/UntilThen.swf (produced by GCS)

Still Here:  http://gcsdistributing.com/?pv=tr&tf=TDP&DT=SH (produced by GCS)

Freedom Isn't Free:  http://gcsdistributing.com/?pv=tr&tf=TDP&DT=FIF (produced by GCS)

Honor, Duty, Sacrifice:  http://gcsdistributing.com/?pv=tr&tf=TDP&DT=HSD (produced by GCS)

Why They Fight:  http://anysoldier.com/Video/WhyTheyFight.wmv (http://anysoldier.com)

Tributes to Heroes [http://www.usa-patriotism.com/tribute/heroes/heroes.htm]

Red, White & Blue [http://www.defendamerica.mil/specials/RedWhiteBlue.html](Rickie Lynne)

American Soldier [http://web.tampabay.rr.com/miltribte/index.htm](song by Toby Keith)

Remember Me [http://www.anysoldier.com/Video/RememberMe.html]

Over There [http://kitjarrell.com/2007/05/05/over-there/]

Memorial Day Song/Video (also religious) [http://youtube.com/watch?v=_klwtm67ogg]

Soldier Memorial Day Tribute ("Soldier" by Shawn Hooker) [http://youtube.com/watch?v=-lwSVqSKyy4]

Memorial Day 2006 (Craig Maxim) [http://youtube.com/watch?v=Pnl8Vf7JRHk]

True Meaning of Memorial Day (J.S. Cooley) [http://youtube.com/watch?v=WO5tPf9LUC4]

Final Role Call Memorial Day ("Arlington" by Trace Adkins) [http://youtube.com/watch?v=1Sny6HjHlEs]

Memorial Day Your Were A Man (Pre-sacrifice letter from fallen hero) [http://youtube.com/watch?v=EnYh76CxApI]

Charles Durning at PBS Memorial Day Concert [http://youtube.com/watch?v=c0GVUXh4tQQ]

True Meaning of Memorial Day [http://youtube.com/watch?v=wK0T4pVHP28]

National Memorial Day Concert 2007 [Joe Montegna and Gary Sinise] [http://youtube.com/watch?v=AJAj84RUlEs]

Memorial Day Tribute [http://youtube.com/watch?v=2u6IcIqri8E]

Armed Forces Memorial Day Tribute [http://youtube.com/watch?v=N2QEQ8Mq79c]

 

        Finally, the permanent page at PoliSat.Com where all the above tributes will be maintained is:  http://PoliSat.Com/Memorial_Day.htm.  (Permanent Link to this particular installment for the 2007 Memorial Day Weekend incorporating much of, and linking to, this page is here.); the Permanent Link to this particular installment for the 2006 Memorial Day Weekend incorporating much of, and linking to, this page is here.)

 

--Jim Wrenn, Editor at PoliSat.Com.

 

 

 

 

Memorial Day -- Freedom's Narrative

PoliticalXray.Com/Memorial_Day.htm

We pause for this Memorial Day 
to join in this refrain 
to those who gave their all to us 
so freedom we'd retain.  

For darkness they confronted 
in preserving freedom's light, 
we owe them more than we can pay 
for giving more than life.  

But lives they gave endure today 
in hearts and souls and minds 
of we who drink from freedom's cup 
the fruits of freedom's vine.  

--Jim Wrenn, Editor

   

 

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