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Happy Memorial Day

It's Memorial Day.

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day, because folks would visit the graves of fallen soldiers, who had given their lives in service to our country. On Memorial Day, survivors would place flowers, wreaths and other tokens of affection on the grave sites.

Each year, on Memorial Day, an American flag is placed by each of the 200,000-plus military graves at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Today, as we enjoy a day of rest and relaxation, picnics and parades, barbecues and bonfires, and the unofficial beginning of summer . . . may we remain mindful of the reason for the holiday.

Poems for Memorial Day

Apart – A Rhyme Hardcore on a Jungle War

Burning in Our Hearts

Memorial Day Poems - Dress Blues

No Picnic – Five Haikus on Paying Dues

Pearl of Great Price – A Rhymed Encore on the Start of a War

The Scout – A Saluting Scene for a U.S. Marine

Wave of Glory – A Poetic Manner on the American Banner

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