Sharing with all of you, my friend’s beautiful poem. Happy Memorial Day!

“REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN HEROES”
MEMORIAL DAY
by P. J. Paragone, WJRCPhilly

These heroes dead and maimed, their loved ones left to share the pain
Was their sacrifice worthwhile, or was it all in vain
And if it was – who do we blame

Valiant warriors who paid the price, their destiny a roll of dice

Remember our heroes at least today,
For they gave us a little more time to laugh and play

What can we do to honor these souls?
Can we stop for a moment, remember and pray

We can pray for our heroes the dead and the maimed,
The pride of our Nation that their sacrifice wasn’t in vain

We can ensure their sacrifice wasn’t for naught,
By living with honor the freedom they bought

By giving our best to God, Country, Family, and friend
With integrity, dignity, honor and truth,
Helping the widow and orphan, the old and the youth

Keep God in our country our family and schools,
Keep all of them always under God’s rule,

Live His Divine Plan by keeping His laws,
And know that this is a “JUST CAUSE”

His principles, precepts, commandments and ways,
His judgments and ordinances let us obey

Remember the golden rule if we may,
Do unto others as we would like them to do unto us today.

Be proud of our country and make her strong,
Let’s set the record straight, and right the wrongs.

To admit a mistake is not weakness but strength,
Humility is a virtue of wisdom, a path to be great

BECAUSE IF WE DON’T
When our country and freedom is lost can’t you see,
Slaves we will be, where once we were free.

Those in denial will say let it be,
But this I’m sure we can all agree

The truth might be scary, traumatic, and cold,
But we must answer for those beautiful souls

When searching our memories it becomes clear,
The reality of which might be hard to bare

The ones to blame for those lost and those maimed,
And those left living in pain,
Were me and you

It might be hard to accept, but it’s tragically true,
The fault remains with me, and you, and you, and you.

Don’t let our heroes, the dead and the maimed,
Have sacrificed their lives in vain.

BUT WAIT – IT’S NOT TOO LATE…!!!

Turn around and see who you are,
You are American sons and daughters of mine

We who lived and fought and died,
For the freedom you wear with so much pride

This freedom you have, did not come cheap
It’s yours to have and yours to keep

But you must work hard, you cannot retreat
For the enemy invades, with stealth it creeps,
And consumes all you have while you sleep

So wake up my children wake up to the call
Rise to the trumpet that calls us all

Will you rise to the task dear children of mine?
And defend it as once we did in our time

It is for ME and YOU, “THE RED, WHITE, and BLUE”.

Written by
P. J. Paragone
WJRCPhilly
954-826-7877
pjparagone@comcast.net
Know when to hold them, – and know when to fold them
KNOW WHO YOU’RE VOTING FOR, AND WHAT YOU’RE VOTING FOR
I HOPE IT’S FOR GOOD FAMILY MORAL VALUES, AND IN GOD WE TRUST
DON’T LET THEIR BLOOD HAVE BEEN SHED IN VAIN.

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About parentingwithconfidence

I am a mother of three wonderful adult children and a grandmother of three beautiful grandchildren! I have worked in the Early Childhood field for many years and was involved in educating children. Giving counsel to parents and grandparents was an important aspect of my work, which gave me lots of insight into the day to day problems and questions that arise with raising children. Many parents were lacking the confidence to be parents to their children and often needed a little encouragement and advise which I was able to give them.
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