This Memorial Day, as we honor our fallen men and women in uniform who have served since America’s birth, let us take a moment to reflect upon the sacrifices they have made in the name of freedom for all. The following poem pays tribute to those who have given their lives so that others may pursue America’s great promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
With every fallen hero, And every sacrifice, Each man and woman serving Knows freedom has its price.
As stars and stripes fly higher Over lands, both far and near, New generations take the pledge To protect what we hold dear.
And should that mean they offer up Their lives for liberty Their sacrifice is not in vain— For freedom isn’t free
And so today we honor those Who have been laid to rest— Remembering that these brave souls Gave better than their best.