This flag flies to honor the dead Those left behind on our own soil and then in Europe, Africa, England Those who fell on an island in the Pacific Those who died in Korea Those who – while this park was being built – were dying in Vietnam Those who are still dying in pursuit of the just cause of freedom.
This park shows our appreciation for those who serve Every service is honored here Every soldier is recognized Every effort was worthy Every survivor – whole and handicapped – return here to our respect Every man and woman who perished after their return from battle are honored.
This flag mourns for the children The children killed in Sandy Hook The children killed in Texas The children killed in every place in between The children – for whom this park was built – who deserve to play without worry The children who should honor the dead, not be counted among them.
This structure honors this flag The flag that flew above Fort McHenry in 1814 The flag that rose above Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima The flags that covered so many coffins The flags – given to family members – when their loved ones died The flags that can no longer fly with distinction are burned and buried here
A different post from me, today. During the past months, an Eagle Scout candidate from Boy Scouts Troop 263 in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, has been building this “Flag Retirement Pit” next to the Veterans Memorial. I’m not sure the pit is finished. They are planning a ceremony in June to dedicate this important structure.
It’s Memorial Day here in the US. I had planned to skip Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, until I realized how many circles and curves are included in the photos I took. Perhaps the added exposure to Cee’s wonderful followers will bring more attention to the true meaning of this day. A day to honor those who fell in battle while fighting for our freedom. Please, honor them by honoring the freedom they fought for. Freedom for all.