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Greater love has no one than     
this, that one lay down his life     
for his friends. (John 15:13)     

Remember Them

We remember them from high school,
So young and brave and bold,
Sent far away to fight a war,
They didn't have a chance to grow old.

Didn't marry their high school sweetheart,
Never had a daughter or a son;
They didn't get to live the American Dream.
Like so many of us have done.

They never got to finish college,
Or climb the ladder in their career;
They were old enough to fight a war;
But too young to buy a beer.

They were young - full of hopes and dreams,
Never planned to go to war;
But they were proud to serve their country,
Not knowing what was in store.

Our nation called, and they answered,
The never knew what lay ahead,
So many never made it back home,
They were young then they were dead.

Remember them, this Memorial Day,
And the lives they sacrificed.
They'll live forever in our hearts,
For they paid our freedom's price.

2024 by Kathryn Brandon; All rights reserved.
This poem is my original work, and may not be
used in any manner without consent. Thank you.


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