This was posted on Facebook by a Shipmate, Roger Korth. It is
It’s not a three day weekend, it’s not a super sale,
It’s a special story or sailors who set sail
It’s not the picnic table. or barbecue on the rail
It’s deep beneath the ocean, their grave tells the tale.
Not fields of crosses white on green, no flowers do you see
No groundsmen trim the hedges, no visitors walk or grieve
No fences rise to close them in, no canon folder rings
No tombs to see, no psalms to read, no hymns to them we sing.
This Memorial Day please take the time to look upon the sky
To thank the memory of the price they had to pay
Send a praise to clouds on high, to sailors far and wide
That gave their lives and willingly died, for people like you and I.