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.


Memorial Day