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© By Anonymous
I stare at the casket;
Draped with the nation's cloth.
I'm momentarily startled;
As the guns go off.
Another fallen soldier;
Being laid to rest.
I struggle to breathe;
For this tightness in my chest.
The bugler so smooth;
As he hits every note.
It is hard to swallow;
Because of this lump in my throat.
Tears fall like rain;
As I look to the sky.
No matter how many times I hear it;
Taps still makes me cry.
The bugle now silent;
As we pray for the dead.
I gather myself;
As I bow down my head.
Lord bless these heroes;
Who have given their lives.
Comfort their children;
Their husbands and wives.
Let us not forget;
They have given their all.
Let the bugle be silent;
Let no more soldiers fall.
As this is a VERY special day in our house as we have 3 folded Flags.
1. For my Mom's dad during WWII USS Enterprise Aircraft carrier Chief Petty Officer
1. For my Dad from Korea Top Secret air wing Senior Master Sargent
1 For my younger Brother Desert Storm 3rd Battalion 2nd Armour Tank Commander Bronze star recipient & a graduate from West Point.
So it is with the greatest respect and admiration for our Men And Women serving this Great Nation. I say Thank You for your past and present service.
And wish those now serving to hopefully return home to your love ones ASAP.
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