Saturday, May 23, 2009

Thank You ... Memorial Day

Thank You Heroes

Please let me hear the quiet
I hope you understand
Silence is truly golden
Like the touch of a lovers hand
So many days and nights I cried
"Will I ever again,
share the silent moonlight?"
"Am I still her man?"

Please let me finish my dream
I had many sleepless nights
The bombs were falling way too near
Yes, some dreams are filled with fright

But if I awaken way too soon
Perhaps I never will know
If I am meant to have wonderful dreams
Or only the ones war has sown

You see at 7 I dreamed
I would grow into a soldier
Tall and strong
With a rifle on my shoulder

At 17 I dreamed I would be a hero
Fight for country and honor
For you to all be free

18 brought another dream
To come home alive and well
And relay the stories to families
Their children can now never tell

Now I pray for the chance to dream
Not lay awake with sweat and fear
Just take me away to a blissful place
Where the only noise maybe a cheer

For those of us who made it
And those that lost their life
You can help make a dream come true
Keep our memory alive.

*Author Unknown*

My Father, My Husband, and both of my Grandfathers
all went to war because they believed that what
they were doing was important to both
their Country and their families...
All went into war, with their hearts fighting for freedom,
and fighting to protect the rights of those left at home.
I understand that these soldiers, these four men
who are so important in my life,
and so many others fought for many
freedoms that I and my family enjoy now.
I applaud them for what they gave of themselves to do that...
Although my Father, Grandfathers and Husband
all returned home safely ... many of their friends did not.
It is in their memory and for all those
men and women who have served in ALL
the wars that I say THANK YOU
for keeping our country free ...
My appreciation and heartfelt gratitude
goes out to Them an all Veterans of this Country
and to those who dare to stand up
and be proud of their beliefs and their dreams,
and those brave enough to fight for others.
My Father and both of my Grandfathers
have all passed away in recent years.
My Family will honor each of them
all on Memorial Day an each day after.
As always I will cherish all of their tales
and stories and hold dear each memory they left behind ...
Daddy, Granddaddy and PawPa ...
I miss you all the time and love you all immensely.

"Sweat Pea" Debbie

Have A Blessed Memorial Day,


  1. What a beautiful tribute, I could not have said anything more meaningful. Whenever I hear 'Taps' I silently weep for those lost. I have stood in Arlington Cemetery, my wet eyes scanning row after row of white crosses. I have been to Normandy, France and walked among the Americans buried there, again row after row of white crosses. My throat so tight with emotion that it is hard to breathe. With sincere and heartfelt gratitude for all those to fought to keep the greatest country in the world FREE. Thank you.

  2. My Dear Debbie what a beautiful post my friend...I did one also as my Daddy was at Normandy...May you have a wonderful weeknd my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  3. That was really beautiful Debbie. My Dad, FIL, and grandfathers also served our country and went to war, some of them more than once. Thank the Lord, they all made it back safely. I have nothing but respect for our men and women that serve our country, they certainly deserve it. It is truly a selfless thing they do to serve and put their lives at risk for our country and our freedom.

  4. Thank you for the important reminder that this isn't just a day off of much sacrifice and heartache goes into all we have. It's painful to consider and good to remember.

  5. What a lovely tribute, thank you for sharing.

    The Raggedy Girl

  6. Wonderful legacy you have Debbie! Generations in your family will be able to hold their heads high in remembrance...


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