Thursday, June 4, 2009

a date to remember

dedicate to the unsung heroes who lost their lives 20 years ago...


for the love of country
by raymond a. foss

for the love of country
they fought and died
for the beliefs we hold dear
the words written in ink,
carved in stone
etched in blood on battlefields
near and far
our aspirations, our hopes
our dreams for our land
willing to sacrifice, to struggle
to stand in the breach;
to stand for our nation,
even when we together fall short,
when our actions fall short
of our loftier ideals,
even then they stand in the field,
in harm’s way, for us.

2 comments:

VT said...

very beautiful & touching peom. thx for sharing.

Yoshi said...

thx for sharing the poem, good way as a reminder. Can't believe it's been 20 yrs.