Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day 2011

Memorial Day comes each year with good and bad. The good...we get an extra day off work to shop, BBQ, spend time with friends and family. The bad...many military men and women won't get that opportunity today as they gave up their lives so that not only can we enjoy our freedom but to try and bring some sense of peace and saneness into another country/persons life.

Memorial Day 2011

Remember our brothers and sisters who fell
so we could have freedom, they all went through hell
our cookouts and sales are all very nice
but many in uniform paid a great price

defending our country takes more than big talk
you honored us all by taking the walk
our forefathers founded this country we love
and included God both within and above

Our children have fallen all over the earth
because we believed that in all men there’s worth
we’ve come to the aid of the downtrodden man
because independence and choice must and can

be for all people; a God given right
it’s said in our song that our flag was in sight
it stood through the day and the night as we fought
to keep ourselves free; we will never be bought

John Breska 05/2011
44th Scout Dog Platoon
Viet Nam 69-70

11 comments that make my day!:

Imagine That Digistamp said...

Your card is PERFECT Lorie!! Love that layout and your scallops and stars--awesome! Love the poem too. Happy Memorial Day!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Beautiful card Lorie, I love this star more and more each time I see it! I enjoyed the Memorial Day poem you posted too.

Heide said...


Patti J said...

Your card is perfect, and your words so touched me. Beautiful post, dear friend. Prayers sent to you from one military momma to another - I understand where your heart is right now, and mine is breaking for you. Hugs, sweetie!

Maria Matter said...


my daughter has a special place in her heart for those that serve...posted a video on my blog yesterday...always brings tears to my eyes!

L.Wilson said...

Oh wow, that is a lovely crisp and clean card, and thanks for sharing that tearful poem!

Donna said...

Thank you Lorie to your family who has served our country so proudly. Wonderful poem. I may have to make a similar card. This one is stunning!

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous card, Happy Memorial Day!

Amy Johnson said...

Such a fabulous card and post!

Karen Howard said...

Love how you combined red and white for the background! Your cards are amazing!!! Hugs, Karen

Kathy W. said...

This is awesome Lorie. Love your card and the poem is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing:)