By Doug Stauffer, pastor, chaplain, veteran (father, son and brother to veterans)
From every branch of service, every walk of life,
America’s soldiers are faced with peril and strife.
Bravery and sacrifice we continually recognize,
Never forget those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Memorial Day: a reminder to pay respect
To those who served, freedoms to protect.
On this solemn day, their legacy lives on,
Honored and remembered, even after they’re gone.
Let us guide our children to look up high
To heroes who serve and fight, and some die.
Not to those in sports or Hollywood’s fame,
But those who defend our country’s name.
Remember the Gold Star families still here.
Show them our gratitude for losing those dear.
They deserve our love, honor, and care,
For their loss is beyond compare.
Take a moment right now to remember and reflect
Of the fallen soldiers we must never forget.
Let us pay our respects to these heroes today
And honor their memory in every possible way.