Memorial Day Poems

Poems for Memorial Day

Memorial Day has come to mean the beginning of summer, a time for picnics and barbecues, and a holiday to gather around the family. That happiness and freedom, however, is a product of the real cause for the holiday: the sacrifice made by men and women who have fought and died for the freedoms and liberties Americans hold dear. Memorial Day is a time to remember that the American way of life is not cheap but rather has been purchased by the lives and blood of so many who have sacrificed for us to live free and happily now.

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Poem About How War Changes Someone
A Mother's Tear

There's more to the story,
than what just appears.
A war written story,
from blood and from tears....

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Definitely it has touched my heart. Not mine, but on each reader's minds, this poem has created a very emotional ache. It is about freedom, fight, love and pain. And this poem describes...

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Remembering Fallen Soldiers
  • By Victor C. Kleinschmit
  • Published: May 27, 2016
Remember

Someone's child, left long ago,
A strange land,
Someone's foe.

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Poem About Sacrifice Of Those Fighting For Freedom
To Them We Owe

Happened today, and in the past;
Sacrifice made, for ours to last.

Wives to widows, families torn;...

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Poem About Emotions Felt Fighting A War
  • By Anna
  • Published: December 2010
To The Vietnam War...

Vietnam War

Setting off to Vietnam
Feeling proud, feeling strong...

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I was totally moved by this poem.....I married August 28, 1966 and my 1st husband of 4 months left for Vietnam December 26, 1966 which was my last time I saw him. I became a widow on...

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We Never Forget

Brothers and Sisters at rest
we never forget
the gift you give
we still receive...

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I was looking for a Memorial Day Poem to be read at our church on Sunday. The title of this poem spoke to me and not looking at the author I clicked on it. You can't imagine the pride I...

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Poem About Father And Son Serving Country
  • By Douglas Mcguire
  • Published: December 2008
Like Father Like Son

Tyler James was just a baby when his daddy died in Nam.
He was raised by a sister and a hard working mom.
He was raised to love his country, and every time he saw the flag.
He thought of his father, and how he gave all that he had....

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Poem About Difficulty Returning Home After War
  • By Katy Beal
  • Published: June 2014
Everyone Calls Me A Hero

What do I hear?
What do I see?
Men crying, begging.
Bodies? Thousands....

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Hi, I'm Jerrie, the title caught my attention so I thought I'd read the rest.... I'm a United States soldier in Afghanistan and I feel right to the core where this is coming from....

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Short Memorial Day Poem
  • By Emily Toma
  • Published: June 2014
On This Memorial Day

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Remember those who served before.
Remember those who are no more.
Remember those who serve today.
Remember them as we eat and play....

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Poem About Those Fighting For Freedom
  • By Dr. Bill McDonald
  • Published: June 2014
Somewhere Out There

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Somewhere out there today,
In a land far, far away.
A soldier rides patrol,
Knowing not what may unfold....

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Poem Sharing Truth About Fighting A War
A Letter Home

I left home at seventeen to fight for King and country,
I signed up to a hero's welcome and proudly marched away,
We departed with pride in our hearts, sure we'd be home by Christmas,
The Hun was an easy catch, at least that's what they told us....

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