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.

Patriotic Poems for Memorial Day

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  1. A Mother's Tear

    Poem About How War Changes Someone

    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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  3. Remember

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

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

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  4. We Honor You Today

    • By Susan R. Smith
    • Published: May 2017

    To all of our veterans
    Far and near.
    We thank you for your service
    For all those years.

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  6. But You Didn't

    • By Merrill Glass

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    Remember the time you lent me your car and I dented it?
    I thought you'd kill me...
    But you didn't.

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    The expecting of a loved one to come home, to come out of their bedroom, to come and have coffee with you, to call you, to text you, to walk in the forest with you like all the other times,...

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  7. I Came To Visit You Today

    • By Shauna Ruud
    • Published: May 2018
    Paying Tribute On Memorial Day

    I came to visit you today
    To place this flag next to your grave.
    The sacrifices you have made
    Will forever be indebted this day.

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  8. Field Of Poppies

    • By Isabelle Hammersley
    • Published: May 21, 2020
    A Tribute To Those Who Fought And Died

    Row upon row the poppies grow,
    Each one a symbol to brave men we will never know.

    They stood before us, they stood up straight,

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  10. Somewhere Out There

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

    Picture

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

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    I just wanted to say that this poem definitely fits the occasion! May we never forget the past or the fallen, yet learn from them instead!

  11. To Them We Owe

    Poem For Remembrance Day About Sacrifice Of Soldiers

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

    Wives to widows, families torn;

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  12. Remember Them

    • By Megan L. Sprigg
    • Published: May 2017
    Remembrance Day

    We will remember them,
    The ones who stood tall,
    Who fought for their country,
    The ones who were willing to fall.

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  13. Like Father Like Son

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

    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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